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Old 11-18-2010, 08:02 PM   #31
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I like it

I've always dug the rt, especially the newer one - but not a fan of BMW in general. Is sort of copy cat again......

This has potential. the leak approach only works if you follow along. i did for the tiger but wont for this one. I'll wait for info to show up here or in the rags but i will never sign up for any email crap from them again. I also dont rush out and have to have a new bike right away and pay full msrp (so far...... ).
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Old 11-19-2010, 08:18 AM   #32
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maybe we can have 6 threads on this....like the tiger 800
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Old 11-19-2010, 08:58 AM   #33
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is this the thread where we discuss time travel and the Lord of the Rings, or is it the other one? And which one gets punted to the basement?
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Old 11-19-2010, 03:31 PM   #34
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Lets see new 800 dual sport adventure touring, Sprint gets little more touring oriented with the GT (took one for test ride its a winner), and now the Trophy comes back with a shaft drive 1200cc triple that's definitely leaning to the touring side. I think I see a pattern here. Ok I like it when's it gonna hit our shores.
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Old 11-19-2010, 11:42 PM   #35
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Shaft drive that doesn't break? Maybe for less money than the legendary eye watering BMW pricing structure?
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Old 11-20-2010, 08:21 AM   #36
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Just my opinion, but it looks like a BMW, FJR, ST1300, Concours, Guzzi Norge, Futura, PC800 clone....

Seriously, I think it looks very good, it'll be interesting to see what paint and trim options it comes in, and based on the rider shots, it looks to me like it will immediately need risers with a little pull back added.
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Old 11-20-2010, 11:13 AM   #37
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maybe we can have 6 threads on this....like the tiger 800
Um, there is one Tiger 800 thread..
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Old 11-20-2010, 11:50 AM   #38
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Um, there is one Tiger 800 thread..
Currently. Your average 'wat is this new fangled internet' ADV rider likes to post every thing that is new to him on a daily basis, in a new thread, I've noticed.
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Old 11-20-2010, 06:27 PM   #39
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Is all that matt cladding a disguise? It's fugly all around. hopefully, the finished product will look better.
I think the flat black stuff is temp cladding. Looking closely at the bike I see high gloss bodywork sticking out front and rear of the cladding, maybe there is some nice looking panels underneath.
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Old 11-20-2010, 06:39 PM   #40
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I get the Japanese copying everything but I'm disappointed the British aren't more original.
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Old 11-20-2010, 06:59 PM   #41
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This is form following function. If you're going to build a touring bike that's aerodynamic yet successful at protecting the rider from the elements, it's probably going to look like something that's been done already.
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Old 11-21-2010, 03:15 AM   #42
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This is form following function. If you're going to build a touring bike that's aerodynamic yet successful at protecting the rider from the elements, it's probably going to look like something that's been done already.
Exactly. "Keep it simple, stupid". Occams Razor. Engineers can see beauty in functional geometry. One of the most beautiful airplanes ever, the P51 Mustang. They don't let "designers and artists" design airplanes. Who would want to fly in an airplane made by Harley Davidson?
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Old 11-21-2010, 03:40 AM   #43
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This is form following function. If you're going to build a touring bike that's aerodynamic yet successful at protecting the rider from the elements, it's probably going to look like something that's been done already.
It's starting to look like Triumph thinks BMW's got a lock on original functional design.
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Old 11-21-2010, 05:04 AM   #44
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Exactly. "Keep it simple, stupid". Occams Razor. Engineers can see beauty in functional geometry. One of the most beautiful airplanes ever, the P51 Mustang. They don't let "designers and artists" design airplanes. Who would want to fly in an airplane made by Harley Davidson?


Yeah how could you go back and pick up the stuff that vibrated off
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Old 11-21-2010, 06:15 AM   #45
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The Trophy may very well be my next bike purchase. I think the Trophy would look good parked right next to my 1050 Tiger.

I LOVE the 1050 Triple. Throw another 150CC at it and the RT will be left in the dust.
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