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which bike and why

If you had a chaice which would you chose? ducati 749 or triumph 675
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Ducati 749 because it's Italian and it's got that cool desmo vtwin sound.
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I would have to go 675 - Love that fuggin bike and my .02 is if your gonna go Duc, its at least gotta be a 9

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i heard the triumph has a great sound as well. supposedly sounds like its suppercharged. but i have no idea what the exhaust sounds like.

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To much maintenance on the Pasta Rocket.

Go with the 675, Triumph hit the mark on that bike, everyone that has one out at the track loves it. Only problem I heard is the stock shock once it gets heated up riding hard it packs up.

But that thing is a screamer. Even comes bone stock with race track rubber Pirellis on it.

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To much maintenance on the Pasta Rocket.
No, not any more. They are MUCH better now than they used to be. I think both bikes are great looking, but there's nothing like the looks and sound of an Italian Vtwin. Get the Duc!!

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No, not any more. They are MUCH better now than they used to be. I think both bikes are great looking, but there's nothing like the looks and sound of an Italian Vtwin. Get the Duc!!

+1 on everything except the maintence part, I can't afford a ducati, actually i can't afford either bike, so I will stick to my SV, but there is something about a twin...

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...once it gets heated up riding hard it packs up.

But that thing is a screamer.
And just who doesn't? oh, yeah, wrong thread....

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675. Maintenance on the duc...bla.
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675 is a better all around rated bike.

Why would you want either when an '06 GSXR 750 will run circles around either for less money?

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The Triumph was just rated the best bike of 2006 by motorcyclist magazine

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The Triumph was just rated the best bike of 2006 by motorcyclist magazine
what She said....

And if that is all you are choosing from than the 675, if you can afford the maintenance than the DUC...

But I would go with a HONDA.... what type of riding ya plan on doing? Track days, touring, street posing, stunting...

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749 cause it's . But i dislike the new front ends so if i had a choice i'd for a 998 or something..

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Why would you want either when an '06 GSXR 750 will run circles around either for less money?
Probaly because he doesn't want to one of the 5 million people with a blue and white Gixxer.

Look....there goes another one!

I'd ride both and buy the one that "speaks" to you.

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Good point Mike, I guess I look like one of the 5 million on my GSXR 1000s.

Of course, the 06 GSXR 750 does have that burgundy paint job of which there are very few.

I try to either get my bikes painted differently to stand out, or rub them on the ground so I can get that "experienced" primer perception. Either way makes even a simple bike stand out.

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ChicagoFactory quote: I'd ride both and buy the one that "speaks" to you. Well Said!!

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Between them two it would be a toss up. Alot would depend what you plan on using for..Poser Bike=Ducati...Track=675


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To much maintenance on the Pasta Rocket.

Might have been the case in the past....but not anymore Have had no maintenance issues on either the ST3 or the Monster 620....but then again, I wrench my own stuff Remember 600 mile maintenances is an expensive oil change and checking for loose parts, the 6000 miles valve check is just that, checking them which is easy. Belts at 12000 miles...who the F__K changed their belts at 12000 miles I certainly didn't, the bike has just shy of 17000 miles....They should be changed at every 2 years, definetely.

The 675 IMHO looks like a Jap bike...I would go with the 749, just for the looks...because any Jap bike or the 675 in with a competent rideer will run away from the 749.

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The 675 IMHO looks like a Jap bike...I would go with the 749, just for the looks...because any Jap bike or the 675 in with a competent rideer will run away from the 749.
I am sensing that you are using "Jap bike" is a derroagatory term. The ST3 & Monster do not necessarily look Italian .... they are both kind of generic looking. It is still unclear what this looks like that or that looks like this have to do with anything.

and then you say to go with the 749 because any "jap bike" or the 675 is better?

I think the 749 and 675 are both gorgeous bikes. I do not think you would be dissappointed with either one from a handling, performance or power point of view. I have sat on both bikes, and I prefer the feel of the 675 ... and I was already biased because I love the three cylider engine that Triumph is known for, and unimpressed with the twin of the Ducati.

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Ducati is way cooler but there is that chance that it will break down on you once in awhile, and maintenance is constant from what I hear it's no Honda. As far as speed, all bikes are fast.
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Just buy an Aprilia and be done with it. They're better than both anyways.

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Owning a Ducati doesn't automatically make you cool. Ducati's are not God's gift to the motorcycle world. I'd be leery of any manufacturer that uses tubing for their frames as much as Ducati does. I think it's old technology on a very expensive bike. I guess if they used 21st century frame design, then they might look Japanese ....and start winning AMA events.


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Owning a Ducati doesn't automatically make you cool. Ducati's are not God's gift to the motorcycle world. I'd be leery of any manufacturer that uses tubing for their frames as much as Ducati does. I think it's old technology on a very expensive bike. I guess if they used 21st century frame design, then they might look Japanese ....and start winning AMA events.


675. It's British. And it's BAD ASS.
dude, that trellis frame design has proven to be one of the best and its beautiful. i agree that owning any variety of bike doesnt make you cool.

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a buddy of mine parked his 749 for about an hour after ridng and when i leaned up agains the back seat, almost melted my hand off!!!
but man does it sound nice, the specs prove to be in favor of the 675, im still waiting to see one

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