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Triumph 675 Triple

Does anyone have experience with these things? I really like what I read about them. I haven't ever riden one before, are they all that and a bag of boobs?

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Anyone here own one or has anyone riden one atleast?

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I think the local dealer here at the beach is getting one in stock today and hondaf4iguy is going down there to check it out. He's good buddies with the guys that run the store and is gonna try and sneak a ride out of it...

What say you Mikey?

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I am leaving work at 2 to go check it out. My helmet and gloves are in the car, just in case. I brought a camera, because someone on 600rr.net asked me to take pictures in regular lighting, not showroom lighting or factory lighting. I will definitely let everyone know what I think about it.

Good news about Triumph. All bikes have a 2yr unlimited mile warranty. I have friends with the TT600, Daytona 600 and Daytona 650. The bike has gotten better each time. I can only imagine it is at its best now.

For reference, the Daytona 600 had more pep than my F4i, but not quite up to the RR when going full bore.

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I can't wait to hear about the ride. I looooove the new 675. Gorgeous bike. If I had the cash, I'd love to get one for a track bike.

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Sweet deal. I'm anxious to see what you say. I might be in the market if I really like it.

No, I won't sell the RC, don't ask for it.

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I did not get to test ride it, so the review is based on looks and showroom feel.

The bad news....
1) the upload cable to the camera is at the GFs. I will have pictures up by tomorrow.
2) no chance for a test ride. But I did get to fire it up and play with it in the shop.

The review...
1) From a distance, It looks completely bad ass.
2) Up close, it still looks bad ass!
3) Took it off the stand for ergo feel. It was extremely light to take off the stand. Ergos are not too extreme. More comfy than the RC
4) The seat is 1/2 step more comfy than a Honda.
5) Did I mention Bad Ass?
6) It has a gear indicator built into the speedo.
7) Lots of room for adjustment in the chain tensioner. I mean a lit of room.
8) The frame is super narrow. One less piston went a long way here.
9) The upper triple is similar to the intrinsic in look. Nice!
10) The headlight has "eye brow" lights
11) the passenger seat, about a 1/2 step nice than the RR.
12) Radial brakes feel and look nice. (however, since I did not test ride, feel is entirely objective)
13) the snorkel is menacing looking. Can you tell I think it is hot?
14) She wheels look nice as well. Not your typical three spoke. (will have pictures)
15) Tail section is narrow. Looks good compared to the rest of the bike.
16) Fairly tall seat height.
17) pictures do not do it justice.

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More comfortable than an RC? You could do that with a stone seat.

I never even thought about the narrow dimensions with the missing cylinder. Nice. That's one thing I like about the RC fiddy.

I saw those wheels on their website, really like em. 5 spoke like the RC(once again). 3 spoke wheels are oogly and played out. Makes me always think of a Ford Probe and those nasty 3 spokes they tossed on those piles.

Did you happen to see if the shift light is adjustable?


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I did not mess with it. So I did not notice.

I was kinda like a kid when i fired it up. I totally forgot everything for a moment. It whines much like the speed triple (that is a good sound BTW). Just enought off a growl to let you know it is serious. If this thing rides half as nice as it looks, watch out. This could be an evil street machine. As for the track, my buddy has on on order and we are doing several track days this summer together.

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Links to promised pictures. I don't have time to explain them.

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ooooooooooh!!!! that's SWEET! thanks for the pics.

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Need a ride report. Need a comparison again the R6/Gix6/750/636R. I hear there are some shifting issues.

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I did not ride the bike. However, I did fire it up and shift it a bit ont he stand. There was not clunk when shifting into gear and everything seemed to snap right into place. Of course, it means little, but everything felt right.

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Sweet lookin bike! Did I see factory steel brake lines?

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yes, but....

It is one line from master cylinder to right front caliper and then another line arches over the fender to the other caliper. They did this on the Daytona 600/650 as well.

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Thats how my 636 is also. If you buy the racing steel lines it seperates and has two then.

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That's a nice report honda4figuy!

I read the first article on theat bike and really got charged up about it. This info only boosts my enthusiasm. A triple mill sounds just tits both figuritively and literally. I could see that bike as being my very first English steed.

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It has all the right ingredients, 3 cylinder gives you a narrow motor, 675 cc gives you the added punch, Honda 600RR styling and available aftermarket Arrow exhaust that takes 13 lbs right off the bat. But it is an English bike so lets wait for the reports before we provide 5 stars and two thumbs up.

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Anyone besides me notice that in pic11 the plate holder/ light tree doesn't seem to line up dead center on the rear skin?

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Yep. Doesn't it look like the swingarm is closer to the wheel on the right, than on the left?

Ever notice that one of the pipes on the RC-51 is closer to the tail section in stock form? I think it's the right one.

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Yep. Doesn't it look like the swingarm is closer to the wheel on the right, than on the left?

Ever notice that one of the pipes on the RC-51 is closer to the tail section in stock form? I think it's the right one. No one's perfect.

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Ever notice that one of the pipes on the RC-51 is closer to the tail section in stock form? I think it's the right one. No one's perfect.
Yes, its because the left pipe has the clear the swingarm which extends out to the left further to make clearance room for the chain/sprockets.

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check out the roadtest on motorcycle-usa.com, there is one comment about raw feet and toes due to hard shifting but inconclusive as to whether there really is a problem

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I feel in love with this bike when I saw it....

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It looks so...tiny. That would probably make a much better street bike than the 600RR with the extra midrange from the triple. me likey lots

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If I was to jump out of the liter bike league, something tells me I would be scarfing one of these new 675's off the showroom floor. I'm getting a bit long in the tooth, so hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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I want them to put that engine in an 'adventure tourer' (God I hate catch phrase names)

Anyway, don't detune the thing Damnit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!

Just change the frikken gearing!

Long travel suspension. Spoke wheels, tripple discs, 6 gallon tank, ruggedized aluminum frame, GPS, folding levers, brush guards/crash bars, integral trunk, not too big and dorky looking, you know the tune.


Do it, Triumph. The Tiger is too old. Bring on the 675AT.

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I actually sat on one at a dealership in town when it was only here for 2 days at Eurocycle. They wouldn't let me start it up as it was the one that was going around to other dealerships in other cities

She was quite comfortable though and very light from what I could feel. That bike is so thin and streamline it's unbelievable. I can't get over how thin it looks from the back and the front. They had the all red one there and it's like a fire engine type red..very bright!

Walking back out to the R6...it looked like my bike was so wide and it is compared to the Daytona. I wouldn't mind owning the bike or at least taking it for test ride

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MD First Ride: 2006 Triumph Daytona 675

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Is Triumph going to race the 675?

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There was a guy at Jennings this past Saturday who was riding one, first time he took it to the track. He said it is very flickable through the corners but that his 600rr was more stable going through corners.

The sound of the pipe was a tad bit different and was pretty quiet actually. Sharp bike though without all the turn signals on it etc...you can see more of it's slim lines

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My buddy now has 300+ miles on his. He is absolutely loving it. His first track day with it will be VIR Noorth first weekend in April. I am looking forward to watching it move around the track.

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I know it's an apples and oranges comparison....but anyone know how it compares to the 919?

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I got to sit on one

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I know it's an apples and oranges comparison....but anyone know how it compares to the 919?
I rode one back in 2006, when I still had my 919 (and a 2003-spec R1) to compare with. You can see my write up at: Riding Triumph's New Models

I do recall that it was uncomfortable, even for a race-rep, and my neck muscles were screaming after a few miles from having to tilt back my head so far to see down the road.

In my opinion the CBR600RR, while undoubtedly less "exotic", is certainly more comfortable and probably has better fuelling. The Triumph looks better though ...

As to how it compares with the 919 ... well, as you said, it's apples and pears, but here are my thoughts anyway.

The 919 has much better fuelling.

The 919 is much more comfortable.

The 919 has livelier steering (which can be a good or a bad thing, depending on your perspective).

The 919 is much easier to manage in town.

In British "real road conditions" the 919 is probably faster, though it wouldn't necessarily be on quieter open roads, and almost certainly not on the track.

The 919 has more accessible mid-range.

Subjectively, most people would say that the Triumph is better looking and more "cred", if that sort of thing matters to you.

Hope this helps.

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I don't know if you meant the 675 Street 3, the 675 sportbike, whatever they call it, or just the 675 engine in general. I have no experence with the 675 engine, or either bike. But I do read a lot.

The British press think the 675 Street Triple is just the greatest thing since great things. Maybe they're a little bias? The American press hasn't been so kind to the Triumph. I think it was SportRider who tried to race the sport model(whatever Triumph calls it) They ended up blowing an engine, took the engine out of another bike and blew that one too.

The Street Triple, from what I read is a whole lot like other Nakeds in that they go with a budget suspention and engine components. The suspention is easily overwhelmed with little or no adjustment, and some engines use oil.

From everything I read, I figure it's probably a really nice little bike, just not quite what the British press would lead you to believe.

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My son has the Street Triple and I have taken it out for a spin and if I were looking for a bike in the 600 -750 range it would be the Triumph. The 919 is more powerful, linear and has more torque no surprise, bigger motor and in production longer which allows for more refinement. The suspension has just as much adjustability as my '02 919 (and that is nothing to brag about), as for the shifting it is smoother than my Rex and takes no more effort. The general consensus is if you baby the motor during break-in the rings don't seat correctly and it will use oil. All this being said my son loves his Triumph and Damn that three cylinder motor sounds sweet compared to the 919.

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