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Old 05-08-2008, 12:55 PM   #1
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Old 05-08-2008, 04:35 PM   #2
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Triumph continues to show how it's done. It's no wonder why they won't let the triple into supersport. Too embarassing for the hidebound trust that dominates the circuit.
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Old 05-08-2008, 06:11 PM   #3
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Last Sunday I had a great day on my new 675...until I got ready to head home and it wouldn't start.

Fortunately, it turned out it was just a "defective" battery. Charging/electrical system is a-okay but there have been some with bad rectifier/regulators.

Anyway, now I know what all the hype was about. The bike is just so right in nearly every way, but I'm still breaking it in. I predict much more fun to come.

And there are four D675s in World Supersport, two factory bikes and a privateer team. Even with 1st-year development adventures, it's already competitive, scoring a few top tens. Garry McCoy might have had a podium at Philip Island had he not qualified crap and used up his tires, getting as high as fourth and gaining fast before he had to slow and settle for sixth. They're also running in Superstock and British SS.

I've also seen that someone is developing a big-bore kit for the 675, presumably to run in next year's AMA Daytona Superbike class.
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Old 05-09-2008, 05:44 AM   #4
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Triumph continues to show how it's done. It's no wonder why they won't let the triple into supersport. Too embarassing for the hidebound trust that dominates the circuit.

They're on a roll alright, cranking out some excellent bikes in whatever catagory they compete in
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Old 05-09-2008, 06:09 AM   #5
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I guess as the resident (new) Triumph guy, I should add,

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Old 05-09-2008, 06:43 AM   #6
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I'd really like to take a triumph for a spin -- they seem to have a very nice line up across the board.
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Old 05-09-2008, 07:13 AM   #7
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Me too. I love the Thruxton, personally . . . I just wish it was at least 70 pounds lighter.
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Old 05-09-2008, 07:20 AM   #8
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Me too. I love the Thruxton, personally . . . I just wish it was at least 70 pounds lighter.
I'm sure much of the MO readership wishes they were 70 lbs lighter too!
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Old 05-09-2008, 07:26 AM   #9
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There wouldn't be much of me left if I lost 70 lbs.
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Old 05-09-2008, 07:26 AM   #10
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I used to be 70 lbs lighter! Actually, I'm down to 250, so the bike riding I'm doing is paying off.
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