Well it finally arrived on Tuesday. My new 2009 Triumph Daytona 675. What an absolute joy to ride and to look at! It's especially cool seeing this bike parked alongside my 2005 Daytona 650. Although I live in Darwin I bought the 650 on an impulse when I was in QLD in 05 from TeamMoto Triumph in Springwood. I was so happy with their service that I bought my 675 from them sight-unseen. As with the 650 I've gone for the comfier seat and the carbon tank pad for the 675. This time I also got the clear LED brake light (which I think should be standard, but anyhoo), an alarm system and the Arrow slip-on which should be here in a week or two. The 650 is up for sale and my older brother is considering it (pretty interesting synergy there when you think about it - that my older brother may buy my new bike's older brother) but in the meantime it's nice to have a "spare" bike. A lot of mates who ride but are without wheels atm are lining up to go for rides with me, which I'm more than ok with! I knew the instant that I first rode the 650 that I was going to buy it, and I knew within a month of owning I was now a Triumph "mark" - that it was going to Trumpies from here on out and after riding the 675 I'm more convinced than ever that they are the best bikes I've ever ridden.