ive got a gixxer 600 forsale...
Triumph Daytona 675R
Triumph Daytona 675
ive got a gixxer 600 forsale...
If u wanna wait till cristmas for your bike get the 675r (you must order them they tend to never stock them). This was my reason for buying the R6 equal performance on track and looks more agressive which i prefer.
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In the backroads as it is on the freeway
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And forgive us our lanesplitting
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Seriously, go ride at least one of them before you commit to giving your $'s to someone else, you may not really like their riding position if all you have ridden is the baby ninja. Not to mention, if you really are a poor uni student, perhaps consider a pre 2009 bike? They are not suddenly completely useless just because a new model is out. You can certainly pick up some absolutely mint 2004ish bikes that will be 95% of the bike that a 2009 model is for <50% of the price.
Still, your money, your life. Buy whatever makes you happy, you can't take it with you.
If you can, between 10-12 grand... Possibly more.
I find this video to be extremely unbias. At the end of the day you have kawasaki offering 1G cash back so you'll get it for around $14G what about CBR600rr? They are being advertised $13990 for 2010. There is no difference between 2010 and 2011 except colour scheme. If you're going for GSXR you might as well go for GSXR750 since there only a few hundred bucks difference to GSXR600.
Watch this and go out and test ride them all and decide with your wallet.
I am in the same position as you are atm. I just sold my 250 and I want to get a new bike but I am also considering getting a new car. I can't have both. So instead I'm going to keep my car for the mean time and get a bike.
Just a few points from my observations:
1. You say cost is an issue as you are a uni student. When I looked around, the 675's were a good $400-500 per year worse than any of the jap 4 for insurance for me. Also being a lower volume bike, repairs and parts are more expensive. Just pointing out the practicalities of your choice...
2. You are 165cm. Assuming standard body proportions, the 675 will have you tip toeing at best. Just making sure you are fine with that. The 1000s and 600s have pretty little differences in ergos and (it may just be me) I found some 600s actually made me feel higher than 1000s.
3. Everyone has already said this, but you need to sit on them all, as well as decide what your main riding will entail and take them all for a trial through those conditions. Can always do that prior to saving the money up and focus your goal/let you sit around and hunt for 2nd hand. Personally I loved the 675, however trying it on my usual commute found that to me that bike has no compromise for getting to work on a crappy road and stop/start situations.
Drasius: Storage? I'm not sure storage varies much at all from "non existant" on any of said bikes.
Thanks for you advice there.....I've sat on the Daytona 675 when I was in dress shoes and i could barely lift the bike up. Came back and tried it with a pair of Nike Jordan's and had no issues at all. Felt much more confident/comfortable.
With the 675R however, because it has ohlin suspension, it was much more stiff and there wasn't much give in the suspension so when i sat on it, it felt taller as there wasn't any sag. But that could all be fixed because it's adjustable.
Hopefully by the time i go to buy one, there will be some nice 675's around or even 675R at a reasonable price.
The only bike out of all of those that I don't own or haven't owned is the 675R. I know which ones I prefer and why, I know which ones I don't like and why. Admittedley my R6 and ZX6 are/were pre 09, but that is by choice, as I don't like the ride position and the feel of these bikes after that.
Buy the bike on looks yes, but you also need to be confident and comfortable on it.
When you actually get a bike come back and tell us then, I'll be curious to see what you get, as next year is a long way away and females tend to change their minds a lot
I'm not a female. What made you jump to that conclusion?
If you are looking at spending 10k, you will only be able to get 2-3 year old bikes, as unless they have been thrashed or trashed, the 2011 model GSXR's, 675's & Kawasaki's will be out of your price range.
I'd suggest based on the fact you aren't looking at buying until January, rather than agonising over the decision now, look around, dream, and continue your research, but until your are actually intent on buying the bike, don't make any commitment. Go and ride the bikes that are in your price range (675, CBR600RR, R6, ZX6R), and make up your mind which you like the best. Then just wait until you have the finances and license, and then shop seriously.
As most people have stated, your stature and proportions are going to affect whether a bike is comfortable for you. Your riding style, is going to affect which engine most suitable for you, as well as which chasis package will feel the best.
All anyone on PSB is going to be able to tell you is what feels most comfortable to them, or which design they like the most, which has no impact on the fact you have to ride the bike everyday, and look at it in your garage.
I've got a brand new htc desire z unlocked that I want to sell for well below rrp. But because I'm a new member I don't have the privilege to do so. I read that after 30 days I will be able to sell stuff. Does the unrestriction happen automatically?
Last edited by AFP; 10-09-2011 at 06:31 PM.
Stay on topic young man
I loved the 675 so much I bought two 06 models. at 173cm I am only just for road riding so i use my dukes which are less aggressive and lower!. makes didly squat dif on the track. torque is awesome, power is ample. even my old ones keep up with the new ones (or better). have put ohlins bits in forks and ohlins rear shock in one of them. better damping but not a significant amount until you get down to under 64s at wanneroo. later standard 675 suspenders prbly pretty good.
but ride them coz that's what I did. triple was narrow and torquey a bit like a duke so i was sold instantly. one day at the track and couldn't believe how good it was.
bevel drive, belt drive, desmoquattro, testastretta, desmosedici....an evolution
-> Triumph 675, a revolution and obsession