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6/18/07 10:22 PM
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Alright you bike guys, I know there are a few of you on here. Which should I get? Suzuki 750 or Triumph 675 I've heard good things about both. Is the extra power for the suzuki that much better? Is the Triuph more bang for the buck? Will the Triumph be harder to get service for? What say you OG?
6/19/07 6:33 AM
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buy a honda
6/19/07 6:42 AM
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buy the bike that's gives you the biggest horne factor. you'll pay more for servicing/parts with the triumph
6/19/07 8:30 AM
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The costs for servicing/parts on the 675 isn't that bad, really. Go to www.triumphrat.net and check out the supersports/daytona forum. Only other important questions are, have you test road the 675? How far do you live from a Triumph shop? I picked up a Speed Triple last summer and I love it. I don't think you can go wrong with either bike, but I prefer the 675 due to the exclusivity, the looks (much hotter than the Gixxer), and the ride. Incredible bike.
6/19/07 8:31 AM
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Everytime I think of buying a bike I hear about another guy dying in an accident. How do you guys deal with the dangers?
6/19/07 9:01 AM
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how do you deal with the dangers of driving a car? you just accept that you could have an accident and try your best to avoid them.
6/19/07 9:06 AM
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With a car though I can have a fender bender and be fine. Most anything on a motorcycle can be deadly.
6/19/07 9:23 AM
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I rode for years. one year I rode about 15,000 miles . I had many close calls and I am ultra safe/trained rider. I gave it up. I helped do cpr on a dude in early june that had wrecked out on his scooter. He died. He was wearing a helmet but it flipped off. I noticed blood coming from his ears and eyeballs. He was careflighted and still died. I have a good friend that rides sportbikes. he does not have the use of one arm due to a m/c accident. It is sad to see his arm so gimpy. he is a former nfl linebacker. His present scooter has modified controls. He was really good on a scooter. he could do wheelies and front wheel stand stoppies. he got busted up leaving a friends house at dark. weird angle on downhill pavement along with moist gravel and dust. Slow speed crash, under 30 mph, fucked up arm for life. There are just too many dumbass drivers out there. I gave it up. I was almost talked into buying a KTM adventure 990 until I did cpr on the dude. I may have another one one day, but it will be when I live further out and the traffic is not so heavy. Not to hijack. Carry on. Whatever you get be careful.
6/19/07 9:25 AM
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my cousin's bf was leaving school on his 49cc scooter and hit a curb...lost part of his leg after a few surgeries. part of the risk.
6/19/07 9:27 AM
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I just bought a bike after selling my last one 10 years ago. I'd really forgotten how enjoyable riding a motorcycle is, and I'm not even talking about going fast. I don't ride in heavy traffic though, I get too paranoid.
6/19/07 10:08 AM
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Not the Monster, the much classier, retro-styled GT1000.


Goddamn, that's a good looking bike.
6/19/07 12:17 PM
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Back to the original question i would go for the 675, I would also look into the new Honda CBR600RR it's supposed to be a great bike.
6/19/07 12:25 PM
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The CBR 600 RR is a great bike. It is real light in the front end. Easy on the loud handle!! Good all around bike. It is pretty comfy too. It will work for commuting and sport touring, if you are interested in that sort of thing. Have you looked at the KTM SuperDuke? Neato!
6/19/07 1:33 PM
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What are you going to use the bike for? What is your level of riding experience?
6/19/07 1:43 PM
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7/1/07 6:12 PM
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thanks for the websites guys. I'd like to check out those forums
8/12/07 4:43 PM
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Man...that is one tough call. If I had to make a choice I'd go for the 675....
8/13/07 3:38 PM
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I'd get the 750. Not exotic, easy to service. All the power you ever need but not too much. Flickable 600 chassis with 8/10 of literbike power. I don't think you'd be disappointed with either bike.
8/13/07 9:07 PM
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I havent ridden a 675 but I have ridden a friends 03 GSXR 750. For only weighing 5 lbs more than a 600 with about 25 more hp and 10-15 ft/lbs of more torque you cant go wrong. Handles well, and above 8k it is an absolute rocket. Riding a motorcycle isnt about spec sheets, but its hard to go wrong on the GSXR, its got a nice suspension from the factory, slipper clutch, adjustable foot pegs, etc. The 675 would be nice on its exclusitivy alone, but I would wait to see what they do with it next year. How tall are you? The 'tona has a pretty high seat height, its pretty narrow though so I could still flatfoot it at 5'10" and some change. I cant deny it either, the daytonas sound extremely nice with aftermarket exhausts. Toughy, me personally, I would probably get the 750.
9/4/07 11:12 PM
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^ I'm 6'2" so I'm not too worried about the height. not sure about the 750 now. I don't plan on going crazy on the thing. Kind of leaning toward the 675 or a Honda CBR 600 now.
10/26/07 11:18 AM
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best bike in the world IMO

That's why I got one

11/9/07 6:36 AM
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Custom SV650!


12/7/07 2:57 PM
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i wish i could find the guy who owns this ,,,, i would buy it in a flash . super looking lambretta Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
12/7/07 5:31 PM
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you got puffy nipples
12/9/07 9:38 AM
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