2012 Triumph Trophy.

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

  1. Bueller

    Bueller Cashin?

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    I was riding 30,000 miles a year then. I bought about 50% new, 50% used. I figured the issues on the used ones could have been owner induced. As I bought new ones I figured the newer models would be better. Unfortunately they weren't. My last new one was an 07 RT. It went back to the mother ship in less than a year.

    My greatest problems were with the 02 RT, my 04 GS, and that 07 RT. But that doesn't mean the rest were angels. The list of issues was staggering.
  2. enkil

    enkil Been here awhile

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  3. JNRobert

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    I would expect the water cooled boxer will make the next RT a better option - you know I like Triumph but that Trophy doesn't strike me as refined as an RT, YMMV
  4. NCGS

    NCGS De Oppresso Liber

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    Good.. that means there's less of a chance that I'll see a Triumph at every street light.. like I do Milwaukee's best. :evil
  5. MerlotMax

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    Looks too upright and too big. I just hope I can still find a good Sprint GT when it is time to get the next bike. The few test rides I have done I have found the GT to be just what I want, a great looking sport touring bike with more of an edge to sport.

    I can see where many would love this bike and it would be my choice over may others out there.
  6. bingbong

    bingbong Long timer

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    No doubt you will be proved right. I also hate triumphs laziness when it comes to designing lights. It's a small thing I know, but.... My test ride on the crosstourer has got me thinking about having a sport tourer that leans a different way. Still love the RT but that v4 is haunting my dreams
  7. DFH

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    I must say that you have shown extraordinary faith in the brand. Any manufacturer of such expensive non essential goods would love to find a repeat customer with such patience. I doff my hat to you.
  8. Paragon68

    Paragon68 Yankie Yuppie

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    I want Triumph to build a new Sprint ST with a good suspension, and headlights that actually work. I want a bike I can ride 1000 miles, take the luggage off of, and run hard on twisty roads.
  9. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    There is a gap now, with the VFR 800 gone, ST2/3/4 gone, Sprint ST gone; the BMW F800ST is the only </= liter sport touring bike, and it isn't quite right.

    I'd love to see a Sprint 800. :ricky
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    Paragon68 Yankie Yuppie

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    With the 675R brakes and suspension :deal

  11. Bueller

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    The answer is for many years you just couldn't find a better two up touring bike with some sporty character than the RT or even the GS. That's why I owned 4 RT's and one GS. Two more of the Beemers were F650 GS's that my girlfriend rode. There wasn't much else I was going to find for her that was sub 400 lbs with ABS in 2001, and that was what she wanted. As for the '05 LT, no regrets about buying that bike. It was great for the entire term of my ownership, and handled a two up 7000 mile 10 day trip better than just about anything I could have purchased. But in the end I just liked oil heads better. Had my '07 RT been a decent bike and not had to be repurchased I'd probably still be riding it today. But due to the fact that it did go back and I was frustrated with the repeated issues I wound up trying and owning other bikes. My FJR was fantastic, as was my Gold Wing. And most recently I discovered the joys of the Tiger 800, Which will become my sole street bike after I sell my Harley this coming weekend.

    Based on the year of experience I've had with my Tiger 800, if I were in the market for another bike I'd have to give serious consideration to this new Trophy, or perhaps the Tiger Explorer. But truthfully, the T800 is so good I don't have any desire for anything bigger, nicer, or more expensive.
  12. Paulvt1

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    Looks very much like the big Trophy will be getting a launch this Friday evening (22nd) in Austria at their big Triumph celebration. MCN will also be on hand - so snaps will be appearing later.
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  15. Paulvt1

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    I'm guessing so. Audio system and elec suspension won't be cheap..
  16. Dust_

    Dust_ Adventure Dreamer

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    I'll take the guzzi (norge 8v) for it's cheaper and will get me there as confier and with a wider grin
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    Is there a pic on the link above?
  18. Dust_

    Dust_ Adventure Dreamer

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  19. Dust_

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    New photos, from here: http://www.moto.it/news/torna-triumph-trophy-1200.html

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    Here the translated text (google translate):

    Back to the Triumph Trophy 1200
    The House returns to the British Touring segment, reviving the legendary name Trophy, unused for almost ten years. The newcomer, which mounts the engine tricilindrico Tigerona the Explorer, will arrive in the fall. Prices to be determined

    After nearly a decade of absence, then, here reappear in the range of Trophy House UK. Incidentally, this is the third completely new model presented in 18 months, so you can not really say that to Hinckley, crisis or no crisis, they stay with our arms folded. Indeed, consider the 2012 a year of growth ...
    But we introduce the newcomer by telling a brief history of the Triumph of the same name that preceded dall'anteguerra (the second world, of course) today.
    The name Trophy, in fact, was very significant for the history of the legendary British brand, so he called his first twin built for off-road racing, trials and regularity (enduro day) in particular, with a preference for the famous International Six Days regularity, which in 1964 officially participated in even the great Steve McQueen, of course with a Trophy, the TR6.
    But the first trophy came in 1949, based naturally on the legendary Speed &#8203;&#8203;Twin designed by Edward
    Turner in 1937 around the infant motor powered two parallel vertical cylinder of 500 cc.

    A bike that had a long life, lasting until 1973, obviously passing through various evolutions with engines of 500 cc and 650, including an interesting - on paper at least - purely scrambler model, called the 500 TR5T Trail Adventurer and later, with the Triumph riders who participated in the team with 8 GB (who ended in second place) and USA (fifth) in the Six Days of '73 U.S.. That model then reappeared in '81 with a 750 engine, but with the name Tiger Trail. The final output from the famous Trophy Triumph factory in Meriden was therefore TR6VC, a beautiful road scrambler (forerunner of the Scrambler 860), with 5-speed gearbox.

    The new Trophy time preserves the identity of that which preceded it, in addition to displacement, however, by incorporating into a single model motor peculiarities of the two previous versions: that an engine from 1200, but tricilindrico

    The Trophy was named in a drawer until 1990. Drawer that was opened by Sir John Bloor, who fortunately relaunched the legendary mark in 1990, found in 1983 after the failure of cooperative workers of Meriden, who had run to the end.
    The first new course Triumph Trophy - classified as a coach, but actually closer to the idea of &#8203;&#8203;sport-tourer - all'Ifma premiered in Cologne in September 1990 along with five other new models, declined in two versions aesthetically twins, or a 900 three-cylinder and a 125-hp 1200 quadricilindrica: The Triumph of the story first, if we exclude the famous prototype Quadrant built in '74 on a Trident, exhibited at the museum in Birmingham.
    Only four years later, the trophy was named to distinguish a beautiful and comfortable granturistica equipped at all points, which remained in the catalog until 2003, again with twin engines: 900 (actual 885 cc) and 1200 (1,180 cc), respectively, 100 and about 110 hp.

    The Trophy today
    The new Trophy time preserves the identity of that which preceded it, in addition to displacement, however, by incorporating into a single model motor peculiarities of the two previous versions: that an engine from 1200, but tricilindrico. Needless to say that we are talking about the powerful 1,215 cc unit with anti-vibration countershaft, which debuted a few months ago with the Tiger Explorer: its general talk of 134 horsepower (98.5 kW) at 8,900 rpm and a maximum torque of 12.2 kgm (120 Nm) at 6,450 rpm, thus practically identical with those values &#8203;&#8203;reported for "endurona".
    It is only natural, therefore, a fortiori, since the segment, which remained at the final drive is shaft drive, with torsional damping system entrusted to a gear suspension, in addition to it, inside the shaft is placed the mechanism "metalastic", which prevents unwanted tearing: the whole, clearly, in order to make the delivery the sweetest possible, and consequently also the driving fluid. Logic, too, that the mail is handled by the accelerator here Ride by Wire, but this time combined with the traction control and cruise control, please contact me by avid kilometers.
    The new Trophy also sports electrically adjustable windshield, and also the electronically controlled suspension. Inevitable Abs, communicating between front and rear wheel, and also the automatic control system of tire pressure.

    The Trophy-day course has been subjected to an intense program of development and testing, to obtain the maximum possible in terms of comfort and overall performance, and is equipped with 26 liter tank. A great job was done on the aerodynamics and weather protection. The windshield, electronically adjustable, can get up to 164 mm, and is equipped with memory that returns it to the desired position every time you restart the motorcycle. The pilot and passenger comfort is guaranteed by a range of saddles which include heating option. The rider's seat can be adjusted between 800 and 820 mm.

    The new Trophy and will be available in standard and SE, both in color Pacific Blue and Lunar Silver. Complete standard equipment on the center stand, lights and adjustable rider's seat height adjustment, the compartment with auxiliary 12-volt outlet, and the exclusive Dynamic Triumph Luggage System (TDLS) with motovaligie overhead. System already used on the Sprint 1050 and the Tiger, which helps keep the bike balanced even when the bags are loaded through a mechanism that allows them to follow the trajectory of the swinging motion from side to side and up to five degrees. The load capacity of saddlebags is 31 liters each.

    The Trophy-day course has been subjected to an intense program of development and testing, to obtain the maximum possible in terms of comfort and overall performance, and is equipped with 26 liter tank

    You can also mount the top box called "Top-and-play", easy to install and remove without the use of electric wires, and in turn accompanied by auxiliary 12-volt outlet will recharge any device even when it is movement. The Trophy SE is a powerful audio system with Bluetooth technology, USB and iPod and MP3 compatibility. Standard electronically adjustable suspension. The driver, thanks to a single button can select three options, Sport, Normal and Comfort depending on how it is traveling (alone, alone with luggage, with passenger and so on ...), all easily controlled on the LCD display of the instruments on board . The SE also benefits from the control pressure of the tires (TPMS); also the passenger can take advantage of an additional outlet in case of need.

    Service intervals of 16,000 kilometers per expire Trophy 1200, with the main cutting set at 32,000 km.
    The new Trophy will be presented for the first time to the public Tridays in Neukirchen, Austria, June 22 to 24. It will then be exposed to the Triumph Live event at Mallory Park, Leicestershire, scheduled from August 31 to September 2, 2012.




    PS: YOU CAN GO TO THE GALLERY TO SEE MORE PICS
  20. Dust_

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    http://www.webbikeworld.com/triumph-motorcycles/2013-triumph-trophy/

    Webbikeworld has a little more information


    This is the SE version which comes with the audio set-up and eletronic suspensions
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    It also has a PDF with specifications:

    26liters tank,
    seat heigth: 770mm-790mm (very good)
    301kg WITHOUT PANNIERS (heavy heavy!)
    panniers with 31 liters each, maximum load 10kg

    134hp at 8900rpm, 120Nm of torque at 6450rpm