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Triumph entered the battle for sport riders’ hearts and minds in 1997 with their clean-sheet design T595. The marketing blunder that left casual shoppers thinking it’s a 600 is far in the rear-view and just adds another point of interest for fans. Seattle Used Bikes presents this slightly used and carefully updated Triumph T595.
Triumph built on their success with the T300 engine and produced another triple in the T5, a little torquier and with a scruffier sound than the usual inline four. High compression (11.2:1) and electronic fuel injection conspired to deliver 130hp and 74 ft.-lbs. torque. The twin double-tube chassis was all new and inspired confidence with adjustable suspension and excellent Nissin brakes. The fairing design carved out its own character with dual headlights and Euro parking light, and hard covered pillion.
Seemingly set up for the long run, ten times the mileage would be expected on this T595. But after Dymag carbon wheels, carbon muffler and ECU update, HeliBar risers, and bar-end mirrors were installed it was ridden only sparingly and looks better than excellent. Seattle Used Bikes has added all new expendables ( fluids, battery, and tires ) for the next owner, and asks $7,999. From their – website – :
This beautiful black 1998 Triumph Daytona T595 just arrived on our doorstep last month. This is another one out of a friends private collection. As you can see it just has a bit over 2,500 original miles, it was really set up properly when new by Scott Zollars at the Cycle Barn. Check out the carbon fiber Dymag wheels!! It also has a hard to find, Triumph factory carbon slip on, a remapped ECU, raised HeliBars for added comfort, with CRG bar-end mirrors and upgraded rear suspension link from Attack performance. We just gave it a fresh service, new fluids, new Dunlop Q3’s tires and battery. If you are a fan of the early Daytona 955i’s this is probably the nicest one available for sale at this time. Can go back to stock wheels and save $1200.
Despite coming up on 100 years of Triumph cycles, John Bloor’s re-imagined company didn’t have a generation of superbike racing to lean on, and their 955cc family was never going to challenge those makers on the track. But the T595 and renamed 955i caught quite a following, filling a European-designed niche in the sport market. This example is practically unused and certainly better than new, and ready for next season. Contact Seattle Used Bikes on (206) 535-6812 or by email – here -.
Check out the other Triumph SUB has Featured on RSBFS: 1998 Triumph Daytona Ex Formula Thunder Race Bike! Dave notes that a deal is possible on the pair! -dc