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675 vs 600RR... quality

If you guys were to speculate.... will the Street 3 hold up as well as a Honda 600RR?

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post #2 of 22 Old 09-14-2007, 06:08 AM
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I would guess not. You're talking about Triumph, a company known for quality issues, and Honda, legendary for its reliability.

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I never thought of it that way... The 675 is on my list of choices for a 2nd bike coming up here next year. I'll have to look into that more, now. I've always had Honda so I just assumed I can buy whatever and beat the hell out of it 90% of the time and have no issues... Hmmmmmm.

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With the exception of the minor price difference I would say the two are both pretty well built machines. Triumph has come a long way. I would speculate that for use as track machines the 675 has a little more low to mid grunt, the RR on the other hand has good mid torque to high rev HP. The Honda also wieghs in at about 5 pounds less than the 675. My personal choice, the Honda. I really like both these bikes but the RR fits me a little better. The 675 seems almost to tall to gain as much confidence in a lean.

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I would guess not. You're talking about Triumph, a company known for quality issues, and Honda, legendary for its reliability.
The Triumphs of today aren't the same bikes that you grew up with old man

My Speedy is my first and only Triumph, but with just under 10k miles on the clock in two seasons, I've had ZERO problems, and the thing held up like a tank when I low sided it.

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My Triumph is at 22000 miles and not an issue of concern.

Unlike the problems I have had with 3 out of my 4 hondas.

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Hondas are basically bullet-proof... yes, there may be a story here or a story there, but considering the number of bikes sold on an annual basis year after year after year... they have proven themselves to be considered among the best of the best in terms of reliable performance.

Although Triumphs have improved over the years, it wasn't possible to do anything but do better in terms of quality control or fade away from the American marketplace as did Triumph motor cars.

If you want the Triumph, buy it with the notion that you will spend money for repairs that seem unreasonable... this way you won't be disappointed if it does need repair.

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Yeah.... 24000 miles on my Triumph, still no problems.

All of my Hondas combines almost equal thsat mileage.
I would only want one of them back.

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As for reliability... THis is usually based on Service bullitens issued to dealers. Several brands are more proactive in taking care of cutomers than Honda. SO they issue the bulletin to allow for easy service of known issues.

Anyone heard of the CCT issues with F2s, F3s, F4s and F4is?
Not on service bulliten.

What about the Melting Dash on the RC51?
Not one service bulletin

What about 02+ RCs running over 240 degree on the highway?
Not one service bulletin

What about leaking Gas Tanks on 00 and 01 RCs?
Nope, not a bulletin

What about the bad frames on the 02 Gold Wings?
Oh yeah, Honda got sued so they finally released a bulletin.

Get my point?

Every manufacturer has issues.
But for some reason if it happens to a Honda, you have to pay for it because the Company won't warranty it. You have to fight tooth and nail to get Honda to cover theur stuff. It is popular to believe they break less... but it certainly has not been my experience.

BTW, Tiumph also comes with a 2 year warranty. So it seems they are willing to stand behind their bike twice as long as Honda will theirs...

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BTW, Tiumph also comes with a 2 year warranty. So it seems they are willing to stand behind their bike twice as long as Honda will theirs...
Depends on the bike. Both my GL and the ST came with 3 year warranties. There may be others, not sure.

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nope those are the only two hondas that have long warranties. think the wings are at 5 years now tho. but yes, Honda is a bitch to get warranty issues covered

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My Triumph is at 22000 miles and not an issue of concern.

Unlike the problems I have had with 3 out of my 4 hondas.
My '93 f2 went through 2 rectifiers in 20k mis.
never had any problems w/ '01 929 in 14k mis.
Now have 26k on the RC w/ no problems. ...and that's w/ 2 trips to Deal's & 1 long trip to Tampa.



I've heard really good reviews for the 675 & wasn't it middleweight bike back in '05?! I don't know how it'd fair against an '07 600rr when it got revamped.

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nope those are the only two hondas that have long warranties. think the wings are at 5 years now tho. but yes, Honda is a bitch to get warranty issues covered
5 year warranty on my RC for $300. No problems with warranty coverage for fork seals or for master seal on water pump(after Water Wetter destroyed it).

Triumph may be ok but finding a dealership is the hard part. There are 3 Honda dealerships within 30 miles of me.

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wait water wetter destroyed your waterpump??? do tell! mine went bad this summer and i never thought that was a problem...

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wait water wetter destroyed your waterpump??? do tell! mine went bad this summer and i never thought that was a problem...
Frick yeah.

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how and why?

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Triumph may be ok but finding a dealership is the hard part. There are 3 Honda dealerships within 30 miles of me.
Agreed on the dealership.

However there are several Honda Dealers in the area. I have bought frmo three different ones....

See something wrong here? Three different dealers....

All three dealers suck. And that also contributes to Hondas problems.

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uh me thinks you should buy your next one from a dealership a biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit further south

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uh me thinks you should buy your next one from a dealership a biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit further south
Throw in a 4 day pass to the 2008 Masters golf tournament and then we will talk.

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Never owned a Triumph.

I've got 5 Hondas now, but only 4 I've put time on. I did let one go that had 119,000 on it. The Superhawk, 919 and the Hurricane all have in the mid 20K range. Never had a warranty issue on any of them.

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I wanna know about the Water Wetter.....I've run the stuff in EVERYTHING for the past 12 yrs and never a water pump failure.I'm guessing the Honda dealer didnt have good answer why it failed and pulled that answer out of their.........

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Throw in a 4 day pass to the 2008 Masters golf tournament and then we will talk.
sure but you won't like the dealer prep fees...

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