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Old 09-07-2004, 10:20 AM   #11
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I rather like the ST...



But then I also like the current Viffer and Futura.
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Old 09-07-2004, 10:31 AM   #12
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I also really like(d) the current Sprint lines, although I think the new model could be a winner. From the various shots, it looks like a Futura done right ... angular, but not oblong in weird places. I'm not sure what to make of the underseat exhaust, tho. It looks something like the Multistrada's faux cans, of which I am not a fan.
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Old 09-07-2004, 10:40 AM   #13
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Odd man out here I guess but I'm not digging on the new S3 or ST in the looks department. The S3 looks like a dog that got kicked in the butt. The ST lost it's pretty curves.



Pictures never seem to do bikes justice though so I'll reserve making any final judgment until I see them in the flesh. I for sure like the 1050 engines. Don't need a picture of that (except of the dyno chart).
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Old 09-07-2004, 10:46 AM   #14
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Funny thing: no pics of a new 955 or 1050 Daytona.



I wonder if sales were lagging enough so they decided to keep the agressive Sp3 and a nice enough ST to fill the empty area that the big Daytona will leave.



May not be an unwise decision to kiss that particular model goodbye. As much as I like the Daytona there may not be a place for it anymore. A speedy goodlooking ST may just be what most customers not wanting an R1 are looking for.



Does anybody care for a 1050 Sp3 with silver frame and wheels or am I the only one?
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Old 09-07-2004, 11:01 AM   #15
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"The experiment has failed and it's time they forgot about the 600's and concentrate on what they do best. "



Going to a 650 is the admission of that. Glad they're keeing the bike though. It's their best handling machine. I hope they can shed a few pounds in its evolution.
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Old 09-07-2004, 11:03 AM   #16
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The new ST hits the nail on the head. It was already a good machine.



The Speed Triple is evolving in the right direction - right down Buells alley.
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Old 09-07-2004, 11:20 AM   #17
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As long as the T100 gets the Thruxton's pipes as well...
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Old 09-07-2004, 11:37 AM   #18
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Rumor has it that the 1050cc Daytona is coming out later...
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Old 09-07-2004, 12:14 PM   #19
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I think Triumph is nailing the market on the head, especially if they make the Daytona a 750. I really like the Thruxton and was wondering if anyone has had any luck turning one into a playful track day bike with personality, or if the Speed Four would be the best bet for something like that?
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Old 09-07-2004, 12:39 PM   #20
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That's the first thing I thought. I think it's even closer to the Buell's lines than the MT-O1. Very Lightening-like.
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