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Old 04-12-2012, 10:36 PM   #1
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Anyone else think that our favorite little 600 is looking a little shabby? I am torn between the Triumph and Honda for my next bike. I'd love to get something in the 70HP range, but I can't find anything sporty enough. I think I'll try to put on another 10,000 miles on the CBR250R and see if I feel I can handle a 600.

Anyhoo...the Daytona rocks. It's got the looks, great power and appeal. My knees, foot placement and hip flexors tell me it fits better, if only slightly.

The Honda is a Honda. It fits ok, that slight rise in the clipons is nice. It just doesn't seem it is as put together as the Daytona. The levers seem cheaper, the gauge is kind of old, the brake lines aren't even stainless steel like the daytona. I have never seen Honda in this light before. I've always felt they never skimped on quality. I look at the CBR600RR now and I can't figure out how they justify costing $500 more. Choosing a new CBR over the Daytona seems like buying a budget bike now. Am I missing something?
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:11 PM   #2
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The Daytona is a little more extreme riding position and suits a taller rider.

Personally I like the emotion the Triple stirs in the soul, and I like the Honda because its a Honda.
In saying that the 'Tona is well sorted, well built and gives nothing away in reliability nowadays and even has just as good build quality. (Ive owned triumphs and nil problems)

If you want something between those 2, try the R6.
If you want something well balanced try a Gixxer.. the latest model is a gem.
if you want a slightly more all round roadbike try the 636.

But If you are 5'11 or more.. Go the glorious Triple and go play music
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What year are you talking because that matters a lot.
If your talking 2012. Zx-6.
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2011's. Neither bike has changed much for 2012.
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Nothing beats the sound of a triple. Or the torque for that matter.
675 is my next bike no ifs, buts or maybes.
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I loved my D675, but it is much more than 70hp bike, it is rated 124hp and the 675R is probably even more (which almost won the Daytona 200 last month, would have if he didn't run into slow traffic on the last lap).

At 56 years old, I was starting to find the riding position not as comfortable, but I did do 260 miles in about 5 hours a few months ago and had no issues.

It is a unique bike, in the 5 years/24K miles I had the bike; I never saw another one on the road. It was also reliable, I only had 1 mechanical failure in that time, retifier failed. It did require 6K services, but my valves were never adjusted until 24K.

RIP, I crashed it 2 weeks ago, today and totalled the bike.
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I'd go the Honda. It has optional ABS, and if you really need ABS that one time you will thank God that you have it.
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I love the daytona's but will prob end up getting the gixxer 750, will get to bored of a 600 and the extra HP/torque means you youll have great pickup all though the rpm range, where the 600 wants to scream.
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One thing I wont get bored with my cbr250 is the monthly payment. Paying 82 bucks per month. I put 600 down on it and 82 for 60 months. I just went to the GSXR forum and read the insurance some people pay. Holy crap. my 82 per month is what some people pay just for insurance per month on a 600.

Now to the choices skip the CBR600 with its outdated dash design which is quite ugly. The GSXR600's dash look exciting even if youre not moving.

The 675 feels like a torture rack. I bet 30-60 mins into the ride you will want to ride into a massage place.
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I wouldn't mind riding to a massage place.
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