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Old 03-24-2006, 12:31 AM   #11
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The 675 capacity lets people race it in SuperSport if they so wish. 4 cylinders 600cc, 3 cylinders 675cc, 2 cylinders 750 cc, a la Ducati 748 (as raced by new boy Aussie Josh Brookes.)
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Old 03-24-2006, 02:48 AM   #12
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Only one legendary stud could carry that one off.
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Old 03-24-2006, 03:33 AM   #13
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<blockquote>For his trouble, Ole will be receiving a new set of premium (Dunlop Qualifier or Pirelli Diablo Corsa) track day tires, a Buttonwillow Raceway track day, a romantic all-male night in a seedy hotel, suspension tuning from Dave Moss at Catalyst Reaction, free dyno charts, and a lifetime subscription to MO.</blockquote>



Wow, you guys wanna borrow my bike? You could see how ~20k miles and ~2-years of being parked outside affects a Buell and compare it to some other well-worn sportbike.
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Old 03-24-2006, 03:56 AM   #14
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Are you guys doing any future comparisons involving hand-built café racers?
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Old 03-24-2006, 04:38 AM   #15
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Default Re: Daytona 675 Found!

If nothing else, it hurts the wallet a lot less when the manufacturer still owns the bike if you wreck it or something grenades.



Won't even go into the whole insurance/liability thing.



I'm looking forward to the shootout!
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Old 03-24-2006, 04:56 AM   #16
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Default Er, sort of...

Well, that's only true in British Supersport right now (as far as the FIM-affiliated series go.) Many of the smaller series are allowing the Triumph to line up against the 600-fours.



The fact that the 675 is not being allowed in WSS and AMA SS & FX is more likely due to politics and the fact that Triumph will not be supporting a factory race team. Aprilia has hinted that they may be developing a middleweight triple of their own. If there's a factory-supported racing version, you can bet it'll be allowed in WSS in the near future.



And yes, the 636 is a "cheater" if you want to look at it that way. I'd rather look at it as a better engine for the road.



The 675 is not a "cheater," by most people's definition. It may have a larger displacement, but it is also "smaller" in a sense because it has only three cylinders. Displacement might be one of the most arbitrary measures of an engine's performance. It only means something relative to engine architecture.
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Old 03-24-2006, 05:02 AM   #17
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Yes, the 636 is a "cheater" if you want to look at it that way. I'd rather look at it as a better engine for the road. They also make a 600cc racing version, remember? I think Kawi caught the other manufacturers sleeping. Good for them.



The 675 is not a "cheater," by most people's definition. It may have a larger displacement, but it is also "smaller" in a sense because it has only three cylinders. Displacement might be one of the most arbitrary measures of an engine's performance. It only means something relative to engine architecture and tuning.



But I agree on the 750-fours (or equivalent twins and triples).
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Old 03-24-2006, 05:29 AM   #18
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"For sale, 2006 Daytona 675. Lo miles. Never raced..."
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Old 03-24-2006, 06:55 AM   #20
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Y'know, while you're at it... it might be kind of interesting to get all the other 600s the same way just to see if they're representative of test units? If it was that easy to get a Triumph, there must be 10 times as many CBRs and R6s out there. Do they all still build 49-state and California models? dunno...
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