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James_Brown 11-02-2005 12:01 PM

Re: Paris Bike Show
How long until Triumph phases out the Speed Four and introduces a 675cc version of the Speed Triple? I say 2007.

dmiller779 11-02-2005 03:18 PM

Re: Info on the Deauville...
75hp compared to 65hp not about equal. In addition to weight difference. Still plenty of power though.

12er 11-02-2005 03:19 PM

Re: Info on the Deauville...
Yeah them pacific coasts flew off the sales floor as well here in the good ole US of A.

12er 11-02-2005 03:27 PM

Re: Paris Bike Show
I must admit its about the fugliest "performance" bike Ive seen, ever. Looks twice as long as my mile long K12RS, with the tail section seeming very dated. But who knows, may look a better in the flesh.

tokoloshgolem 11-02-2005 04:26 PM

Re: Paris Bike Show
The hair was meant to distract us from noticing that the ZZR1400 is the Edsel of motocycles.

sliphorn 11-02-2005 05:47 PM

Gilera Runner
Thanks for the photos of the Gilera Runner. Another not available in the US scoot that's a hoot to ride.

nweaver 11-02-2005 05:56 PM

Re: Info on the Deauville...
VStrom 650 doesn't claim more than 70 hp at the crank (it gets about 60 to the rear wheel).

It's downtuned about 10hp compared with the SV donor.

pdad13 11-03-2005 12:21 AM

Re: Paris Bike Show
This is the last year of the S4. A baby S3 is almost certainly coming next year. Ross Clifford from Triumph practically spilled the beans in a recent article about the D675.

gniewko 11-03-2005 04:14 AM

Re: Paris Bike Show
It's not just style. Underseat exhausts are great because they make it easier to attach luggage, they greatly increase ground clearance (lean angle), and they protect your exhaust in a spill. That fancy new low-exit exhaust will get crushed if the bike tips over on it.

Heat under the seat can be a problem, but better insulation and carbon cans can help with that. I say the more underseat exhausts, the better.

nweaver 11-03-2005 09:02 AM

Re: Info on the Deauville...
The pacific coasts weren't cheap.

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