Sturdy roadster, plenty of power with now classic styling
Really nothing has gone wrong. The only thing not working is the tachometer, but that was from a collision with some livestock (see below).
I bought this bike as a wreck, the previous owner hit a 9-point buck (about 200 lbs of deer) at 50 MPH and laid the bike down on the right side. I had the front end rebuilt with new fork tubes and pieced the rest of it together from parts on eBay. Once the forks were back on, the bike rode like an absolute arrow.
These are well built, sturdy and heavy bikes. Perhaps a bit over-engineered, but Triumph was concerned for quality more than the average bike-builder at the time. I have spoken to guys who have hit guardrails at 70 MPH with these early Hinckley Triumphs like this one, and have been able to ride them another 400 miles. I think I may keep this bike forever, it's been so reliable.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 22nd April, 2007