2000 Triumph TT600 from United States of America
A virtually perfect machine with modded ECU map, especially for its age and era
The sprocket cushion dampers in the rear wheel hub dried out, shrank and caused jerky shifting. That problem was fixed by cutting up an old inner tube into sections that supplement the stock part and take up the slack.
I replaced the stock voltage regulator (preemptively) with a Shendengen.
A bicycle speedometer was installed and calibrated to display accurate speed.
A backlight failed in one of the instruments.
All else excepting consumables is original on this 21 year old motorcycle.
The knock on the 2000 TT600 was a horrible flat spot between 3000 and 4000 rpm and deservedly so. Thanks to the free TuneECU, a subsequently released and better Triumph map used as a starting point, and my refinement over 25 additional generations, my TT is the best running in the world with no flat spot and hard acceleration to redline. Mapping was never touched for RPM over 4250 and throttle over 50% - the upper sections of the Triumph mapping were always good. On fast street rides with liter bikes I'm rarely over 7000 rpm because of the TT's strong midrange.
I have several bikes including a Suzuki SV1000s and Triumph Trident 900. Of those, the TT requires the least shifting, accelerating smoothly from 20 MPH in 6th gear. It's light, comfortable for a sport bike with reasonably smooth engine and shifting. Build quality is absolutely on a par with any Japanese bike I've owned.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th October, 2021