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Looking at 04 Daytona 955i

does anyone have any experience?

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I have a 2004 Speed Triple, which is the very similar. I had thought about looking at a Daytona for a trackbike, but parts would be to hard to find cheaply if something unfortuante happened. I LOVE my S3, though, and would assume the Daytona is very close.....

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My buddy has a Triumph Daytona 675, on occasion we have switched rides and I immediately noticed the large amount of time the bike took to "wind up" and the HUGE tank. However, if you keep the bike within the powerband it moves effortlessly though the curves. Definately a fun bike, I just despise how it has absolutely no bottom end.

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Tons of experience with them.

My best description.... gentleman's sportbike.

Gobs of torque everywhere, a hoot to ride, wheelie monster if you want it to be...
but as far as true dedicated sportbike... It will struggle against a 2000 GSXr 750. But then again, so does an RC51.

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My buddy has a Triumph Daytona 675, on occasion we have switched rides and I immediately noticed the large amount of time the bike took to "wind up" and the HUGE tank. However, if you keep the bike within the powerband it moves effortlessly though the curves. Definately a fun bike, I just despise how it has absolutely no bottom end.
A 675 slow to wind up? Compared to what? It is one of the quickest bikes I have ever ridden. Especially quicker than any 600 I have ever been on. And it is also one of the narrowest bikes I have ever sat on near the back of the tank. I think you need to re-ride it.

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A 675 slow to wind up? Compared to what? It is one of the quickest bikes I have ever ridden. Especially quicker than any 600 I have ever been on. And it is also one of the narrowest bikes I have ever sat on near the back of the tank. I think you need to re-ride it.
Lol that may be directly compared to the 919. But my 600RR used to walk all over it in the bottom end as well.

I definately agree with you through the 675 is one of the fastest sub-literclass bikes I have ever riden.

I will re-ride it as soon as spring rolls around.

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Lol that may be directly compared to the 919. But my 600RR used to walk all over it in the bottom end as well.

I definately agree with you through the 675 is one of the fastest sub-literclass bikes I have ever riden.

I will re-ride it as soon as spring rolls around.
The 675 likes to be revved out... I was a bit dissapointed as well until I hit 7 grand then all smiles. It really was a different feel for me than the Speed Triple which seems to hit at 2 grand.

The 955 engine is bullet proof. The Big 'Tona was actually higher performing (as far hp/ft. lbs) than the speed triple thanks to some higher performance cams. It was a bit portly compared to its Japanese rivals but had corner shredding torque which makes it "easier" to ride. Pick a gear and it just starts pulling at 2,500 rpm... It is much more comfortable than the Japanese rivals both for rider and passenger and seems built for a 6 ft individual. Triumph came out with their TOR pipe (racing exhaust) but supposedly the sweetest sound comes from the Wolf under seat exhaust.



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Is this the one you are looking at? 8,000 miles $4000?







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Thats a sweet looking trumpet

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nope, this one: 04, ~$3000 with rebuilt title, 4500 miles
new parts:Tune-boy code with "Massive-Midrange 2" tune installed. - Carbon Exhaust. CRG Racing levers Showa upside down forks wth Radial brakes
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[QUOTE=Shaughnessy;383987]Is this the one you are looking at? 8,000 miles $4000?

where is this one located?

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I have a little seat time on one....I think the motor is thoroughly enjoyable....didn't push it hard enogh to eval the suspension but on a nice smooth backroad at a brisk pace it tracked quite well.

Fairly nimble side to side, pretty to look at (although I preferred the previous generations nose)

To me the motor is the highlight of the bike..... all the best attributes of an in-line 4 and a twin wrapped into a 3 banger. A real riot.

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socal, limited edition, pristine condition... $3000 for a rebuilt title on these is a bit much in my humble opinion... Good bikes though!



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