Anyone got experience with both? Though tests show 600RR to be on top my heart is set on a triple.
This is very true with the Daytona 675...although I wouldn't be too concerned about it unless you're planning on racing the bike full time.Now, with the Daytona, I would say the same is true, except pay attention to OEM and aftermarket parts if you want to do stuff to it. They are generally much more expensive.
Shop rates are shop rates...Euro only shops are generally a touch more expensive, the place we have in Iowa is the same rate on the Jap bikes as it is the 675. Maintenance will bite you in parts as mentioned above. Otherwise I find 675 to be very easy to maintain and requires nothing more than a Japanese 600 would.Also what are the maintenance costs? Though I am a DIY guy, I heard Triumphs cost more to maintain. Is it because of the costly parts?
choosing a bike out of a magazine is like choosing a bike on looks....oh wait.
No...well maybe IF you get the parts from Triumph...however, for most things there is an equivalent part. My bike has a ZXR rear master cylinder, from brakes off another kawai (I forget) valave shims can usually be traded with other bikes ect.I chose these two bikes because they have good midrange and not top heavy like the other 3. I will try to get their test rides this spring. I am fine with not modding them much since I have been there and done that with my FZ6. Also what are the maintenance costs? Though I am a DIY guy, I heard Triumphs cost more to maintain. Is it because of the costly parts?
That was my point...in a more round about kind of way.I agree and disagree.
Someone buying a 600RR as their first bike because they don't like how a 250 looks is stupid.
An experienced rider choosing a Ninja 600 over a GSXR 600 because he loves green is fine. I think most of these bikes are so evenly matched that I would choose based on looks, features, guage layout, comfort, etc over performance figures.
But, that's just my opinion.
I bought the Daytona...I like my triples what can I say. The little bastard is faster then my Speedie from what I can tell so far, and I haven't let it spin yet.The 07+ 600RR's are a huge improvement over the older models 03-05 IMO. And parts are relatively easy to find on various CBR forums, including 600rr.net. I would try and ride both of them and see which one you think you'll be more comfortable on. Me, I fell in love with the new 600RR all over again when I first rode it (coming from two older RR's), and I was thinking about switching to the 675 myself! I still would love to ride one tho.