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The John Norwich Riders Corner In honour of our fellow moderator: John Norwich R.I.P. September 17th, 2014
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:19 PM   #1
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Thoughts on Triumph Daytona 600?

Hello everybody... I am new to the Riders' Corner but DEF not new to Revscene... I joined originally in late-2000....

For years I have always thought in the back of my head that one day I would love to get into biking. However, I LOVED cars so much that I was afraid that bikes would kill my passion for cars.

However, I now drive a Range Rover Sport and while I LOVE it to pieces and plan to keep it for a very longtime it is distinctly different from owning/driving a car.

Over the years I have had; an Integra Type-R, Skyline GT-R, stage III Impreza WRX Sti, etc. However, in the past few years I doubt I have driven over 110km/h even once. Call it getting old.

Growing up in the UK, my Dad had an unending series of Triumph motorbikes..... and I have heard about them since the time I was in a crib.... so I have a very soft spot for them...

I have begun my lessons and plan to take them slowly and not rush them because I really want to learn the right way.... you can't afford to make a mistake on a bike.

I'd like to know what everybody's thoughts on the Triumph Daytona 600 is? The 650 seems very rare (a single model year) and the 675 seems elusive... I have no desire to drive quickly....

Thanks guys.
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I should add, my intent is to use the bike for commuting to work. Even though I own the Range, I often use Transit... and the bike would be another nice affordable option for the summer and early-fall.
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Commuting on a bike is a PITA in my own opinion. Getting geared up is a PITA. Often get to your destination sweaty and uncomfortable. I love my bike, but I love it for the riding I do. Certainly not a A to B vehicle. My own opinion of course.
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Welcome back Sunfighter. Ahh old school ROOGP member.

I do not have personal experience with the Triumphs, thus I cannot make an in depth comment with the exception of them being iconic.

I do agree with Hud's comment on PITA for commuting in regards to gearing up, not that it (gearing up) should be optional. It's a must for survival. In my case If I were to commute to work on my bike, I tend to wake up earlier than when I choose to commmute to work in the cage

but if you love the open air as much as the next rider, it is worth it
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i prefer commuting by bike as i work downtown, and there are free parking options.
i don't mind the gear time.

gas for the bike is cheaper than my car+parking or a transit pass
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but....but... what about the daytona 600?

dont know much about em, but the daytona 675 is super sweet, is it really that elusive?
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Honestly, there don't seem to be many 6xx series Daytonas around at all.... maybe it is because I am new to the bike world and finding a great example of any bike it tough....

I have been scanning for about 2-3 months (maybe the winter isn't the ideal time to "shop...") and only come across a couple. I have no objections to a 650 or 675 but have a pretty firm budget.

Based on some of the threads here I am budgeting $1200-ish for lessons (I do want some mechanics starter classes to for bikes)... and then obviously significantly more for gear... I won't pull the trigger on a bike until I have a license though because as much as I LOVE the romantic idea of owning and riding a bike maybe I won't feel so thrilled about it after going through the process of learning the right way. I am very confident I will love it but want to do it the right way.
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The was a thread on BCSB about the Triumphs and each 'owner' previous bike was an SV 650. Sort of like a prerequisite.
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For the same money I would recommend getting a Japanese bike. My buddy had that bike and when it got written off, he replaced it with a Kawasaki ZX6R. He said there was a big difference in how the bikes felt.
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