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Old 08-20-2012, 04:53 AM   #121
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With Triumph now so blatantly targeting (or should that be copying?) BMW, can't wait for the T1200R (aka 3 cylinder K1300R)
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:35 PM   #122
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The Tiger Exp. got my attention and I saw the Trophy on the website while researching the Tiger.

Hopefully the Trophy is everything that the RT isn't or should I say I hope it is reliable, comfortable, has the perfect 1st and 6th gear and is not too expensive to consider.

Oh yeah, I forgot, I like the blue one.

Now then what dealer in Iowa gives test rides in January?

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Old 08-26-2012, 08:50 AM   #123
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so...... new triumph, new concours or new BMW1600 gt?

Money no object. Which would you buy?

Im worried about the triumph only being 3 cylinders and maybe buzzy. I like my 2009 FJR, just need a little better touring bike.
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:47 AM   #124
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BMW 1600 GT. It might not be the best idea to buy a first year edition of the Trophy. And I owned a 2010 Concours and it was so buzzy in the grips, tank, pegs that I had to sell it. No more in line fours for me......ever......
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:56 AM   #125
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Im worried about the triumph only being 3 cylinders and maybe buzzy.
You never rode a triple, right?

Also "a little better touring bike" is not helpful information for us to answer. Do you tour on goat paths or four lane highways? Do you like to go fast or more relaxed? Do prefer standard control position or forward? It's absolutely useless to think what one person would prefer could help the next. Requirements and tastes are so different ...
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:52 AM   #126
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Still no word on final price. Found a shot of the bike without luggage. Looks rather good.

http://www.ashonbikes.com/forum/new-...-trophy?page=2
That does look really nice!
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:35 PM   #127
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There's a big feature on the Trophy in next weeks MCN. Get's a kind of launch this weekend at Triumph Live at Mallory Park.
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Old 08-26-2012, 02:55 PM   #128
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im looking for a bike to cruise on. whether in town to work or a 4 hour road trip.

I have a multstrada so i have dirt, etc covered.

Will the trophy have more buzz than my FJR? Never rode a 3 cylinder triumph
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Old 08-26-2012, 03:06 PM   #129
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The FJR is a highly regarded touring bike, so I'd say we'd need to know more about what you don't like about it. Is it just that you find it buzzy? I can tell you that the K16 is very smooth and powerful. The Triumph will likely be very smooth also. Triples just are. But you'll need to wait until you can test ride the Triumph to see if it gives you what the FJR is lacking.
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:42 AM   #130
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Triples are naturally un-balanced, but with balance shafts and the what-not they become very smooth. Triumph knows how to make them smooooth.
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:59 AM   #131
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Triples are naturally un-balanced, but with balance shafts and the what-not they become very smooth. Triumph knows how to make them smooooth.
A 120 degree inline three-cylinder is rotationally balanced. Any imbalance comes from the side-to-side rocking motion imparted by having no piston on the opposing end of the one that's firing that is moving to counter it.

A balance shaft with two small end counterweights is all that is needed to correct this.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:07 AM   #132
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Im worried about the triumph only being 3 cylinders and maybe buzzy.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:24 AM   #133
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There is nothing buzzy about any of the Triumph triples.
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:10 PM   #134
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thanks for the replies!
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:56 AM   #135
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The feature in MCN is just a general overview of the project as a whole - no riding impressions (yet). Project began in 2006/7. Much was spent on wind and heat management. Overall quite an interesting fluff piece.
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