Triumph Speed Triple Review from United Kingdom

2007 Triumph Speed Triple

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.9 / 10
Distance when acquired1016 miles
Most recent distance6787 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha YBR125

Summary:

A fun, flexible hooligan!

Faults:

Randomly, the bike stalled in traffic. I had to bump start it down hill. Never re-occurred since?!

General Comments:

Brilliant!

The best fun I have yet had on a bike. I've test driven quite a lot!

The acceleration is awesome (as long as you can keep the front end down).

The in-gear performance is great, you can be very lazy and leave in fourth or fifth most of the day, there is just so much torque.

Long distance is sometimes uncomfortable. Though I have done Bristol to Peterborough and back in a day with no great discomfort.

The economy has been a revelation! Today I ran from Bristol to Gosport and then back up as far as Salisbury before I had to refuel. (153.2 miles and 3.06 gallons = 50.1 mpg, meaning a theoretical range of 198 miles).

I regularly get 44mpg from this, and she doesn't get an easy life ;)

I would recommend this bike to anyone, especially in Roulette Green!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th August, 2011

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 1 review