I tripped upon the new Triumph Speed Twin recently. The bike checks a lot of boxes for me as a single bike, all rounder. Seems to have comfortable geometry, reasonable weight, reasonable seat height, technology and safety, performance and looks that I like. I just turned 65 and currently own a Moto Guzzi V7 III Special, and MV Agusta Dragster RR: both wonderful bikes. One big issue though: my dealer in Houston TX folded last January. So: no mechanic or warranty, or parts support. And, I am not a wrencher, and frankly distain the process of finding an independent mechanic for these bikes, or shipping either to Austin or Dallas for significant maintenance or fixes.
We do have one Triumph dealer left in the Houston area: Gulf Coast British/BMW. Their reputation is dicey, some love them, some hate them, but they do have a couple Speed twins in stock. I am thinking about a test ride.
Does anyone on this forum have experience they wish to share about Houston, TX British USA as far as a capable, and more important: stable (won't go out of business soon) dealer?
I previously owned a 2015 Triumph 675 STRX triple, but traded it for the MV last August when my local Triumph dealer folded. Seems lots of dealers in Houston can't make financials?
Some questions on the Speed please: how is the geometry as far as neck/wrists/back? It looks pretty upright. I know I need to sit on one and test ride to be sure. Question two: is there a rear rack available to strap on a small bag? Question three: is there an add on throttle speed control available similar to the T120? Likely Dart makes a fly screen, another must accessory.
The T120 also interests me, but the additional weight is a concern.
Color for me would have to be the red.
Help a recently retired guy out please.
Lucydad in Sugar Land, TX