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Old 03-22-2001, 10:31 AM   #61
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I just did a little bit of maths and a 650 triple in a similar state of tune to 955 Daytona would make 87 or 101 hp depending whether you use a 2000 or 2001 model for your figures. Am I the only one who thinks that that would have been a bigger seller than the TT600? The SV shows that there is real market for alternatives to fours. I've ridden an SV650S and it is nice (a bit better at everything than my 1990 Honda Bros {Hawk GT}) but my wife didn't like the combination of high pillion seat and clip-ons. So my dream bike is a Sprint RS. Good dual seat, put on the cowl and it's a sports bike, or use the factory tailored throw-overs and it's a tourer. A 650 version with 90 hp would probably keep this old fart happy if it was cheaper than a 955.
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Old 03-22-2001, 10:39 AM   #62
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Two, each her own...
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Old 03-22-2001, 11:21 AM   #63
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Default well that might be going a little far

considering the F3's frame is junk. This at least has a real chassis. I'd rather ride just about anything other than an F3, except maybe an F2
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Old 03-22-2001, 12:11 PM   #64
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If I were looking for a 600 I would take one for a spin, can't rule anything out. Besides riding someone elses bike is a good thing. The styling is a bit uninspiring to me personally but that can be modified a little in the after-market without too much trouble.



Which brings me to removing decals (stickers). Is there a good method that will not be damaging to my plastics. See... I like the uncluttered look too.



Also, I have a ZX-9R (my second) and have never experienced any poor carburation symptoms in my 28,000 km. I believe you people in the USA must get the crappy ones. Mine is smooth!

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Old 03-22-2001, 12:38 PM   #65
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All manufacturers provide us with 49-state bikes for obvious reasons. And as for the previous poster citing more horsepower than our test bike, I doubt that was an honest number.



Motorcyclist's test bike bade just a few tenths more horses than ours according to John Burns. Also, keep in mind all our numbers are SAE Corrected so that there's a commonality among dyno charts, Some shops don't use correction factors and that acounts for a number of horsepower "gains."
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Old 03-22-2001, 12:48 PM   #66
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ahhhh! the truth comes out.

finally!
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Old 03-22-2001, 01:16 PM   #67
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We can't ride the tt600 back to back with the other bikes in the class, because only Triumph has a demo program for 600's. My Sprint St probably isn't built as well as the VFR800, but the fact that Triumph would let me ride theirs and Honda wouldn't sold me on the British. If it came down to an F4 or tt, I'd probably decide the same way.
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Old 03-22-2001, 02:04 PM   #68
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Default absolutely!

japanese sportbike graphics look like they belong on an R/C car you'd see at a radio shack in 1984
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Old 03-22-2001, 02:08 PM   #69
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Default the 955i looks horrible

they screwed up big time with that one.
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Old 03-22-2001, 02:20 PM   #70
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Default make it 700cc

that would probably be closer to a race limit for triples if there was one in supersport, and they don't plan to race it anyway
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