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Triumph Speedmaster

Discussion in 'Bike Reviews, Questions and Suggestions' started by Nine Volt Heart, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. Any thoughts on the Triumph Speedmaster?
    I found a blue/black 2006 model which I'm picking up soon.
    Reviews in a couple of mags have been positive - be good to hear from someone on Netrider.

  2. My opinion of the triumph twin waxes and wanes.

    I liked the idea of the Thuxton and to some extent the bonnie.

    I went and had a sit on the range recently and was unimpressed by a few things. The engine is really too big. Particully it's width. This means that the models with the pegs adjacent to the crankcase are too wide across the pegs. I'm talking old style in-line 4 widths here.

    Also, I was unimpressed be the quality of finish. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't good either. For example the rubber foot pegs looked cheap and the folk cover on the American style twins also looked cheap.

    But I havn't ridden one, so my opinions are just that.
  3. PM helina_handbasket, he knows a bit about them.