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Old 07-22-2012, 05:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Torn Between Daytona and Street Triple R

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.
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Old 07-22-2012, 05:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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!
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Keep in mind you posted this in a Daytona forum, so the responses here will likely be in favor of the Daytona.

I made the choice between the 2 also, except I was looking between a 2012 Daytona 675 R (D675R) and a 2012 Street Triple R (ST3R).

I ended up getting the later.

My reasoning:
  • The ST3R was more upright/comfortable for a riding position. The bike was going to be used primarily for trips, commuting to work and weekend fun. It will see some track time, but that won't be its primary purpose.

    The D675R is much more of a trackday tool.
  • The ST3R was $100 cheaper a month for insurance for me (24 y/o, tickets and 1 accident), despite being a nearly identical bike (in terms of performance). That's quite a chunk of change.
  • The streetfighter look of the ST3R grew on me the more I looked at it. I get compliments all the time on it. It's definitely unique and commands attention.
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Oh, and to answer your questions.

The 2012 D675R has a slipper clutch standard, it is optional on the regular D675 (NON R) and for the ST3R and the ST3.

I personally have never seen a Daytona with a low-mount. I'm sure it's been done though.

Yes, there are issues with fairing clearance in regards to handle-bars or risers. Search is a good tool for that.

And here's one of the latest pictures of my 2012 Street Triple R for motivation to get a Streety.

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Old 07-24-2012, 05:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the replies.
Unfortunately I'm getting over a shoulder operation (non motorcycle related) so I've got tons of time, can't ride, have no cash flow and idle hands..
I've always ridden something street fighter-ish, so even though the Daytona is a gorgeous bike in it's own right, if I got one, It would be an older (cheaper) model, I'd tear off all of the fairings and make something funky. The Idea was try and get this done while I have the time to (if it was cheaper then buying new)..
I'm just trying to weigh the cost effectiveness of doing this vs buying a brand new Streetie and figured I'd post here to see if some Daytona lover's would opt for the better performance/components. For some reason I can't find a used Street Triple R (I'm sure it's because they're wicked fun), and I've been stumbling all over CHEAP used Daytonas.
Thank you all for the quick responses, hopefully I'll be joining your ranks soon.
Nate

P.s. - Optima, that's the exact same one I'm looking at... Sooooo Preeeeetty..
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Nhoner,
I have a 08' 675 daytona and while I love this bike 110%, getting over sholder surgery, the daytona might not be the best choice. IMO, I would get the Street 3 or the S3, much easier on the joints. As for top end performance, my boy has a 07' S3 and stays right beside me all the way to 145-150. I dont know of a better bike for city driving, back road carving and "top end".
If i lived in the city, i would def own a Speed Triple. You can also pick up a used one for a good price.
Plus riding my 675 in traffic sucks d*^#. I live right outside DC so I feel ya
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I am a big fan of the Speed triple. I am currently looking for a really cheap daytona to turn into a track bike. I just left DC by the way and I know live in Virginia Beach.
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:49 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Crescent1101,
My boy's has Renthal bars, low mount comp werks pipe, tuneecu, 08' rear wheel, bar end mirrors and +3 rear sprocket. Really nice bike and perfect for hooligan type actions! 1st gear is pretty much for wheelies only. Even with the +3 sprocket he will do 150. (on my speedo)
Just have to figure out how much top end do you want (Nhonor)
I have only heard good things with the "streety"

P.S Leaving DC = good choice, there are some great roads in the area but the traffic is ridiculous!!
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Old 07-27-2012, 01:19 PM   #9 (permalink)
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If you would get the Daytona and have to heavily modify it to be more comfortable for street use, I would not recommend it. Let it be what it is, basically a race/track bike that people still use on the street. Added bars and other parts would just detract from it.

It sounds like you like what the Street has to offer already, so I say go for it. It will be much more comfortable in the city and practical.

Dont try and make the Daytona something its not, thats why they have the Street
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:39 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I had same dilemma and after riding both went for the Daytona. Maybe already riding a sports bike swung my decision. For me I didn't like the up high riding position.
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