2002 Triumph TT600 from Australia
First class classic, getting rare to find, 100%
Nothing, a bit of rust in the tank from 15 years with a bit of condensation entering; this rusted a pump connector.
As sweet as apple pie, most riders only ever use about 50hp from the engine and that is pretty quick, few use max power. The TT600 rates 100 genuine ponies with only 170kg at 11,000 RPM so it's a top performer and can run easily with the 1000cc pack.
Unless you are an all out perfectionist, the TT600 is a top bike.
Reliable, easy to service, looks good, great classic, smooth, comfortable, fast and sure footed, the bike can out ride you. I never question its ability, just lean in a corner more and the brakes are dynamite. Never had a fuel problem, starts first hit of the button; like all FI engines they need good fuel pump pressure to start.
What more would you ever want?
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th August, 2016
28th Aug 2016, 07:47
A bit more on the TT600 EFI, it runs a non O2 sensor system, which the EFI measures engine load to set fuel/air ratio, hence the slight 'hunting'; later models use an 02 sensor to sniff exhaust content and set fuel. The TT also ran single butterflies per cyl, Daytona 600 ran dual butterflies, one for low revs and a 2nd for WOT; this tamed the engine at low RPM. The so called jerkiness at 2000 RPM is controlled by changing down a gear and running min 3500 RPM; remember the engine is designed for 8000 to 11,000 RPM track work, not as a commuter.
The clutch is fine but the trans likes fast shifts. I also found 15/50 full synthetic oil quietens the straight cut gears and clutch.
The bike needs a experienced rider to perfect its advantages which a novice would not. The bike is too good for novice riders.