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Old 10-22-2008, 09:35 PM   #21
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the 675 would be my suggestions, but don't buy from eximports...

If they give a good deal, why not??

Do your homework on the bikes prices. Don't walk in ANY dealers without the knowledge or you will be like many people on here crying about how big and long eximport has stuck it to them.
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Old 10-23-2008, 08:25 AM   #22
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Does the Ducati have a rival?
It does indeed, the Triumph speed triple. It is cheaper and still a great bike.

From the two options I would go with the Naked one.
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I've ridden Scott's 675 both on the street and on the track. Makes an awesome track bike, on the street I was in pain within 30 min of riding.
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675 has weird seat ego's quick make for daily riding a PAIN IN THE ... after awhile, i dont care how much support you do with your legs. you hands still hurt from the position the bike puts you in. So i would look at a different bike if your going to be riding this on the street. and that duc is nice, but go big or go home and better have some time and money if you break anything
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there are no good truimph dealers here in town. I made the mistake of buying a triumph from eximports, and they screwed me to the floor on warranty and service. I went to every triumph guy in town for help, and they could not diagnose a simple ECU problem.
avoid them. the 919, the z1000 are great examples of something reliable that you can ride at the track or every day for fun. or patricks' sv is super sweet, go check it out. everything he touches improves.
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Old 10-23-2008, 03:06 PM   #31
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polaris west out in katy is a suzuki / triumph dealer. they should have some triples, they had 2 a little while back.
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675 has weird seat ego's quick make for daily riding a PAIN IN THE ...
I would use it mostly for street and some track days. I sat on it, but it didn't seem that bad.

I luv that hypermotard, but at this stage i'm afraid I will ruin such a pretty bike. The 696 seemed like a win-win, but then again I can't make up my mind!
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We saw this firsthand when we went to Motorcycles Unlimited a few weeks back.
I agree it's bad@ce and I've loved it since that dude posted on here about how he got it for a steal on ebay...
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:41 PM   #35
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:43 PM   #36
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I like the 675!
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:49 PM   #37
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The Duc is nice and if you must buy new and European, I would have to go with that. Everyone is correct on the Triumph service problem. Also, another Truimph burn victim is Japawhat. Ask him about his troubles. The Duc will at least have quality service (Waylan is THE MAN) but expensive, and he is busy (Bob Lunsfords) so be prepared to wait on service. It really is not a choice between the duc and the triumph. Duc all the way

Also people are directing you towards Motorcycles Unlimited's SV and 919. I have looked over both and the SV is TRICKED OUT. Quickshifter, rearsets, PCIII, SS brakelines, ect... and at a KILLER price. Seriously the most bang for your buck if you still want to go nekkid and Vtwin. Also the Roland Sands 919 is completely custom. I mean YOU WILL BE THE ONLY ONE WITH THAT BIKE. Custom wheels, Ohlins suspension, LMS brakes, Roland Sands' name ALL OVER that thing. It is NOICE. And really at a descent price for what it is. Still nekkid and a great deal, just not a Vtwin, so you will loose some "grunt". Did I mention it has custom exhaust.

Go with any of those bikes you will be very happy. Just don't buy from Eximports, unless you like getting buttslamed evertime you think about riding your bike.
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For the money I'd go with a Z1000...

Here's a decent on on CL (even if the seller can't spell for shlt)

http://houston.craigslist.org/mcy/890268624.html
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Old 10-24-2008, 02:22 AM   #39
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i've had my 675 for over a year and i've loved every minute of it. i will agree that the riding position is very agressive and will hurt your wrists at first. however, after a little while of riding it you get used to it. i can ride around town all day and not be uncomfortable...(i'm 6'3'' 205lbs)

and the bike begs for you to toss it into the turns...(according to your skills) it has superb handling and TONS of torque. also, you can't beat the sound that the triple makes...especially when you put a two brothers on it.
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