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Old 10-29-2012, 09:26 AM   #1
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Any Aprilia, Ducati, Triumph...etc (Non Japanese) lovers?

As per title. I have always been a Japanese fan mainly for the value for money and reliability (toughness & solidness) of their products it a new camera, LCD TV, car, bike...I always seem to go for the Japanese brands ..

However for this new purchase this time I am trying my best to keep an open mind and am really trying to consider all option ...and maybe even try something new .

My only other sportbike has benn a GSX-R 600 K4 with which I was very happy .

I am in the market for a sports bike that is larger than 600cc. Apart from the usual Japanese suspects (GSX-r 750, Blade, ZX-10R etc..) I am also considering one of the below:

- Triumph 675 Daytona (2007-2009)
- Ducati 848 (2007-2009)

Both seem to have stellar reviews and it sounds like they are pretty reliable. The Ducati would be the most expensive of my options but it is BY FAR the sexiest looking one ...

Would running, servicing and spare parts be much more expensive on these bikes than their Japanese counterparts? What would you do ?
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i love the 675 have only been on it for trips at a time. but if i ever go back to anything smaller it will be that love the look the feel and that power is nice for what it is.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:17 AM   #3
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I love all three of those brands. rsv4 factory love.

streetfighter s, love.

speed triple and daytona 675 love. for different reasons for each bike I didn't choose it for a final selection.

ducs are temperatmental and high maintenance. I'm not a fan of the dry clutch.

my 09 zx6r and 1krr 2011, both out perform the other bikes I listed, in HP. we'll see what my third bike will be. I too enjoy the realibility of the j. bikes.
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:09 AM   #4
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The 675 is a better bike than the 848. I would pick the triumph just on parts availability alone, but the triumph has received great reviews since it came out. If I was in the market for a middle weight bike right now I would probably get the 675R. I really like the 848, but I feel like it isn't as good a its competition.

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Old 10-29-2012, 12:57 PM   #5
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I like the 675 as well

as a Ducati owner... It is an AWESOME SECOND BIKE

it is a bit of a prestige purchase... and not as much for a daily rider...

not that they can take it... they can...

if you only have one bike ... a ducati might not be the best choice
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:22 PM   #6
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Had the 1098S, loving the RSV4 Factory more.

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X - how do you like the OEM quickshifter??
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MV agusta F4 is my dream bike
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^^^^^ i mean if we are talking dreams i would say that f3 would be my baby my lover and my dream all in one. for a 600cc bike i mean
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:57 PM   #10
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I have the MV Agusta F4 Brutale 1078RR and it's quite a remarkable machine. Riding an MV is really something. I had it on the track last weekend and I'm still smiling.

The F3 is a good looking bike but in it's first model year they have not quite got the bugs out of it. I've heard of a bunch of throttle issues. I test rode the 848 and was very disappointed. I thought I'd ride home on a new street fighter and it just did nothing for me. I rode the SV4 priller and while it was a nice ride it has nothing on my MV. I'm very spoiled with 2 of the best bikes on the planet so it's going to take a lot to really impress me.

If you go eurotrash prepare to pay a lot more for everything and wait for parts. That's why most of us sexy italian owners also have more than one bike. It's not a coincidence.

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