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Old 09-07-2004, 10:01 AM   #21
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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, 10:03 AM   #22
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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, 10:20 AM   #23
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As long as the T100 gets the Thruxton's pipes as well...
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Old 09-07-2004, 10:37 AM   #24
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Rumor has it that the 1050cc Daytona is coming out later...
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Old 09-07-2004, 11:14 AM   #25
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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, 11:39 AM   #26
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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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Old 09-07-2004, 12:03 PM   #27
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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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Old 09-07-2004, 12:04 PM   #28
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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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Old 09-07-2004, 12:09 PM   #29
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I'm happy to see the Bonneville get the 900cc thruxton motor. I was really tempted by the Thruxton, but put off by the ergonomics of the clip-ons and rear sets.



If the new Bonnie can be easily modded to get 70-ish rwhp, as I expect, and more torque it'll knock me off the fence for sure.
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Old 09-07-2004, 12:22 PM   #30
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I too was tired of the angular design theme, but the new ST seems to take it in a slightly new direction. I see some curved surfaces mingling with the sharp edges. I can't say I like it quite yet--I'd like to see it in person--but it is a bold design statement if you care to examine it closely. I may be in the minority, but I thought the last generation ST to be a bit too vanilla--maybe a little too subtle. By the way, IMO, the Daytona 600 looks much better in person than in pictures. That multi-faceted theme may become a Triumph hallmark, like it or not.



The best news is that there are still a bunch of 2004 Triumph leftovers around and this can only help the buyers' market. I was looking around last week and one of my local Triumph dealers was willing to cut a nice deal on a '04 Daytona 955i or a 955i SE. Do I really need the rumored 1050cc Daytona? Hmmnn...(Must not think like a squid. Repeat. Must not think like a squid. Repeat...)
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