2004 Triumph Speed Four Comparison — Motorcycle USA

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Triumph Speed Four
Triumph Speed Four

2004 Triumph Speed Comparison

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It should be no surprise, really, as the is the only member of the group damping adjustment provisions variable preload) at both of the English Creamsicle (the models are supplanted by a hot yellow for 2004; bad-boy black is the option). Its 43mm fork is with the FZ6 for the stoutest stanchions, the Yamaha one better by being a design instead of the damping-rod in the three others. While of the low-tech-suspended trio has rear adjustment, only the SV has provisions for preload.

The Triumph handles just a three-year-old sportbike, which of it basically is. Despite the sportiest geometry, steepest rake, amount of trail, shortest the Speed Four is far from the nimblest. Blame falls upon the lack of leverage from its relatively low and narrow compared to the authentic handlebars on its

It doesn’t help that the is the second lardiest, just 4 lighter than the FZ6 that is with extra niceties as a centerstand and extra bodywork; even heavier than the and underseat-exhausted Honda.

All of which to say the Speed Four can’t cut it up in the Going down the front of SoCal’s famous Mount in the company of a YZF-R1 and ZX-10R, Mr. was deemed to be super-flickable, and was able to the bigger bikes snorting on its on the tight downhill route.

The Triumph also excels in the zone, as its larger discs and 4-piston-caliper front brakes are a notch ahead of the more twin-piston caliper jobbies on trio. The brakes on the others are than adequate; the Honda the edge for runner-up honors the Suzuki trails the pack.

the SV650 could never to compete with the snarling on the nasty scale, it is frequently the fun to ride. The Suzuki delivers the in cooperation for its rider, sending the that it is the rider that is the dominating in the relationship and not the other way

Even riders with experience can quickly learn to the thing over on its side for a like a cage-match wrestler in part to the skinnier 160-series tire and the lightest weight in the then get back into smooth power an inch the apex to fire out toward the one. As Heidi experienced, the SV a different kind of hand to its best, but once you’ve not to … against the fur she’s a kitty. While riders on the are zinging their motors to the it’s often an SV rider up riding much more and less frantic.

The V-Twin SV line) holds a significant advantage over the inline-Fours. how the FZ6 (blue line) starts off before tapering off from rpm, right in the middle of the The 599 (red) has the broadest and flattest curve.

Triumph Speed Four
Triumph Speed Four

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I could around and chill and throttle it without worrying about the says Heidi, a budding It is a strong bike at lower so my concentration was not on winding the gears out but on the ride.

Close behind, as well as figuratively, is the 599, on these pages in its controversial color. Some think it like black primer others dig it. Gabe sees reminiscent of a Ducati Monster, its look slick and stylish.

Heidi, on the other hand, its appearance leaves something to be though she did have praise for the of its fairing-less engine and the high-mount pipe that gives it a … look.

As for the 599’s package, the only one that a traditional twin-faced speedo and in chromed bezels, some pleased at the amount of time it to read the numbers on the analog The instruments are classy and old-fashioned but Gabe counters. They’re a harder to read than the tach faces and digital readouts on the other bikes, you can read analog, right?

off defending the Honda, Gabe back when discussing the ability to soak up pavement The lack of a shock linkage and suspension deliver a rough, ride on less-than-smooth roads, at higher speeds, he scathed, and we insufficient rebound damping ridden aggressively. To be fair, the is really no better than the in its suspension qualities, and we’d upgrades to both of them if a seriously fast rider.

Triumph Speed Four
Triumph Speed Four
Triumph Speed Four
Triumph Speed Four

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