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Old 06-17-2003, 02:13 AM   #31
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"England Knocks off a Japanese Bike "



That was the title of the article and there was no *****ing from anyone. When I made the comment that this was a British copy of a 2 year old Kawasaki, I got jumped on, and told I was sooooo wrong. I hate to say it, but Yossef is sooooo right. I'm sure this is a nice motorcycle, but let's face the facts folks. The big four will always be faster, lighter, and cheaper in this catagory of motorcycle, and that is what sells these. All Triumph can hope to do is make last years' Japanese motorcycle for 1000 bucks more. I like Triumph, but I can't help to think they have better things to do than lose money in this genre, and I'm sure they have lost plenty already. Isn't this the bike everyone wishes Harley would make so they could cry about it being a Japanese copy and too much money? I wonder how Triumph got a free pass on that one.
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Old 06-17-2003, 02:54 AM   #32
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Heck of an effort for a small company. I don't favor small sport bikes but this is the one I'd buy if I did. The styling is a touch too "cubic" for my taste but it's a damn sight better looking than the TT. It's about time one of the allies fired a serious shot across the bow of the axis juggernaught. We yanks can't seem to compete in the performance street bike wars but you Brits have no quit in ya'. Cheerio, pip-pip and jolly good show.
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Old 06-17-2003, 03:37 AM   #33
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So 4lbs and 2hp makes all the difference eh? Show me a street rider who can tell the difference and I'll show you a parking lot road warrior, blabbing his mouth at the local bar on bike night.
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Old 06-17-2003, 04:40 AM   #34
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As it stands, this bike makes no sense. Currently, Triumph has no racing effort. Assuming that they do not start popping off the multimillion $ budget necessary for one, then why not make a 600-sized bike with a bigger motor? Why be saddled with the restrictions of racing orgs that don't matter to you?



Kawasaki has lead the way in this area. Others will soon follow, and Triumph should have been first. Watch for Honda's next 600F to be bigger, maybe 650cc or more.



All that said, it does appear to be a really good effort and a cool looking bike.
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Old 06-17-2003, 04:46 AM   #35
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If it is near the japanese stuff then I might have to buy one for my stable. What the hell, I'm going through a divorce anyways. Why not really ***** her off?
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Old 06-17-2003, 04:52 AM   #36
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blah, blah, blah...just another new 600.

i personally would rather see a redo of the current gsxr-750 (or the like).

with complete saturation of 600s on the market and on the street,

i think its time manufacturers should start thinking

about a proper upgrade to the boring 600.

something less than outrageous as an all-out liter bike.

this year kawasaki was on the right track.

i dunno, 600s seem oh so played-out no matter how shiny and new.
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Old 06-17-2003, 05:02 AM   #37
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Old 06-17-2003, 05:06 AM   #38
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I had a chance to ride a Speed 4 the other day. If the Daytona is as good in its catagory as the Speed 4 is in it's then I think they have a winner!!
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Old 06-17-2003, 05:28 AM   #39
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Wellll lets see here, Triumphs ne 600 sets a record at the isle of mann with a 1 or 2 year old copy, seems to be pretty competitve. I also believe they are racing in the Brit 600 series, anyone know how they are doing.

As for Harley's sport bike, not sold for street use, for sale in Polland only (offical country of distribution when they did sell one), no one on the streets could get a hold of one to see how it compared to the real world bikes.

At least Triumph has the guts to TRY to compete.

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Old 06-17-2003, 06:08 AM   #40
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I know. I was just playin wit ya.
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