This month's cycle world reports that internatuionally the DAytona got the most votes for bike of the year.Anyone on this forum have one they can comment on versus their Bonny?Obviously faster, but how about comfort, gas mileage, reliability etc?
Watch the oil level closely if you get a Daytona. One of the gang at (UK) Bike magazine destroyed an engine by not watching the oil level in the first 1000 miles or so. It seems to consume a lot of oil. (I might be able to dig out the article if I really try.)
He didn't criticize the bike, but wondered how/why a new engine would consume that much oil. He didn't think to check it as often as it obviously needed to be checked.
While magazines give a lot of credit to the 675 for being a great motorcycle and unanimous Bike of the Year, the Bonnie is a whole different set of factors. The 675 is pound for pound the most fun bike on the street. A lot of folks will start to gravitate to the latest techno race rep wonder, the Ducati 1098, which will be the Bike of The Year in 2007. The Bonneville is probably going to win the Bike of The Year category for most smiles per mile because of its simplicity and straightforwardness. BIKE magazine rated it as the 4th bike in the "Effortless Cool" category for all time based upon the bikes lack of pretention and honest "get what you asked for" value. I have ridden a 675, whcih was amazing. I own a 955i, which is also great. The bike that will outlast all comers in my garage is the Bonnie. The 955i will leave only when I can't hold on to 130hp/150mph + any more.
I wanna hear more from folks who have ridden the "little" 675 BabyTona. I haven't ridden one, hell.... I can't even reach the tarmac from one. But aren't they saying this sub-700 triple is delivering a hundred some horsepower to the rear wheel?!?! And what does it weigh with a full tank of gas & oiled up?
When somebody who owns/rides a 130 horsepower 955 triple sings the praises of the 675, I wanna hear more about this baby beast!
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