Triumph Daytona 675R
Triumph Daytona 675
you'll find the twins have better low end torque the triples are nice in the middle and the 4's are happy up high. Its a bit of a broad generalization but the best way is to get out on them all then you can understand the characteristics of what each motor has to offer. I like triples they are easy and predictable have good torque and enough power some guys like the rush of power that the 4's offer when they hit there spot and others like the grunt for the v twin when your racing between the lights. you just need to ride them.
You just answered your own question.What do you guys think will be better, in terms or ease of use around the city and reliability? The higher revving 600cc or the more torquey 675?
It sounds to me like you're buying based entirely on looks and reputation. There are a lot of daytonas around just not many second hand and he reason for that is they are damn good bikes. People dont want to sell them.
As per previous replies: Buy the one that makes you feel the most like a nine year old in a candy shop. Alternatively, a fifteen year old getting his end away for the first time.
Lastly, sports bikes are built to be revved. It is their intended purpose.
If not, the 675 isn't much of a sacrifice. The brakes and suspension would be more than up to the challenge you are going to be presenting it.
- Last updated in 2009
- Probably the best engine out of the box with strong midrange and top end.
- Big piston forks perform comparably to Ohlins cartridge kits.
- Fairly cheap, but resale also tends to be lower by the same margin.
- Cool stuff like easy access idle adjuster, lap timer button
- Last updated 2008
- Has an insane top end, but not much midrange
- Has cool stuff like variable intake lengths, ride height adjuster
- Also has big piston forks (I think, 99% sure)
- Think the 2011 model was updated significantly with a big weight reduction, but again, not sure.
- Cool stuff : You can apparently tune their ECU without a power commander
... other than that I don't really know too much about them.
- Has not been significantly updated in awhile
- Popular model so plenty of parts around
I had basically the same decision as yours to be made late last year when I was looking for a superstock race bike. The 675R was not available then. It ended up being pretty much a tie between Kawasaki and Yamaha, but the Kawasaki won out due to price, significantly. For a streetbike though I'd pick the Kawasaki due to more midrange than the Yamaha.
I don't know enough about the triumphs to comment, though they're certainly a nice bike. I'd probably pick a standard one though and upgrade the suspension myself if needed - the standard Ohlins in the 675R doesn't seem to be well-liked in racing circles.
Not for individual sale.
+1 daytona over other 600's. If you're a bit short it can be a bit tall, but the slim chassis is fantastic. The torque shights all over the other 4 Japanese equivalents.
^ 2011 GSXR600 changes
Big piston forks
10kg weight reduction
Now weigh the same and make the same power as other 600's, were lacking a fair bit before. Strongest midrange of the jappers.
id go 675r if i had the cash!!
Here you go. I did the search for you on youtube.
If you don't have a self dicipline don't get a litrebike.
^^ Ba-bow, 2008 test means no new ZX-6R, GSXR, or 675R. A fairly relevant point when OP is looking for 2009 onwards bikes.
Not for individual sale.
But cash is an issue living the life of a uni student which is why im considering whether it is worth it to wait and save a bit more until i have enough for a 675R.....or not wait and get the 600's when i can. The other thing was the difficulty to find 675's secondhand. I want 2009 and above
Daytona has lap timer and tuning wise is very easy with the free tune ecu software, all u need is a $10 cable to connect to your laptop.