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Old 11-17-2010, 10:22 AM   #16
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First the Tiger 800, then rumors of a 1200 GS styled Tiger next Fall and now this RT fighter?! Boy, The folks over at BMW are going to be PISSED! What's next? A luxo-tourer to compete against their new six cylinder and a 1200 Daytona Sports bike?! (I can only hope so! Competition improves the breed!)
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Old 11-17-2010, 05:46 PM   #17
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Kinda mazing how things change. Triumphs have a stellar reputation for reliability & durability. BMW apparently does not. It wasn't that way 40 years ago. Even the food is much much better in the UK these days.

...yes, Hinckley Triumph isn't the Meriden Triumph. But still...

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Old 11-17-2010, 07:24 PM   #18
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I love Triumphs, but the flat out design plagarism is a bummer, I think. I am still very excited for the Trophy.

I love the RT, but not the boxer...an RT with a beefier version of the engine in the Sprint...holy shit, thats a nice bike.


I do wonder, though, if Triumph makes its flagship rides for 2012 lower cost alternatives to the bikes BMW has been developing for years, where does that leave them in a few years, when the markets BMW has pioneered and dominated have evolved away from those bikes? Probably with a line of good but not stellar bikes that I just miss buying, again and again.
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Old 11-17-2010, 08:28 PM   #19
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This is going to be a winner, that engine with shaft drive, comfortable ergos and good wind protection... probably going to be the most fun touring bike on the market. This and the new Tiger 800... Triumph really know what they're doing these days. Hope that the bikes are as good as we hope they are.
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Old 11-17-2010, 10:00 PM   #20
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:04 AM   #21
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Hope that the bikes are as good as we hope they are.
I hope so too.
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Old 11-18-2010, 12:06 PM   #22
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Thumb New Triumph Trophy

New Triumph Trophy is being tested.
http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne...phy-spy-shots/


I like it . Very RT esque which is a good thing.

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Old 11-18-2010, 12:11 PM   #23
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Yep.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=637943
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Old 11-18-2010, 12:16 PM   #24
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goddamit! will I never get the jump on you .

Sorry,
carry on then nothing to see here...............
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Old 11-18-2010, 12:40 PM   #25
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Hope that the bikes are as good as we hope they are.
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Old 11-18-2010, 12:48 PM   #26
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I was going to make a snarky comment too but then I noticed the poster is in Sweden. The comment was still pretty funny, as are the responses but not as funny as my attempt at Swedish would be to the Swedes.
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Old 11-18-2010, 01:09 PM   #27
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Undoubtedly it will be a better bike, but why does each model have to get uglyer than the last


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Old 11-18-2010, 05:33 PM   #28
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I'm interested. If the weight is more RT and less ST1300.
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:05 PM   #29
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I was going to make a snarky comment too but then I noticed the poster is in Sweden. The comment was still pretty funny, as are the responses but not as funny as my attempt at Swedish would be to the Swedes.
No worries, I'm just saying that I wish we're not dissapointed by the actual bikes when they're realeased. Triumph has two winners here if they don't eff them up and I really want them succeed. So I hope that the bikes are as good as we hope they are.... or at least as good as I hope they are...
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:51 PM   #30
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No worries, I'm just saying that I wish we're not dissapointed by the actual bikes when they're realeased. Triumph has two winners here if they don't eff them up and I really want them succeed. So I hope that the bikes are as good as we hope they are.... or at least as good as I hope they are...

I understood exactly what you meant.

not sure why they are poking fun
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