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.
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.I can't find the F3 article from that link. What does it say?
In a way that saddens me. To my mind I was not impressed with the Daytona one bit. And I am talking about the R model. To start off I hate the whistling sound of the triple. Second...the controls feel too mushy...it feels like a bicycle. If that is what people like when they say they want an easy bike to ride, well looks like it ain't my cup of tea. I hope the F3 is nowhere near like that. Having ridden a F4 1000R Senna exclusively for the last few years, I guess I have fallen in love with the really stiff chasis and suspension and sort of knife edge raw handling. I hope the F3 is not a tame bike!So are they saying it should just be a track bike? i totally disagree its by far the easiest bike ive ever ridden just awsome i personally cant see how they say its not an everyday bike. My husband has the triumph 675 and its almost identical on handling/cornering. Also "racy short stroke engine character and stiff chassis too extreme for most riders" really?? OK ive been riding for twelve years and i will hold my hands up and say my husband is better and more experienced having rode since he was 17 but the mv dosent scare me it has if anything improved my riding, given me more confidance in the corners and every other aspect of my riding experience. So i say whateva to mcn im truly over the moon with it so there!!!!!!!!!!!