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Old 01-31-2013, 06:55 PM   #271
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:55 PM   #272
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:08 PM   #273
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:52 PM   #274
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So even tho I have a 2011 Multi S Touring and a F800GS ( very different bikes ..same riding position) I really want a triple of some sort. I love the Street and Speed Triples but they are... well.. they are what they are. So then the Trophy comes around and I think that may be the bike I want for long distance/sport touring. Then.. I find a couple of NEW 2011 ( oxymoron) Sprint GT's that the dealers here in the US can't get rid of for 11k so I take one for a ride. Loved it. Not sure about the leaned over riding position mainly because I am not used to it, but for the money it seems like one heck of a great value. Granted it has almost no whistles and bells that the Trophy has but it comes with ABS and the same exact bags that the Trophy has... I don't know if I should pull the trigger or wait for the new Trophy to get sorted out and get that in a year or so.. thoughts??
If the dewdads on the Trophy aren't that important to you, and you're primarily going to be riding solo, then go for Sprint. If this bike is going to be doing a lot of two-up duty, then the Trophy is likely your ticket.

Just watch out, the triple is ADDICTING.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:56 PM   #275
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:01 PM   #276
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Just watch out, the triple is ADDICTING.

Yes it is. I'm on my second one and the Trophy very well may be my next. Curious to see how it does in the long term reports.
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:46 AM   #277
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Sat on one at NYC bike show. Just don't like the bulk / width of the front end on these bikes (and the RT etc) so i guess not for me.

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Old 02-01-2013, 04:54 AM   #278
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Sat on one at NYC bike show. Just don't like the bulk / width of the front end on these bikes (and the RT etc) so i guess not for me.

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Old 02-01-2013, 06:05 AM   #279
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If the dewdads on the Trophy aren't that important to you, and you're primarily going to be riding solo, then go for Sprint. If this bike is going to be doing a lot of two-up duty, then the Trophy is likely your ticket.

Just watch out, the triple is ADDICTING.
The problem with the Sprint is the riding position. When I sit on the GT it feels like I am doing pushups and eating my knees. It is just too agressive. Otherwise there would be one in the garage right now.

The Trophy riding position is closer to the Tiger than the Sprint. Very comfy. If you want to munch miles in comfort and style, the Trophy is the ticket.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:41 AM   #280
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The problem with the Sprint is the riding position. When I sit on the GT it feels like I am doing pushups and eating my knees. It is just too agressive. Otherwise there would be one in the garage right now.
Funny, I owned a '99 VFR800 for three years, loved it and toured everywhere. Sold it about 10 years ago due to knee problems. Sat on one the other day and it felt exactly like your description. Now I wonder how I ever rode it.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:58 AM   #281
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Bars are an easy enough mod. I wouldn't let that stop me if I wanted a bike. Risers and such are easy to do.
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Bars are an easy enough mod. I wouldn't let that stop me if I wanted a bike. Risers and such are easy to do.
True enough, but if you like an upright position, the sprint would need something like 6" of pullback. Not quite so easy :)

The sprint ST is even worse - I was more comfortable on a speed triple.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:32 PM   #283
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True enough, but if you like an upright position, the sprint would need something like 6" of pullback. Not quite so easy :)

The sprint ST is even worse - I was more comfortable on a speed triple.

The Sprint GT I am looking at has the LSL bar conversion which widens and pulls the bars back and up an inch or so.
I really like the bike and I have friends with old BMW R1100RS's and they say that being "down and out of the wind" makes a long ride more comfortable. Hmmm. I am really wanting this bike since the price of a 1050 triple in a usable sport/touring package is so affordable right now. It just seems like a lot of bike for the money. Is that type of bike just obsolete now?
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:46 PM   #284
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The Sprint GT I am looking at has the LSL bar conversion which widens and pulls the bars back and up an inch or so.
I really like the bike and I have friends with old BMW R1100RS's and they say that being "down and out of the wind" makes a long ride more comfortable.
Everyone's different but I threw that theory out the window once I rode an R1100RT with the electric screen in the high position. No wind and no weight on the wrists either. Lots of legroom too.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:49 PM   #285
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I've just spotted the first advertisement for the Trophy here in New Zealand.....
$NZ 39,445! That's the SE including inroad costs

The ST1300 ABS is advertised at $NZ21,995 .........

Cheers Shafty, NZ

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I am the proud owner of an Explorer - the motor/drive train (same as the Trophy) is fantastic.

The Trophy looks very nice, but it is awfully BIG...the Explorer is 260 kg...300 kg would be a real handful in a car park, etc...



The Trophy would be great for long trips....but as a day to day bike.....?
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