Triumph's first offering in the vitally important 600cc class, the TT600 arrived in 2000 to less than universal acclaim. Handling and braking were judged as good as any but the fuel injection needed further work, a shortcoming addressed by a succession of improved fuelling 'maps' downloadable from Triumph dealers. By 2002 Triumph had eliminated most of the glitches. Comparing it to the Japanese opposition, Bike magazine declared: 'The TT has the best combination of handling and ride quality, for normal riders on normal roads – not just of any bike here, but of anything you can buy.'
It was inevitable, given the design's obvious potential, that the TT600 would be raced in the Supersport class. One of the first in the field with a suitably modified TT600 was noted Triumph dealership, Jack Lilley Ltd, who prepared and entered the example offered here. It is not known when the machine was acquired by its late owner. Details of its racing record are sparse, to say the least, th