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I like the look of the Speed Triple, but I have been told Triumphs are pieces of shit. Mind you, this was coming from a source that doesn't like Triumph, but it still makes me want to see what the group opinion is on them. I have heard that the gas tanks aren't even galvanized? Any truth to that?
 

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I think the triple is a great bike. I road one that belonged to a friend and it was great. Its got lots of low end and the riding position felt comfortable. You may have to mod it a little to make it look good, but the v-twin is a nice difference.
 

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No...................I mean the Speed Triple. If I wanted a small sport bike, I would just get a gixxer 750.



My choices for bikes next year are the speed triple, or a busa.
 

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I think the triple is a great bike. I road one that belonged to a friend and it was great. Its got lots of low end and the riding position felt comfortable. You may have to mod it a little to make it look good, but the v-twin is a nice difference.

Its not a V-twin though, its a triple.
 

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Second hand info here. I heard 2001 and pre triumphs had ton of problems, new ones I hear dont.

This may or may not be true ... so very freeking useful eh
 

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My neighbor had a 2005 speed triple then wrote it off and the day he got out the hospital went down to the dealer and picked up an 06 speed triple so he oviously loves it but be warned it is a wheelie machine the engine produces massive amounts of torque
 

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You should just go and test ride one - everytime I open mine up I still get a grin from ear to ear. The engine is fantastic, but the only thing I find on Triumphs is that the gearbox could use some work.

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I love my speed four and wouldn't trade it for anything ( maybe a new speed triple ) Triumphs are nice because they are different and classy.
 

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Triumph is going to take over the world. They have a perfect bike for any occasion. I will be picking up an '07 Tiger, quite obviously the perfect motorcycle:

http://www.webbikeworld.com/triumph-tiger/2007-triumph-tiger.htm

This will be motorcycle of the year for '07, mark my words. Note that the 675 held that honour for this year.

All the bikes they make are hot:

http://www.webbikeworld.com/triumph-motorcycles/2007-triumph-motorcycles.htm

Take a close look at the Sprint RT. The bags and touring windshield are standard now - this is a bike with 120+ hp triple for probably $15k.

I will be ordering a Tiger ABS with heated grips, touring windshield, hard bags, and maybe the exhaust. It is the perfect bike for blasting down those juicy Kootenay highways all day long. And the 2 weeks after that too. My Ninja 650 is an excellent ride for that as well, as 17,000 km well proved this season... But it is time to step up to the big kitty.

As I type this it is a blizzard outside my home. Damn you old man Winter!!
 

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A friend just bought and 03 Speed Triple. It's completely stock with a CF Triumph highmount can on it. On the test ride he scared the crap outta me by blowing by me in the next lane. It sounds fricken AWESOME.
 

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I figured it was just a load of crap I was told. Whats the factory warrenty like on them?

Heh, I was informed that if i buy a Triumph, I can't park it out front of my work. Hehe

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I really like Triumph and would buy one if I had the cash. Having said that, I think they are a tad over-priced and the dealers with who you would have to deal are not the greatest IMO
 

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I really like Triumph and would buy one if I had the cash. Having said that, I think they are a tad over-priced and the dealers with who you would have to deal are not the greatest IMO
My buddy bought from the dealer on Dundas and his bike got written off. Went back there to try and work out a deal on another bike but they would not budge on price at all. He went elsewhere and bought a different bike.
 

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Not really concerned with how they are to deal with when buying, more concerned with how the motorcycle is, and how the warrenties are.
 
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I've had good support from British Italian and would recomend them.
The earlier bikes did have some problems but it was more a problem of spares & supply. Since the factory burned down, it's been rebuilt as the most modern in the world. I definately believe that Triumph will be a contender.

My 02 sprint has a plastic tank and the speed might have one too.
Mine's 3+ years old with 85k km and still gets me to work every day.
I'd buy another Triumph but probably a Tiger or Scrambler.
 

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Triumphs used to be riddled with problems the later bikes not so much. One of the few bikes now that still has a lot of hand building. They are very good bikes and Triumph has come a very long way. I have been looking at the 675 myself but I've heard a ton of good things about the triple and the blokes in the UK love the things. It's a horny bike.
 

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Nice bikes i guess till you have to fix them , seems like everything from over there is over priced , if you ride one and fall in love then you will be willing to do what it takes , bikes are funny that way , love what you ride .
 

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I used to have a 2004 Speed Triple. Selling it was a big mistake, I really miss the bike. No real quality issues, a few initial gremlins taken care of under warranty (frustrating at the time), but after that no problems. A blast to ride. I rode mine to Halifax and back last year, it's not the best touring bike is about the worst thing I can say about it. Power band is all low and especially mid-range punch, and tons of it. Top end is OK, redlined at about 9,500, wish it were a lot higher. The high mount carbon exhaust note was pure bliss, especially with the throttle whacked wide open, nothing like it really.

Brakes are strong, handling surprisingly good except some high speed wobble in long fast sweepers.

The 2004 was the previous generation. I have not ridden the new generation, which has upgraded engines, brakes, USD forks, wheels. Also the exhaust has been changed and underseat storage evaporated as a result. I'm too scared to ride a new Triple, because I'll probably end up buying the damned thing.

All new Triumphs come with standard 2 year unlimited mileage warranty. Cost wise, in terms of acquisition, maintenance and repairs, expect more than Japanese but less than Italian. There aren't a lot of Trumpet dealers in town, I highly recommend British Italian Motorcycle on Powell St. at the north end of Commercial Dr. in Vancouver.

I also currently have a 2005 Triumph Thruxton. That's another story. Too many f*n bikes, not enough garage space ...
 

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British Italian is where it would be coming from.

Does the speed have a steering damper? Also, whats the list price on the bike? How is it with 2 up riding?
 
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