Ive just picked up my new bike today and its an 06 Daytona 675 (graphite). I can only go from what ive read about the bike so far and the couple of hours ive had on it, but for me it was the pick of the bunch. I looked at the CBR600RR7, ZX6R, GSXR600 and 750 and R6. I chose the Triumph purely on looks and low down power as I do not have the ability to achieve the full potential of any of the supersports with only 2 years riding experience. I dont think there is a great deal separating the bikes in this class for the average rider, so go on personal preference - I like the fact that you dont see a lot of them around.
BTW, the previously had a, 01 CBR600 F4i which was very forgiving and easy to handle - I was expecting the 675 to be much harder to get to grips with due to the aggressive riding position but was surprised to find it very comfortable with a lot of mid range power - third gear does just about everything i need for tootling around wheras I needed to drop to second to get any pull at low speed from the CBR.
I was told by the dealer to expect to pay £200 for 6000 mile service and £400 for 12,000 mile service - not sure how this compares to the Jap bikes but doenst seem too expensive to me. Also road tax is a higher band than the other supersports due to the 675cc engine.
Only negatves so far are the lack of aftermarket parts.
I hope to be able to give more detailed feedback over the coming weeks.
I have had my 06 Daytona from new. Took it to Europe twice in the past 2 years with no probs other than a ruptured left front fork seal where I hit a dead cat in Warsaw. Done under warranty no probs. I use the bike daily for work now, then spank its A*** over the weekend. Very very fast, and I have owned some fast bikes. I am coming up to my 8000 mile service now which is £210 inc VAT at Onyertriumph near Aylesbury. Dunno where you live, but Beware of the new Triumph dealership in Woburn Beds called Simply Triumph who were going to hit me for £410 for the same service. Onyer say its because Woburn believe the first major should be at 8000 whereas Onyer say 12000. Guess where I am going. That aside a fantastic machine that gets lots of attention, feels like a 250 in weight, and rides like an F-16 fighter jet. (not that I have flown an F-16 of course) Enjoy the experience mate, and keep the rubber on the road.
PS - Ventura do a great luggage system for the bike if you ever look to take it abroad, and I would recommend a gel seat at £100, worth its weight in gold, especially if you tour or do long ride-outs.
My mate bought one from new and it spent most of the time back at garage getting repaired. Finally needed a new engine at 4000 miles. Rubbish.
They burn no oil then SUDDENLY burn the lot in about 200 miles, then the engine goes pop.
had a 675 from new for 3 years,
its now got 23000 on it, and all that has gone wrong is the reg/rectifier,( which was about 130 quid. they have redesigned it now, and it faces the other way with a big heat sink, but i was using it in spain, the prob doesnt come up much in gb. )
brilliant round wales, schooperb round the twisites in spain, never been serviced, just changed the oil every 6000 miles, jobs a goodun.
i am currently despatching on it round london, with 1000 miles a week being normal. (it is not very good at this, by the way.)its been my only transport for 3 years, if it wasnt any good, i would have binned it and bought something else.
the following piccie is from the other week, so it shows it shrugs off the winter weather no probs.
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