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Is it an OK bike? Sure.



Would I shell out my own money for one? No way.



I would rather have a used F4 or a GSX-R that's a couple years old than this thing. Like one person above said,"it out-Honda's Honda". So it has the bland styling of the F3, but it's missing everything that makes Hondas great: quality and polish.



If Triumph doesn't make some serious changes to this bike next year, I don't see why the US press should keep giving the excuse that it's a "great first effort". At least in the foreign press they tell it like it is . . . the TT is completely outclassed in every way. What really surprises me is that the same company that had the nerve to bring us the Speed Triple (in its current bug-eyed incarnation), brought us this soft F3 knock-off.
 

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Maybe MO can help me...



So I paid my small paltry 12 bucks to register and yet I STILL SEE THE DONATE AD in the middle of this article. Please tell me that this is just a screw up. Appease this small user...



Too bad on the TT600. There is just something about an underdog teaching the big boys some tricks. In the case of the TT, this bike seems destined for sport-touring instead of racing which is just fine with me except about the mixed reviews about the injection. It may look ugly but I found it quite comfy.



It needs a facelift and a new map. Hopefully something that DOESN'T look japanese. Make it stand out from the crowd Triumph! And I mean that in an Elizabeth Hurley standpoint, not Benny Hill...



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Looks like an F4, maybe. I do like the fact that it does not have a lot of graphics. I assume you can easliy remove the TT logos to clean-up the bike's look. I wish the Japanese manufacturers would offer their 600s in all solid colors. How about just a red F4 or just an all blue R6? The goofy teenieboper graphics need to go!
 

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I've got a 2000 TT. Aside from reading negative reviews on it I've been absolutely pleased. It is my personal opinion that most of the street riders out there who own 600's aren't going to miss the tiny glitches in the pickup that 'plague' this bike. I've gotten used to them and unless I was to race it, they are of little significance to me. I for one love the styling, looks more like a GP bike than a 600, which keep getting bigger looking every year. In addition, the craftsmanship (welds etc.) and attention to detail (such as stock braided brake lines) is far superior to the Kawasaki and the Suzuki that I own.

As triumph isn't planning on having a factory race team it is difficult for them to apply the financial resources to this bike that the big 4 can...and in that light I see this bike as a huge success. The 2001 tt does feel much better, but I was not too impressed with the solid blue colour, the yellow is spot on though. Of course they sent the blue one to all of the test riders though..

Overall, I certanly think the tt is worth the money, and they have even lowered the price for disbeleivers. Bloody nice handeling, exceptional acceleration above 6k (and who in their right mind rides a 600 below that - it's not a 900), and very distinctive styling. Finally, and very importantly, all the ladies like it-that's got to say something! - no cheeky comments on that one...



Cheers, and to each his own.



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To answer your question, there is one guy left over in the pinstriping division..and though it is a different company, the name is the same and to us brits that is a lot. It's kind of like harley in the days of AMF, they produced bikes then, but people still like them cause they are harleys..and if they went under and came back there is no doubt in my mind that they would be as huge as they were before. Yeah?
 

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I saw the new 595 at the London Bike show in person last month, if they give the tt600 a similiar treatment I think it would be a VAST improvement. The new 595 replacement is really very nice looking although the airscoop intakes were preproduction glued on. Different work ethic, those Brits...but then oh look at Buells....
 

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Must agree on this point! I never liked Japanese sportbike graphics, just not to my taste, I like solid colors.

I think Triumph will get this bike right, Unfortunately, the Japanese are always a step ahead.

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Katana class bike, I would pick the Triumph over that.

I'm a big Triumph (have on) fan, so I'm partial.
 

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I just bought an sv650 for my wife, after taking a demo ride on the tt600. The tt was the better bike in every way, the wife just thought it was too fast for her(she's probably right). The suzuki's lean carb surging is at least as bad, and probably much worse than the triumph's fi. The Triumph's suspension was better, and the brakes were at least as strong. As for power, it feels roughly equal until about 9000 were the sv falls off and the triumph takes off.

Whether the tt is better than the other 600's I couldn't say, because they don't see fit to offer a demo program.
 

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what do you mean by that? Excuse my ignorance but how does he sound like a chump and what exactly do you mean be a chump - be more specific you stupid prick...

I hate these bland waste of time comments from dildos like you
 

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When I started looking for a new bike I knew I wanted something fun, useful and different, unfortunately I could not afford a Buell. I could afford a '00 TT600. I got mine for $6899.99+tax ect, it was delivered, and I got a pair of leather riding pants for free.



The factory makes saddlebags and a luggage rack, which means I can use this bike to tour, commute, go to the store, go to class and do other practical things. This was very important to me because I do not own a car. Since it is a sportbike I can take it to the track, pull wheelies/stoppies, do burnouts, drag my knee, and have fun on it.



If you do all your driving in town you will go insane on this motorcycle, but out on the back roads this bike is great. The dealer has the next re-map that will be downloaded for free the next time I see him. This ability to download re-maps beats the heck out of re-jetting, plus there are no carb-related problems to worry about, and no choke. I believe these attributes make up for the less-than-perfect fuel injection (which is continually getting closer to perfect). You folks at MO know what you are talking about; this is not a very good 600 sportbike, but it is more than a sportbike to me, and I hope to be driving it for a long time.
 

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what planet on you on mate? Fair enough Ducatis are really nice but all modern Triumphs are totally bland. Modern Jap bikes like the R1 and new GSXR series etc are ultra sharp and modern whereas all the current Triumphs are SO out of date and badly styled.
 

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If the only thing you can see about the Triumph that is better than the Jap bikes is the 'quality of the welding' then that is saying something about ths Triumph! As for the styling, well I don't want to slag your bike but be realistic and don't say its more like a GP bike than a 600...

All bikes are cool, fast etc - just some more so than others
 

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I just had the latest FI map put on mine. I is even smoother now. Didn't have it dyno'ed, so know about power gains, but it fells like it has a little more kick in mid and high range. The on/off throttle still gets me though. If that was fixed this bike would be perfect for me. Untill then I will just have to get better at throttle control.



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I have talked to a couple of people who have TT600s, including 2000 models. They all say the same thing- the original fuel injection was the pitts, but Triumph seems to have fixed it.



I guess MO is more sensitive to that kind of thing that most of us ham-handed hacks riding around on the street.
 
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