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Old 03-22-2001, 07:05 AM   #41
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I actually like the way it looks, except for the broken-off-tusk air intake holes. As far as lowered prices, used TT600s are pretty cheap already if you can find one. I will seriously consider buying on in the next couple of years when my existing bike starts getting creaky. The bad rap makes them less desirable, and therefore cheap second hand.
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Old 03-22-2001, 07:10 AM   #42
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Which Bandit? The 1200 is a torque monster. I have Bandit 600, so I would probably think that the TT600 is blindingly fast and that it has plenty of torque.
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Old 03-22-2001, 07:14 AM   #43
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Or an all yellow gixxer. The squid-boy graphics are a real turn-off for me. Pay attention, Japan.
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Old 03-22-2001, 07:44 AM   #44
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I'm glad you like your SV650, I know a few people who have them. I would have gladly bought one instead of my Bandit 600 as my first bike back in 98, but they weren't out yet. (I still have Bandit, plus a 00 Honda F4.)



But you do realize comparing the SV650 to the TT600 is really apples and oranges. The TT600 was meant to compete with the current crop of 600 Supersport bikes (GSXR, F4i, R6, ZX-6R), not a naked or semi-naked 650 twin. All the 600SS bikes make way more power, and have much better suspension and brakes than an SV650.



I think more manufacturers may try to compete with the SV650 as they see how well it has done. But some manufacturers just don't want to venture into a market that they don't see as competitive (in the US at least).
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Old 03-22-2001, 07:49 AM   #45
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The Year 2000 model was worse than the 2001. But the Fi problem is still not gone. Try riding the TT600 back-to-back with any other Supersport offering and you'll see what we mean.



And for some strange reason I still like the bike. Go figure!
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Old 03-22-2001, 07:52 AM   #46
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We couldn't very well do the second half of the shootout without the Triumph, could we? But now that we have the Triumph...
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Old 03-22-2001, 07:58 AM   #47
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Yeah, even a TT600 would be big improvement over Bandit 600. I have a B6, did 18,000 miles in 2 years, they bought an F4 last year. I kept the B6 but hardly ride it much. Biggest difference (other than better power, brakes & suspension) is the weight difference. The F4 is so flickable and quick, it just inspires immediate confidence.
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Old 03-22-2001, 07:58 AM   #48
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Um, sorry to break it to you, but this test was on the TT600, not the 955i.
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Old 03-22-2001, 08:05 AM   #49
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ttcaml -



That was a nice post and you made some good points, the strongest one being that everything is relative. And if this bike is your cup o' whatever-you-wanna-drink, then there's not a better bike on the planet for you. Enjoy the miles and ride safe.
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Old 03-22-2001, 08:10 AM   #50
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The 900 is a triple, not a four. It's what I have in my 2000 Trophy. I hope Triumph does well with this bike, even though it's not for me. It's not a good sign when it hurts to sit on a bike in the showroom. Definitely for shorter, more "svelte" riders.
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