Originally Posted by Nick 600 F3
Holy shit, I read about it and thought "that sounds like a good idea," but I hadn't seen it till now. That thing looks great!!! I'd never expect triumph to build a full fairging bike that looks that good. The trelis frame, swing arm, and sub frame look bad ass.
Technically not a trellis frame, but very good looking.
Bastards: "We're getting out of the supersport/hypersport market."
One year later: "Here's the ultimate Triumph sport bike: middleweight tripple, adjustable swing arm pivot, adjustable rear ride height, slipper clutch, 10cm wide where the seat meets the tank, built-in lap timer, ECO controlled exhaust and intake valves to shape the torque curve, needs a steering damper as stock." Wah-huh? A trumpet that needs a steering damper?!? I've spent two years getting the big 'Tona to the point where it needs a steering damper! I spent 900 bucks getting a shock with adjustable rear ride height! THey've been spying on me! It hits peak power at 12,200RPM, but redlines at 14000 - a Triumph tripple with overrev?!? I was going to wait untill next year and start looking for a crashed zx6r, then they announce this thing - and have you seen the graphite paint? Only 5% of them will be in that color! I feel like their marketing people were saying "Hey, there's this wierdo over in the states that insists on making his Daytona into a track bike. Let's really piss him off by building what he really wanted in the first place." This could be a real bitch-slap to my budget. I really didn't expect this bike to be this sharp-edged - I expected typical triumph - very nice street bike, not so great on track.
After all the times I warned people that Triumphs aren't the best track bikes, that it's a labor of love... Bastards had to go and put this thing into my head. The obsession is starting. Damnit!
'Course everything we've heard so far was from a sneak-preview given to one british magazine on a factory test bike ("95% production"), so we'll have to see what the rest of the world's journo's think when they get real production bikes.