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Daytona Deliberations For owners and riders of Daytona 900, 955, 1000 & 1200

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Old 12-24-2012, 08:39 AM   #11 (permalink)
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The D675 is a track bike with lights whereas the 955 is a real world liter sport bike, a street bike before anything else. If you compare the D675 to the earlier T595, it has slightly less HP, less wgt, same top speed, better accel and handling and is way more uncomfortable if you are a bit long in the tooth. 280cc less with better performance and handling, that's progress. The 2nd gen 955 obviously has the HP and torque advantage, but as already stated, two very different bike platforms. Personally, I find the D675 more uncomfortable than a Duc and that's saying something. But I don't want a track bike for street riding.
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:38 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I had a 955 since '02. Only have sat on a 675. Between the 2 I would think if you want a very focused solo ride, and you are going to hit the twisties just about every time you're out go for a 675. If you want more of an all around bike go the 955. They are both great machines, just depends more on what you want from it.
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:11 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I think comfort deserves a mention! The D955 can be ridden for long distances by most of us- it has an 'easy' sports riding postion and a reasonable seat and surprisingly good ride quality. I think that it's way more comfortable than the D675 which has lower handlebars and a more severe riding position.
I agree with Dave on this too.

I have ridden a D 675 for a day and found it not so suited to my size and I could only handle short jaunts where as the bigger older D 955 (04 in my case) suits me perfectly.

The older 955 is a very roomy machine for a litre sporty bike.



And the little one I tried for a day;



But no doubt about it the 675 is a beautiful sharp corner weapon!

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Old 12-25-2012, 04:45 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Deanrider's right again kid's,when bumping along at 120 plus I can still see out of both review mirrors and tune my MP3.I cant do that on my KZ1000,Alloymotor.Merry Holiday to me and you
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:00 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Thanks for the responses, guys, I think you confirmed what I knew in my heart.
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:22 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Haha !! It looks like we are shopping the same bikes although I am torn between the Daytona 955i and a different Triumph 675...the Street Triple !! What to do...what to do....
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:29 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Haha !! It looks like we are shopping the same bikes although I am torn between the Daytona 955i and a different Triumph 675...the Street Triple !! What to do...what to do....
Buy one of each of course!
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:22 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I really like the Sprint, but the power could be better, the bags are handy for rain gear and such, but for any distance I would take my Rocket, or even my CB750, before the Sprint.
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Interesting. I suppose "better" is all relative.... I have never found the power of a Sprint to be lacking but coming off the Rocket I guess it might feel that way. And I have ridden the Sprint halfway across America and about to do it all the way with no problems. The 675 pretty much runs with the 955 if both riders know what they are doing. This was proved last weekend, won't say any more on that something about the Fifth Amendment. As for the corners, well.... game over the little bike is going to win every time. Given that the Missus won't be on the sporty type bikes you should get the little bike and enjoy yourself on it with the caveat as long as you are comfy on it. I'm only 5'10" and I know I could not ride that 675 day in day out even though I am in great shape. Now a 675 Streety OTOH.....

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Old 06-02-2013, 11:14 AM   #19 (permalink)
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You probably need to ride both. I personally do not like the feel of smaller bikes under me weather it be sport or super sport.
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You probably need to ride both. I personally do not like the feel of smaller bikes under me weather it be sport or super sport.
You raise an interesting point that I had not thought about since I moved from a 650R to the Sprints.... I certainly prefer the Sprint or something like the FZ 750 on a longer trip but in the city the little bikes are so fun.....
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