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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by flyingz06, Jan 18, 2013.
I've only put a miserable 4k on mine since i picked it up - but so far so good.
I took the test and ride and was very (VERY) impressed. Although, the one thing that put me off was heat management. As part of my test ride I rode on a low speed canyon road while at 90* plus heat. I noticed that it blew heat straight onto my left lower leg/foot. It wasn't as bad as my T800, which is totally obnoxious, but it did give me pause. I never thought of myself as being heat sensitive, but I guess as i get older I am. Or it's the bikes.
Very few bikes are not warm at 90 degrees plus. I've never been on a full faring motorcycle when it's that hot and not felt some engine heat.
Agreed but an BMWRT Airhead would top the list in my book as the coolest full fairing bike.
I figure now that I've owned an 05FJR I can withstand and tolerate anything.
The Trophy sounds real nice but I wish they didn't copy BMW on their frontal view. Until they change it the new FJR would be my first pick.
As for the front-form follows function. Trophy in the wet is............not. Protection is as good as it gets and better than most. That said, they do look quite similar.
I finally got to look one over yesterday, no offer to demo one from the dealer.:huh I'm very impressed with how comfy the bike is, a perfect fit for me. Even better than the BMW RT. I had been considering a large adventure tourer but after sitting on the Yamaha, Ducati and Triumph I was getting very doubtful about the wind management of the smallish windscreens. And the seat on the MS1200 was just amateurish. In a perverted nod to tradition they continue on with upholstered boards. And stretching my 30 inch inseam to balance those three I chose to look even closer at the Trophy. No silver but the blue is very nice. Some nice camera work there Crazyman. And I like the front end, but I also like the BMW front end. I expect the sales critter will call but some serious courting will be necessary to get me back in their door. This is a slow mover and no demo offer? Wow. But I am very interested so I'll drive two hours in the southern direction next weekend and test the dealers in Tennessee and North Carolina. I even entered to win one on the official Triumph web site. The contest was over back in March or so. Maybe they'll send me a shirt or a hat.
I spent years banging the Adv - bike drum, and i've had some gems. Varadero, Tiger, 1150GS, Tenere, MTS12 - but i got tired of the fact that all of 'em needed a variety of screens and lights on top of the MRSP. That's one of the varied reasons i bought the Trophy. It needs for nought.
2000 miles, runs fantastic in the cool weather and the hot. No electrical issues. Love this bike!!!!!
Rear tyre is just about shot at 6.5k. Going to try a Pirelli Angel GT. Would like to junk both for Michelin PR3's, but the front is still going strong.
I went ahead and picked mine up this weekend and went and did a 250+ mile day on Sunday. I swear it feels more like I'm piloting a spaceship or jet fighter than it does riding a motorcycle. I love the bike, and suspect I should be able to put down some serious miles on it.
A couple of initial thoughts
I agree with all of the reviewers
The moment it starts moving the weight disappears. There is a slightly corollary to that. I feel like the weight doesn't go away until 30 or so. In heavy stop and go traffic its a pig
The TES system is fantastic. I set a profile for 2up comfort and solo normal. I thought the suspension worked fantastically in those modes. I did think comfort was a bit on the floaty side for me in corners, but with the wife on the back I wasn't really attacking them either.
I'd like a shorter windshield. With the windshield down I blast air directly into my visor. I do like riding most of the time with good air flow in my face, but above 60 it was a bit much. Raising the shield put me in "the bubble" which was nice, but I like my airflow on nice days.
I hate the seat. It slopes too far forward and crushes the boys. Putting it on the high setup makes it look terrible, and like it doesn't fit. I suspect I'll be ordering a corbin.
It's fast. I've spent most of my life riding harleys, choppers and cruisers, and thought my Tiger 800 was fast....this thing is in a completely different realm. Even a small twist of the throttle and this thing will get up and hustle. 6th gear passes without even trying.
I was happily riding throught arround Morganton NC, (The Knobbies Rally) when a valve stuck then broke and did damage to the piston. I got back home and am waiting for repair. I have 25,000+ miles in 8 months. I have searched the forums and have not seen anything close to this problem. Am I just lucky?
HAS ANYONE HEARD OF SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS?
Bad luck. Hope you get sorted soon. Bike still under warranty?
It's gotta be. Isn't it 24 months/unlimited miles?
I went to Pr3s, I got much better traction and I now have 14000 miles on the rear tire and I can probably go another thousand.
I live in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comffice:smarttags" /><st1:State w:st="on"><st1lace w:st="on">Florida</st1lace></st1:State> and ride every day. I feel a little heat on my shin but its not a problem at all.
I would go for a scaled down version of this bike, 100-125 pounds ligher and based on the 800 tiger motor.
I'm with you there. Give me the Tigers gearing too. Its a minor peeve, but I hate having to shift the trophy at 25 MPH, on the tiger I dont really feel the need to shift until damn near 40, and when you are going block to block through the city with stop signs, thats kind of nice. (Granted.....its a really specific complaint)
At the same time, I love how fast the 1200 motor is.
Agreed. A lightweight shaft or belt drive machine with the level of sophistication that the Trophy has would be nigh on perfect.
However - as you have said - the 1200 power unit is something else..
I have been looking for that since the late 70s.
The price went up $1000. the day after I bought mine in Jan.