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Old 02-07-2011, 09:39 AM   #1
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Sorry fam! I placed this post in the wrong thrad catagory so here it is again.What's up MH family, Is there anyone here who have ridden or owned a Daytona 955I or tell me what are your thoughts about this bike. It doesn't matter what year it was that you have ridden, but just wanted to know what you guys think.
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I'm looking into buying one within the next two weeks so just trying to get a little feedback on it. Thanks anyone else?
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you want feedback? ok.

they suck .
noobs buy truimphs cuz they all think the bike is different from the big 4 japanese makers but they can't afford a ducati or an aprillia or another italian. I've owned one, and just about everyone I know has and they find out very quickly that there is no decent dealer service. parts can be sketchy, and they aren't up to the big 4 when it comes to reliability. performance is close, but not close enough. if someone gave me one, I'd leave it outside my garage until someone stole it and I'd hope they weren't enough to bring it back when it broke.
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Never owned one, but I have ridden plenty...it seems if they have been well maintaned its a great bike...pretty light for there time, good power delivery, and its actually pretty simple to maintain yourself until valve adjustment time...but its worth paying good money for someone who knows what they are doing on your bike. And if you need a good Triumph tech let me know, I am one.
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you want feedback? ok.

they suck .
noobs buy truimphs cuz they all think the bike is different from the big 4 japanese makers but they can't afford a ducati or an aprillia or another italian. I've owned one, and just about everyone I know has and they find out very quickly that there is no decent dealer service. parts can be sketchy, and they aren't up to the big 4 when it comes to reliability. performance is close, but not close enough. if someone gave me one, I'd leave it outside my garage until someone stole it and I'd hope they weren't enough to bring it back when it broke.


He's definitely right about dealers and parts, I love my triumph, and may buy another one after this bike, but he's right lol, good luck with dealer service.
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Not bad. Earlier models wernt the best fuel injection wise but can be tuned/mapped out.'
Comparatively speaking most 1000cc Japanese sport bikes are more capable, but may be a bit less comfortable.
Parts are more expensive and take longer to come in.
Servicing isn't bad, and there's actually a few good techs in town that work on Triumphs, including us.

One last thing and we offer this to everyone; BEFORE you buy the bike, have the owner bring it by. We'll do a visual inspection and test drive free.
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"noobs buy truimphs cuz they all think the bike is different from the big 4 japanese makers but they can't afford a ducati or an aprillia or another italian. "

OK, so I guess I'm a noob - 'cause I'm on my 3rd triumph (96 Speed Triple, 98 Trophy. 04 Speed Triple). I've only been riding since 1974. Italian bikes? Yea - the Ducati and Guzi are too short of leg for me, and the Triumph riding position is more comfortable. OH - and you don't know me, don't know what I can or cannot afford, so STFU.

"I've owned one, and just about everyone I know has and they find out very quickly that there is no decent dealer service. " So learn how to maintain it yourself, unless of course you are a noob.

"parts can be sketchy" OEM, not so. Aftermarket? Not as much as the big 4 Japanese, if that's important to you. Of course, once one is no longer a noob, they can fab / modify pretty much anything they'd need.

"and they aren't up to the big 4 when it comes to reliability. " I disagree - but only having owned three, maybe I'm mistaken.

"performance is close, but not close enough. " Outright performance is not a match for a CBR-ZX- R1 - RR - GSXR - whatever. Not close. BUt street riding is better, in my experience.

"if someone gave me one, I'd leave it outside my garage until someone stole it and I'd hope they weren't enough to bring it back when it broke. " If someone gives you one, give me your address and I'll help you out here.
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"noobs buy truimphs cuz they all think the bike is different from the big 4 japanese makers but they can't afford a ducati or an aprillia or another italian. "

OK, so I guess I'm a noob - 'cause I'm on my 3rd triumph (96 Speed Triple, 98 Trophy. 04 Speed Triple). I've only been riding since 1974. Italian bikes? Yea - the Ducati and Guzi are too short of leg for me, and the Triumph riding position is more comfortable. OH - and you don't know me, don't know what I can or cannot afford, so STFU.

"I've owned one, and just about everyone I know has and they find out very quickly that there is no decent dealer service. " So learn how to maintain it yourself, unless of course you are a noob.

"parts can be sketchy" OEM, not so. Aftermarket? Not as much as the big 4 Japanese, if that's important to you. Of course, once one is no longer a noob, they can fab / modify pretty much anything they'd need.

"and they aren't up to the big 4 when it comes to reliability. " I disagree - but only having owned three, maybe I'm mistaken.

"performance is close, but not close enough. " Outright performance is not a match for a CBR-ZX- R1 - RR - GSXR - whatever. Not close. BUt street riding is better, in my experience.

"if someone gave me one, I'd leave it outside my garage until someone stole it and I'd hope they weren't enough to bring it back when it broke. " If someone gives you one, give me your address and I'll help you out here.

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"noobs buy truimphs cuz they all think the bike is different from the big 4 japanese makers but they can't afford a ducati or an aprillia or another italian. "

OK, so I guess I'm a noob - 'cause I'm on my 3rd triumph (96 Speed Triple, 98 Trophy. 04 Speed Triple). I've only been riding since 1974. Italian bikes? Yea - the Ducati and Guzi are too short of leg for me, and the Triumph riding position is more comfortable. OH - and you don't know me, don't know what I can or cannot afford, so STFU.

"I've owned one, and just about everyone I know has and they find out very quickly that there is no decent dealer service. " So learn how to maintain it yourself, unless of course you are a noob.

"parts can be sketchy" OEM, not so. Aftermarket? Not as much as the big 4 Japanese, if that's important to you. Of course, once one is no longer a noob, they can fab / modify pretty much anything they'd need.

"and they aren't up to the big 4 when it comes to reliability. " I disagree - but only having owned three, maybe I'm mistaken.

"performance is close, but not close enough. " Outright performance is not a match for a CBR-ZX- R1 - RR - GSXR - whatever. Not close. BUt street riding is better, in my experience.

"if someone gave me one, I'd leave it outside my garage until someone stole it and I'd hope they weren't enough to bring it back when it broke. " If someone gives you one, give me your address and I'll help you out here.
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no . Someone took that extremely personal.....

Us Triumph riders are sensitive, everyone's always comparing us to japanese or italian bikes
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Well hellz bellz thank you all for the words of wisdom its really good to hear a different point of view from all sides. I still may consider buying it but bikes are like women there are so many its hard to choose, unless she is a big girl sorry to all my bro's that like them large and in charge. Thanks agian guys. So you out riding again soon.
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Well....the only other bikes left are german and chinese. All that could be said then was that triumphs are less ugly than german bikes, and more reliable than chinese.





And lets be honest: neither of those is saying much.
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And lets be honest: neither of those is saying much.
To each their own

personally, I'd take that over a GSX-R any day

On a real note though, I love being on a slightly taller bike, and having options for riding position.
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