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is that the speed 4??


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Speed Triple... Just wondering how ownership experience has been so far.
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talk to rekoniz and phantom7...they both have the speed triples and love them. Who wouldnt...those things are awesome.


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October 11, 2005, 04:40 PM

I have a friend with one. He loves it. How is triumph in terms of reliability? ON par with Japanese from what I've seen. Only drawback is the number of dealers and a bit of a delay in parts if you bang one up.


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without a doubt, a bike ahead of its time and competition for that matter. lots of low to mid range torque and plenty of cojones...huevos...ballz!! also, gotta love that streetfighter, hooligan attitude about it. as for reliability, i've had no problems with it since buying mine back in 2003. the 2005 speed triple has a bigger displacement (1050cc) and hp (believe 130). my '03 has the 955cc engine and putting out 125 hp with mods. only downfall for me is lack of dealerships in the area. the closest one is fredricktown yamaha/triumph in md.
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Triumph's have been rated in the top 3 the past few years for reliability and customer satisfaction. Maintenence intervals are pretty much on par with Japanese bikes.

Triumph's sportbikes tend to get blasted in the press because they're compared to more track oriented bikes. However, Triumph makes quality and often displays an attention to detail that bigger manufacturers can sometimes lack.

The 05 Speed Triple was rated the best naked bike by pretty much every publication this past year. If you're licensed, Clinton Cycles is hosting a Triumph open house this Sat and they've got an 05 S3 for demo.

I own the first generation Triple. Its only an 885cc putting out about 98hp and mine is the only year with the 5 gear tran. IMO, its the sexiest looking one they made but I like the direction they seem to be headed with the new ones. All previous years of the Triple have been very capable, very good, all around machines. They have the performance to put a big ass cheezin grin on your face....and they're comfy enough for longer hauls and 2up. I have the orginal stock seat and my wife and I have spent many a hour in the saddle with no problems.

There are downfalls...they've already been mentioned. Not many dealers...any parts not in stock will have to be shipped from the UK....and because not near as many are sold...there are fewer aftermarket options as well. But so far I have had no problems getting any parts for mine which is already 11 years old. And even fully stock...I have yet to see one just like mine on the road.



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Thanks! Unfortunately, I'll be unavailable for that demo ride...bummer...
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Yo Rekoniz!!! Hook me up with that demo information... I may need to put in the next bike running.


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HOTT color! NEXT on the own list


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Will they have the 675 at the demo, I really wanna experience that bike!


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The demo was back in Nov. I think the 675's are just starting to show up at dealers. Due to limited supply, it may be difficult to get a demo on one this year but who knows. The Speed Triple last year had shortages in some areas and I managed to demo one later in the year.

If any of ya'll are interested in demo'ing Triumphs...keep an eye on this section and I'll let everyone know when/where the next one is. Probably will be one at Clinton Cycles within the next couple of months.



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