2013 Triumph Trophy

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Worroll, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. KingOfFleece

    KingOfFleece SplitWeight(tm) waterproof seat covers

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    Bars are an easy enough mod. I wouldn't let that stop me if I wanted a bike. Risers and such are easy to do.
  2. ph0rk

    ph0rk Doesn't Care

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    True enough, but if you like an upright position, the sprint would need something like 6" of pullback. Not quite so easy :)

    The sprint ST is even worse - I was more comfortable on a speed triple.
  3. montanaman

    montanaman Traveler

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    The Sprint GT I am looking at has the LSL bar conversion which widens and pulls the bars back and up an inch or so.
    I really like the bike and I have friends with old BMW R1100RS's and they say that being "down and out of the wind" makes a long ride more comfortable. Hmmm. I am really wanting this bike since the price of a 1050 triple in a usable sport/touring package is so affordable right now. It just seems like a lot of bike for the money. Is that type of bike just obsolete now?
  4. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Everyone's different but I threw that theory out the window once I rode an R1100RT with the electric screen in the high position. No wind and no weight on the wrists either. Lots of legroom too.
  5. Tropical Bird

    Tropical Bird From the front line

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    40K!

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    They are dreaming....

    I am the proud owner of an Explorer - the motor/drive train (same as the Trophy) is fantastic.

    The Trophy looks very nice, but it is awfully BIG...the Explorer is 260 kg...300 kg would be a real handful in a car park, etc...

    :eek1

    The Trophy would be great for long trips....but as a day to day bike.....?
  6. Tropical Bird

    Tropical Bird From the front line

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    Just checked - 28K Aussie, ride away.
  7. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    Fantastic! :deal
  8. Nevada

    Nevada Been here awhile

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    I can't speak to the Trophy specifically, but I have a ST1300 which has been my "day to day" bike for about 5 years now, 3 of which it was my only transportation. Since the Trophy is lighter than the ST, it should be even better.
  9. TALLGUY

    TALLGUY Been here awhile

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    I finally got to see the Trophy in person today. The local dealer had one in silver with bags and no trunk for just under $20,000.00.
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    When I sat down on the seat it felt good and the reach to the bars was decent. It wasn’t on a center stand so I had the salesman hold the bike up so I could get my feet up. I was very cramped. Now understand that I am all legs and arms. I also had the salesman take a picture from the side and you can see that my leg is bent at about a 45 degree angle.
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    The good was the bike felt much lighter- or less top heavy than I thought the explorer did and the handlebar was low but didn’t seem bad while sitting.
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    Lots of nifty controls and toys if the 130 plus Horsepower doesn’t keep you entertained!
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  10. flyingz06

    flyingz06 Been here awhile

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    No pics showing your legs
  11. Luckycharms

    Luckycharms Adventurer

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    Does anyone know if the sprint gt and the trophy use the same panniers. There's a guys on eBay selling reflective tape for the rear of the panniers and if they're the same I'd like to get some.
  12. KingOfFleece

    KingOfFleece SplitWeight(tm) waterproof seat covers

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    US spec Trophy's come with the low seat. You can get the "high" seat (standard spec in Europe) or, better yet, have Russell, Meyer, or Seth Laam mod your seat. Do it one time and do it right.