Triumph TT600

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Triumph TT 600

The TT600 was Triumph’s first assault on a mainstream sector of the market. Aimed at providing with a mass-market middleweight the TT600 had a tough challenge — the 600cc sportsbike is the most closely contested, and the Japanese contenders were well-developed machines.

Triumph conventional motorcycle engineering with the TT600. A 16-valve, inline-four engine in an aluminium frame is a specification shared every other bike in class, although the Sagem was new to the class, and the TT’s styling was unconventional.

As it turned out, these elements were to against the TT600. The bulbous was not to everyone’s taste, and looked dowdy compared with the lines of Yamaha’s R6 or Kawasaki’s More seriously, the fuel-injection was a source of much trouble, uneven running, poor power and hesitancy.

This was because the TT600’s chassis is The light, stiff frame is with high-spec, fully Kayaba suspension, lightweight and powerful, progressive Nissin The light weight is a strong there is excellent ground and the TT600’s track-based development through when it is ridden a circuit.

Peak engine while lower than the is still impressive, and the TT also has the of Triumph’s excellent build A range of optional factory mean the bike can be customized race exhausts, soft and other accessories.

Triumph has constantly updated the fuel-injection mapping, and updated components have continually performance and drivability. The 2002 was better than ever, by then much damage had been done to the TT’s

With the TT600, Triumph has on all-comers in a class that has for so long dominated by Japanese

Last year’s subtle modifications and revised fuel-injection have developed the machine to new of performance and rideability, and this with the TT’s already handling and braking has confirmed its as a genuine alternative to other, established, machinery.

Delivering power, the high-revving 599cc, engine features a highly ultra light forged design with ‘upper grooves, individual cigar coils, a compact, lightweight, rare earth magnet and lightweight, Nikasil-coated individual cylinders for optimum heat durability and low friction.

The agile noted for its exceptional ground features a lightweight yet hugely twin-spar aluminium frame, suspension, lightweight cast wheels (to minimise unsprung and powerful, progressive brakes. Add to real-world ergonomics, user-friendly instruments, sophisticated paint and subtle graphics — new for 2003 options of Tornado Red or Silver — and you have one of the most understated machines on the

Colour Options

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Aluminium Silver


Alarm/Immobiliser (Thatcham Category MC1

Luggage Rack


Rear Hugger

Carbon Tank Pad

Front Mudguard Kit

Rear Mudguard Extension Kit

Restrictor Kit

Triumph TT 600


The only entrant in the world 600-class sales derby would’ve had the inauspicious start of any bike in were it not for the amazingly awful which bankrupted Bimota. The TT got the dance-of-the-seven-veils press buildup two ago, and received glowing upon its launch in France. But we finally got a production-spec TT in our clutches we ourselves aboard a bike ran like it needed the Heimlich Below 4000 rpm it had a big chicken stuck in its throat, and above it ran better and actually posted horsepower numbers to the competition.

But the engine—more correctly, the fuel was not ready for prime time. the Butcher delivered the coup de during year-2000’s 600-class the TT ingested something awful, a bearing and had to be put down.

For ’01, reprogrammed the Sagem injection several more times and in new camshafts to address low-rev issues, and it was better. But the ’01 lost a little high-rev in the process; not that you could tell on the street, but you know how you are. Spec-page performance is too.

Now, at last, two late, Triumph claims to gotten it just right the ’02 TT, and so there was nothing for it but to Triumph America’s gracious to try to break one over the course of a long day at the track.

Damned if didn’t get it right this The new TT, now on Sagem map number 13, feels it will give any of its Japanese a run for their money. OK, maybe down on torque a bit below rpm or so, but at least it runs nice and down there. Then it pretty hard to 9000 and above there you’ll on every 600-the real

Although the torque peaks early (with 41.8 at 10,500 rpm) the power is up at 12,750 rpm (97.0 vs. the ’01’s The ’02 bike fills in the trough around 3500 rpm too.We happened to have an Suzuki GSX-R600 at the track day, which Triumph allowed us to ride alongside its Off the corners and down the straights reasonably equal riders, it like the TT was able to pretty hang with the GSX-R-quite a actually-and if the Suzuki eked out a advantage I’d have to most of the credit to its fresh Sportec-M1 tires. (The 010 Bridgestones are fine street but they already had quite a few on them and just aren’t as as Metzeler’s latest.)

Nobody much about the TT chassis day one, and, in fact, a few of our dummies were all the more let by the TT’s engine problems the chassis had seemed so well-sorted. Now the engine delivers smooth the whole bike works better. With 89mm of and a 1395mm wheelbase, the TT can’t but be nimble and quick around the of Willow circuit, though road courses don’t do to disguise the fact that the weighs 427 pounds before you add which is approximately 30 pounds than its stiffest competitors-and 21 heavier than the Honda and Kawasaki ZX-6R.

That extra weight, or slightly softer springs and (or maybe even just its cushy seat?), give the a softer, kinder ride the hard-core Japanese 600s, and it moves around on its suspension than a Yamaha YZF-R6 or GSX-R, the TT still gives tactile road feel encourages early yanking of the cable (and, again, fresher tires would’ve And Japanese brakes got nothing on the Wait, they’re Japanese,

Most riders will be more comfortable on the Triumph for any of street use, as its clip-ons are than the ones on the GSX-R as as a shorter reach away. are even higher than the though, and a little too rearward for tastes. But overall, the riding is pleasant and aided by good, suspension and fine protection the wind from the (unchanged)

Unfortunately, the TT’s engine is not as smooth as the GSX-R’s.

Aside the new fuel-injection map, Triumph the ’02 TT benefits from internal engine friction-which we could mean anything looser bearings to thinner color-matched intake snorkels the previously flat-black items.

The of the story, then, is that now describing the TT compared with its we have to actually give it thought. This TT’s enough that the time has to fall back on one of our favorite We’ll have to wait we get all the 600s together to see just where the TT stacks up. But this is good news for Brit-bike

Triumph TT 600
Triumph TT 600

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