2012 Triumph Trophy.

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Paulvt1, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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  2. schwartzkm

    schwartzkm Adventurer

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    Shaft drive, too! I wonder what the weight and torque/hp on the bike is?
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  3. Glenngineer

    Glenngineer Scooty Puff Sr.

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    Triumph builds another distinctly BMW bike...

    I love the RT, and I'm glad to see another bike pop up in it's class, but Triumph could at least try to disguise it as something they thought up.

    My dealer told me this bike was ready at the time of the Sprint GT launch, and this photo does look like a pretty well finalized bike.
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  4. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    Assuming I ever get to retire, Triumph just sealed the deal on either this Trophy or a Rocket III. Nice.
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  5. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    :clap I'm not in the market for this particular bike but here's hoping if dipping their toe in the shaft pool is a success, Triumph will splash it across their range.
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  6. Gregster

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    Its what the market wants right now, so who cares. I think it looks sharp and could care less what it might resemble. Actually it sort of looks like an updated ST1300 (from the front) too.
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  7. GB

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    Is all that matt cladding a disguise? It's fugly all around. hopefully, the finished product will look better. :lurk
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  8. rhys

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    Whoa..... with only 32,000 miles on my Bandit 1250, and having just retired, I gotta try to log another 100,000 miles before I can consider a new toy.

    And I decided recently that a mid-size bike in my future was all I needed.....
    not any more.

    I want that drive-shaft driven, triple powered, British designer-name, huge dual headlamp, touring machine.

    In a word, sweeeet!
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  9. jeffs900s

    jeffs900s Prophet of Doom

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    Triumph does seem to be doing a lot right these days. They didn't exactly think outside of the box in the styling department though did they?
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  10. slipknot

    slipknot Been here awhile

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    If this bike has the ergo charm of the RT I'll buy one. As for style, I still don't understand why so many whine over similarities with other models. The RT has one of the very best designs for long distance so why not start there? If this bike is so unappealing to some of you surely the RT is worse? I sometimes feel like I've stepped into a women's beauty parlor with all the nit picking and bitching at first siting of something new (and probably better).

    Thanks for posting Paul.
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  11. mrbreeze

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    :clap :clap :clap

    It's about time! I hope it has a big gas tank and can cover 300 miles without refueling. And gets 60 mpg. And a stereo, multi-cd/ipod/mp3/gps/bluetooth/espresso maker. I hope it does the 1/4 mile in under 11 seconds and can lap Willow Springs in a minute and change.

    Anything less than that and I will be disappointed. :lol3
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  12. GB

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    If there's one thing that irks riders it's copy cat styling.. where one bike from brand B looks like a copy of the equivalent model from brand A. Just like Triumph's Tiger 800 looking very very similar to the BMW 800GS. I like to identify bikes by their general styling, and not so much by looking at the emblem on the tank. So the nitpicking is that this one appears to be an RT clone, instead of an original syling design.. We won't really know until it's revealed. The same was said of the spy shots of the K1600 when it was said it looked like the Concours14 with the stealth cladding it had, until it was revealed at Intermot.

    I just hope Triumph doesn't play the "leak" game with this bike as they did with the Tiger 800..
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  13. tjhess74

    tjhess74 Been here awhile

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    they will. already confirmed. shaft triple was also confirmed well before this leak/release.

    i think all but the front end looks good, but i do agree about the copycat styling cues.
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  14. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    Pegs, seat, and bars adjustable from the off, apparently.
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  15. Mike Butt

    Mike Butt Agent Provocateur

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    I like it. Looks more ST13 than RT, as a previous poster mentioned.
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  16. Eddy Alvarez

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    First the Tiger 800, then rumors of a 1200 GS styled Tiger next Fall and now this RT fighter?! Boy, The folks over at BMW are going to be PISSED! What's next? A luxo-tourer to compete against their new six cylinder and a 1200 Daytona Sports bike?! (I can only hope so! Competition improves the breed!)
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  17. chazbird

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    Kinda mazing how things change. Triumphs have a stellar reputation for reliability & durability. BMW apparently does not. It wasn't that way 40 years ago. Even the food is much much better in the UK these days.

    ...yes, Hinckley Triumph isn't the Meriden Triumph. But still...
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  18. Glenngineer

    Glenngineer Scooty Puff Sr.

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    I love Triumphs, but the flat out design plagarism is a bummer, I think. I am still very excited for the Trophy.

    I love the RT, but not the boxer...an RT with a beefier version of the engine in the Sprint...holy shit, thats a nice bike.


    I do wonder, though, if Triumph makes its flagship rides for 2012 lower cost alternatives to the bikes BMW has been developing for years, where does that leave them in a few years, when the markets BMW has pioneered and dominated have evolved away from those bikes? Probably with a line of good but not stellar bikes that I just miss buying, again and again.
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  19. Blue&Yellow

    Blue&Yellow but orange inside...

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    This is going to be a winner, that engine with shaft drive, comfortable ergos and good wind protection... probably going to be the most fun touring bike on the market. This and the new Tiger 800... Triumph really know what they're doing these days. Hope that the bikes are as good as we hope they are.
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    :huh :eek1
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