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Old 05-31-2013, 05:41 AM   #61
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So you wouldn't consider buying a bike, regardless of all the other features and attributes, simply because the luggage doesn't line up with the exhaust...

I guess you missed the smilie at the end
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:47 AM   #62
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I understand the love fest but it can't be perfect, nothing is.
So lets hear some bitching or this thread has no creds, just riders justifying their purchases.
I met the bike in person but no ride. I was a bit taking aback at all the front plastic, it makes the front end of the RT look athletic. And as somebody else already pointed out, why not align the pipes to the bags, it's a new design not a update of an existing model, I don't get it.
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:42 AM   #63
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Alright then, one 'complaint'. The seat while supportive, does cause me a bit of a back ache. It's a nearly vertical riding position for me at 6'. It's a little like riding a cruiser. All the weight is on the tailbone. I have to train myself to scoot back a bit and lean forward just a little.
I suppose a better design of the seat would help, but I've never had a stock seat fit perfect. For now, I use the Airhawk cushion.

Oh, and the radio on the SE model is about pointless. With the engine noise, I can't hear it very well at speed. Not an issue for me, as I don't listen to the radio while riding.
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:47 AM   #64
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I will agree no bike is perfect. This Trophy come damn close for me though.



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Old 05-31-2013, 09:17 AM   #65
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I've got two so far in 500 miles of ownership.
One is the handlebars sweep way back across the tank when turning lock to lock. While it creates a perfect upright riding position (for me) it means that every square tankbag that isn't a custom made for the Trophy, won't work.

Second is the audio in cable. It allows you to plug in a GPS to the audio system. But it's only 3 pole not 4. No way to have a mic input which means you can't Bluetooth your phone to a GPS and then hardwire the GPS to the bike so you can control the phone by the GPS like I'm used to. It's a minor over site in my opinion. Also there's no audio out cable so you can't wire the audio into an Autocom or any other wired system. You'd have to hack up the speaker wiring harness which again is a pain.

Minor gripes IMHO.
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:22 PM   #66
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So lets hear some bitching
The stereo is worthless at 40+mph.
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:29 PM   #67
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I read you had an FJR. So did I, an 07 ABS. I found it to be lacking in anything other than a Highway/Freeway appliance. Fast, smooth, top heavy, not a commuter in the short around town errand-business mode, small hard bags and a really hard on the wrist throttle. I sold it after putting less than 5000 miles on it.

I really researched the bike. Read all the reviews, joined the forum, found a great deal on a used one. Bought it and -NO JOY.

I know there were "fixes" but it did not touch my riders soul.


I traded it straight up for a new Bonnie mag wheel. JOY but not an LD touring bike.

The Trophy has caught my eye. But I may be stuck in old school-new tech nostalgia and joy, I love the Bonnie.

Convince me.
Take a Trophy for a test ride on a curvy road. Trust me. Sold!
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:29 PM   #68
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The stereo is worthless at 40+mph.

I dont think so. I can ride on the highway with a full face and hear it just fine.


whats your problem with it?
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:31 PM   #69
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read the new Cycle World. Best handling bike.
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:30 PM   #70
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Here's a tough question.

If you had to choose between the Trophy and the MTS as your only bike which would be your choice?
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:55 PM   #71
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I dont think so. I can ride on the highway with a full face and hear it just fine.


whats your problem with it?
I can't hear it at highway speeds at all. I mean, I can hear it...as barely distinguishable noise. It's just background noise, not anything that resembles music IMO.

Luckily, I don't have to try to strain my ears hearing it through the on board speakers as my bluetooth headset works much better!
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Old 06-01-2013, 03:34 AM   #72
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Here's a tough question.

If you had to choose between the Trophy and the MTS as your only bike which would be your choice?
Tough is only for those who want them both. I'm one of them, but wouldn't manage to keep away from the MS eventually....Suddenly does not feel that tough after all! :)
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Old 06-01-2013, 05:04 AM   #73
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Here's a tough question.

If you had to choose between the Trophy and the MTS as your only bike which would be your choice?

I think the Trophy is a fantastic machine, but Ducati and my Pikes Peak Multistrada would win if I could only have one bike. the Multi does it all.
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Old 06-01-2013, 06:04 AM   #74
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Indeed. The Multi has spoiled me. So light and easy to use combined with outrageous performance and real world practicality.
Hard to believe it's a Ducati really..
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Old 06-01-2013, 06:14 AM   #75
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My complaint about this bike is that there isn't one in my garage :(
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