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anybody start out on a TT600?

ive never seen any kind of numbers dyno or 1/4 mile times to see how fast they are and if they are to aggressive for a newbie? i dropped by a Triumph store here in San Antonio, Tx but they tell u its an awsome bike no matter what. one thing that did catch my eye is that it is cheaper on the insurance than the other brands i.e. yamaha r6 and suzuki gsx-r600 because it falls into a different catogoery. i know these questions are asked all the time so if u are readin this thread and dont even feel like typin a sentence in, a simple yes or no answer will suffice.
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I think the TT600 is considered a "B" class sportbike. Honda has their F4i, Yamaha has their YZF600, etc. On the other hand, a buddy that owns a TT600 says it's pretty much a modern full-on 600 sportbike. A few less ponies than the Daytona/et.al., but still pretty damn quick. He claims it's got a more forgiving powerband than the Jap 600s, but it's still a 600, so things don't start to get interesting until you're spinning a few revs (6-8K).

I'm sure you can get much more informed opinions over on www.tt600.org if you haven't been there already.

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thanks for the info, i really apperciate it.
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Bug them for a test ride, and see if you can make a conclusion on your own......most of the dealers are pretty good about having a test fleet..........well, at least out here. Then if you don't like it, you can try maybe the speed Triple, or the Sprint? Just a thought! Welcome to the Triumph board!

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The TT600 is one of the BEST handling 600cc sportbikes made.


Yes, it is a bit down on power compared to the Japanese bikes... but I have no trouble keeping up with 600s on the track. They beat me on the straights and I make it up in corner speed.

The only issue with the TT is a poor fuel injection mapping from the factory. Aftermarket parts, like a Power Commander, can totally cure that problem though.. and help you make up that HP defecit at the same time!!!
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The TT600 is one of the BEST handling 600cc sportbikes made.


Yes, it is a bit down on power compared to the Japanese bikes... but I have no trouble keeping up with 600s on the track. They beat me on the straights and I make it up in corner speed.

The only issue with the TT is a poor fuel injection mapping from the factory. Aftermarket parts, like a Power Commander, can totally cure that problem though.. and help you make up that HP defecit at the same time!!!
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Well put!
what you know about turning that bike!!!!!

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what you know about turning that bike!!!!!
Your right...he would probably rather hear about your 100lb ass dumping the 954... because you forgot to put down the kickstand.


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Your right...he would probably rather hear about your 100lb ass dumping the 954... because you forgot to put down the kickstand.


ya i knew you were gonna say that, o you are so so so clever. SO clever!


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