Main Motorcycle: Buell Blast
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: NC, USA
Sold the Buell!
So last week I decided to take the plunge and sell my first bike, a Buell Blast (basically a single cylinder Harley Davidson Sportster engine on a naked bike). Now i'm in the market for a new bike and in my price range (under $3500) I seem to keep seeing a lot of Triumphs that look amazing compared to a lot of ragged out Japanese middle weight supersports.
After looking around I'm kind of stuck between two Triumphs I've found locally, a 1999 Daytona 955i and a 2002 Speed Triple 955i. Both have a little over 20k miles, look to be taken care of, and have new tires and recent services (although neither say what was actually serviced).
What things should I be looking for when I look at these bikes? What should I expect in terms of maintenance and upkeep, both in time and cost?
I had 2 years of riding on the Buell (although only about 2000 total miles) and have about 4-5 years of experience messing around on 70's small displacement enduro bikes. Will the 955i engine be too powerful for me?
Thank you everyone for humoring my many questions! With all luck I should be riding a Triumph very soon!