Awesome bike with lots of character, that gets looks if you can get it out of the garage
Moderate restoration needed.
Carbs needed to be replaced (not cheap!).
Chain tensioners have needed to be replaced 3 times.
2 dead batteries.
Clutch cable broke, pulling off from a stop sign.
Front brake system easily gets in air and dirt, and is a pain to fill.
This was my first bike. Great performance and didn't disappoint the faithful.
This bike got all kinds of looks and comments when out at restaurants, shows, or gas stations... mostly from the old guys who remember racing their close Tiger cousins.
Seat got uncomfortable after an hour or two, electrics were a nightmare, painful to clean, frustrating to maintain, and had some infuriating quirks. And yet...
This all is what made it a masterpiece...
Granted, it wasn't all sugar plums and daises owning this old Triumph, but it was sublime to ride when it was working properly, and it was its quirks that made me love it. I might not spring for one in the future, but this bike made my first riding experiences full of memories, both good and bad. A beautiful specimen of British conception and execution.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 9th November, 2010