Featured Woo Hoo Speed Twin

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  1. dilligaf

    dilligaf GrrrR3Rrrr
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    Time for NUDGERS 12month service :confused:
    Feels like when you have to take your pet to the vets :( E280B80B-91AF-4C3C-AD1E-008A6957948F.jpeg anyway this is what I got to play on :grinning:
    That’s NUDGER crying in the background :sob: cos he thinks I’m abandoning him :weary_face: 193F09D1-8D97-4AB6-BDB8-317A26F562EF.jpeg
     
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  2. Yorkshireman

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    Wot ya think of it?
     
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  3. Bad Billy

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    Wot he said :)
     
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  4. Dartplayer

    Dartplayer Senior Member

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    Nudger is looking fine Dilly.:heart: Neno is booked for tomorrow :D
     
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  5. dilligaf

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    What a blast :grinning:
    What a Feckin brilliant machine :grinning:
    Can’t really put into words how brilliant this bike is :cool:
    First thing I noticed was obviously the riding position
    Lifting my legs up and putting them behind myself to get on the pegs felt very strange to me after a year on my NUDGER :confused:
    But I only took it round the corner to show the lads at work and immediately felt at home with it :)
    The lads at Triumph Newcastle are brilliant to deal with and when I got there I had no idea what I was gonna get so I dropped a hint that I quite fancy getting a speed twin :p
    Well nobody’s got it booked today he said so get yourself away and fill ya boots :grinning:
    So I DID :p
    didn’t stop until I seen this sort of no entry sign :joy:
    Of course I’m DILLIGAF :p so I paused for a smoke and thought Feck em bloody foreigners :joy: and kept going North to where the Wildlings live :poop::eek: 4A5489C3-4AD6-4B8F-ABE6-B1EFE5C2DD78.jpeg like I’ve already said this is a brilliant bike :cool:
    The ergonomics are spot on if a little cramped for me :confused: this is no fault of the bike though.......more my aging body and aches and pains :sob:
    The throttle response is flawless and instant :cool: plenty of torque and acceleration from way down low :cool:
    The gearbox ratios are perfect for the engine and changing gear is like a knife through butter especially on the up shift :cool: think I said the same thing about NUDGER when I got him but this is better :grinning:
    I am a MASSIVE fan of these Triumph twin cylinder engines and gear boxes :cool: 001D9063-6B21-4E88-910E-41C7BCC5EB0B.jpeg absolutely buzzing about this bike but we both needed refuelling so a pit stop at Jedburgh was always on the cards :yum B3A8B446-E926-488A-8A14-F0023E400ACB.jpeg
     
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  6. dilligaf

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    Bloody hell mate gissa chance :eek:
    I do this on me phone with me thumb :confused:
     
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  7. Yorkshireman

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    Twatty twat twat, gonna have to book me a test ride on one. :mad:
    I’ve sat on one and the only thing I dislike is the instruments seem to be at too shallow an angle, I’d prefer them to be a bit more up towards me.
    How was the suspension, I don’t think there is any adjustment other than rear preload?
     
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  8. Bad Billy

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    Wow! Dilli, I am seriously impressed with your journalistic talents :), I think you might get a guest spot at MCN! :p

    I am currently banned from test riding anything by Mrs Billy or I would be tempted to swing me leg over one myself :cool:
     
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    Suitably refreshed :yum
    Back to the road test :) FCB9D010-6FF0-47D1-8C68-F0DF71EAECFB.jpeg had enough of the Wildlings as I couldn’t understand a Feckin word they were saying :joy:
    What the feck does HEENA HYNA HOO mean anyone???:confused:
    Really getting into this peach of a bike now :grinning:
    So much so that I found myself riding on the balls of my feet and and sticking my knees out like I was on a track day :imp:
    Concentrating hard on the vanishing point that I can’t remember anything about the scenery :confused:
    Just having a blast and feeling like I’m twenty years younger than I am :grinning:
    When I set off from Newcastle I put the bike in road mode and had the traction control on :)
    Was out for five hours and left it that way all the time :)
    Never got overtaken once and everything in front of me was a target that had to be dispensed with :imp: and they were bikes/lorries/cars....everything :p
    Back to the land of plenty :) and I went around that greet big puddle we call Kielder:)
    It’s a long time since I took corners this fast :imp: but this wonderful machine was made for these kinda roads :cool:
    :poop: C’mon DILLIGAF ya greet big wussy :weary_face: LEAN IT LEAN IT AND LEAN IT SOME MORE :imp:
    Bloody thing is daring me more and more :imp:
    Where will it all end :skull:
    Feck this I’m Feckin knackered :sleeping:
    Time for another pit stop :eek:
    Some of ya will recognise this place :)
    For those that don’t it’s the bunkhouse where this years GMU is being held in
    Bell hand jam :p 4C272CCA-146B-4023-BA90-429776927D5C.jpeg 5F0DED41-D63A-4589-96D8-D2A23D381E12.jpeg cup of coffee and slice of cake :eek:
    Sorry @Bad Billy it had to be done :yum
    I needed the sugar otherwise I would of seized up :p 1E9809CE-0BDE-442F-9409-67D689918971.jpeg dunno how to sum this up really :confused:
    Absolute peach of an engine :heart_eyes:
    Brilliant gearbox :grinning:
    Sublime handling :cool:
    If you’ve got one you’re a reet lucky bastid :grinning:
    If ya getting one I Feckin hate ya :mad:
    Will I get one :eek:
    Do I want one :confused:
    SHIT YEAH I WANT ONE :sob:
    But I won’t be getting one :sob: for me it’s twenty years to late and by the time I got back to Newcastle I had aching shoulders my hips were on fire and I was bloody knackered :weary_face:
    One of the best rides I’ve had for years though and if I could afford it I’d have one in a heartbeat as a weekend blaster :imp:
    Got back on NUDGER :heart: for the ride home and it was like getting a cuddle or lying on the couch :heart_eyes:

    I love my NUDGER :p
     
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  10. Bad Billy

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    Feckin brilliant Dilli, you have made me REALLY want to test ride one now :imp: ... but Mrs Billy says no test rides o_O:eek::scream::cold_sweat::sob:
     
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    Yeah but you’re only racing for one season aren’t you :confused:
    SO.....you’re gonna need a road bike aren’t ya :p
    Just tell her you’re gonna try one :rolleyes: I mean what harm can a test ride do :p
     
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  12. BonnieCat

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    I loved it too when my Triumph dealer let me have a play. Agree with Dilli’s excellent write up. Superior in every department compared to the T120. I would’ve had to put too much money on top of mine to swap it so didn’t bother. But a truly awesome machine
     
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    So i take it you liked it then? :joy::laughing:
     
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  14. Wishbone

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    Pit Stop!! That would feed an Ethiopian village for a month ;)
     
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    just so you know the red ones are quicker
     
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  16. dilligaf

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    Forgot to mention that the one I rode had Vance thingy exhaust fitted :grinning:
    Get some :cool:.....they sound Feckin brilliant :imp:
     
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  17. Bikerman

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    Nice write up. You did do some miles on it.
    What a nice way to spend a day.
     
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  18. Eldon

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    Hey Dilli I've got one of them pics in case I didn't come back o_O

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  19. Sandi T.

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    "Vance thingy exhaust"! :joy::joy::joy: Yep, they do sound brilliant! I love 'em. Ironically none of my current bikes have Vance & Hines. Hmmm, shopping may be in order. :neutral:
     
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  20. Sandi T.

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    Thanks for the great review, Dilli! :) I think I'll go to my local dealership to see if they have one that I can test ride. Unless Mrs. Billy won't let me. :neutral:
     
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    I see you left the butter, wise choice not good all that cholesterol
     
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  22. Wessa

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    What a blast Dilli, looks like you gave the bike a right good going over. Great write up and you are correct the V&H exhaust finish off what is a great bike.....
     
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