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Old 06-12-2009, 01:24 PM   #1
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Default 2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R vs. Triumph Daytona 675

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2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R vs. Triumph Daytona 675

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Old 06-12-2009, 02:20 PM   #2
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Glad you added the Triumph to the comparison. Stellar review as always. You guys always seem to touch on all the right features.
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Old 06-12-2009, 02:24 PM   #3
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Good article, nicely shot and edited video, Fonzie. - Duke; you're really starting to look "comfortable" with a monologue in front of the camera. Still doin' the peepee dance a bit, but overall about 10,000% better than the first time I saw you in a vid. I'd only worry about it if you want a career as the host of The Tonight Show, or were gonna co-star in Mad Max IV: Maximum Madness.

Hard choice, were I looking for a Supersport. I'd lean a bit toward the Triumph tho, as I like "different" - 'cuz "different" is Good.
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Old 06-12-2009, 03:18 PM   #4
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The ergos on the Daytona 675 are too uncomfortable for me. Maybe with Helibars. So if I were buying a new bike and were comparing a Triumph 6XX and a Kawi 6XX, it'd be between the Street Triple and the ZX-6R. Not sure which one I'd get.
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Old 06-12-2009, 03:25 PM   #5
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Good article, nicely shot and edited video, Fonzie. - Duke; you're really starting to look "comfortable" with a monologue in front of the camera. Still doin' the peepee dance a bit, but overall about 10,000% better than the first time I saw you in a vid. I'd only worry about it if you want a career as the host of The Tonight Show, or were gonna co-star in Mad Max IV: Maximum Madness.
Thanks, 'Hawk! Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go pee...
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Old 06-12-2009, 04:03 PM   #6
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There's one advantage to a cost cutting method of reducing chatter on downshifts like the Triumph did. It is simple. No mechanical parts to sorry about. Kind of clever actually.
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Old 06-12-2009, 04:05 PM   #7
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i have been a v-twin guy for a very long time. when i first heard that triple growl again. it opened up a flood of memories of 2-stroke triples. the grass is kinda look'n greener over at hinkley.
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Old 06-12-2009, 04:13 PM   #8
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Excellent match-up. Love the Daytona looks but when I took it for a test ride the ergos were murder at slow speeds. Loved the old big Daytona ergos. New CBR and R6 coming this fall. I'll wait.
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Excellent match-up. Love the Daytona looks but when I took it for a test ride the ergos were murder at slow speeds. Loved the old big Daytona ergos. New CBR and R6 coming this fall. I'll wait.
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Interesting review. Both bikes have strong points, but they are different designs and as a result have different characteristics. Good on Triumph to make a middleweight that is charismatic and different and yet competitive with Japan's best, at a competitive price too, no less.

My pick of these two would the the Daytona. Nothing wrong with the ZX, but the Triumph just looks like it would be more interesting and fun to own and ride over the years.

I would love to see some "675 think" in a liter class sport triple from Triumph. That would be one helluva bike.
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