Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Springfield, MO
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I've had my Striple since Nov '08. My riding mileage is pretty evenly split 50/50, commuting (16 miles/day, work) and weekend road trips (ranging from 25-300 miles). This past summer I had plenty of opportunities to ride a couple good friends Daytonas and even a Ducati 1098, along with my wife's Suzuki SV650S.
While I loved being able to ride these other bikes, they were not short jaunts around the block, but nice long rides. Fun as those were, I would not trade or give up the Striple for the D675. I would have no problem adding a D675 for variety, but for day to day comfort no way, the Striple is a better over-all tool. And performance-wise, until you are over 130 mph or so, the Striple will do just fine against the Daytona. jd_gun13 and I swapped bikes a bit and I believe he's ready to trade for a Striple, lol.