Written on: 17/06/2012 by briananderson2001 (1 review written)
Had the bike nearly 2 years now and really like it. Had sports bikes before this and decided it was time to slow down and be more careful. Still enjoyable to ride, handles well, comfortable and fast enough for most. I have added the triumph off road pipes which make a big difference to the exhaust note, bullet indicators and a side mount licence plate which looks the business. I have also cut the rear fender to give it a more bobbed look and show more rear tyre which i think makes it look... (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2010
These twins have had some serious problems. If you catch the starter clutch just right it recoils and smacks into the case and brakes its mounting point making the starter useless. With this happening to many in the US Market, Triumph decided to warranty the bikes whether they had existing warranty or not. I personally saw this happen to at least 6 including the Bonneville T100 model and America in both the 865cc version and 790cc as I worked at a Triumph franchise at the time. The only... (read more)
Written on: 25/07/2010
The stock mufflers had to go. Motor sounded like a sewing machine and I could not hear the exhaust. Long TORS with the last baffle drilled out improved the performance and the sound. Added dresser bars, Corbin seat with pillion, sissy bar and rack and a windshield. Accessories cost a bundle. Bike ran good and I enjoyed it. I had a carb rubber go bad and it had to go to the dealer and he replaced it and synchronized the carbs. It was like a new bike. Major power improvement and it... (read more)
Written on: 13/04/2010
Great blke for 52 year old rider just returning to motor cycling after 30+ years.Great styling & an acceptable ride to be invited out with the Harley boys..Regularly cruise at 80 mph which it will do all day.Suspension could be improved hoe-wever it does the bjob on most avaeage road conditions.
Overall i really love this bike & would recommend it all. (read more)
Written on: 07/02/2010
Excellent ride, handles perfectly, acceleration when you need it and brakes are more than adequate. Always wanted a Harley, but when out to purchase this was the better machine, have now covered 2500 miles with no issues. Looking to put TOR exhausts on to improve the sound as stock pipes are a bit tame. (read more)
Written on: 05/01/2010
Ive owned the following bikes,kawasaki 600zzr,suzuki 600 bandit,kawaski zr750s,triumph bonneville t100,triumph 955 st sprint,honda 650 dullville, honda vtr 1000 firstorm,harley davidson dyna 1584 glide,and many more. So i think i might be a bit of an authority on whats nice to ride. The Triumph Speedmaster (with America handle bars fitted) is by far the best of the above. It has pulling power, relaxed cruising ability, agility,just the right amount of vibration, Grip, holds a line, stopping... (read more)
Written on: 02/12/2009
I bought my speedy back in August after not having ridden a bike for 25 years. No test ride - I wanted it so I bought it - it is better than I expected and it brings a smile to my face everytime I ride it - Awsome (read more)
Written on: 03/11/2009
I've just got my new 2010 speedmaster and let me tell you all that tyhis is the best decision I've ever made. I have been riding with a couple of friends that have their Harleys and my speedmaster is much better in all aspects I can think about over their Harleys. I am so happy with this bike.
I recomed it very much over Harley, Suzuki, Honda or Yamaha. (read more)
Written on: 16/10/2009
Awesome allrounder for me,the more milage i do the more i like it.Have fitted aftermarket pipes which are great as cars can now hear me plus i like the improved sound,particurly at 5000+ revs.
Perfect bike for me as 52 y/o returning to biking after 30 years.Excellent value for money.
Only negative so far is the rear suspension which could be improved.
Would recommend to all. (read more)
Written on: 08/08/2009
ive had my triumph speedmaster a month now and its rained most of that so havent covered that much mileage. ive owned various bikes since 1975 from fire blades, ducatis to harleys. i find the triumph one of the most enjoyable to ride. fitted short tor exhausts from purchase and the fuel injection remaped. now covered 140 miles engine feels strong and barks nicely, with a low burble and pops and bangs on the over run. the breaks are excellent for a bike of 504 lbs i only have to one finger... (read more)
Written on: 07/08/2009 by steviet (1 review written)
Bought the Speedmaster after 23 years off bikes and so glad I chose this bike. Handles, goes, stops really well. Sure it will be plenty fast enough for me once it's run-in. I put the slash cut silencers on it and it sounds great, motorists can hear it coming! The bike gets loads of appreciative comments and looks - mostly I hear 'look at this Harley' but when peeps see it's a Triumph they are amazed. I love the look of the bike and would recommend it to anyone looking for a middleweight... (read more)
Written on: 06/07/2009
This Triumph Speedmaster bike is set up for people who want to chill. But it can go. Ride on the torque all day or just relax, its great at both. Well balanced, easy to ride, brilliant to chuck around. Great brakes, and now its got America bars on its even better. (read more)
Written on: 06/06/2009 by ken haller (1 review written)
I've been riding since I was 14 now 71+. I started with a Cushman Eagle. When I got a bit bigger I had BSA, Suzuki, Yamaha 2 cycles up to 360cc. There was a dry spell as the kids were being raised. Then a new Yamaha 535 Virgo, Harley Sportster 1200. The previous bike was Kawasaki 1600 Meanstreak. I put 12K miles on it in 4 years. I consider myself a knowledgeable motorcycle enthusiast. The Harley I just never got it to run right and I had massive warranty issues. The Kawasaki was... (read more)
Written on: 20/12/2008
Excelent bike and if you put a set of 5 inch pullback risers on instead of the standard ones which you can just do without changing the cables it makes it more comfortable in my opinion anyway. (read more)
Written on: 19/10/2008 by The Pheonix (2 reviews written)
This is my first 'proper' bike, my last having been a 50cc step-through some 15 years ago.
Picked up my 2009 model the day I passed my full test and I am amazed at how easy it is to ride.
I had 40 miles to ride home with the bike, and after getting out of town can count on one hand how may times I had to change down out of 5th.
The bike has the Triumph short pipes and lower spoiler fitted - both of which are excellent. The tone of the pipes is spot on and the spoiler does exactly what I... (read more)
Written on: 13/10/2008 by JapsEye (1 review written)
I like it. Riding position is great. I have been used to upright models Yam XJR1300 etc. but the speedmaster is more laid back. Feet forward is without doubt the best ever riding position - I like it. Build is not quite as good as Japanese, but it definitely has something. It is throaty. Need to keep in a lower gear when going slower than you do with a big four cylinder. Really nice styling. Some quaint things about it. (read more)
Written on: 06/10/2008
I bought this bke new in 2003 it has 15,000 miles on it with no problems. no cruiser under a 1450 will outrun it. (read more)
Written on: 24/09/2008
I have ridden from Longisland to Nova Scotia with no faults. Not
A touring bike and maybe a touring seat would have been nice.
I now have 10,000 miles and only had a faulty $18.00 oil pressure switch. (read more)
Written on: 17/09/2008 by Chris Morgan (1 review written)
This is my second Triumph Speedmaster, I bought my 1st one which was a 790cc after suffering from a damaged right foot from a previous bike accident. I rode it over to Spain for the Moto GP, it never missed a beat and never had any aches whatsoever. Then I went back to a Honda VFR800 as I thought in my weird way that I wasn't ready for this style bike, I went to Assen again for the Moto GP and then decided who am I kidding. So I sold the VFR and purchased my 2007 model Speedmaster. I have... (read more)
Written on: 29/08/2008 by tboy21 (1 review written)
The last time I owned a bike was over ten years ago which were all sports bikes so I must admit, I was a bit skeptical about the different riding position with the foot pegs going forward etc. I needn't have worried however as I got used to it after a couple of rides. What I didn't expect though was the sensitivity and responsiveness of the throttle... that took a bit more time to get used to but improved after the first 800km service where it seemed to settle down a bit.
I have had this... (read more)
Written on: 16/08/2008 by tjz1100 (1 review written)
Picked up my Speedmaster today and I'm over the moon with it. Smooth and good to ride. Probably the best looking bike I've had in over 40 years of riding (with the exception of a 9 stud '68 Bonnie I had 20 odd years ago). (read more)
Written on: 06/07/2008
Great looks, great stopping ablity, fast enough for a cruser its size. But I would like more torque and it has a noisy motor. For the price its a pretty good buy. (read more)
Written on: 07/06/2008
Reasonable bike. Better value than overpriced Bonny but you need to pay a lot on extras to make it a decent bike. Too many low mileage second hand bikes can affect re-sale value if you like to do the miles. (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2008 by spartan
The Triumph Speedmaster is a great bike I was getting fed up with the constant changes made to the R1 and the retro style will only have small changes. For me not been a traditional triumph owner I love the smoothe lines of the new tank, it was the deciding factor for me buying the speedmaster along with the FI. (read more)
Written on: 16/04/2008 by m8twg
Replaced ugly shell shaped rear foot rests with new shape chrome hangers looks stunning. (read more)
Written on: 06/04/2008
I have had my Triumph Speedmaster about 6 months. It is a good looking middle weight cruiser. The riding position is cool but if you have a dodgy back or shoulder problems you will want to look at changing the handlebars if you plan long trips. The need to keep the revs up for speed make this bike better for shorter trips than touring in my view. This is a personal preference as I prefer larger lazy engines for touring. I am sure some people would be happy covering the miles on this bike.... (read more)
Written on: 14/02/2008
Overall, I can say that I am very fond of this bike. It is only the second bike I have owned so I am still a relative novice. I hope it will hold out for a while longer as I plan to keep it till it dies.
Getting parts for it can be a bit pricey but it is getting better the older it gets. (read more)
Written on: 14/02/2008 by Pat Bone
The Triumph Speedmaster had great handling. Keeps up with sport bikes on curves. Feels confident and comfortable on long cruises as well as short trips in town. I like the stripped-down look. Great bike for someone who doesn't need to keep up with the crowd. In 2008, Triumph put a pancake gas tank on the bike. I'm glad I bought the 07. (read more)
Written on: 31/01/2008 by GHRUTTER (1 review written)
I have been riding Harley's for 18 years and bought the Triumph Speedmaster for a change. It is a joy to ride and goes like the clappers especially since I had the mufflers made in stainless.
It handles bends very well and unlike some of your other commentators, I have not had any problems in 5000 miles, it does not miss a beat. All in black is the best colour it really turns heads. (read more)
Written on: 11/01/2008
Great bike, just picked up today, added short silencers & THIS NEW 2008 Triumph Speedmaster is awesome. I even test drove a Harley Davidson, which I think are over rated...
Triumph are the best..... (read more)
Written on: 11/12/2007 by apollyun
I like the Triumph Speedmaster and plan on keeping mine a very long time. It's a good riding bike, Its doest have the v twin look.Seems to be well built. (read more)
Written on: 20/11/2007 by willuf (1 review written)
My Triumph Speedmaster was my first bike after a few years away from riding but definitely feels like the right decision. I will be getting other bikes but will only let this one go in a few years in order to buy another Speedmaster. Brilliant bike, loads of fun, just needs to sound as good as it looks. It gets 10 for reliability as its never let me down. Would give a 10 for the others but nothing can have that. Looks superb, rides great, feels solid, good handling (it is a cruiser not a... (read more)
Written on: 23/08/2007 by A1 TCH (1 review written)
Feeling very dissapointed with the product. Is not a fully developed motorcycle or it would not have these faults. Struggle. Trade in value is now £4,000 ish, lost over £2,200 in a year is this normal? Looks the business but has not got the reliability. (read more)
Written on: 30/07/2007 by lucasrj
The Triumph Speedmaster has plenty of get up and go. Holds the road well and deals with wind blasts well. Excellent build quality. Overall, a great bike for short money. Dealer has been great. Performance Cycle of Shrewsbury, Ma. Recommend him anytime. (read more)
Written on: 22/06/2006 by Chrismal (1 review written)
First bike was a 2003 Triumph Speedmaster. 2nd bike 2006 Speedmaster. Triumph has fixed all small things that were wrong with 2003, i.e. soft front suspension when braking modertely, FIXED. Soft saddle, FIXED. Long pull on clutch and front break, FIXED with Adjustable levers. This bike will out perform any model in its class as well as some above it!
Advice, Know you dealer Best in The Midwest RPM Motor Werks Belleville,IL (read more)
Written on: 11/05/2006 by tarmac n steel mcc (1 review written)
Myself and my brother in law are both ex,sports bike owners we both own the Triumph Speedmaster now and wouldn't look back..If I could change anything it would be the name Speedmaster doesn,t sound right on a cruiser. As that's my only gripe I can live with that....good bike all round (read more)
Written on: 20/12/2005 by catsforus (1 review written)
Overall I find the Triumph Speedmaster a real pleasure to ride. It has great handling capabilities as I have always found with the Triumph range. It is a great bike to look at always drawing a crowd. It is quite economical on fuel. I have found that it has loads of low end power but you are still able to get up and go being able to maintain quite a high cursing speed. I have had it up to around 190 kilometer/hour = 118.0605265 mile/hour (mph) with no real sweat. Overall I would recommend... (read more)
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