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Old 04-05-2008, 12:24 AM   #1
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Default 2006 honda 599 on motorcycle.com

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Old 04-05-2008, 10:15 AM   #2
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Looking around that site a bit I found they also did a "shootout" article on 2004 Middleweight Standards where they compared the BMW F 650CS, Sportster 1200R, Yam FZ-6, Kawi Ninja 500R, Triumph Speed Four, Suzuki DL 650 V-Strom and the Honda 599...



Guess which bike they picked first

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Old 04-05-2008, 11:21 PM   #3
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Old 04-06-2008, 12:24 PM   #4
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Good article - thanks for posting.
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Old 04-06-2008, 06:55 PM   #5
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I think if you compared the Ninja 650R, the Speed Triple, the 599, an SV-650?, an FZ-6, and the new Duc 696 and you cover the middleweight naked class. I mean who wants 650 single cylinder BMW if you are shopping for this type of bike? But I think the above bikes represent the best in class and if you read all of the articles the 599 and Speed Triple are going to come out on top with a nod to the SV for "value" cause it's like $6K new. I'd keep my loyalty to my 599 but were I buying new and if money wasn't really an object I may go Speed Triple or maybe the new Duc but the new Duc is an unknown commodity. I think you can get new 2006 599's for $6K now which is quite a bit cheaper than the Speed Triple and undoubtedly the new Duc so from that perspective the 599 is looking like a great value play. Same price as the other offerings which are either quite long in the tooth or significantly lesser bikes. Since the 599's never sold well here I wonder if they will bring back a naked middleweight anytime soon. I like the 2007 Hornet except I hate the plastic notch on the forks by the headlight. The rest looks pretty cool to me.
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Old 04-06-2008, 11:04 PM   #6
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I think if you compared the Ninja 650R, the Speed Triple, the 599, an SV-650?, an FZ-6, and the new Duc 696 and you cover the middleweight naked class. I mean who wants 650 single cylinder BMW if you are shopping for this type of bike? But I think the above bikes represent the best in class and if you read all of the articles the 599 and Speed Triple are going to come out on top with a nod to the SV for "value" cause it's like $6K new. I'd keep my loyalty to my 599 but were I buying new and if money wasn't really an object I may go Speed Triple or maybe the new Duc but the new Duc is an unknown commodity. I think you can get new 2006 599's for $6K now which is quite a bit cheaper than the Speed Triple and undoubtedly the new Duc so from that perspective the 599 is looking like a great value play. Same price as the other offerings which are either quite long in the tooth or significantly lesser bikes. Since the 599's never sold well here I wonder if they will bring back a naked middleweight anytime soon. I like the 2007 Hornet except I hate the plastic notch on the forks by the headlight. The rest looks pretty cool to me.
I think you mean the Street Triple (675cc) Since the Speed Triple is 1050CC and a real monster! I use to have a Speed Triple and they are great bikes, but definitely not a middle weight!
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Old 04-07-2008, 07:47 AM   #7
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I'm thinking unnecessarily graphic...
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when standard bikes are offered here they sell about as well as garlic fries at a vampire convention.
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