New Triumph Trophy
Possibly, but I don't have a hole big enough or with the right slope... more to the point, I don't have anywhere convenient I could dig one! Reversing the bike into one would also pose a belly clearance problem (the bike's...), as it has to be quite steep to drop the rear wheel down enough without the front wheel backing onto the slope too.
I'm working on a sturdy platform with a slope, and with that positioned near a wall, if things get wobbly I can always make sure it falls that way. But I'm vertically advantaged so I think I should be okay with this.
I can't say that the electronically adjustable suspension really appeals that much. I ride solo, so i'll set it once and forget it.
My 1200RT was the SE version and so was equipped with 2 of the options which, like you Paul, I thought I'd have very little use for. They were the Cruise Control and ESA.
Both proved to be far handier than I thought they would be and I used them a lot more than I initially thought I would. If I had to pick which of the two I'd rather have I'd probably say the Cruise Control as a well sorted suspension system (As pretty much all Triumphs are in my experience) will be perfectly fine 99% of the time.
Likewise the heated seats feature was one which I ended up using more than I imagined I would. Having said that I'm not sure that the base model Trophy, with its cruise and traction control as standard won't be perfectly adequate. Add in a set of heated grips and you're sorted I reckon!
Yup. My R12RT was a base model with heated grips. That had everything i need or want.
As an ex-owner of a Triumph 1200 Trophy and current owner of a BMW R1200RT SE, I have an interest in the new Trophy.
Am I alone in thinking that it would be better with a (lighter) twin sided swinging arm and (smaller) twin silencers ?
I will get around to test riding the new Trophy, but I'm not sure I need anything more powerful and I'm not sure I want anything heavier than the RT. Furthermore, although I like all the gadgets on my RT, buying the SE version of the Trophy wouldn't get me all the gadgets I've got but would get me a radio which I don't want.
So, unless I'm absolutely overwhelmed by the Trophy on a test ride, I'll be keeping the RT for some time yet
Another small snap - this time sans panniers. Still liking what i see.
Had a text from Pidcocks. UK pricing is as follows:
Standard model - £12,949
SE - £14,295
Launch model - £15,149
Base one with heated grips please..
That seems like decent value to me and is in line with what I expected it to be. I suspect that the SE model will be biggest seller. I wonder what the Launch model will come with?
Triumph might do well in bike design, unfortunately the same can't be said for web design and video production. The site is clunky to look at and scroll through. The video's a mess imo. Given the investment in the bike, I'd have thought they'd give much more consideration to appointing a marketing agency.
As for the bike, to my eye it is sleeker looking and more symmetrical than the RT (which isn't saying much as the RT looks to me like Desperate Dan sat on it and squeezed hard with his knees).
Still, The Triumph will go on my shortlist.
Didn't know if Kev would approve of putting this here - or on the other thread - but here's a vid / test from Moto Station..
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