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Old 11-23-12, 23:08   #1
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...To a 675.
I'm debating on selling my CBR1000RR, and stepping into a D675R. I've got a local dealer that has discounted a '12 model. It's the bike I've wanted for some time. (Besides a S1000RR, which is too expensive)

I like the '13 model, mainly because of the slipper clutch, which my CBR has, but I can't bring myself to spend twice what I paid for my CBR1000RR.
I do think the new generation will be a force to be reckoned with, controversial looks aside.
This '12 model is priced well enough to convince me to grab one. I would love to keep my Honda, but my garage is getting a bit ridiculous.

Now. My CBR has about a 50 hp advantage. I realize the Triumph has tremendous torque, and is a blast to ride. I'm not saying I wouldn't love it. I've just never ridden one.

My question is for anyone that went from a literbike, to a 675...
Did you miss the raw power of the full liter?

EDIT: Updating 1st post. I purchased the D675R. See post #41.
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Old 11-23-12, 23:16   #2
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Went from a 2006 gsxr 1000 to my 11 675R.....WOuldnt go back for nothing. Besides, I live on an island and would never be able to use the full potential of the gsxr anyways so no real loss for me...
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Best thing to do is a test ride. If you enjoy the big power of the 1000, then yes, you'll miss it, as the 675 won't compare with the RR in torque/hp. The honda isn't porky either. Let's face it, any sportbike is plenty fast, but the 675R is one of the sexiest bikes out there, period. And a powerband and sound an I4 middleweight can't match. Good luck.

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Went from a 2008 R1 to a 2009 D675. Didn't miss the power and was faster on the D675 then the R1 at the local track. What you lose in power you make up for in "flickability".
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I agree with you guys. Using a literbike to its full potential in the real world is not really possible. Even on the track.
I use an R6 for the track. So I understand the usefulness of a flickable bike, over raw power.
Probably the only time I would miss the 1000 is when I go out to Montana/Wyoming.
I will be keeping my FZ1, so that will keep me happy, although it ain't at the same level...

I also agree that a D675R is WAY more sexy, and sounds like a wicked banshee!
As far as test rides go, that wont happen, especially since it just snowed a few inches last night.
But I'm certain I would love it. I've bought several new bikes over the years, without ever riding that particular model of bike. I've not been dissatisfied before. Can't imagine I would dislike a Daytona.
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Figured I would chime in here. I don't own a 1000 but I did recently pick up a hayabusa and have ridden a number of liter bikes. There is a lot more power in these bikes but they are not as much fun as the Daytona (my opinion). I jump back on the daytona after riding a liter bike or the hayabusa and it feels like a bicycle even though the liter bike may be close in weight. It is a completely different beast. If it helps, I know someone who sold their BMW HP2 sport which is a full carbon race replica after riding my 2008 Daytona...

Edit: just saw your list of bikes in your signature! I am jealous!

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I had a Ducati 996 and a Speed Triple, both dead sexy and fun to ride. The 675 is an entirely different animal. The RPM range takes some getting used to, but other than that, I don't look back. I LOVE the 675. Also, it's a bit more real world practicle. I feel just as fine putzing around at 35 as hitting the twisties with some speed!The speed triple and Duc, not so much. I think if you get one you won't be sorry...
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Quote:
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...To a 675.

My question is for anyone that went from a literbike, to a 675...
Did you miss the raw power of the full liter?
Yes!
I went from an 09 R1 to my Daytona and I do miss the outright raw power and the way that the Yamaha Crossplane engine delivered it. Truly addictive and a real hoot to ride. Thats also why I sold it. I was going to end up in jail riding that thing on the road. I was having too much fun on it! I have come to the opinion that litre bikes are too much bike for public road use. I mean, when a bike will do 160kph before you have to touch the gear lever its probably overkill when the speed limit on the opened road is 100kph right?

I must confess that I do prefer the overall Daytona package over any litre bike I have owned. It obviously doesnt have that same raw power but is still no slouch and it handles superbly, being so small and nimble, so overall I am satisfied with the switch

I suppose you need to ask yourself where your priorities lie. Is outright power your be all and end all priority in your riding?
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Its litre not liter......of course the americans want to respell an international standard. It makes it easier for their simple brains to spell......
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Its litre not liter......of course the americans want to respell an international standard. It makes it easier for their simple brains to spell......
At least I didn't spell it litter!

Don't get me started on tyres...
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