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Triumph TT 600

Hinckley Shoots for the Heavens

California, March 21, 2001 When Triumph debuted its (now called the 955i in 1997, people all over the wanted to see the British marque do It was their first modern into the sportbike wars and did things right by doing their way. Instead of head-to-head with the Japanese by an in-line four-cylinder-powered machine, built a three-cylinder, fuel-injected and wrapped it in a unique frame.

Triumph covered their with nicely sculpted devoid of splashy race-replica — all of which helped the stand out from the pack still leaving it a viable for riders who wanted open-class

Enter Triumph’s new TT600, and Triumph is spitting into the The boys in Hinckley would be to enter a segment of the motorcycle that is more competitive the 600 class. Think about it: is the class that contains R6, Suzuki’s GSX-R600, Kawasaki’s and Honda’s CBR600F4i. Surely, if wanted to make a splash, could have picked an target than this lot of

And the fact that they from their three-cylinder to go with a four puts at an even greater risk. can no longer be the argument that traded a bit of performance for a dash of They’re on equal footing now and going to have to earn respect.

Going head to head the latest and greatest from if nothing else, deserves for the gnarly brass ones it to make and pursue that But could a bike that saw the drawing board in 1996 and off the line last year be competitive, even considering it is a effort? When first we delivery of the TT600, we thought its left something to be desired.

It somewhat like an F4 whose have fallen off. see this as a bad thing, others rather highly of the subtle of the TT600. Then again, the body work cloaks a bit of machinery underneath.

The liquid-cooled, in-line four-cylinder motor 599cc thanks to 68mm x (bore and …) Nikasil-coated The compression ratio is 12.5:1 and the mixture is controlled by a Sagem engine management computer. and air is delivered via multiport sequential fuel injection with air induction through an 8.5 liter

The motor’s power makes its way to the hoop thanks to a six-speed that uses a wet, clutch.

The suspension consists of Kayaba front and rear. The front is with 43mm cartridge featuring dual-rate springs. The offers adjustable preload, and rebound dampening.

The rear monoshock features a rising linkage and is also adjustable for compression and rebound. The suspension is to an aluminum perimeter beam and features a dual-sided, aluminum The chassis and rear sub-frame in at just 12.6 kg (27.8 lb) and use the as a structural member.

Braking (not to be confused with job of breaking duties) are accomplished by 310mm floating discs and calipers up front, while a 220mm disc and a single caliper sit at rear. Separating the and rear axles is 1,295

On the Road Again

Thankfully, a considerate lot and tend to look first-impression snafus. You see, we picked up the bike, Minime was at the and had a nice shot to open up the getting onto the freeway. open in first gear at rpm the bike just went with no substantial increase in the of acceleration.

Blah . But then, when the swung past 9,000 rpm the seat fell off. had to grab it with his knees to it from getting snagged on the of a passing moto vehicle.

It that after we filled out the for the bike and it was placed under the (by somebody else) the latch quite, um, latch like we it did. Our fault there, but on we go, Ergonomically speaking, the Triumph has a upright riding position.

The feel like they’re similar to the units found on excellent CBR600F4i, but the footpegs substantially higher. The peg placement puts the rider’s feet a bit forward than we commonly reminding some people of GSX-R, albeit with a reach to the bars. The riding is a bit mis-matched for tall people, but nonetheless.

At speed, wind is decent, though we would liked the plastic windscreen and to come up a little higher. speaking of the fairing, from the seat, it could look a bit The sparse instrument cluster a bit last-minute, like a race but it gives you what you need at a

Into the twisties we go, and it’s that we uncovered the Triumph’s and weakest points. The chassis here but the Fi system’s poor makes the going a hassle. So, the stuff first.

Triumph TT 600
Triumph TT 600

The suspension is set-up, offering a good between control and a plush ride.

When the pace up, however, we dialed in an extra of compression and rebound in the front and up similarly on the rear, along an increase in preload. These changes helped keep the from moving around so and allowed us to explore our local without much fuss. off the excellent binders, turning the TT in a corner takes but a thought. The is extremely well-balanced and the first of a turn was never a problem.

It was when getting back on the to settle the chassis did the fuel-injection to upset things — and rider alike.

During any of off/on throttle transition, the would hesitate and then ahead, making even the ZX-9R’s severe carburetion seem mild in comparison. at the dyno chart from the you have to wonder if maybe wouldn’t have been off with old-fashioned carburetors. The is full of dips and flat that proper Fi mapping is to eliminate, not to mention the meager output of the 599cc motor falls some 13 horses the class-leading GSX-R600.

You try to adapt, but the throttle seems to inconsistently so you never know what to expect. Your bet is to be smooth with rolling the on before entering the corner and body english instead of to change lean angle of the arc. Exiting the corner, open the throttle and shut it get on the brakes, bend it in and repeat

You can make good time on the but it requires more effort it should.

The triumph is a fundamentally motorcycle and a perfectly good shot at an in-line four.

In the the triumph is a fundamentally solid and a perfectly good first at an in-line four. It’s too bad the competition in Triumph’s chosen of the sportbike market is so unforgiving. combined with some problems (mainly the fuel-injection hold back what otherwise be a very viable for riders who crave the spunk and weight that only machines are able to provide.

Triumph’s TT600 is a solid effort in a tough market from a company that is with history and tradition. In ways, this TT600 up to the high standards of this marque.

So, is it a real threat for the title? It’s a solid that, unfortunately, has a few quirks too when placed against the in this ultra-competitive class. again, being that it the Triumph name and lineage be more than enough to some buyers and raise the of quite a few more.

Triumph TT 600
Triumph TT 600
Triumph TT 600
Triumph TT 600
Triumph TT 600
Triumph TT 600
Triumph TT 600
Triumph TT 600
Triumph TT 600


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