Triumph TT600 Road Test

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Triumph TT 600

Triumph TT600 launch

May 2000 Triumph has gone and stuck its head into the nest by releasing the TT600 four years after it came up with the idea. time it is making no apologies for on the Japanese manufacturers at their own in what is probably the most contested class — 600s.

A quick scan of the panel and a walk around the reveal no great surprises. The hangs off an alloy frame a four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected six-speed transmission and so on.

The performance fall somewhere in the middle of the with 170 kilos dry weight and 110 being claimed.


Why take on this class Triumph was getting along nicely with its 900cc-plus According to export manager Clifford, the 600 class is a monster of the world market and simply be ignored if the firm was serious developing as a manufacturer.

That development is key to the plot. a modest 25,000 bikes per at the moment, Triumph is on a mission to a manufacturer that offers a range of machinery.

Its reasoning is a dealer will find it to dedicate resources to the brand there is a complete line-up on To that end, the UK company it will be launching two major new per year for the forseeable future.

begs a question: what’s Well, there’s been of talk of a big-bore Bonneville recent months.


impression of the TT is that it’s the taller bikes in this with a comparatively upright position and overall presentation is reminiscent of the CBR600. Medium-height to people will love it, as the position is roomy enough to for longer limbs. Shorter may struggle — we suggest you it out for size.

Firing up is the standard Triumph of pulling the clutch and thumbing the — with no throttle. The has got a note that is its own and is reluctant to up under 4000rpm. That trait can catch you out until you get to the idea of keeping the engine on the

From 5000 to around (redline is 14,000) there’s a steady, supply of power. predictable off the throttle, and enabling to the to get on the power early on the way out of a turn.

The exception is a ‘step’ in action zero to a touch of throttle seems to be typical of current injection systems. For some the transition doesn’t seem to be as as with a conventional carb

The transmission is easily Triumph’s so far, with a light and action. If you get clumsy with the it will, if anything, refuse to rather than leave you in a neutral. Good stuff.

(by Kayaba) is very well stock settings for the road, adjustment at both ends for rebound and compression.

The TT proved comfortable on some fairly roads, and stable at speed. reckons much of this is to the factory’s efforts to minimise weight while providing than average suspension. No so far.

Braking up front is of the four-pot stoppers off the T955, smaller and lighter discs for good results. Up back a single-pot disc set-up.

Instrumentation is what is now becoming the analogue tacho and digital lamp/odometer cluster. While not fond of digital speedos, suggested we might as well get to them as they represent a significant weight saving for a of this type.

There is a of accessories available off the rack, pipes, paddock stand, grab handle (which be standard), pillion seat luggage rack plus a of soft luggage designed for the bike.


at Phillip Island, the bikes first tried on road and then with the recommended set-up that involved up rebound and compression at both On road settings, the bikes getting wobbly and emotional the extra stress after a few However the upped damping settled this down.

From there it would be a of sorting the overall set-up for tastes. We noted that the being used by the Australian School were running the fork legs pulled up the clamps by around 10mm for a extra front end grip.

010 rubber in an updated compound is fitment and seems to work enough both on the road and

We also got a chance to play the factory competition carbon This is a straight swap for the with a new tuning map downloaded to the from the factory diagnostic — all up a 20 minute job. says the more open adds a couple of horses.

The TT good on the track and road, more comfort than come to expect from class. Without comparing it with the likes of CBR, ZX, and R6, we can say it’s well and truly in the

Which is an impressive effort for a stab at the class.

Launch is $13,990 and it should do very

Brief specifications


Bore x …: 68 x 41.3mm

ratio: 12.5:1


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