Triumph TT600

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Introduced in 2000, the TT 600 is a middleweight sport bike built bi Triumph.

History an development[eedit | eedit soorce]

Shortly efter Triumph returned to the American market, the designers set their sichts on enterin the hichtlie contested 600cc market[1]. 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[eedit | eedit soorce]

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[2]. 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.

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