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Old 04-30-2013, 12:42 PM   #31
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How effective is the screen on the Trophy?
All I know is, at 5'-11" going down the road at 65 MPH, I began raising the wind shield and all of a sudden everything got all quiet and calm. I stopped raising it at about 2 or 3 inches below my line of sight. It's really cool when you turn the bike off, the screen lowers itself. Then, when you turn the bike back on, it raises itself to where you last had it!
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Old 05-12-2013, 04:47 PM   #32
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Finally took delivery of the new Trophy. Really loving it! That engine is so smooth! The triples that Triumph produces really are second to none. They are what ruined every other bike for me.

So, The S.O. and I (it being her birthday) got to enjoy one of the most beautiful Alaskan Spring days we've had so far.
Way cool! Big congrats! I too love those triples.

Have fun, Mark H.
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:24 PM   #33
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George Latus of Team Latus Racing fame just bought himself a new Trophy.

Best quote from him: "You can ride it in the rain and you don't get wet"
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:04 AM   #34
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..which should be used as the main sales pitch over here..
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:00 AM   #35
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I recently read a comparison test and was shocked to see on the mileage they got a high of 50 mpg on the Trophy with an average of 40. What kind of mileage are you guys getting?
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:23 AM   #36
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Trophy mileage

I've been getting low to mid 40s, depending on how I use the throttle.
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:08 AM   #37
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What kind of mileage?
I've only filled it up 3 times so far so, it's kind of hard to tell. Seems to be averaging in the low 40s so far. I have seen it get in the upper 60s from the dash read out when on level ground with the cruise on. I imagine things will get a little better once the drive train settles a bit more.



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Old 05-18-2013, 06:17 PM   #38
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Sold my Tiger 800XC today.
Bought the new Trophy SE. Rode it home, the long way. 120 miles this evening. More tomorrow.

I am really liking the way this bike rides.



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Old 05-19-2013, 10:57 AM   #39
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What kind of mileage are you guys getting?
I'm averaging 48 MPG with 89 octane.

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Old 05-19-2013, 08:51 PM   #40
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I'm averaging 48 MPG with 89 octane.

Man, that's fantastic mileage out of a bike with that size engine. I can't even get 40 out of my Vrod and the engine's slightly smaller.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:35 PM   #41
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I'm averaging 48 MPG with 89 octane.
How does that Trophy handle the winds there in Texas?
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:25 PM   #42
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How does that Trophy handle the winds there in Texas?
Haven't had real bad winds (40 -50 mph) but have ridden in 30-35 mph. It wasn't too bad. Of course from the rear you don't notice it. That is one nice thing about the power windshield is you can adjust it on the move to get the best position in all conditions. I did order a larger CalSci windshield that is wider to keep some of the side wind at bay. We have had several 90° days where I have opened the faceshield and lowered the windshield for a blast of air to dry my face off. I'm concerned I may of gotten it too big. I'll let y'all know how it works out.
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:59 AM   #43
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Finally, after much delay, i got to have a go on one. Impressive bike.

Given i've got a 2012 Multi, i was expecting a barge, but i was well impressed with how nimble the bike felt around town. Sure, it's got mass - but it's all in the right place.
Brakes are superb. The rear works ace. A novelty for a multi rider..
Fuelling and driveline is lush. Totally unlike the POS K16 i had for a couple of hours. That was nasty. The Triumph is wonderful..
Things i didn't quite like - the SE pack is a waste of money.
I know you guys on that side of the pond don't get any choice, but the audio was poor in gusty wind and i can live with the bike as a solo/ sport mount, so no need for Elec Sussies. (Same as my Multi).

All in all, a damn fine steed. Piss easy to get into 3 figure speeds though..

Radar detector might be a must..
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:02 AM   #44
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The more I see this bike, the more it grows on me. The seating position looks very "sit up and beg", which I like. How is the leg room?

This bike sounds more and more compelling, but, and I'm sure it's just me, the lack of dealer support tempers the desire for this bike. It will be interesting to see some longer term reliability / durability reports.
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:58 AM   #45
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Given that i'm used to the "flying crucifix" riding position of many big Trailie type machines, i felt a little cramped leg wise. Hand position is lower and closer together. I have no doubt that over time, you would adapt to the bike.

There were a few area's of corrosion - but we have had a blinder of a winter with tons of road salt, and the dealers demo has been used through the depths of it.
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