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    Would you say Triumphs are reliable?

    Would you say most speed triples are reliable compared to other bikes like Ducati or Yamaha? Experiences?

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    You can't compare a Triumph with a Ducati: ducati's are way worse than triumphs. They don't differ that much from Yamaha I'd say

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    The best way to put it is "you can buy a more reliable bike than a Triumph, but that bike isn't a Ducati." Triumphs are pretty reliable on the whole, depending on model and year. Generally speaking if you buy new and take care of it you shouldn't have any more problems than your average Kawayamahondazuki. You'll have less problems than (for instance) a Harley or a Ducati. You may have more problems than a BMW or a Honda. But it's all relative.

    I wouldn't worry about reliability as a determining factor of buying one. If you grew up with 1960's and 1970's English bikes and Harleys like I did, you'll never complain about almost any modern bike. My 1964 Triumph required daily maintenance to keep it running, and still it was likely to leave you unexpectedly stranded on the side of the road.
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    I think triumphs can be very reliable. same with honda, bmw, ducati, harley, etc... I think there are other brands that are more consistent with their reliability. If you were to buy a ducati and took care of it I'd say theres a 50/50 shot that you could make it to 50k or 100k miles. If you were to buy a honda you'd probably have a 90% chance that it makes it to 50k or 100k miles if you took care of it. All manufacturers have their recalls. But i've seen daytona 675r's with a good amount of mileage come in for basic maintenance and no problems and then I'll have one come in that won't start when its hot because all the rod bearing clearances are too tight from the factory.

    An older mechanic once told me that back in the day if your triumph made it past 600 miles, it was a good one.
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    Yes they are good bikes, some of the service techs suck.

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    A griend of mine has a 2007 speed. Last month he clocked 110,000km/68,750miles withoutserious problems. His bike is featured this month in Moto75 magazine here in Holland. The bike looks and rides als new....no, better than new after a few tweaks like my bike. And it's not like he spares the bike. It gets plenty of punnisment om trackdays, roadtrips with loads of luggage weeks on end. No probleem for the bike.

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    " anyone who owns a Ducati and says they are just as reliable as any other bike, keep thinking that" more of a paraphrase than word for word. After hearing of this guys experience with his Mulitstrada, I wouldn't be jumping for one unless I had the best warranty.
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    They can be reliable but they cost you a lot to be reliable! I was quoted $1100 for 12k mile service from the dealer!

 

 
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