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jdav

Northern California

Reviewed on 2001-06-05

Motorcycle reviewed1997 Triumph Daytona T595

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4.0
After considering Ducati 748 (too radical riding position) then Ducati 750SS (too tame), Honda VTR1000 (no fuel injection). I finally found the bike that made the decision easy -- the T595 Daytona. Yes, it will burn the inside of your right knee on hot days at low speed. Yes, it can be a little bit of a reluctant starter, especially when warm. Put on the clip-on risers and you will not find a more comfortable sport bike. The torque from the twin cam triple was not exaggerated. The black widow underseat exhaust is not as loud as some say. It shows off the single sided swingarm and adds an exotic Ducati-like styling element. The jet-hot coating on the black widow pipe is very practical and low maintenance. The pipe doesn't have the "crackle" that some pipes do. Cornering stability and exit speed capability are delightful -- maybe the best part of this bike. The smooth on rush of power makes exiting turns at speed child's play. Front brakes are the strongest I've felt. Rear brake is marginal but will scrub off speed adequately when trail braking. Paint (mine is black) is superb. This black bike draws MUCH attention in a world full of yellow or red hondas/ducatis. Does not drip a drop of anything. But I do get a strong smell of gasoline for a day or two after filling the tank. No Lucas electrics anywhere and no electrical problems either. This would be a great cold weather bike -- the engine puts out an incredible amount of heat. Lots of heat goes into the frame. I find the factory seat quite nice. I have a leather Corbin which is not bad but the cover I find ugly. Feels very compact and light for ~1000cc bike, feels more like a 600 to me (but not when you twist the right grip). Low-end grunt is addictive. At about 7000RPM it comes on with a rush that surprises given the low-end torque. The 1997 model is much maligned, but mine is exceeding expectations. I was relived to see that the frame build date was 97111 which means it was built after the frame recall ended. Very satisfying performance, exotic styling (with black widow pipe). Overall a delightful bike.
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Stuart Homer

USA

Reviewed on 2000-09-25

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5.0
It's the fourth bike I've ever owned, and I'm never going to trade it in. I love the way is sounds, feels and looks. don't need to say much else, expect "BUY ONE"
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Darren Rapp

Evertt, Washington

Reviewed on 2000-07-05

Motorcycle reviewed1997 Triumph Daytona T595

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5.0
I bought my strontium yellow T595 January of 98 as a birthday present to myself. I wanted a sportbike, but something a little different. I liked the color and looks of it and after a test ride, I was sold. The bike has just turned 24,000 miles and the 955 Triple is still running strong with good power from 3000 rpm -10,000 rpm. It also stops and handles very good. The front brakes are excellent with power to spare, though the rear is a tad weak. The suspension was ok, but the forks were a little soft. At 20,000 and numerous 2nd gear wheely landings the suspension needed help. I installed Racetech Goldvalves and weight matched springs. What a difference, better than new. The stock seat isn't very comfortable so I replaced it with a leather Corbin. Its a long reach to the clipons but has plenty of leg room. The stock muffler looks like it came off a Toyota, so I replaced it with an under seat exhaust from Black-Widow. It also filled in a slight midrange dip in power and sounds great. I thought the black muffler and wheels hid the cool single sided swingarm, so after the exhaust I had the wheels polished. I have never had a bike that draws so much favorable attention. I love it! Thanks Triumph.
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