Saturday, August 27, 2011

British challenge

With the CBR quickly sold, I started to scout the internet again to find a new project. It took another several weeks scouring before this Speed Triple popped up at a dealer I know in the UK (I had bought a CBR600RR from them a few years ago). So that one couldn't be more British : not only is that a Triumph, but it's coming from the UK. One could sarcastically say it also could hardly be greener ...

We agreed on price and details, so now there was a bike to bring from the UK, but that's another story. Here are the photos of the bike at the dealer. You will notice there are some damages here and there (more on that later).

I remember trying one of these back in 2004 at a trial day in an Belgian Triumph dealer near Ath. That day I rode on Speed Four, Daytona 955i and that type of Speed Triple. The bike I was the most impressed with ? Call me a plonk if you want, but that was the Daytona. Sporty manners, torquey engine and a not too exclusive riding position (plus you don't happen to see one very often, Gsxrboy). The last ride came as the sun went down that day and I was on the Daytona. At a junction, a friend tapped me on the shoulder to remind me we said we would switch bikes. I didn't want to jump off from the Daytona and sadly gave him the bars.

1 comment:

Yvan said...

It looks clean, what sort of damages there is on it ?
Did you already picked it up ?