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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-10-2008, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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2008 Triumph Urban Sports Review

Motorcycle.com reviews the Triumph Speed Triple, the Sprint ST, and the Tiger. Be sure to read the article and watch the video featuring these three bikes. We would love to hear what you have to say



When Triumph was reborn in the early 1990s, it was going to be an uphill road despite the cachet of a legendary nameplate. Laverda, Norton, Indian and Excelsior-Henderson were just a few of the historic marques that failed after resurrection attempts. But Triumph has continued to build on its successes, now boasting enviable increases in sales and even loftier sales goals.

The historic British company recently invited Motorcycle.com to sample what it calls its Urban Sports lineup, a group that includes a revamped version of the iconic Speed Triple, the versatile Tiger and the sport-touring Sprint ST. (The Daytona 675 also fits in this range, according to Triumph, but we will be fully evaluating that middleweight contender in a few weeks, so we didn’t spend any time on it at the intro.)

Key to re-launched brand’s success has been a series of distinguishing and torquey three-cylinder engines that deliver a distinct flavor apart from the hordes of Twins and Fours. Each of the three bikes we rode in the Great Smokey Mountains is powered by a version of Triumph’s lusty 1050cc Triples, one of the great motors in the two-wheel world because of its broad powerband and soulful exhaust note.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-11-2008, 12:09 AM
 
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Good review. I'm really interested in triumphs, and will hopefully be buying one soon, however I'd like to see a little more about the tiger. Looking forward to the full Daytona 675 test to come!
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-11-2008, 11:28 AM
 
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Just sitting on a 675 is un-comfortable to me. Its got a very aggresive stance and riding position. That bike aint for the casual rider.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-11-2008, 01:49 PM
 
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i would assume all sport bikes have an aggressive stance... what do you feel makes the daytona different? are you a bigger or smaller guy? and do you think its something that new handlebars and a seat could fix?
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He's right. I have a Speed Triple 1050 and a Daytona 675. I'm a big guy...6'3 275lbs, but the Daytona is tiny. It's REALLY fun to ride but it's a back breaker on longer trips.
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Im not a big guy, bout 5'6'. The handlebars are to low for me, and the tank was just waiting to rack me in the balls, and the seat was basically a block of wood. Its a sport bike so I know its supposed to be aggresive, this bike just seemed extra un-comfortable to me. If as soon as I buy it I already got to put a grand into just to make it more rideable, it aint for me.
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