Best bike in LAMS category
Recently had to purchase a bike for commute and borrowed a mates Honda 400 for a weekend test run. It just didn't have the get up and GO plus handling felt vulnerable from the start. Triumph was not a serious option at first cause was looking at other Japanese bikes, but was convinced by the excellent reviews from reputable players and sold on the looks and large capacity LAMS offering. This is by far the most comfortable, best handling and easy to ride bike I've ever owned with enough power to pass quickly and safely when needed. It's highly a...daptable to whatever riding and brilliant in city traffic, fast straights and cornering. I commend Triumph for their 'second to none' quality, attention to detail and superb manufacturing. I really enjoy riding my street triple it's a brilliant machine.
Was great until it broke
UPDATE:- Thought I should update again as the new clutch that I have had fitted has now done 8000km without a single issue. This doesn't prove that the last one was faulty or not but gives a good indication that there was a problem. Triumph (aka Peter Stevens) and there warranty were of no use or help to me whatsoever. However the dealer TeamMoto came up trumps for me and didn't charge me for any of the parts, just their labour.
UPDATE:- Since the bike was serviced at 1000km I have had clutch problems and the clutch is now broken. Triumph A...ustralia are refusing to honour their warranty based on it being a wearing part. After 3000km I don't think so. Either the clutch was mechanically faulty to start with or their dealer has used the wrong oil. Either way, they refuse to honour the warranty and because of this I will never ever buy another triumph nor recommend one to anyone else. I bought this bike about 3 months ago and thought I would give it a little bit of time before writing an honest review. I wanted something a bit bigger than the average bike as I already had a UK license that NSW RMS wouldn't convert to Aussie. It is by far and away the fastest most comfortable LAMS bike I have been on. It probably shouldn't be a lams bike and I honestly think if you're new to riding, young and inexperienced that you stay away from it or you will kill yourself. For the more mature, older larger more experienced learner such as myself it is amazing.
Triumph Street Triple 660
On April 2015, I decided to get into motorcycles again after 8 years.
Done a lot of researched and everybody was saying to get a Japanese bike and so I did!
I purchased a brand new Kawasaki Ninja 650 (Parallel twin) $10K , it looks good but rides a little bit rough and not enjoyable at times and it doesn’t sound like a big bike..no satisfaction , I guess I didn’t done my research properly.
Then on September 2015, I started looking around for another bike…AND I found this beautiful bike!
THE TRIUMPH STREET TRIPLE 660! , it was so awesome...
A lams bike you can keep!
I went into City Triumph to test ride the new Street Triple 660 for a mate who is getting his license. What a great bike, I've ridden all types of bikes over the years, the inclusion of 660cc motorcycles to LAMS has been great. Most of the LAMS bikes out there, are good, but I can see you outgrowing them pretty quickly and wanting more... more power, better suspension etc. I can see people buying the Street Triple 660 and never upgrading,
I know in Melbourne, we are about to go to a 3 year probationary period, so a good solid bigger type bik...e is worth considering, I know its at the top end in the dollars, but I think you have to look at it as a long term purchase. I currently ride a 1000cc adventure bike, and I was really surprised at the performance, I could comfortably own this Triumph and really enjoy riding it. Build Quality, ABS braking, nice and light / nimble It wasn't around 15 years ago. haha
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