Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Aurora, CO USA 80013
The Triumph Daytona 675 won the Motorcyclist magazine middleweight shootout as well. Apparantely, it is one helluva bike. I for one am very glad to see something "different" win for a change. Aside from it's appeal as being a unique product offering, the bike stands on it's own merits. Versus the Japanese 600 fours, it is the lightest bike in the class, clocks the quickest quarter mile, makes more torque, has a competitive level of horsepower, (more than the CBR and GSXR, less than the R6) competitively priced, and is by far- the best looking bike of the bunch.
What's not to like? If I were shopping the middleweight class, this would be the bike I'd buy.
Congratulations to Triumph for finally building a competitive bike, and for doing so by "going their own way."