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Old 11-15-2002, 05:01 PM   #1
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Default Let's see a first ride!

And then a comparo. Good for Triumph! Never give up.
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Old 11-15-2002, 05:02 PM   #2
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Default Re: 2003 Triumph Daytona 600

I'll wait for some real world testing reports. I remember the hype about the TT600 and the ensuing disappointment.



I ride every month with a group of Triumph guys but I ride a Honda F4. If - and only if - this bike measures up to the description, then maybe I'll be on a Triumph like the rest of the guys.
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Old 11-15-2002, 05:27 PM   #3
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Default Re: 2003 Triumph Daytona 600

Put a zig zag muffler on it and you can call it Pikachu. That or a happy Kawasaki...



Honestly other than the Daytona styled tail section it looks more Japanize than actual Japanize bikes.



I'll predict this has caught up to an F3, maybe. If its anywhere near the new line of 600's I'll be highly impressed. The big Daytona's never been a threat to the big 4 and this probably wont be any different. Reading the press release was too funny, talk about chest beating and hype. Still I wish them luck, I dig the 955 daytona and the speed triple.
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Old 11-15-2002, 05:32 PM   #4
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Default Is it better than the japanese 600's?

I know it isnt. why is it more expensive than the jap mids?...triumph doesnt get it
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Old 11-15-2002, 06:01 PM   #5
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Default Re: Is it better than the japanese 600's?

4k mile service intervals to.
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Old 11-15-2002, 06:03 PM   #6
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Default Re: Is it better than the japanese 600's?

The labor laws most certainly drive up the price beyond the Japanese 600s. That and the fact Triumph is a much smaller company and doesn't have near the purchasing power for parts, etc. as the big Japanese companies.



Do squids understand basic economics at all?
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Old 11-15-2002, 06:31 PM   #7
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Default Re: 2003 Triumph Daytona 600

The only thing that bugs me about the styling is the tail lights. They look out of date and squished together.
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Old 11-15-2002, 06:45 PM   #8
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Default You are correct BuzzLightYear

You make a good points Buzz Although I admire Triumph for trying to compete head to head with the Japanese, it probably isn't the smartest thing to do. I think a small triple would of been better i.e. chararcter and uniqueness vs the inline 4s.
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Old 11-15-2002, 07:02 PM   #9
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Default Re: Is it better than the japanese 600's?

Well, actually Triumph prices are a bit higher, but not substantially so. I was looking at 2002 model prices and for any particular class of bike the Triumphs are only a few hundred dollars more. A Daytona 955 is about the same as a Yamaha R1. Pretty close anyhow. When you're talking 10Gs a few hundred either way doesn't mean much.



As if anyone complaining about the "inferior" Triumph could even come close to tapping the potential of either bike.



Look how much more people pay for a BMW 1150GS. It's probably a better bike than the comparable Triumph , but it's certainly not $4K better. I hear the BMW's own R1150R is more stable on dirt roads than the GS anyhow, and the R1150R doesn't break frames. Suzuki's V-Strom is another $1800 cheaper than the Triumph, but it has only a one year warranty, the Triumph has a two year warranty.



You can't put a price on appeal anyhow. People like what they like. Logic doesn't much enter into it.
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Old 11-15-2002, 08:54 PM   #10
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Default Re: 2003 Triumph Daytona 600

Sung to the Frere Jacques (Brother John) tune:



Just like Honda,

Just like Kawi,

Inline four,

Such a bore,

No imagination,

Just a recreation,

A copy,

Blasphamy.



More displacement,

Which would have meant,

Much more torque,

Bloor's a dork,

Should have been a triple,

Would have hardened nipple,

But no luck,

What the fruck?



This song must come,

To a close now,

Time for bed,

Turn off head,

Writing not terrific,

Very soporific

I must snore,

Rhyme no more.

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