2015 Triumph Speedmaster
Due for an updateBy (I am an Enthusiast) on Jul 23, 2016
During a recent trip to triumph to test ride their new motorcycle from their Modern Classics line I took the opportunity to test ride a 2015 Speedmaster.
The size of the motorcycle seems perfect for my 5'8" frame and it's quite light, for a cruiser at 509lbs(dry). The motorcycle pulls harder ... than it's displacement should and the handling is very predicable and easy with good brakes. However, several things let it down the lack of ABS being one of them as I locked the read wheel up when a elderly gentleman in a S-Class didn't check the road and pulled out in front of me. The gages are also tough to read and don't give much information. A gear indicator would have been nice as would a rev counter than I don't have to look straight down on at the tank to see. That being said for the price, $8400, you get a lot of motorcycle for the money. I'm hoping for 2017 they give the Speedmaster the Modern Classics treatment. And equip it with ABS.
Needs one more gearBy (I am an Owner) on Apr 21, 2016
I've owned my Speedmaster for almost a year now, and mostly I'm very satisfied. There are two exceptions however. Due to the rake of the front forks,unless you raise the windshield one notch above where it's supposed to mount, the wind buffeting is so bad at highway speed that your eyes will blur. ... The second thing is the gearing. First gear is a little high to where you have to gun the motor or you will kill it, and fifth gear,(the highest) is so low you are taching 4 grand at 70 MPH. So you are reaching for one more gear that isn't there. Other than that the bike is light enough to get around town on, and the power is fine for the weight of the bike.