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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-20-2000, 07:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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i'm thinking about getting a different bike. i use my bike for commuting and some long distance travel. a dealer has a really nice triumph daytona. its a '95. i really don't know anything about these or anyone who does. it has 9500 miles and the dealer wants around $ 7000. i saw no damage and is extremely clean. any thoughts?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-20-2000, 07:56 AM
 
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-20-2000, 09:04 AM
 
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I had a 95 Triumph Speed Triple (cafe racer version not the street fighter version) and it was a lot of FUN! The triple is a great motor with lot's of "usable" torque and power were you can use it riding on the street!

No, it's not a GSXR or CBR-RR type bike, it's heavier and solid feeling like a sporting Moto-Guzzi. It won't have the "top end" of a newer sportbike, even the Triumph 955 is more of a "spinning motor" that the older style Triumph Daytona. The only reason I had to get rid of my Speed Triple, it put too much stress and pressure on my "arthritic wrist's" (it's hell getting old!!), other wise I'd still be riding it!

$7,000 is fair but I'd see if I could beat them down to $6,000, remind them that Triumph "doesn't make this type of Daytona" anymore and it could be on their sales floor for quite a while! Then ride the hell out of it and enjoy life.

http://britrider.tripod.com/SpeedTriple-96.jpg
96 Triumph Speed Triple

http://britrider.tripod.com/SpeedTriple-97.jpg
97 Triumph Speed Triple

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-20-2000, 09:37 AM
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Nash, is it a 900 or 1200? I have some experience with a 95 Daytona 900, as my one constant riding buddy owns one.

P.S. I just lost 3 frickin' paragraphs of words I had written in respone to your post, but I don't have time to retype it at the moment. I'll try to get back to it tonight.

P.S.S. Ditch the Triumph idea, and for a few less bills, you can have my VFR! J/K!

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-20-2000, 09:48 AM
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Oops, Nash, I just reread my post (especailly the P.S.S.) and it reads like my original post might have been slamming the Daytona. Nope, not at all. Had a might few good things to say about it. Didn't want you getting the wrong idea while you anxiously await my most informative reply! Yeah, right!

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-20-2000, 10:22 AM
 
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$7K for a '95 sounds high. With the stock bars it won't be very comfy for commuting and touring. Other than that they are great bikes. Are you looking to go sportier than your CBR or just newer? The new (2001)Bandit S 1200 looks mighty tempting for your type of riding for only $7350.

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-20-2000, 10:52 AM
 
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Well since the Triumph Daytona was almost double the $7,000 price new (in 1995), $7,000 ain't bad, $6,000 would be better.

Now, I was talking the 900cc Triple version, the 1200cc 4-Cylinder is even more of a torque monster but it's slightly heavier than the triple. It does have low clip-on's but you can purchase "risers" and there's a "lower" setting for the rider pegs!

Can't argue with Tristan about the 2001 1200S Suzuki Bandit at $7,300 it's quite a steal and the "modern version" of my 1980 GS1100E!! Still, the older Daytona would surely let you stand out at the local sportbike hangout!

http://britrider.tripod.com/Daytona1200.jpg

The orginal Triumph Daytona 1200 4-Cylinder


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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-20-2000, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
 
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it is the 900 cc model. oddly i was looking at a 99 1200 bandit. it had 5000 miles and the asking price was $5500, so i know i might be able to get it cheaper.

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-20-2000, 12:36 PM
 
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Hey Nash, Honda Northwest in Hilliard has 2 2000 Bandit 1200s on their floor, and I bet they'd take $6000 + tax for one. And despite the 2001 model looking cooler with its new fairing, I bet American buyers will still stay away so the prices on those will still be flexible.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-21-2000, 02:21 AM
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I didn't realize that the Daytona 1200 was a four. Good info.

My buddy paid $6k for his 900, with 6.5k miles, pristine condition. He's got over 10k on it now, with no problems. I'm not sure if his sprockets are OEM, but the gearing seems a bit tall, with the power coming on in the mid to upper rev range. It's heavy by today's standards, but the weight is pretty well distributed. On comfort, the seat is a bit narrow, but he has Graves custom clip-ons mounted above the triple clamp, so the reach for me (6'1") is pretty comfortable. It feels rock solid on the road, and wind protection from the wide-flaring fairings is really good; I've had it up to an indicated 140, and it felt like I was going a lot slower than that compared to my VFR. I Twin Yoshi pipes make it sound sweet, too. The bike gets a lot of looks from bystanders, and the most oft said comment is "I didn't know Triumph made a sportbike."

Well, there's my $.02.

Good luck, Nash.

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