|Make & Model:||2002 Triumph TT600|
|From :||My aunt|
|Date :||December 2004|
|Purchased :||Crazy Store, Springbok, South Africa.|
This is the second of three motorcycles my aunt gave me to kick-start my collection. In case you missed my blog post about the first, you can read it here.
This was Triumph’s first attempt at producing a middleweight bike after their return to the American market, and was produced from 2000 – 2003. Sadly the first production models had fuel-injection problems, which was fixed in 2001, but the fix resulted in a power drop of between 2 – 3 horsepower in the newer models.
With fully adjustable Kayaba suspension, lightweight wheels and powerful, progressive Nissin brakes and an agile chassis, noted for its exceptional ground clearance, the TT600 was set to take on it’s Japanese rivals. Unfortunately the styling was not to everyone’s taste and because of the fuel-injection problems, not a lot were sold.
At the heart of the TT600 was a 599cc four stroke, transverse four cylinder.Â DOHC, with 4 valves per cylinder which produced 110hp and 68Nm torque.