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Old 02-23-2001, 08:53 PM   #11
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Default Re: 2002 Triumph Daytona Sneak Peek

I have 10,000 miles on my '99 and it has performed flawlessly. Early on it ran a little hot but after adding some water-wetter to the mix it has cooled down nicely. After being a Honda guy for years (2 CBRs, and a VFR) I'd say the Triumph is right on par in the quality department... and in the service department of my dealership (unlike with the Honda) I always get a loaner bike for scheduled maintenance...
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Old 02-23-2001, 10:35 PM   #12
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Default Re: TRIUMPH

APRILLIA HAS A GREAT LOOKING DOUBLE SWINGARM?? WHY CANT TRIUMPH FOLLOW SUIT

DREVIL......
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Old 02-23-2001, 11:39 PM   #13
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Default Uh.. LW...

...shouldn't that be "..who don't proof read."..?
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Old 02-23-2001, 11:58 PM   #14
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Default Re: 2002 Triumph Daytona Sneak Peek

Reliability? Superb. The most miles on one I know of personally is a guy who has nearly 50K and NO problems, but I've read in the Triumph newsgroups of (Hinckley) Triumphs with 6-figure miles and still like-new on the inside. Of the several Triumph owners I know with ~5K to 50K miles on their bikes not a single one has had problems. You must be thinking about Meriden Triumphs.



Now, as for service, some dealers are excellent and some are so-so and some just plain suck. Pretty much the way it is with any brand. Other than a few tales of parts taking awhile to get through distribution channels on occasion (everything I've ordered has arrived much more promptly than some Japanese parts for past bikes) I've heard no "horror stories" about service, but I'm sure some have happened somewhere at some dealership.
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Old 02-24-2001, 12:08 AM   #15
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Default Re: They can hire designers, you know...

I think it's good that they have the same frame, and no doubt this will handle better than the 98 ZX-9 (or the new one), I guess I just hate that the fairing and tail is so ugly and non-distinctive. Before the changes, I think they DID have something that was distinctive and set apart from the competition in their own way. That motor is awesome. If you get 125 out of that motor, it's worth 140 out of a four as far as I'm concerned, because it just pulls so beautifully down low. And sounds bad as hell.
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Old 02-24-2001, 12:35 AM   #16
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Default Re: Triumph.... Creativity Wanted!

The front fairing.. TL1000R meets Bimota

The middle... Triumph had leftover frames?

The tail section...Honda CBRf4i



equals pretty damn ugly. Once again Triumph aimed at the Japanese and came up with a bike that the competition had already designed years ago. The previous generation may have looked like a rounded Ducati 916 but at least it was sexy and stunning for its day. Plus I am sure that the Triumph dealers will certainly appreciate the quick arrival of this bike, especially with all of the inventory of the '01 "old" models. The only thing that may help is the usual bugs that plague all new model Trumpets. And when will they ever think of painting these things a color people really want... British Racing Green!!!!
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Old 02-24-2001, 12:36 AM   #17
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They did such a good job with the previous daytona. Most people don't realize just how british this thing is unless they read british streetfighter mags and are familiar with Spondon frames. Put back the headlight and taillight back, and "sleek" out everything around it. I'd cut em slack on the swingarm if the performance was there and it looked right. I really love the 955i and was excited to see that there was a new version, I couldn't wait to see it. I really wasn't expecting to be disappointed.
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Old 02-24-2001, 01:02 AM   #18
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Default British racing green is for cars.

That frame is awesome. If they refine it or tweak it, fine, but they should keep that design. What triumph bugs? I swear companies pay people to go around and tell ghost stories about competitors since I'm always hearing stuff about bikes that are known to be very reliable to everyone who owns one--like the new triumphs. Hell, even the older new-triumphs have proven to be reliable. They may be slow, but I know lots of people who are riding them with high miles and no problems.



I just thought of another about the new 955 though--why no inverted front end? If they're going to get picky enough to ditch the monoarm you'd think they could at least give an inverted fork. I know their front end is really good, but even honda finally put a USD on the 'blade.
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Old 02-24-2001, 04:49 AM   #19
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Yeah, I have to agree. It's too bad everything has to look the same. Triumph has never (until the TT600) attempted to be in the same market as the R1 and friends yet their latest styling exercise is totally Japanese. I was really impressed with Triumph's move into the 'factory streetfighter' as it showed they had styling 'guts' and, love it or hate it, it was different. The old 955 was beautiful and fully Triumph but now?

Ah well... anyone got a 2000 for sale?
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Old 02-24-2001, 09:33 AM   #20
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Default You need to see the silver to appreciate it



Go to www.bikenet.com and get a glimpse of the silver 955 from various angles. It looks WAY nicer and brings out the more agressive design with more class.



I would still rather have a Falco any day, but those triples can sound nice.
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