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post #41 of 60 (permalink) Old 03-27-2007, 11:40 AM
 
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Yeah, those bikes a crazy narrow.
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post #42 of 60 (permalink) Old 03-27-2007, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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you wont find a bike with under 6,000 miles on it thats got a soft seat.. i rode a crusier home from the dealership for a guy i worked with and it was killing my butt within 20 miles....Odd are he didnt have 500 hours sitting in a bike that new. So many reviews of all types rag on bikes seats...NO ONE has 20K miles on the bike when they write them.
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The hardest of street seats are luxury compared to the 03 ktm 125sx!!
My azz would be red and sore to sit down for up to a WEEK after a race weekend.


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post #44 of 60 (permalink) Old 04-10-2007, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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i went to the dealer to sit on one, I am so in love with it.
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i went to the dealer to sit on one, I am so in love with it.




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Well, I have been going into the Triumph dealership 3 times a week for the last 3 weeks just to druel over the 675. Today I finally decided to test it out to see if I wanted to sell my Ninja.
My buddy went with me and he drove the Sprint ST while I drove the 675 for our first run. I have to say that I was rather disappointed in the bike. It's one of the sexiest bikes on the road and it sounds great but I couldn't get comfortable on it. I'm 5'10" and I could touch the ground fine but when riding I felt so high up in the air and my wrists were killing me after 10 miles. Don't get me wrong, this bike rocks but it doesn't rock my socks off. Just my personal opinion though. I tried the Sprint ST on our next run and liked it alot better although it's more bulky. My buddy was on the 675 and he was all cramped on it becase he's 6'4". Doesn't fit the tall guys too well. Needless to say he didn't like it as much as the Sprint either.
The 675 is a nice bike and has a lot of balls. Anything over 8k rpm makes the front wheel light and it takes off. I was holding on for dear life when we jumped onto the freeway.
That's my $.02 so take it for what you will.
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good to hear an opionon from someone who's ridden it. Thanks. The dealership here will only let u test the 675 on the Triumph tour thing... they have a tiger and sprint, but no 675 Demo, not planning on them staying on the floor long enough to let ppl.
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Hi all. New member with a brand new Daytona 675. I became a member just to respond to this post and wanted to rave about my new bike. Let me first say that I bought the 675 for four reasons:

1. Universal media acclaim for the bike.
2. VERY tractable torque for street use (torquey like a twin, punchy like a four).
3. I got my bike used with 100 miles from a guy who bought it for his wife who was too short for it. Thank god for short women
4. I've got two Triumph dealers in my area.

After I bought it, I have to say it's the most fun I've had on a sportbike. Rain in the forecast? Oh well, guess I'll ride home wet. I'm also trying to ride it as much as possible to break it in for a few upcoming track days.

My only previous sportbike (sport tourer?) was a Honda Superhawk, so I'm definitely partial to twin sports.

I'm 5'9 and just took the bike on a little 110 mile run around the twisties in Portland area, and my wrists weren't sore at all. In fact, I wasn't sore anywhere, but that may be because I stayed on the curvy roads as much as possible. My only previous sportbike was a Honda Superhawk which was known for it's comfortable ergos and the Daytona is more comfortable than that bike was.

I think for me what makes the difference is the seat to bar distance, which is really short on the Daytona (as probably with most middleweights?). It's a lot shorter than the hawk was, and I don't feel as much weight on the hands.

Anyway... I love the bike, it's fun as hell.
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Hi all. New member with a brand new Daytona 675. I became a member just to respond to this post and wanted to rave about my new bike. Let me first say that I bought the 675 for four reasons:

1. Universal media acclaim for the bike.
2. VERY tractable torque for street use (torquey like a twin, punchy like a four).
3. I got my bike used with 100 miles from a guy who bought it for his wife who was too short for it. Thank god for short women
4. I've got two Triumph dealers in my area.

After I bought it, I have to say it's the most fun I've had on a sportbike. Rain in the forecast? Oh well, guess I'll ride home wet. I'm also trying to ride it as much as possible to break it in for a few upcoming track days.

My only previous sportbike (sport tourer?) was a Honda Superhawk, so I'm definitely partial to twin sports.

I'm 5'9 and just took the bike on a little 110 mile run around the twisties in Portland area, and my wrists weren't sore at all. In fact, I wasn't sore anywhere, but that may be because I stayed on the curvy roads as much as possible. My only previous sportbike was a Honda Superhawk which was known for it's comfortable ergos and the Daytona is more comfortable than that bike was.

I think for me what makes the difference is the seat to bar distance, which is really short on the Daytona (as probably with most middleweights?). It's a lot shorter than the hawk was, and I don't feel as much weight on the hands.

Anyway... I love the bike, it's fun as hell.
Good read. Nice to hear from an owner.



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I think for me what makes the difference is the seat to bar distance, which is really short on the Daytona (as probably with most middleweights?). It's a lot shorter than the hawk was, and I don't feel as much weight on the hands.

Anyway... I love the bike, it's fun as hell.

You're probably the perfect size for that bike. The high seat nixes it for anyone shorter, and the high pegs disallow taller riders. I think the seat-to-bars distance is less than most middle-weights, although it could be the higher pegs that throw me too far forward (6'2")
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You're probably the perfect size for that bike. The high seat nixes it for anyone shorter, and the high pegs disallow taller riders. I think the seat-to-bars distance is less than most middle-weights, although it could be the higher pegs that throw me too far forward (6'2")
You're absolutely right. The only reason I was able to purchase it was because a shorter rider couldn't ride it, and I really can't see how someone over 6' could get really settled in it.

I have a friend with last year's R6, so I'm curious to ride it and see what the difference is.

Cheers.
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Last night i saw a 675 roll down the street, looked pretty good.


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here's mine!

2007 Daytona 675!



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2007 Daytona 675!



Best color.



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Black 675 is here

They finaly came out with a black paint scheme

Black 675
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Nice man, i love the gold, REALLY sets it out so no one can confuse it for a CBR or the like. The black looks great too, but flying by u couldnt tell what bike it was...Which to me can be GREAT, that way the cops cant identify me later!!! Love to look at unique, but ride unidentifyable.
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They finaly came out with a black paint scheme

Black 675
Whoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo....that is tough!





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Graphite is still the fastest color


Took mine to the track two weeks ago and I just say it is a lot of fun with this bike.

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So I went into the local Triumph dealership yesterday to see what all the fuss was about with this bike. It's a sweet bike, good styling, good power, and a decent price considering it's leading the class in the races (around here at least). The salesman I was talking to about it took me in the back and showed me the race bike they have which is a 675. He even started it up for me and I can tell you, it sounded amazing. I've heard that the stock sound has a whine to it but this was just a throaty type roar. Awesome!

I'm 5'3" though and could barely touch the ground sitting on it. That could be fixed though.

Maybe in a few years I'll have to buy a used one.
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The hardest of street seats are luxury compared to the 03 ktm 125sx!!
My azz would be red and sore to sit down for up to a WEEK after a race weekend.
Hasn't anyone told you? You're not supposed to sit down on off road bikes!

Anywho, I concur with that statement.
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