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post #11 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-05-2012, 02:22 PM
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Both are great bikes .. If you go lowboy do the Striple . Better all arounder .. However thought the positioning for the Daytona is aggressive I didn't find it too uncomfortable . Would make a great sport tourer . THis coming from a Striple owner I feel either way you go is a win-win. The question is dressed or naked ..

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post #12 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-07-2012, 10:27 PM
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I understand Twism86's logic on not converting the 675 though I did on my cbr954 and was very pleased. I simply had a corbin and risers and loved it as a short sport-tourer and even more so as a commuter and it was an easy switch for track day. I think you'd be a stud on either!

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post #13 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-08-2012, 08:10 PM
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Re: low mount on a Daytona, I have one on mine, here's what it looks like. Not to everyone's tastes but I love the way it makes the tail look really slim and high above the rear wheel.
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post #14 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-09-2012, 02:11 AM
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Street Triple for urban and sport riding

Daytona for sport riding and track days.

If I were you I would go for the STR, although I think its a very ugly motorcycle (im allowed to say it, I own a 2012 STR - but I didnt buy it for its looks! Its an animal and I love it!)

Triumph are smart asses - they made it ugly on purpose so suckers like me would spent a couple of grand making it look good.
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post #15 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-13-2012, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Optima View Post
The 2012 D675R has a slipper clutch standard, it is optional on the regular D675 (NON R) and for the ST3R and the ST3.
Not sure where you're getting this from, but I absolutely guarantee this is NOT the case. Sorry , not trying be a jerk about it, haha. But none of the 675 variations come with a slipper clutch standard, I'm fairly sure no Triumph comes with one period, actually.

Originally Posted by Nhonor View Post
Hey all,
I'm new to this forum so please pardon any silly questions.
I've currently got a Ducati Monster, and while I love the bike to pieces, I'm looking for something with a bit more top end, and a more usable rev range (Traffic in NYC sucks). I love the look of the Bug Eyed 2012 Street Triple R, but love the stats of the Daytona.
Anyway I'm torn between picking up an older Daytona, or going for the shiny new street triple..
Just have a few questions for you fine Gents of the Triumph board:
-Do any of Daytona's come with a slipper clutch (or the Stripler for that matter)?
-Will a 3-1 Arrow Low exhaust (made for street triple) fit on a Daytona? (Has anybody had any experience frankensteining something Low?)
Aside from Dealers and ebay does anyone know where I can source some triple clamps (I have some wrist problems, so will at the very least either be putting bars on the Daytona, or getting some clip ons with risers)? Also has anybody done this/have any knowledge on fairing clearance issues?
Thanks for your help, hope to be joining the family soon.
1. No Daytona or Striple comes with a slipper standard.
2. A 3-1 arrow low exhaust will ONLY fit on a pre-09 Daytona. The 09+ Daytona engines have different shaped exhaust ports, but the pre-09 and the Striple exhausts are compatible with each other.
3. For maximum comfort, I've found the best setup for the Daytona is: Helibars for clip ons, Saddlemen gel seat, and Attack Performance rearsets.

As for the Daytona vs Striple thing, I've had a Daytona for 3 years and in retrospect wish I had gotten a Striple. Daytonas for the street are just stupid. I love my bike to death and would never trade it for anything, but that's just how I see it, haha. I'm converting my bike to a pure track bike soon so it worked out for the best, but every time I rode a Striple I wished I had gotten one for comfort on the street, plus they look awesome.
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post #16 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-16-2012, 10:04 AM
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I agree with Twism86. Having both a Striple R and a Daytona, I would hands down pick the Striple for daily use, especially in a city. The Daytona is for the track, not sitting in traffic.
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post #17 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-16-2012, 06:36 PM
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I have both STR and Daytona 675R as well. Just buy both and take them out depending on your different moods!

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post #18 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 10:50 AM
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post #19 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-13-2013, 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Greyfox2 View Post
I just went through the same process. Ended up going with the Str3R Looked closely at a 2007 mint, babied, granite Daytona. Loved the Daytona but couldn't deal with the aggressive riding position, and thought mods would ruin the effect of a great looking bike. Also, on the street the Str3 felt like it had more low end torque while the top end power was not the big difference I expected. Anyway, very glad I went with the Street, I love this bike!
Update. It's about a year since this last post. Just bought a 2013 675 Daytona. The difference in seating and bar height isn't much but it made enough of a difference for me to make the purchase. Tried both. No need for the Daytona R for sport riding. This bike handles! Now I own both a StR3 and a Daytona. While the Daytona is still more aggressive than the Street, I can do a 200 mile day sport riding without being crippled. I couldn't say that about the previous model. For an every day ride that can do everything though, the Street R is still my favorite of 40 years and too many bikes to count.
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post #20 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-17-2013, 02:42 PM
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Greyfox2- How does the low down torque feel on the 13 Daytona, can you pull away from a light with little use of the clutch. How does the Daytona engine compare to the STR.
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