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Old 08-31-2005, 12:28 PM   #1
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I just received a phone call telling me that there is a 2005 Triumph Daytona 650 with less than 400 miles for $7K
I haven't read too many review on the Daytona and would like to get some input from you guys & gals
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Re: Triumph Daytona 650

I have a 04 Triumph Daytona 600... I have about 5700 miles on it... I havent had any problems.. They had a recall on a fuel line on the 03 & 04 models. But other than that runs great... Good bike you'll hear a lot of people say they are slow because they are british... But I keep up. One of the things that annoy me is that aftermaket items are hard to find, if you do find them they are across the pond and a little more expensive. Also remember not many people ride Triumphs (not as much as Japanese bikes) so if you lay it down.. The parts are more expensive to get because they are British.. I know I learned it the hard way. Other than that good bikes..
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1st Sports Bike, I've raced dirt (CR250) years ago and rode around on the pocket rockets.
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I've read this on www.sportbikes.net

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i see it really soaked in....... :eh:
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i see it really soaked in....... :eh:
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i see it really soaked in....... :eh:
It had a lot of valid points.
I don't want to get on I-10 and kill myself or others but, I wan't sure if this article was intended for the noobs to bikes newbies or the noob to sports bike newbies. As mentioned above I have raced dirtbikes and fully understand the power that these bikes have though I didn't have to worry about the idiots in cages on the track.
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your the one, thats gonna prove the odds wrong............right.

btw, dirtbikers do represent a smaller % of crashers then first time street riders.....though riders your age die the most % wise.

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your the one, thats gonna prove the odds wrong............right.

btw, dirtbikers do represent a smaller % of crashers then first time street riders.....though riders your age die the most % wise.

any plans to take MSF?
I've already called and scheduled my weekend @ Awesomecycles for the course.
Please note again, I do not have a bike (yet), I'm still researching all models available and general price range of each.

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Re: Triumph Daytona 650

The Daytona is an awesome bike and with the 50cc extra has some . It sounds like you have rode the big dirtbikes but you stated not in a while. With that in mind lets do a little comparison. 250cc 2 strokes run with 450cc four strokes in motorcross. You want to hop on the open road with 200cc more then you will have ever experienced, on a completely different riding style of bike. Take the MSF class and then maybe try an older, smaller cc machine. Or spend your money on whatever you want but, make sure you are not caught financing a wrecked bike.
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The Daytona is an awesome bike and with the 50cc extra has some . It sounds like you have rode the big dirtbikes but you stated not in a while. With that in mind lets do a little comparison. 250cc 2 strokes run with 450cc four strokes in motorcross. You want to hop on the open road with 200cc more then you will have ever experienced, on a completely different riding style of bike. Take the MSF class and then maybe try an older, smaller cc machine. Or spend your money on whatever you want but, make sure you are not caught financing a wrecked bike.
I understand that this is MUCH more bike than what I need I was just curious as to how many people rode the Triumph?

The bike I've been looking at is the Suzuki GS500f. I had a line on one 2004 in north Houston for 3000.00 but this was sold QUICK.
Now I'm on the search again. Suzuki GS500F, Kawasaki Ninja500R etc...

This dealer calls me with EVERYTHING that comes in the door.
He called last week with an offer on a CBR600F f/ 4000.00

If any of you have suggestions on "Starter Bikes" please feel free to post them.
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The Daytona is an awesome bike and with the 50cc extra has some . It sounds like you have rode the big dirtbikes but you stated not in a while. With that in mind lets do a little comparison. 250cc 2 strokes run with 450cc four strokes in motorcross. You want to hop on the open road with 200cc more then you will have ever experienced, on a completely different riding style of bike. Take the MSF class and then maybe try an older, smaller cc machine. Or spend your money on whatever you want but, make sure you are not caught financing a wrecked bike.
I understand that this is MUCH more bike than what I need I was just curious as to how many people rode the Triumph?

The bike I've been looking at is the Suzuki GS500f. I had a line on one 2004 in north Houston for 3000.00 but this was sold QUICK.
Now I'm on the search again. Suzuki GS500F, Kawasaki Ninja500R etc...

This dealer calls me with EVERYTHING that comes in the door.
He called last week with an offer on a CBR600F f/ 4000.00

If any of you have suggestions on "Starter Bikes" please feel free to post them.
That GS would be an awesome bike. I have been looking around at those and the EX as well for a daily commuter.
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Re: Triumph Daytona 650

The triumph is a great bike, however the seating position is quite agressive (high up, downward sloping seat, clip-on height and foot position) and the bike is almost oversized compared to some other 600's. Not a great first sportbike in my opinion. I had dirtbike experience, msf course, and trashed mine second night out (see my post in introduction forum). After healing up I bought a 97 cbr 600 and havn't looked back, much more comfortable, easier to ride and more confidence inspiring. The triumph TT600 would make much better 600 cc first sport bike (all the power with a significantly more comfortable and confidence inspiring seating position)

Note..just opinions, some people gotta have the 600, if your gonna get one as first sport bike at least get a reasonable one.
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