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Old 06-24-2012, 12:09 PM   #1
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Triumph Announces All-New 1215cc Trophy
http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2012/...1215cc-trophy/

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Old 06-24-2012, 02:30 PM   #2
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The profile on that looks a tad bit dated, would have expected it to look a little more modern.

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Old 06-24-2012, 02:36 PM   #3
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i like it!





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TRIUMPH ENTERS TOURING SEGMENT WITH THE NEW 1215cc TROPHY

Powerful three-cylinder, 1215cc engine developing 132bhp and 89ft.lbs of torque at just 6,450rpm.
Robust, virtually maintenance-free shaft drive.
Supreme ride comfort coupled with Triumph’s dynamic handling expertise.
The most technologically-advanced Triumph ever, featuring ride-by-wire throttle, traction control, electronic cruise control, electronic suspension, electrically adjustable screen, integrated audio system with Bluetooth functionality, linked ABS, and Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
Triumph Dynamic Luggage System comes standard, providing practicality with dynamic stability.
Extended service intervals along with two-year unlimited mileage warranty.
Available at U.S. and Canadian Triumph dealerships in January, 2013.


Two models are available: the Trophy and the Trophy SE. Either model can be selected in Pacific Blue or Lunar Silver paint schemes. Both models feature headlight positional adjustment, center stand, rider seat height adjustment, lockable cockpit storage box with 12v power socket, a 6.6 gallon fuel tank and Triumph’s unique Dynamic Luggage System (TDLS), all as standard.

The Triumph Dynamic Luggage System helps maintain chassis balance by decoupling the mass from the chassis allowing each pannier to move up to a 5 degree arc therefore optimizing stability and refinement. With 31 liters of storage capacity per pannier, additional storage can be gained with the optional 55 liter, powered “Plug and Play” top box. The “Plug and Play” feature allows easy fitting and removal without the need to connect and disconnect cables or wires. It features a 12v socket on the inside to charge a camera, phone or any other electrical device while on the move.

The range-topping Trophy SE features a powerful integrated audio system, with Bluetooth technology, USB input and iPod/MP3 player compatibility. The SE also features adjustable electronic suspension from WP, which is operated via an ergonomically-designed switch cube. Riders select their preferred damping setting – Sport, Normal or Comfort – then combine it with the bike’s loading – Solo, Solo plus luggage or 2-up – and select and review their settings via a dot matrix LCD screen. The ease of use and functionality means that personalized settings can be easily adjusted at the press of a button. The SE also benefits from Triumph’s Tire Pressure Monitoring System, which adds a further layer of rider security while an integrated passenger 12V power supply allows additional accessories to be added.

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Old 06-24-2012, 02:39 PM   #4
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The front looks like a frog. Kinda cool for the sport tourer crowd.

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Old 06-24-2012, 02:39 PM   #5
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Neat. I am curious about the bag system

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Old 06-24-2012, 03:30 PM   #6
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I really like the look, but the feature list would probably scare me off. Look at all those buttons! I like bikes I can work on. I don't feel compelled to sit on a motorcycle for 1,000's of miles at a time anyways, but if I were to do so this thing sounds COMFY. Perhaps an option if i were to rent for a long trip. Also, i like the maintenance intervals.

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Old 06-24-2012, 03:39 PM   #7
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okay starting to like it less. I think its success will be heavily dependent on its price point. For sure has to be cheaper than the BMW, and likely will be I bet, but what about spec'd with all the gizmos? Should be interesting.

when compared to the BMW R1200RT, the Yamaha FJR1300, Honda ST1300 and Kawasaki Councours 14

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Weighing 662lbs (wet), the Trophy is nearly 100lbs heavier than that BMW, 20lbs heavier than the FJR, but 20lbs lighter than the Kawasaki and 70lbs lighter than the Honda.

With 132bhp and 89lb/ft of torque, it makes equivalent torque to the BMW and Honda, but is ahead on power. It’ll be slower than either the FJR or the Concours. Especially the Concours, which uses a version of the ZX-14’s inline-four, retuned to 153bhp.
also.

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Only the feature-heavy SE version of the Trophy will go on-sale in America. It includes all those features listed above, as well as standard panniers. A price has not yet been released.

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Old 06-24-2012, 05:08 PM   #8
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Neat. I am curious about the bag system
What do you want to know? They look like the bags on my 2011 Sprint GT. Saddle bags are large enough to store a helmet.

Also just got the top box installed and I think the specs on that are also the same as the Sprint GT's -- big enough to store 2 helmets, standard 12v cigarette socket inside.

All of them are easily removed including the top box.

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Old 06-24-2012, 05:20 PM   #9
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What do you want to know? They look like the bags on my 2011 Sprint GT.
I think he means the Triumph Dynamic Luggage System. Seems gimmicky at first read, but Ill hold off on judgement until I hear more..

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Old 06-24-2012, 06:08 PM   #10
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okay starting to like it less...
People don't buy spec sheets, they buy motorcycles. The only thing that matters is how it makes you feel when you ride it. The time to be pragmatic when shopping for a vehicle, is when you're shopping for a minivan.

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Old 06-24-2012, 06:39 PM   #11
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People don't buy spec sheets, they buy motorcycles. The only thing that matters is how it makes you feel when you ride it. The time to be pragmatic when shopping for a vehicle, is when you're shopping for a minivan.
Av just realized it did not have the letters BMW on it. He was confused for a bit by all the words.

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Old 06-24-2012, 06:48 PM   #12
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looks a lot like the BMW to me.

i'm interested in checking one out.

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Old 06-24-2012, 08:59 PM   #13
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I Ride: the Kessle run in 11 parsecs...
now put all that tech in a sport package and I'm interested...

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Old 06-25-2012, 06:43 AM   #14
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Can't say I dig the looks of it that much. It's obviously more focused on t but that's why I bought my Sprint: I wanted something that would eat up miles when I wanted. but more on the sporty side. Sadly rumor is the sprint will be no longer one this one is released.

I also have the luggage peices on mine. I found the Sprint behaves very well completely loaded up. Maybe even a bit better. Top box also moves if it's the same system.

If I wanted a full on tourer I might look at it. But for my needs as an all around that will eat up miles... Nope. Ill stick with the Sprint!

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Old 06-25-2012, 07:33 AM   #15
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Triumph tends to make really good bikes even if they are not the top mutt of the spec sheet.

Did they really have to make it that ugly though...*shiver*

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Old 06-25-2012, 09:58 AM   #16
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I think he means the Triumph Dynamic Luggage System. Seems gimmicky at first read, but Ill hold off on judgement until I hear more..
The luggage system on the Trophy is the same as the Sprint GT from what I can gather from both the Triumph website as well as comments in the RAT forum.

What makes it "dynamic" is that both the saddle bags and the top box move (dynamically even) so that they swing a bit as the bike leans. This is to improve stability, per Triumph.

And, according to anecdotal evidence, if one tries to disable the movement, it makes the bike unstable. Mebbe those Triumph guys knew what they were doing when they made them dynamic...

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Old 06-25-2012, 10:14 AM   #17
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Looks a bit like a cross between a Goldwing and a BMW 1600 RT. Not my cuppa, but nothing like as hideous as the Victory tourer.

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Old 06-26-2012, 07:31 PM   #18
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I like it. After putting a bit over 400 miles in one day on a FJR1300 last week, I really like the on-the-fly windscreen adjustment. It's a bit heavy for my taste, but once it's rolling, it doesn't feel so bad.

I really want something a bit more general bike in flavor though, like a Versys, V-strom, or NTV700. Lighter, great mileage, more a commuter than a tourer, but still comfortable on long rides. (Have I mentioned how much I miss my PC800?)

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Old 06-26-2012, 08:52 PM   #19
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Looks like a late 80's kawi concours to me.

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Old 06-27-2012, 01:45 AM   #20
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Its offensively ugly and physically painful to look at

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