Went by dealer Tuesday (Valentines Day) to see the new sporty 675 Triple and the new 900 Scrambler-they are both beautiful bikes!
The 675 will be one heck of a ride to me when they take off the fairing and put the seating position like my S 3. A BABY SPEED TRIPLE that will be quite a back road jammer! I am impressed with the nostalgic looks of the 900 but that bike is too slow for real action -once again they know their target market and it aint me. Both machines get an A+ from me for their intended use and target markets. I will wait to see if they expand the options for other types of riders - I hope they do. They both are really nice machines.
So far this summer, I've been conscripted three times by my local dealer to lead the group rides during their open house/demo days. That's three weekends of extensive riding on any Triumph or Ducati I chose. And I found myself hopping onto the Scrambler time & time again. If I were in the market for a new bike, the Scrambler would be at the top of the list. (followed closely by the Ducati S4Rs)
I took speedy to the dealer for her first service a few weeks ago and demo drove everything i had time for. The 675 is an AWESOME bike. I found myself getting off the freeway just so i could get back on and here that beautiful music. A 10,000 rpm swansong. Man, it gave me goosebumps. I heard the rumor mill about a baby S3 next year, i would be really tempted.