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post #1 of 8 Old 11-01-2015, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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Have any 919 owners ridden a Triumph's 675?

I'm wondering how the two compare powerwise. I'm sure it's a completely different animal but since the Dayton/street triple weigh so much less and make a little more hp. With a 25% cc deficet, does it feel like much less than that?

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post #2 of 8 Old 11-01-2015, 08:53 PM
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I've ridden both, more than a few times. I even had an impromptu roll-on drag race between the two bikes, a CBR900RR, and a 599 (the 599 fell behind).

For me, the 675 feels a lot smaller and lighter - too small for me, unfortunately. The 675 engine feels about the same as the 919 power-wise, but sounds better - that 3-cylinder growl is cool.

In the drag-race, which was a roll-on from 50 mph up to about 90 mph, the 919 and the 900RR slowly gained on the 675, but only by about 10 feet total. The difference could have been when each person hit the gas.

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I bought my 919 the same month that my friend bought his '14 Striple R. I rode the Striple and just wasn't impressed with it. I'm sure it makes great power on top, but I was coming off a Buell XB9 and needed more torque. I like the ability to "squirt" in traffic when I need to instead of stomping down 2 gears and screaming away.

All that said, the suspension and light weight of the Triumph makes the 919 feel like a complete pig. It is SO nimble and flickable, at the same time being planted and unflappable. He can go through bumpy corners at a MUCH higher rate of speed than the 919 can. The ergonomics on the Striple are also excellent. I'm 5'10" with a 32" inseam (pretty average) and the bike fit me like it was made for me.

So, pick your poison. Do you want grunt and weight or incredible suspension? That's what it came down to for me, and I wanted the grunt.

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You can have fairly impressive suspension with the 919. It just costs $2k

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The ergonomics on the Striple are also excellent. I'm 5'10" with a 32" inseam (pretty average) and the bike fit me like it was made for me.
I'm 6'2" and the Striple fit me like it was made for jmdavis984.

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A friend of mine had the Matte Orange Street. I loved it. I was seriously thinking about buying one, but the Super Duke has all of the same riding characteristics, that I didn't see the point.

I prefer the Street Triple 675 over my 599. Power wise, it's down a little on the 919. You'll throw rocks at 919s after you spend some time on a ST 675.

The 675 Street Triple is light. Aprox 400 pounds, when you're low on fuel. It's narrow between the knees. Very comfortable. I could ride one all day, I think. It has all the goodies right out of the box: fat bar, good brakes, just quality through out. The valves are shim on bucket, no the maintainence is pretty much like your run of the mill jap bike. They sound like a tractor, as far as I'm concerned. That's not a deal breaker, the bike so good otherwise.

Buy it. If you don't like it, sell it to me cheap. I'd like get back out to Colorado any way. Or better yet, buy my 599, and I'll buy the Triumph.

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I'm 6'2" and the Striple fit me like it was made for jmdavis984.
My buddy who got one is 6'4, and it fits him too. He would like the higher seat, but he can ride for a few hours with no pain or numbness. Triumph definitely got the ergos right on that bike.

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Good info, thanks guy

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