History an development[edit | edit source]
Shortly efter Triumph returned to the American market, the designers set their sichts on enterin the hichtlie contested 600cc market. The Triumph TT600 wis designed in 1996, an produced atween the year 2000 an 2003. It wis Triumph Motorcycles' first in-line fower-cylinder 600 cc sportbike, designed tae compete in the warld's maist competitive motorcycle class, the fuel-injectit middleweight category, containin such ither popular sportbikes as the Honda CBR, Yamaha R6, Suzuki GSX-R600, an Kawasaki ZX-6R.
Reception[edit | edit source]
With a lichtweight frame an chassis (dry weight o ae 170 kg), adjustable Kayaba shocks, the TT600's handlin an brakin wur hichtlie praised athort the industry for being well-balanced an agile. The standard adjustable suspension tunin, combined wi a plush seat, upricht position, an hie-mountit handlebars gave the TT600 remarkable feel an a hie degree o comfort similar tae its competitors.
Unfortunately, the TT600 wis marred bi twa major issues. Being the first fuel-injectit 600cc sportbike, the initial 2000 model haed choppy throttle response an bad fuel mappin, leadin tae harsh on/aff throttle transitions. These issues wur fixt wi the 2001 model, but some vehicles endit up losin 2-3 horsepouer in the upper portion o the pouerbaund. These problems wur remedied wi ECU remappin on the 2001 version, but the introduction o the 2002 model addit back that sma amoont o horsepouer wi still mair ECU reprogrammin, ensurin that the TT600 wis nou up tae the task o producin enough horsepouer tae adequately compete wi its competition. Though the bike proved competent, its MSRP o $8999 (amaist $200 hichter than the next closest competitor, an hichter than aw o the ither Japanese sportbikes) promptit Triumph tae redesign their middleweight sportbike. The TT600's successor wis the 2003 Triumph Daytona.