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post #31 of 36 Old 05-05-2017, 04:30 PM
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Hmmm after sitting on my new baby, I really hope they do a Daytona version!! Amazing bike.



I have a sneaking suspicion it's going to give my ZX6R a run for its money. I also love the fact that nowhere on the bike does it say 765 *lol*
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Hmmm after sitting on my new baby, I really hope they do a Daytona version!! Amazing bike.



I have a sneaking suspicion it's going to give my ZX6R a run for its money. I also love the fact that nowhere on the bike does it say 765 *lol*
Does it have the same forks as the 13+ zx6r? Showa BP-SFF or is that the ohlins edition?

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Does it have the same forks as the 13+ zx6r? Showa BP-SFF or is that the ohlins edition?
I think the R gets the BP-SFF, the RS has 41mm Showa Big Piston (not SFF). See them in this pic...

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Finally yes the Dunlops they are that much better, the larger size and profile allow for steeper lean angles and the ability to get the power down earlier.
laughlaughlaughlaugh:l aughlaughlaughlaughlau ghlaughlaughlaughlaugh


Smokey, normally I appreciate your input but please stick to subjects about which you are confident in your answer. This is complete and utter bullshit. Sorry. You are absolutely right about the Kalex frames though. They are a work of art and vastly superior to OEM frames so they can tune the bike to get power down earlier. I also agree that the talent pool in Moto2 is higher than WSS but it would be very interesting to see that play out if they were on the track at the same time, on the same bike.

Anyway, the Moto2 bikes are making significantly more power than the WSS bikes are. This is directly from the MotoGP paddock last round. I know, because I asked.


Anyway, I am really happy to see that Triumph is taking over the engine production. It will be a big shot in the arm for a company that has always taken a back seat to the big 4. Maybe this will also help Triumph figure out how to make engines that don't explode when run at the top of their revs for too long. It will be very interesting to see for sure. I am betting that we do see a fair amount of 'sploding engines the first year or two as they try to wring out as much power as possible from them. Definitely a huge perk for Triumph.

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If the Honda engines used in Moto2 are only making 120bhp, I'll eat my helmet... with my Sena still attached.

I think it'll be very interesting to see Triumph providing a 765cc triple for the series. As much as I get along just fine with twins and fours, I've always had a real soft spot for odd numbers of cylinders.

The most likely case I can imagine is:
- Triumph use an evolution of the 765 design from the new Street Triple (yes, @Sanctuary . i'm drooling).
- They'll use this tuned version as a test bed for a new Daytona. They've already got the chassis mostly right on the 675. Although they're hugely improved in reliability compared to previous years, this will be their real focus.
- The image and press from supplying reliable and powerful engines will increase the sex appeal that isn't quite there for them. My mate's '97 916SP was a work of art and fantastic if you wanted to go supernova, but reliable? Um, no. They've got a hefty chunk of the retro market, but an 8000RPM parallel twin is a very different beast to a 14000RPM triple... More so, if you're talking about keeping it up around that rev limit.

If Triumph pull this off, it'll be a major coup for their brand appeal and engineering knowledge.

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laughlaughlaughlaugh:l aughlaughlaughlaughlau ghlaughlaughlaughlaugh


Smokey, normally I appreciate your input but please stick to subjects about which you are confident in your answer. This is complete and utter bullshit. Sorry. You are absolutely right about the Kalex frames though. They are a work of art and vastly superior to OEM frames so they can tune the bike to get power down earlier. I also agree that the talent pool in Moto2 is higher than WSS but it would be very interesting to see that play out if they were on the track at the same time, on the same bike.

Anyway, the Moto2 bikes are making significantly more power than the WSS bikes are. This is directly from the MotoGP paddock last round. I know, because I asked.


Anyway, I am really happy to see that Triumph is taking over the engine production. It will be a big shot in the arm for a company that has always taken a back seat to the big 4. Maybe this will also help Triumph figure out how to make engines that don't explode when run at the top of their revs for too long. It will be very interesting to see for sure. I am betting that we do see a fair amount of 'sploding engines the first year or two as they try to wring out as much power as possible from them. Definitely a huge perk for Triumph.
So exactly what did I say that was incorrect?

Can you share your source, who did you ask? Can you give us something other than some hearsay about hp numbers?

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