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Old 03-15-2006, 11:06 AM   #1
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I just skimmed the article, so I may have overlooked it, but I saw nothing as to why Triumph wasn't in the comparo with the D675. Even if the displacement puts it in its own category, it was a mistake not to include it, as it's the big news right now, and will win more than its share of Bike of the Year awards. Of course, if Triumph wouldn't supply one, not MO's fault. Otherwise, the article is worse for having overlooked the only interesting bike in--or near--the category.
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Old 03-15-2006, 11:14 AM   #2
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I could understand posting this for the 600 shootout especially with the 636 available, but this is the liter bike article.



Stop skimmin' and start readin' and you would have noticed
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Old 03-15-2006, 11:22 AM   #3
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Upon closer inspection, they seem to be one and the same article.
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Old 03-15-2006, 11:50 AM   #4
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First post--too bad my subscription ran out...where's my checkbook?
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Old 03-15-2006, 12:17 PM   #5
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All those sportbikes look alike, so I understand why the liter bikes and 600s seem the same to almost everyone. You have to look real close and ask questions.
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Old 03-15-2006, 12:41 PM   #6
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and MO takes the lead.
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Old 03-15-2006, 12:43 PM   #7
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Wow, that was a great article. I really wonder why Honda chose to change the bike so much. I know a lot of people who bought the Honda simply because of its user-friendly nature.



One question I have, is why the Ducati 999 is never included in these tests? I know it doesn't approach the value of these bikes, nor the horsepower, but as was stated, it's much more about the rider than the bike. Also, if someone is in the market for a 999, at $18k, it's not a huge stretch from the $12k range that the other bikes are in.



I would be interested to see what sort of lap times everyone would put in on the underpowered 999, and also how it compares as a street bike (where all the liter bikes are likely to spend the vast majority of their lifetimes).



In other words, I'm in the market for a new bike, considering a Ducati 999, Ducati S4Rs, or perhaps the GSXR1000, 750, or the ZX-10R. I'm just more interested in the entire experience than what the dyno says. Is there any chance the Ducati 999 will be included in a similar test at any point?
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Old 03-15-2006, 12:50 PM   #8
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Random comments. Great article and videos. The videos make me want to get out there. Of all the bikes out there right now, the GSX-R1000 tops the list of those I want to ride. The thing I like about the open class bikes is the feeling that anything is possible. I guess if I want to try the GSX-R, I'll have to buy one. Hmmmm.

The write-up on the CBR made it sound more appealing to me than where it ended up in the pecking order. I guess it would be number 2 on my list to try out, but not likely to happen. Too bad.

Nice job on the article.
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Old 03-15-2006, 12:56 PM   #9
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So if you were wearing a 100 lb. backpack, which one would be the best?
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Old 03-15-2006, 01:09 PM   #10
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MO is a little behind in the Triumph dept arn't they?



Besides a missing 675 review the new Sprint needs to be looked, but if y'all are too busy reviewing the sames bikes over and over again....
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