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Old 03-14-2012, 10:40 PM   #1
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Kawasaki 636 or Triumph Daytona 675?

So, seeing as how a new motorcycle may be happening for me soon, what do you guys think... Latest gen 636, or latest gen 675? Pros/cons of each? I'm leaning toward the 675 because insurance seems to be cheaper for some reason, and it's got a lot of that awesome low end grunt. But something about the 636 just screams "bad " to me.
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how is insurance cheaper on a newer bigger cc bike? not trolling just curious
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:48 PM   #4
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how is insurance cheaper on a newer bigger cc bike? not trolling just curious
I honestly don't understand it either. But when I quote the two, with the exact same coverages... The 675 comes out to be less. Black magic.
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I really like the sound of the 675 triple. Plus its a real small bike but just sits a little high. Also i believe it has a gear indicator! isn't the 636 last yr made an 05?
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I really like the sound of the 675 triple. Plus its a real small bike but just sits a little high. Also i believe it has a gear indicator! isn't the 636 last yr made an 05?
06 is the last yr for the 636

636 ftw!
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how is insurance cheaper on a newer bigger cc bike? not trolling just curious
My insurance is the same. They have a CC limit (750 I think) where insurance on the bigger bikes is cheaper vs the smaller bikes. I assumed it was because new riders usually start on smaller bikes. At State Farm my newer liter bikes are much cheaper than my even my 1991 DR650. It's like 400 a year vs over 1000 for the old DR.
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Yes sir.

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I really like the sound of the 675 triple. Plus its a real small bike but just sits a little high. Also i believe it has a gear indicator! isn't the 636 last yr made an 05?
Gear indicator is pretty cool for me... I'm not sure why, but it really bothers me when I lose track of what gear I'm in.
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Honestly Kawi is a bad bike to "start on" for a supersport they suspension takes a lot of work to sort out and they have a huge upper power band that can you in a ton of trouble.

They are better suited for experienced riders and straight line fun.

I think the 675 is a much better choice.
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675!!

But I've never ridden a 636, so I dunno.
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:30 PM   #15
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Okay, so apparently I lied... Insurance premiums are both through the roof, but equally so.

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I like the 675's, but if you can get a good deal on the ZX 6,
then that might be a good buy.
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Check with Tuan on the insurance. He might be able to do way better than that.
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675 has a high riding position, seems riders feet are nearly up your rear end...

me personally, I think the 636/zx6 has a long reach for the handlebars, and would be uncomfortable on a longer ride

haven't had a chance to sit on a 675--

since the insurance is so close, and the bikes so similar, I'd say which ever you think looks the best, and which ever is cheaper.

Me personally, I'd go for a new bike. You put all the miles on it from 0
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I absolutely love my 636, and find it about the most comfortable SS around. The brakes were awesome when new, but didn't age well. A set of newer calipers and master fox this for about $200 though. The 09+ rear shock supposedly is a lot better too for <$100. I love the 675 as well, and no doubt it looks better. Every time I sit on one though it feels like a torture rack. I'd say get whichever you find a better price on really.
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