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got a new 675!!!!

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tried a gsxr 750... really really sweet. Was in two minds until i saw both bikes out in the sun. I was inside talking to the dealer. Meanwhile outside a bunch of bike enthusiasts (5 in total) had gathered around the 675 admiring it... 'is it a ducati?' .... 'it looks like a 1098'..... 'whats it like to drive ...'. Decision made. Then when I heard both bikes running stock pipes..... no doubt. What a cracking bike. I pick her up on saturday. I can't wait.

I have two questions for those here. As far as I can tell my bike will be coming with Pirelli super corair pro's. This is great if I intended to use the bike primarily on the track... 70% track, 30% road as pirelli advertise. However, I intend to use it mainly on the road with the odd time on the track.

The weather here is very variable as are the roads. I was wondering if I should ask the dealer to change tyres ? And if so... to which type of tyres? How do you guys find the stock tyres on the road ?

Secondy I know there are threads and threads about this next point... but the official triumph off road can... (not the arrow one in the brochure)... the one with the big central exhause. Does anybody have a sound clip up yet of this. Ive read the other thread about the different exhausts... I particularly like the jardine! It sounds awesome, unfortunately you can't get it in my country yet!

Finally, has anybody here gone for the optional gel seat ? Does it improve comfort much ... relieve numb bumb syndrome ??


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As far as the tires.... I have heard horror stories about them not being good on the cold or wet roads...

I cummute to work in the cold and wet...but I take it easy, knowing that I have those far I have not had a problem with them...but I can't wait to get a new set...I figure after a few track days this spring, I'll be ready for a set...

I am thinking of either the Pirelli Diablo III, they are getting excellent reviews for all types of riding.....

But Michelin has served me well in the past on other bikes, so may go with the Michelin Powers.

As far as the seat, I shaved my stock seat for better " touch down " since I am only 5'4"..... so can't help you there

And I still have the stock can.

You might want to visit the 675 site, theres lots of info over there....

Good luck with your 675 and enjoy!!!
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