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Old 11-17-2010, 02:29 AM   #1
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2012 Triumph Trophy.

Looks like Hinckley fancy a slice of the Touring market. RT style ergos and a big cube 3 cylinder motor.
Where do i sign?

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/ne...phy/index.html

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne...phy-spy-shots/

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Old 11-17-2010, 03:36 AM   #2
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Shaft drive, too! I wonder what the weight and torque/hp on the bike is?
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Old 11-17-2010, 03:50 AM   #3
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Triumph builds another distinctly BMW bike...

I love the RT, and I'm glad to see another bike pop up in it's class, but Triumph could at least try to disguise it as something they thought up.

My dealer told me this bike was ready at the time of the Sprint GT launch, and this photo does look like a pretty well finalized bike.
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Old 11-17-2010, 04:28 AM   #4
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Assuming I ever get to retire, Triumph just sealed the deal on either this Trophy or a Rocket III. Nice.
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Old 11-17-2010, 04:33 AM   #5
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Shaft drive, too!
I'm not in the market for this particular bike but here's hoping if dipping their toe in the shaft pool is a success, Triumph will splash it across their range.
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Old 11-17-2010, 05:16 AM   #6
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Triumph builds another distinctly BMW bike...

I love the RT, and I'm glad to see another bike pop up in it's class, but Triumph could at least try to disguise it as something they thought up.

My dealer told me this bike was ready at the time of the Sprint GT launch, and this photo does look like a pretty well finalized bike.

Its what the market wants right now, so who cares. I think it looks sharp and could care less what it might resemble. Actually it sort of looks like an updated ST1300 (from the front) too.
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Old 11-17-2010, 05:57 AM   #7
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Is all that matt cladding a disguise? It's fugly all around. hopefully, the finished product will look better.
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Old 11-17-2010, 06:33 AM   #8
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Whoa..... with only 32,000 miles on my Bandit 1250, and having just retired, I gotta try to log another 100,000 miles before I can consider a new toy.

And I decided recently that a mid-size bike in my future was all I needed.....
not any more.

I want that drive-shaft driven, triple powered, British designer-name, huge dual headlamp, touring machine.

In a word, sweeeet!
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Old 11-17-2010, 06:54 AM   #9
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Triumph does seem to be doing a lot right these days. They didn't exactly think outside of the box in the styling department though did they?
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Old 11-17-2010, 07:16 AM   #10
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If this bike has the ergo charm of the RT I'll buy one. As for style, I still don't understand why so many whine over similarities with other models. The RT has one of the very best designs for long distance so why not start there? If this bike is so unappealing to some of you surely the RT is worse? I sometimes feel like I've stepped into a women's beauty parlor with all the nit picking and bitching at first siting of something new (and probably better).

Thanks for posting Paul.
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Old 11-17-2010, 07:20 AM   #11
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It's about time! I hope it has a big gas tank and can cover 300 miles without refueling. And gets 60 mpg. And a stereo, multi-cd/ipod/mp3/gps/bluetooth/espresso maker. I hope it does the 1/4 mile in under 11 seconds and can lap Willow Springs in a minute and change.

Anything less than that and I will be disappointed.
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Old 11-17-2010, 07:47 AM   #12
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If this bike is so unappealing to some of you surely the RT is worse? I sometimes feel like I've stepped into a women's beauty parlor with all the nit picking and bitching at first siting of something new (and probably better).
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If there's one thing that irks riders it's copy cat styling.. where one bike from brand B looks like a copy of the equivalent model from brand A. Just like Triumph's Tiger 800 looking very very similar to the BMW 800GS. I like to identify bikes by their general styling, and not so much by looking at the emblem on the tank. So the nitpicking is that this one appears to be an RT clone, instead of an original syling design.. We won't really know until it's revealed. The same was said of the spy shots of the K1600 when it was said it looked like the Concours14 with the stealth cladding it had, until it was revealed at Intermot.

I just hope Triumph doesn't play the "leak" game with this bike as they did with the Tiger 800..
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Old 11-17-2010, 08:49 AM   #13
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I just hope Triumph doesn't play the "leak" game with this bike as they did with the Tiger 800..
they will. already confirmed. shaft triple was also confirmed well before this leak/release.

i think all but the front end looks good, but i do agree about the copycat styling cues.
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Old 11-17-2010, 10:12 AM   #14
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If this bike has the ergo charm of the RT I'll buy one..
Pegs, seat, and bars adjustable from the off, apparently.
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Old 11-17-2010, 10:21 AM   #15
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I like it. Looks more ST13 than RT, as a previous poster mentioned.
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