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MCN to retest - anyone got a copy???

Saw that MCN has retested the F3 and their "revised" results are out in todays paper issue...anyone got a copy they can share with us?

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i read mcn must have missed that
when was that
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Would be interesting to read...

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I can't find the F3 article from that link. What does it say?
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Three pages, very favourable, vast improvement on the original. But as expected from MCN still rate the Triumph 675 overall a better bike.
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I always find magazine road tests interesting, regardless of the outcome; however, when it comes to spending my hard-earned dollars on a new motorcycle, I'll make my own decision using my own criteria.

I respect that MCN (and others) rank the Daytona 675 over the F3 as an all-around bike, but that's not what I want at this time. I already own an all-rounder in a Ducati 900 SS, so my second bike wants to be a bit of a hooligan, more raw and basic than my other bike, not to mention that the F3 is a new platform where the Triumph is 5-6 years old now. The F3 is the right call for me regardless of the "majority" opinion.
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I always find magazine road tests interesting, regardless of the outcome; however, when it comes to spending my hard-earned dollars on a new motorcycle, I'll make my own decision using my own criteria.

I respect that MCN (and others) rank the Daytona 675 over the F3 as an all-around bike, but that's not what I want at this time. I already own an all-rounder in a Ducati 900 SS, so my second bike wants to be a bit of a hooligan, more raw and basic than my other bike, not to mention that the F3 is a new platform where the Triumph is 5-6 years old now. The F3 is the right call for me regardless of the "majority" opinion.

My thoughts exactly!

When my F3 finally arrives it'll become my back roads blaster.

I'll keep my 900 SS FE for all the other, more mundane stuff.



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I can't find the F3 article from that link. What does it say?
Well as Bruce says they (MCN) is much more favourable this time...although they still choose the Triumph Daytona ...but it's a close run thing.
Their verdict reads...
''At last, we can give the F3 our proper verdict, five months on from it's ill-fated launch. It's everything we expected it would be: fast, superb handling, pretty, technologically-advanced with a soundtrack so intoxicating it makes you want to ride everywhere in the lower gears, so you can hear that engine singing. Most importantly, the poor-running problems have been banished.
The F3's racy, short-stroke engine character and stiff chassis will still make it too extreme for most riders, but it's actually a lot comfier than it looks, with lots of legroom.
If you want a supersports bike with everyday civility, this is'nt the bike for you, but for occasional flat-out blasts, track days and polishing heaven, the F3 will fit the bill nicely''.
Brian
Oh and MCN are gonna 'report' on the Brutale 675 B3 next week from it's world launch in Italy.

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