2006 Middleweight Supersports: Is 675 Cheating?

Motorcycle.com Staff
by Motorcycle.com Staff
We MOrons love our middleweight supersport shootouts -- and who wouldn't? Track time, the latest-and-greatest mid-sized bikes at our disposal and savvy OEM representatives to pamper our fragile egos. Indeed, writes new MO Editor Gabe Ets-Hokin: "We've done it so many times now it practically runs itself.

"The fly in the ointment" continues Ets-Hokin in our 2006 Middleweight shootout "was Triumph announcing the potential Jim Thorpe of middleweight sportbikes, the Daytona 675 triple. We figured we could ignore it and do our usual Honda-Kawasaki-Yamaha-Suzuki thing like we've been doing since 1997, but the feedback and buzz on the message boards indicated we would have to somehow get the Triumph to maintain even a shred of dignity and credibility with our attractive and discerning readership."

And how does the new Triumph fare? Will the Brits finally compete head-to-head, no excuses, with modern Big Four sportbikes? Oh! How we can't stand to keep secrets, so without further ado, read all about it!

And the ghost of MO stories past must point out the vibrant posting wars from a previous MO postulation: 2003 600 Shootout: Is 636cc Cheating? The jury was out then, what say you now, MOFOs? Not legal in AMA Formula Extreme so they can't run in the premier race of the year, the new Triumphs -- becuase of their three-cylinder design -- should be legal in most middleweight club racing classes...

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