2001 Triumph TT600

Summary:

I would ride any distance on it

Faults:

Magnetic pickup for speedometer has gone out 2 times. Poor design done different on later models of Triumphs.

Clutch cable broke at 30k. Was easy to replace.

Replaced brake pads around 30k.

General Comments:

40,000 miles and the only maintenance I do is oil changes. It has only been in the shop for tire changes. I have been able to repair everything that has gone wrong, and I do not consider myself a mechanic.

There is nothing bad that I can say about this bike.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th August, 2008

2001 Triumph TT600

Summary:

Great price, if you can find one; a quality bike with bad original reviews

Faults:

Had to replace what I believe to be original spark plugs because it would take about 20 seconds to start. Replacing the plugs, which cost 8.50 a piece, made the bike run a little smoother, and start instantly.

General Comments:

Very comfortable; my friend's 99 GSXR600 kills me to ride it.

Really has some power once above 10k rpms, and I really love to bounce the engine off the rev limiter at 14,500rpm in first and second gear. Second gear goes up to around 83mph, 3rd gear to about 115mph. Handles well, brakes well.

Below 4000 rpm, the bike can be a little jumpy even though the computer has been re-flashed to the most current fuel map.

The headlight is a bit dated, making the rest of the bike look old.

I have raced my friend's 99 GSXR600 a couple of times, and we are always neck and neck. I would definitely take the TT over the GSXR any day though.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th October, 2007