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Old 07-13-2012, 04:10 AM   #91
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Rant ON!

Nothing personal, but... DAMN! This is a prime example of what I love to hate about forums.... I've been here for over 6 years and only have 50ish posts for a reason....

Triumph re-enters the sport touring arena after seeing what the successful brands are doing, takes the common pieces and approaches that have proven to work, then does what it can to personalize it and the haters come out of the woodwork.

No single bike is perfect for the masses right out of the box; not one. Sorry all you BMW studs, this applies to you too....

Every single one of us personalize our machines regardless of the effort the manufacturer puts into making it as well rounded as possible. I dare say there's not one of us who've added or changed at least one thing on our machines throughout our riding history's - that's what's so great about riding; we make the machine fit our needs/wants/desires so we can enjoy the ride longer and more frequently.

I won't bore you so called "experts" on the theory of SportTouring with my personal thoughts on this new machine, but will certainly say this:

Don't like the new Trophy? Spare the rest of us who've been waiting on Triumph to get back into the game your attitudes and BS dribble, and go over to the Harley bashing thread and bag on pirates to show your hatred for all that's not what you want it to be. I'll wait for you there since I'm a Triumph and Harley guy so we can poke fun at the wanna be's.

Rant OFF!

Move along ladies and gentlemen, there's nothing to see here. Back to your regularly scheduled programs.....
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:45 PM   #92
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Definition of a Trophy

Today's account of a Triumph Trophy certainly differs from my time. A Trophy was a 250 Single (BSA Sister-ed) Enduro.

Great Bike by the way as long as you didn't ring the Babbitt Connecting Rod Bearing because you didn't clean the Oil Filter Screen located at the bottom of the front fame stanchion :o)
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:14 AM   #93
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Had a natter with a local dealer. They reckon under £14,000 GBP for the base model and £16,000 for the all singing SE. That's close to K16 money over here. It needs to be serious quality for that sort of coin.
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Old 07-18-2012, 04:12 AM   #94
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Yikes. That is a lot of money.
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:05 AM   #95
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Yikes. That is a lot of money.
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Old 07-18-2012, 07:06 AM   #96
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I like the look of it. I may end up buying on a few years down the track.

I test rode the BMW RT.... couldn't really get on with it. Ended up buying a ST-1300 Pan European.... good bike but it feels a bit light at the front at high speed, it is too heavy and it looks silly with the side panniers off. Hell, the Triumph is pushing 300kg wet, but that is lighter than a Pan ;)

I like the electronic gadgets esp the built in audio and electronic suspension adjustment.

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Old 07-18-2012, 07:14 AM   #97
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Had a natter with a local dealer. They reckon under £14,000 GBP for the base model and £16,000 for the all singing SE. That's close to K16 money over here. It needs to be serious quality for that sort of coin.
What does a new RT retail for in the UK?

I just don't see Triumph pricing their Trophy in the same league as BMW's K1600. I can see it slightly less then the RT though. I'm talking US prices since it is difficult to convert UK retails to US due to VAT.
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Old 07-18-2012, 07:21 AM   #98
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What does a new RT retail for in the UK?
Here ya go:

http://www.bmw-motorrad.co.uk/motorc...fications.html

The thing with the UK (maybe true in the US too) is that a lot of Brits like to park their bikes, rather than ride their bikes. You can get a 1-2 year old bike with minimal mileage, maybe zero rain mileage for a lot, lot, lot less than the new price.
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Old 07-18-2012, 07:29 AM   #99
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When it comes down to I don't give a rats ass what anyone else thinks about the bike i'm buying. If I like the look of it and like the way it rides and I'm happy that's all that matters. Ooooh, it looks like an RT, Oooooh I don't like the antenna, Oooooh I don't like the blue, Oooooh. Are you kidding me? You sound like a bunch of Corvette owners.
Thats what I was thinking,lots of whiners checking in on this thread. The new Trophy looks modern,if it works well it will sell. Triumph builds some great bikes these days and has a strong following off ADV.

Given my addiction to trick two wheeled dirt toys I will continue riding my 99 1200 Trophy,its a classic styled simpler sort of big sport touring bike. Its also a sleeper on tight backroads and will go way faster then it should easily.

I do like the 800 triples lots though.
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Old 07-18-2012, 07:35 AM   #100
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Today's account of a Triumph Trophy certainly differs from my time. A Trophy was a 250 Single (BSA Sister-ed) Enduro.

Great Bike by the way as long as you didn't ring the Babbitt Connecting Rod Bearing because you didn't clean the Oil Filter Screen located at the bottom of the front fame stanchion :o)
Triumph started making a 1200 Trophy sport touring bike in 91 I believe.
(I just took apart the lower end on a pre unit 650,it was like working on an honest to dog antique,amazing one would run a month much less 50 years with care.)
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:24 AM   #101
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I've had some bad news about a mate at work. The big C. Pancreas and liver. I'll be surprised if he makes the year out.
Put's all the pissing and moaning in perspective.
I'll test one asap and if it makes me smile and want to keep riding then i'll be having one.
..and i'll appreciate every mortal second.
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:29 AM   #102
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Sorry about your Co-Worker. Does put it in perspective, doesn't it...

That's the reason why after 30 years last winter I finally stopped waiting to buy a Mustang. We're healthy thank God, but you never know what's around the corner.

Please post your impression after the demo ride.
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:45 AM   #103
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Cancer, you dolt.
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:49 AM   #104
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What? His Wife took his "liver AND Pancreas?"


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Old 07-18-2012, 09:14 AM   #105
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There are a plethora of C words that could be applied. He should have said what he meant.
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