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I'm looking for opinions from anyone who has ridden both of these bikes. I would especially like to hear from someone who doesn't own either of them, or owns both. I've found that most people have convinced themselves that the bike they own is the best bike on the planet, mostly because they happen to own it and they want to feel good about their investment. So what I'm really looking for is an unbiased opinion.

If you had to buy a Daytona 675 or a Ninja ZX-6R and make that your only bike, which one would you get and why?
 

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Triumph Daytona 675 Wins International Bike of the Year Award (Below)


Triumph Daytona 675 Wins International Bike of the Year Award








DECEMBER 20, 2006 - It’s official: The Triumph Daytona 675 is the International Bike of the Year with praise from the professionals heaped on its incredible performance, unique character, stunning looks and superb handling.


Topping the prestigious 2006 International Bike of the Year (IBOTY) poll with a comfortable majority of the votes, the Triumph Daytona 675 has well and truly confirmed its status as the premier high performance motorcycle on the market.


This stylish machine crushed its closest competition, amassing more than twice the number of votes as any of its rivals and was awarded maximum votes by an astounding 6 of the 15 leading motorcycle magazines that participated.


This prestigious honor rounds off a superb year for Triumph’s newcomer, which has scooped a wealth of accolades from the world’s media. It was also victorious in the Supersport class at the world’s biggest sportsbike shootout, Masterbike, and has been named as bike of the year by various publications across the globe, from the USA to Australia.


Triumph’s Commercial Director, Tue Mantoni, commented: “Winning the International Bike of the Year Award with the Daytona 675 is a superb achievement for Triumph and we continue to be extremely proud of the bike that we have created. The Daytona 675 has now won nearly every motorcycle comparison test going, and we are confident that it will continue to achieve great things, as will the rest of our range for 2007.”
 

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emmmm zx6r.....yeah it's definitely the best bike ever made....fo sho! :D
 

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I've ridden both bikes on the track...back to back sessions actually. Keep in mind these were both pure track bikes, so there were some performance mods there and there. Of the 2, I much preferred the Triumph. The 675 has a much faster turn-in than the 636 and I liked the the way the bike held in a corner much more. The 675 is a very narrow and tall bike...for many riders, that's a huge turn off.

From a power perspective...I think the 675 would win the drag race, but the 636 had a smoother power delivery with much less engine braking when you come off the throttle. The 675 has A LOT of engine braking.

I can't offer a good comparison the braking power...the 636 had a brembo, steel lines and Vesrah pads...the 675 was stock. No question who was better there.

On rider position, the 675 is quite a bit more aggressive than the 636 by nature. A lot of that has to do with the ride height of the Triumph. If you're on the track, this won't matter much because you're rarely in the seat...on the street, this could be something to consider.

So that's the long and short...I spose if you have specific questions I can give it a shot. If I had to choose...I'd pick the 675 (in fact I did, I bought it the next day)...but I bought it as a track bike and I love it as a track bike.
 

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I haven't ridden either, but I have considered buying both of the bikes you mentioned. And based on what I hear from others, performance, and appearance: Triumph all day every day.
 
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