Grand Prix 125
Main Motorcycle: Triumph Street Twin
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Greater Manchester UK
Other Motorcycle: 2002 Honda cb500s
Extra Motorcycle: 1974 Honda CB350 K4
New Street Twin 500 miles in & my thoughts
As heading say, I've just had my 1st service today at Youlles Triumph of Manchester, so likes / dislikes so far.......
Looks dept, can't fault it. Always gets plenty of attention from cars & other bikes, with lots of compliments or the thumb up.
Functionality, does what it's supposed to looks cool whilst doing it, & I can flat foot it too. (a massive plus from my Tiger 1050 sport)
Economy, not dropped below 70 MPG yet & this is checked from tank to tank fills, & the computer seem to be fairly accurate also.
Suspension, it's on the firmer side of comfortable if that make sense, & it's on the softer setting.
Brakes, Brembos "Nuff said"
Tyres, seem ok was concerned about the phantoms after reading various post here & other forums.Rode home today from the dealer in a very heavy downpour, with no issues so time will tell here really.
1/ Seat comfort (2 hrs max for me) this will be addressed asap
Seat material looks great, but in reality it's a pain to keep clean, it attracts every particle known to man
& hangs on to it like 2 pieces of velcro would stick together.........
2/ Throttle, response is not as instant as I would like, dealer tells me this is quite
normal & as this is my 1st
ride by wire who am I to argue. They checked it out at the service today & confirm all is well.
3/ Fuel cap (or rather the size of the filling aperture), It is a complete pain to fill due to it being a perfect fit
for every pump I've used so far. I have found that to fill the tank completely you need to insert the
pump every so slightly into the tank to fill to full. If I insert it to far constant pump clicking ensues,
splash 'n' dash is a thing of the past here.......
4/ Tank could be another half gallon more IMHO, don't think it would spoil the aesthetics to much my self.
So that's my thoughts 500 in, still loving it, but it's not perfect, but then what is.....
Enjoy the ride, but relish the safe return home more.