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RAR­ITY wasn’t sold for long

UN­USUAL TECH big-bore 600 four with even­more grunt than a Kawasaki ZX-636R

NOS­TAL­GIA oh yes

Tri­umph knew the rip­per 675 Day­tona triple was com­ing out, but they had a year to go with the 600cc in­line-four, so they went nuts and threw a big-bore kit at it for 2005. The orig­i­nal 600 Day­tona won no prizes for looks, and was a bit lame power-wise, but it was an in­cred­i­ble han­dler. So the 650 sorted out the power – mas­sively – and all we had to moan about was the looks. Still a sweet ride to­day, and since the 650 was only about for 18months or so, there’s not many about at all. A 600 is a de­cent backup op­tion, but the mad Hinckley col­lec­tors will all re­ally be want­ing a 650 in years to come…

Fly the flag with this Bri­tish beauty.

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