2013 Triumph Trophy Owners' Thread

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by flyingz06, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. charliebrown

    charliebrown Adventurer

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    Is there any way to mount highway pegs on the Trophy? I have a set of Iliumworks on my RT which allows me to stretch out my legs on those longer rides. Otherwise I need to stop after a hundred miles or so to give my knees a break and then stop again every 20 or 30 miles for more relief. I'm not enamored with the boxer engine, so the triple in the Trophy has really caught my interest. I took a look recently at the Chicago motorcycle show but couldn't see very well inside the side fairing. If I can add some highway pegs and have the triple engine, then the Trophy will be my next bike.
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  2. David Shapiro

    David Shapiro Been here awhile

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    How was the gruntiness of the engine? I've come close to pulling the trigger on the K1600 (see the other thread that I started) but I find the Trophy to be very interesting.

    David
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  3. Phineas Whipsnake

    Phineas Whipsnake Adventurer

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    Hey, Flyingz06,
    As a fellow FJR rider, how is your comparison of the two? I've sat on a couple of Trophies, and think they're beautiful. I was struck by it's sheer heft, and am trying to somehow justify the switch, although I can't find any fault with my FJR for my personal riding style. What's your take on the riding characteristics of both machines?
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  4. DIRTSCOOTER

    DIRTSCOOTER Been here awhile

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    Put my deposit on one coming in April, looking forward to it.:clap

    Hoping to sell my GSA before it gets here.
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  5. Kerfuffle

    Kerfuffle Mostly Harmless

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    I was looking at the Trophy as an alternative to the RT. I've spent almost a week on a rented RT (no RR, didn't take enough photos, dumb) and really liked it except for the engine. The Trophy aims to cure that, taking the RT's recipe, adding Triple goodness and making it the Triumph way. And I think they have mostly succeeded - its more than a better-engined RT, although it falls short in some areas. But it is a good challenger to the RT.

    And then I rode the K16GT :evil Trust me, if you think the Trophy's engine is powerful, smooth and are happy, DON'T ride the K16. If the K16 is "up to 11" in those areas. Just sayin.
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  6. ikonoklass

    ikonoklass Kountersteering Krew

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    As an owner of both marques, I can believe the Triumph wins on engine. Ergos maybe, but handling? Have to call bullshit.
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  7. YJake

    YJake Roaming

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    Passed one on I-95 riding to Orlando from Savannah, GA and thought it a very nice looking touring bike in person. I still have the hots for a Connie but the Trophy looks the part.

    -Jake
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  8. flyingz06

    flyingz06 Been here awhile

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    Yes, better than the RT, close to K1600
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  9. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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    How effective is the screen on the Trophy?
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  10. bug67

    bug67 Hazard Avoidance

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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. The bike performed flawlessly! Couple things: turns out I DID NOT get a launch edition. What that means is, I don't have hot grips installed. The switch is there and the notifier pops up on the dash but, they are not installed. My dealer informed me, however, informed me that they are on order and will be installing them free of charge! :D Another thing is, this tech on this thing is a little overwhelming. I'm no slouch when it comes to configuring gadgets but, I can't figure out how to get the stereo synced up to play through our Schuberth helmets. No biggie. I'll figure it out. The last little niggle is, sometimes, when I switch the ignition off and then back on, the stereo becomes "not available." It's happened to me twice. I've had to pull the 10 amp fuse and plug it back in and all is well after. I didn't have to do this all week end. I kinda shouldn't have to do it at all though and it is a little disconcerting.

    Other than those minor issues, the bike really is wonderful. I love the on the fly adjustable suspension! The bike has SO MUCH power and torque. 2 up, the thing performed like it was way lighter than it is. Overall, I am extremely happy with this as a touring bike. But, it is a Triumph and I am biased! :D

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  11. bug67

    bug67 Hazard Avoidance

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    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! :clap
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  12. AKDuc

    AKDuc Alaska Born Ducatisti

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    Way cool! Big congrats! I too love those triples.

    Have fun, Mark H.
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  13. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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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" :lol3
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  14. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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    ..which should be used as the main sales pitch over here..:cry
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  15. Oriondk

    Oriondk Been here awhile

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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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  16. DIRTSCOOTER

    DIRTSCOOTER Been here awhile

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    I've been getting low to mid 40s, depending on how I use the throttle.
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  17. bug67

    bug67 Hazard Avoidance

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    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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  18. crazyman

    crazyman Exiled to the swamp

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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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  19. aharbi

    aharbi V-Rider

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    I'm averaging 48 MPG with 89 octane.

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  20. Oriondk

    Oriondk Been here awhile

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    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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