Again, like the T-Bird, the Triumph Legend TT is easy to dismiss as a soft, laid back custom. In truth, the Triumph Legend TT, like its bigger brother, may be a tad tall (blame the scaffold pole steel spine frame) and heavy, but it cuts a decent dash nevertheless. Comfy, too.
Like the T-bird, the Triumph Legend TT is one of the best incarnations of the original big Hinckley triple. The 885cc three cylinder has been detuned from Trident and Trophy spec to give even more low down oomph. Wound open the Triumph Legend TT sounds like a squadron of Lancasters. The only downside is that, as part of the cost-cutting, the motor is finished in black instead of the Thunderbird’s delectable chrome.
Like most early Hinckley Triumph’s the T-Bird family benefited from engineering paranoia to the extent that the Triumph Legend TT is massively over-engineered, understressed and pretty durable too.
Triumph Legend TTs are rarer but cheaper generally than the T-Bird so, if you can find one they tend to offer good value. Used Triumph Legend TTs represent, we reckon, much better value than an equivalent Harley… Find a Triumph Legend TT for sale
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Bit disappointing, really. Where the T-bird glitters and glistens, the Triumph Legend TT (bit OTT name that, we think) offers merely plain and dull.