Triumph Speed Triple Review from Australia

2004 Triumph Speed Triple

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance7834 kilometres
Previous motorcycleDucati 750 Sport

Summary:

A lively love affair

Faults:

Occasionally, the speedo won't work. To fix it, turn off the bike and turn it on again.

General Comments:

The bike I own is called Lucy. This is how she got her name.

Speed Triple - Speed Trip - Trip - LSD - Lucy in the sky with diamonds - Lucy.

What is she like to live with?

She handles curves like a sports bike and she stops like a sports bike, but she doesn't hurt your wrists like a sports bike.

She is very pleasant to spend time with, except for one thing - her seat. It is an instrument of torture so hideous that it's in breach of the Geneva Convention.

Add to this the fact that I am still yet to find anyone who does an after-market replacement for the 2004 model. Plenty for the models before and after, but none for poor old Lucy. Maybe my bony 42 year old bum is the problem, but after 2 hours I'm fussing and squirming and standing up, anything to relieve the suffering. Oh, and by the way, I ALREADY have the gel seat. The standard seat was worse!

But would I swap her? Not for anything. She is the perfect lover. Always willing, always ready, fast, fun and ever so good looking. And just like every affair, pain will get you in the end.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th June, 2007

28th Jun 2007, 02:44

I wrote this survey a few weeks ago, and now the problem with the speedo is getting worse. It seems to be affected by temperature. I'll take it back to the dealer and see what he says.

2nd Dec 2007, 04:14

Nice review, really like your sense for humour.

Just wish I had a wad of cash burning a hole in my pocket, because I now know where I would spend it.