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« on: June 08, 2013, 02:14:14 pm »

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Triumph Motorcycles Ltd, (Triumph) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Trophy and Trophy SE motorcycles manufactured September 2012 through March 2013. The two layers used in the construction of the fuel tank may have failed to adhere, which may result in a fuel leak.

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If the fuel tank leaks, the unexpected fuel loss may lead to an engine stall while riding, increasing the risk of a crash. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may also result in a fire.

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Triumph will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank. The recall is expected to begin during June 2013. Owners may contact Triumph customer service at 1-888-283-5288.


Does this mean they've sold one.
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2013, 05:26:34 pm »

Waiting list for them in Atlanta.
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2013, 02:04:31 pm »

Common as muck around here. Youy can even spot them miles away.....by the fireballs in the sky.
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2013, 04:24:38 pm »

Junk.
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2013, 09:38:22 am »

Junk.

Why do you say that?

Some of the magazines at least quite like the Trophy and compare it favorably to an R1200RT. 

Ok, go ahead with the derisive comment about Moto-journalists, but apart from that I'm curious as to why you feel they're junk?
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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2013, 10:25:43 am »

Have you ridden one? Or at least sat on one? Do that & then sit on/ride the RT or GT/L & let me know what you think. If a Trophy is the only available option & the only thing that someone can afford then I say go for it. But comparatively, I stick w/ my original synopsis, junk! With that being said, I don't even like BMW's. As a matter of fact, I prefer Triumphs over anything else. I've owned 7 Hinkley Triumphs & want several more! Triumph all the way. Different strokes for different folks. The only reason that I bought the K1600GT is that is was the only thing on the market at the time that did everything that I wanted/needed. I waited 8 years for a new Trophy, but they kept promising something to replace the 1200 Trophy & never delivered until after I bought the GT & in my opinion there is no comparison. Fit, finish, performance, handling, comfort, technology, gadgetry, etc., overall I wouldn't go back. After the Trophy was released I put money down on one w/ the expectation of trading the BMW in on it. Boy was I disappointed when I went to the dealer to check it out. Needless to say, I got my money back & left on my GT. Like I said though, different strokes for different folks. That's why they make all sorts of different motorcycles. That's my opinion. You asked! Cheers
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2013, 10:55:30 am »

Have you ridden one? Or at least sat on one? Do that & then sit on/ride the RT or GT/L & let me know what you think. If a Trophy is the only available option & the only thing that someone can afford then I say go for it. But comparatively, I stick w/ my original synopsis, junk! With that being said, I don't even like BMW's. As a matter of fact, I prefer Triumphs over anything else. I've owned 7 Hinkley Triumphs & want several more! Triumph all the way. Different strokes for different folks. The only reason that I bought the K1600GT is that is was the only thing on the market at the time that did everything that I wanted/needed. I waited 8 years for a new Trophy, but they kept promising something to replace the 1200 Trophy & never delivered until after I bought the GT & in my opinion there is no comparison. Fit, finish, performance, handling, comfort, technology, gadgetry, etc., overall I wouldn't go back. After the Trophy was released I put money down on one w/ the expectation of trading the BMW in on it. Boy was I disappointed when I went to the dealer to check it out. Needless to say, I got my money back & left on my GT. Like I said though, different strokes for different folks. That's why they make all sorts of different motorcycles. That's my opinion. You asked! Cheers

Thanks!  Seriously, I'm collecting opinions. 

I took an R1200RT for a test ride last week and really liked it.  Found it very comfortable, forgiving, well-suited to long distance travel as best I could judge from a 30 minute jaunt.  Though I felt pretty isolated from the road, especially with the screen up.  (Talk about cosseting - I thought the cruise control was plush - the electric screen raising / lowering felt downright lazy!)  and the well-known gyroscopic lurch to the right upon revving was fun in a quirky way.

So it's on my list.

I did not find the K1600 GT comfortable.  Something about the seat and the rider triangle did not work for me, so wasn't tempted to take one out for a test ride.

I have sat on, but not ridden, the new Trophy.  Apparently I am in the minority but I found it incredibly comfortable and exactly the right size and proportions for me.  I plan on test riding one soon, just haven't had the time yet.

Like you, I love Hinckley Triumphs - have owned four, and thought/think every one of them is a great bike.

Hence my curiosity on hearing someone  like you with a lot of experience really unhappy with the Trophy. 

I'll let you know when I get my test ride in.
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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2013, 08:17:33 pm »

 Thumbsup  please do! Maybe my description of "junk" is a little harsh, but I personally was really disappointed w/ the Trophy so I think that it left a bad taste in my mouth. I hope that it works out for you! Good luck. Cheers
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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2013, 02:30:46 am »

the new Trophy is a great bike. Cheaper than a Beemer and less likely to go wrong after a year's use.
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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2013, 06:53:25 am »


the new Trophy is a great bike. Cheaper than a Beemer and less likely to go wrong after a year's use.


You bought one? I didn't realize that you owned one. Is it the best/greatest motorcycle that you've ever owned? The Trophy sounds good on paper, but in person I was really disappointed. I hope that it's working out for you!  Bigok  Cheers
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« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2013, 08:28:51 am »




You bought one? I didn't realize that you owned one. Is it the best/greatest motorcycle that you've ever owned? The Trophy sounds good on paper, but in person I was really disappointed. I hope that it's working out for you!  Bigok  Cheers


No. I've ridden one and know a few very stisfied owners.
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« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2013, 01:19:53 pm »




No. I've ridden one and know a few very stisfied owners.


I'm not disputing the fact that if you own one they're the bees knees,  I'm saying that for me, compared to what I have now & what I'm used to, they suck!
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« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2013, 09:39:32 pm »

I just bought a trophy over the r1200rt.  Overall, I think they are pretty competitive.  The trophy was probably about 10% less money, but once your spending 20k, 10% won't make or break the deal for me

My wife found the trophy more comfortable, and I heard enough about BMW maintenance intervals, costs, and final drive failures.  The trophy also had more power.

The k1600gtl is interesting, but I wasn't willing to spend that much.
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« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2013, 11:51:30 pm »

When they announced the Trophy, I was really hoping Triumph would make it a Sprint successor, with the drivetrain from big Tiger and the handling dynamics of the Sprint, which I liked in my '09... a lot.  Instead, they made an RT with a triple.

I am not bitter about the letdown.  I do understand why they benchmarked arguably one of the best selling sport tourers ever made.  Can't blame them for chasing after a proven formula.  Sprint attracted a loyal following over the years, but it was never a "mainstream" sport tourer that sold in great numbers.
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« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2013, 07:36:22 am »


the new Trophy is a great bike. Cheaper than a Beemer and less likely to go wrong after a year's use.


Not to mention a 10K service interval!!! Don't think BMW does that do they? I find our Trophy is more refined than a BMW R series and WAY cheaper than any K1300. Yep... everyone has their own opinion Wink
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« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2013, 10:35:23 pm »

I sat on an R1200RT and K1600GTL about 45 minutes before I bought my Trophy.  The power to weight ratio of the Trophy was better than the R1200RT, my wife found the Trophy to be more comfortable, and I didn't have to pay a bunch of money to add on all the packages I wanted to the Beemer.

The K1600GTL is a nice bike, but it is quite large, and cost $7500 more out the door than a Trophy with top case, and with all the extra power the BMW has, the power to weight ratio is almost the same.

On both of the BMWs, I found it hard to read the BMW displays, and the switches felt cheap. I was worried about reading the displays on the highway, and screwing around digging through the menus while I should be paying attention to the road.  The Trophy has a lot of buttons (it was criticized for this in the press), but I like that all the common operations have their own button that can be activated without looking down.

I also don't have to deal with BMW attitude, and I don't have to worry about my rear end blowing up and being told "oh well".

So before you call a fantastic bike "junk" why don't you just remind yourself that both can be good at the same time, and it's ok.
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« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2013, 09:21:24 am »

The seating position was one thing I really liked about the Trophy. Perfect 2up for wife & I.  Course, I'm 198 cm tall & she's 5'10". Seat step makes our helmets level perfectly.  Rear pegs are slightly offset from front pegs and maybe an inch further apart than FJR.  Significant when your feet are larger than average.  (No need to go there; it's true.).  

Salesman is encouraging me to test ride it.  Don't know that I will.  While the motor is the other major attraction to me - a balance between 2 & 4 cylinder - there were too many other negatives.  As wife recognized,I'd be happier with an FJR.  I agree at this price point, a few $s does not make or break the decision.  

First of all, I did not like the overall looks.   The Trophy looks like a whale parked next to FJR.  Especially from the front, bulbous nose that's essentially hollow.  Some will like the amount of wind protection this affords.  While I might miss that on rainy days, I like the feel of the wind in my face most times.

 Just seems there is too much focus on touring for me.  I think Triumph recognized this option was missing from its lineup and decided to add the option.   But I think the wet head K has it beat hands down. Just my $0.02


I think I would prefer a Sprint over a Trophy.   Tough decision.
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« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2013, 09:17:46 pm »



I have sat on, but not ridden, the new Trophy.  Apparently I am in the minority but I found it incredibly comfortable and exactly the right size and proportions for me.  I plan on test riding one soon, just haven't had the time yet.


I have only sat on one, but I found that I was "first time" comfortable of the Trophy, esp compared to the RT.  But then at 5'7" some say I have a "reach" impediment.  Hoping to take on on a demo ride soon.
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« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2013, 01:04:39 am »


they made an RT with a triple.

And some will argue that this is the best part!  Wink
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« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2013, 01:30:40 am »



And some will argue that this is the best part!  Wink


Had Triumph made it weigh the same as the RT, I would have one parked in my garage right now.

Having owned the C14 for a year, I loved everything about it except the tall seat and the 700lbs curb weight.  I just can't see getting back on another 700+ lbs touring rig, however much I like Triumph triples.
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« Reply #20 on: December 29, 2013, 02:12:12 am »




Had Triumph made it weigh the same as the RT, I would have one parked in my garage right now.

Having owned the C14 for a year, I loved everything about it except the tall seat and the 700lbs curb weight.  I just can't see getting back on another 700+ lbs touring rig, however much I like Triumph triples.


I hear ya... weight and limited tire options is what drove me to bid farewell to my ST13. I hoped the Trophy would be exactly that - a triple powered RT, as I'm quite fond of the handling of the RT, yet am one of those who never connected with the mill... and I loves me some triple. With the local dealer options being what they are, the RT is on the short list of bikes to demo with my bride when she decides to start riding again. With pans it weighs the same as my GSX1250 does without, and it's more nimble... I'll be glad to put up with that for my bride's comfort!  Wink
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« Reply #21 on: December 29, 2013, 11:23:11 am »


I sat on an R1200RT and K1600GTL about 45 minutes before I bought my Trophy...



...So before you call a fantastic bike "junk" why don't you just remind yourself that both can be good at the same time, and it's ok.


In response to your 1st response, sitting on one & riding/owning are completely different. I thought the Trophy was comfortable too. But when I rode it, it had no where near the performance as the GT.

In response to your 2nd response, I said that for me compared to what I'm used too, it's lousy & I would not tradevmy GT in on a Trophy like I thought I would have.

The Trophy is not comparable to the K1600GT. It is however comparableto the R1200RT. The K1600GT & the K1600GTL are 2 completely different animals.

The K1600GT may weigh 700lbs, but it is also 160HP & has 130lbs of tourque. Not comparable to the Trophy.

I am a Triumph guy. I don't even like BMW's. The Trophy was not available when I wanted to upgrade from my 1050 Sprint ST. The K1600GT/L was. Money is no object. I hated the GTL. As soon as the Trophy was released I put money down on one & had the dealer order me one. When I saw it in person, I hated it. When I rode it, I disliked it even more after spending a year on the GT. The GT is a lot more expensive than a Trophy. The GT also has 3 times the options, electronics & gadgetry that the Tropy has, again making them non comparable. If I had owned a Trophy 1st, I would preach to everyone that it is the best Tour-Sport out there. I'm sure for everybody that owns one it is a fantastic machine. I'm sure that if you want one you'll be happy with it if you ever get one. I love Triumph. I wish they would come out w/ something that I could compare to the GT. I would buy one in a heartbeat.

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« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2013, 12:30:35 am »

I really do think Triumph spec'ed the Trophy exactly where the meat of the ST markets is, at least for most of North America.  Fact that it isn't what I want isn't their fault.  The reality is that there are more riders wanting the Trophy than guys like me, who want a lightweight sporty ST.

Hopefully, Triumph will see fit to revive the Sprint the way it should have been - like the 500 lbs Ninja 1000 - a sportbike with some very basic touring amenities, like hardbags and small adjustable screen.  In the meantime, I'm pretty happy with kitting up the Speed Triple as a lightweight and short-range sport tourer.
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« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2015, 10:44:33 am »


 Thumbsup  please do! Maybe my description of "junk" is a little harsh, but I personally was really disappointed w/ the Trophy so I think that it left a bad taste in my mouth. I hope that it works out for you! Good luck. Cheers


Ditto... had high hopes, but it felt to GL18 like for me. For those who are comparing the Trophy ergos to the GT are off the mark IMO, I found it closer to the GTL. Not bad, just not for me.
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