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Hey guys, been looking here for a while but never posted. Just saw this on another forum, guess the image leacked and the bike will be at a MC show somewhere in new england sometime next month or sooner.... could it be? Anyone wanna buy my 675 :( please

Daytona 1039


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welcome speed, but don't believe everything ya read or see. I think that's the poorest example pic I've seen yet. To me, that looks just like a 675 with a couple of stickers stuck on it. :hammer:
 
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thats what i though, but at the same time, i dont expect it to look to far off from the 675, thats why i think this looks pretty ***** close to being real.
 

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That's a pretty bad photoshop job.... :hammer:
 

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Yep.............. I have grave doubts as to the authenticity of that photo. However, in the event that it turns out to be real, I'll be at the first dealer in the States where it lands with cash in hand!
 

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This picture is so false its stupid, the major give away is that in the UK we do not have to have a side reflector on the bike and as this is ment to be a new bike from the UK the first pictures would not have the reflector on it.....saying that I really do hope it is in the pipe line as I know we will get it before you boys in the US so I will let you know what it is like :razz: :razz: :razz: :razz:
 

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Don't fret guys...

I'm sure there will be a new big Daytona soon. If not next year then in a few years for sure. It's not smart for them to leave the literbike category open for too long. If you look on this forum alone, there have been 5 or 6 different topics on this very same subject. There is a demand for that type of bike and they will eventually come to that conclusion.

After seeing what they've done last year it makes sense to me. They really did need to focus on updating the Tiger. I think it looks sweet now (a little too much like an FZ-1 but....) and they did need to put a good mid-range sport bike on the market. 600s outsell literbikes and filling that market first will give them the revenues to conduct more R&D on future models.

Like I've said before, I don't think they're going to leave that niche open for long. It might be a few years but there's something coming down the pipe and I'll be willing to bet it will be a strong "Bike of the Year" contender, just like it's little brother the 675. :-D
 

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If I wanted an 800 I wouldn't have bought a 955 in the first place. I'm looking for something in the lines of the 675 just flip that first digit! A 975 that looks as good as the 675. I'm not even worried about the performance as I know they will do it right, but they better make it a more comfortable ride than the 675! Most people with a litre bike actually put some seat time on them rather than a 45 minute blast up a canyon, or racing to the Starbucks to pose.
 

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New GSX-R1000 give you a Busa (180+hp), 1098 Ducati (150+ hp) and a 955i (130+ hp). Hard to argue with those options. For my skills, I'd need a setting that takes it to 80 hp. Ooop, that'll be my Bonnie this spring. If I had to buy one sport bike right now, it'd be a 675.
 

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The base model 1098 has 160hp. We're expecting the first ones in January.

I haven't heard of a new big Daytona coming down the pipe anytime soon.


On 2006-12-12 07:24, Brooksie wrote:
New GSX-R1000 give you a Busa (180+hp), 1098 Ducati (150+ hp) and a 955i (130+ hp). Hard to argue with those options. For my skills, I'd need a setting that takes it to 80 hp. Ooop, that'll be my Bonnie this spring. If I had to buy one sport bike right now, it'd be a 675.
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Why 1039cc? Am I missing something here? I would have thought that Triumph would have put some more development into the 1050 for the new Daytona?
 

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On 2006-12-13 11:19, teologie wrote:
Why 1039cc? Am I missing something here? I would have thought that Triumph would have put some more development into the 1050 for the new Daytona?
I saw that too. I was wondering about the randomness of that number. I would think that they might like to try to keep it under 1000cc so that those who wanted to race in various categories could do so. It might not be a bad idea to make a 970 Daytona and just tune the he|| out of the engine. That would make the bike able to compete in WERA B Superbike 750 Class. That would put everything else to shame! :-D

They could follow Ducati's lead and make a Daytona with a 1050 engine. If they do, I'm going to want to see a bike below 400lbs dry, otherwise I might consider other options. I'm thinking that when they release it, the new Daytona will turn just as many heads as the 675 did...
 

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I dunno five, technically... it should be legal at 1050cc's with it being a triple. Don't know if AMA will work it like that, but it could prolly git worked in, just the same as 1000cc twins used to race against 750cc fours.
 
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