View Full Version : 06+ Triumph 675 vs. 06+ Suzuki Gsxr 600/750
10-24-2006, 07:11 PM
So the time has come to purchse a bike again. I finally got my raise, Id im ready to blow it on my new bike. So ive been doing my due dilligence, and research, but I'm really torn between these bikes. Its either a Triumph Daytona 675, or a Suzuki Gsxr 600/750. To give you a little backround on myself, Im 24 about 175 6', ridin Dirt Bikes for about 6-7 years now, and I previously owned a CBR 600RR about 6 months, before I sold it (cash flow problems). I am definitly NOT looking to have this as a commuter, just for fun, pleasure. I live in So. Cal next to about, ummm... 1,000+ canyons, so I will primarily be riding the twisties, and some coast riding. Not looking for excessive power, but im afraid that with the 600 I will be craving the 750 in about 6 months, and its only about 1000 bucks more. And up till about a day ago, it was only Suzuki..... until I read about the new Triumph 675 :eek: . From what I've read, its supposed to be the best bike to come out of Triumph ever! I like the fact its in between the 750 and the 600, and the rave reviews about it. There are in the same price range, so cost really isnt an issue, but I just need to decide, and I dont want to regret the decision later. So thats were you guys come in!;) Let me know what you think, or what you would pick. Personal experiences would be ideal, but any info or input would be awesome.
10-26-2006, 07:43 AM
Don't have any personal experience, but I've read the reviews on both, and were it me, I'd go with the Triumph. The 750 is an incredible bike, I'm sure, but the Triumph has much more personality, and you'll stand out since there aren't as many of them on the road. As far as the performance difference, unless you're a seasoned road racer, I doubt you'll be able to tell the difference, and in fact, you may be faster on the Triumph if it lives up to what the reviews are saying. My $.02.
12-23-2006, 12:37 AM
I too am debating on the Triumph Daytona 675. I am a neo-beginner (meaning that I rode for about 3 years before selling my bike then, a CBR 600 F3). I haven't ridden since then. I also have this facination with the "naked" bikes as well. I love the Ducati Monster, the Buell XB12S Lightning, and the Triumph Speed Triple. My biggest problem is my wanton need to tinker with every form of motor conveyence I have/have owned. I am still kind of leaning towards the Buell, since it is pretty much a Harley motor in a sport chassis, but that new Triumph 675 is very SEXXY!! Oh, and I am going to start builing a Factory Five Racing Roadster (Cobra replica) in the summer or fall of 2008. I told you I am a tinkerer. I like to mess with things, not always with positive results.
So back to the bike issue, I love speed and power, but that is really what the Cobra, errr, "Roadster" is for (2300 lbs and 600 rwhp sound fun to anyone?? :D ). I was also thinking of taking a 2-4 year old sportbike and creating my own "naked" bike, but I don't know. Someone please help!! LOL.
12-26-2006, 08:03 PM
I would get the suzuki and the main reason would be the dealer network and reliability, I once rode a Triumph TT600 for a bit, and i have no doubt this is a way better bike, but it left me with a bad impression of the Triumph Marquee. The bike had horrible fuel injection mapping and just rode ****ting in general (i'm sure they have all this fixed on the 675), also the bike was missing a fairing piece and the guy said it has been on order for 3 months, granted this was 3 years ago, I still don't think that their support will match Suzuki's especially in a smaller urban or rural area.
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