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Old 04-20-2006, 04:35 AM   #11
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Default Re: 2006 Middleweight Supersports: Is 675 Cheating?

Ok Triumph, now revive the "Speed 4" and put this triple in it. That would be the bike to trump the SV650, 599, FZ6, and ninja 650.
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Old 04-20-2006, 04:58 AM   #12
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Default Re: 2006 Middleweight Supersports: Is 675 Cheating?

Seeing as how none of the other manufacturers have gone with a "cheater" I guess they are not real concerned that the Kaw has an extra 36cc of displacement. However, since Kaw is the only one doing this, I would have to say that yes, it is a cheater. However, since the new 675 outperformes the 636 in both horsepower and torque, I guess the question is now unnecessary. Now we get to see how the big four will respond to this out-of-the-ordinary machine.
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Old 04-20-2006, 05:05 AM   #13
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Default Re: 2006 Middleweight Supersports: Is 675 Cheating?

I can't for the life of me understand why the Suzuki GXSR750 was not included in this test.
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Old 04-20-2006, 05:07 AM   #14
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Default Re: 2006 Middleweight Supersports: Is 675 Cheating?

Here's the real question: why is the ducati 749 never included in this middleweight shootout? It is in the same performance class according to the AMA, and just about every other racing organization on the planet. It seems to me that a complete middleweight shootout would have to include the duc on principle, since it is indeed a middleweight.
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Old 04-20-2006, 05:08 AM   #15
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Old 04-20-2006, 05:14 AM   #16
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Default Re: 2006 Middleweight Supersports: Is 675 Cheating?

My guess would be because it is not really in the middleweight class. It is really in a class of its own. If it were on par performance-wise with the other machines in the shootout I would guess that it would be included, but it has such a huge performance advantage it would be like comparing a ... well, a 600 to a 750. If you look at the dyno numbers, there is only a 7 hp spread between these 5 bikes, and 5 ft.lbs difference. If you throw the 750 in there, its numbers would fall well outside the average curve, making it a totally different machine altogether
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Old 04-20-2006, 05:26 AM   #17
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Default Re: 2006 Middleweight Supersports: Is 675 Cheating?

He said nipples!pierced!where is this woman.I got a chance to ride on a 675 before I was canned by the government here in vegas[best thing that ever happened]and I can tell you,soon as I can ,my 5 ft, 5 &1/2inch black furry butt is gonna rob a bank and git one. Rich guy had one at a construction site,so naturally I struck up ao converse with him so I could ride it.Hey my subscript is running out how do I renew?
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Old 04-20-2006, 05:26 AM   #18
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Default Re: 2006 Middleweight Supersports: Is 675 Cheating?

Thanks MO, Great test.



As someone who really doesn't care about cheating, I do care for the best combination of road and track use and wonder how the new GSX-R750 would fare in this test. Any idea?







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Old 04-20-2006, 05:32 AM   #19
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Default nice work, guys .... BUT

great test ... as usual. but whenever you guys publish comparative horsepower and torque curves, i can never make out which plot is which. the colors are too similar and the lines are too thin.



i am sure there is a better way.



it is a minor point, i know, but i know you guys appreciate the input.
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Old 04-20-2006, 05:34 AM   #20
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"But its SUPERSPORT RACING CLASS..."



a: Ducati 750s compete in that.



b: In britain, the 675 tripple has already been slotted in.



c: Uhh, Kawasaki?



d: I don't care. I want a Speed 675

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