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Old 09-26-2006, 08:24 AM   #11
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Great test as usual. I wasn't too surprised at the result. The 675 seems to make believers out of most it contacts. The Gixxers, by any standards, are no slouches.



I still think the 955i is a blend of sportbike I might be able to live with but what if they come out with a 12kRPM Daytona 1050 just after I buy one?
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Old 09-26-2006, 08:31 AM   #12
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Calling Steve Roper!! Calling Steve Roper!!!



Mike Nomad has gotten into the beer cart - again!
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Old 09-26-2006, 08:38 AM   #13
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Just drop one more trou size, get that Oxford knee job and I'm home free where wretched excess is barely, barely enough!



MOrons, motorcycling just gets better and better. Who'd a thunk it. In the early 80's, I would have predicted that by now we'd all be on Komrade Klaybrookski Backwards bikes powered by Senator Danforth's staff approved micromoters while wearing gear that made us look like "The OSHA Cowboy" complete with mandatory "hotline to insurance company".



And then it didn't happen.



What could possibly be cooler? No, seeing Sen. Danforth's staff in approval mode would NOT be cooler...
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Old 09-26-2006, 08:40 AM   #14
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I don't see the Daytona 955i on the new Triumph Web Site. Discontinued?
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Old 09-26-2006, 08:45 AM   #15
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Next test Buell vs Triumph? Great test you guys.

I was going to test ride both but now I have to wait till I heal. Triumph dealer here can't keep the 675s on the showroom floor. Has plenty of R6s though. Looks like Triumph discontinued the big Daytona.
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Old 09-26-2006, 08:46 AM   #16
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I read about some old guy in his '90s who rode all his life. He has a small Honda dirt bike and he still rides it around his driveway. I'll be that lucky!
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Old 09-26-2006, 08:48 AM   #17
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How do you figure? GSX1000 won the Superbike shootout. Triumph won the Middleweight shootout.

Throw the GSXR-750 because its the kPPI standard bearer. Get real mike. This is a great test. 750 is a great wildcard.
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Old 09-26-2006, 08:52 AM   #18
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Default Bike kPPI*s

Triumph 675 95.59

Suzuki GSXR1000 114.15

Suzuki GSX-R750 100.00 (standard)

*kPPI-kpaul Price Performance Index - copyright pending
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Old 09-26-2006, 08:55 AM   #19
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My buddy loves his big Daytona for a year and it sounds great.. His bike has been rock solid.
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Old 09-26-2006, 08:56 AM   #20
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Agreed. I think it was great comparison and MO did a fantastic job.
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