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Old 07-12-2012, 08:03 AM   #1
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Default Looks like Triumph has the K1600 in their sites

Got this from Rider magazine, when you read the specifics about the bike and how the U.S. model is coming equipped, you can't help but see the parallels with our K1600GTLs.

2013 Triumph Trophy | Rider Magazine

Bluetooth, ABS, radio, electronically controlled suspension settings, etc., etc.

No pricing yet, it'll be interesting to see where they price it out.
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:22 AM   #2
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It looks like more of a competitor for the RT than the K16. I have to say that the styling doesn't do anything for me either. I'm a Triumph fan but this thing gives off an AMC Pacer vib for me. I get it that they were trying to channel some of that "two big round headlights" DNA into this bike but this is what I see when I look at this bike:

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I see what you mean about the looks.

As for teh RT< maybe they're trying to split the gap between the RT and the K16? It's a LOT heavier than an RT, but slightly lighter than a K16. I'm sure that mill puts out more HP then the boxer, but less than the K16. Gadgetry is similar to that of an RT too...
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Looks like the mirrors might be in a bad spot like on the Connie and the black bits at the bottom of the lower fairing might be sacrificial bits that hide case guards. Just speculation, of course.
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RTish without the vibes
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I personally wouldn't touch a Triumph with a bargepole, as their customer service is appalling. This is based on personal experience of dealing with the factory warranty department and their arrogance, especially in relation to quality of finish/corrosion issues.
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I personally wouldn't touch a Triumph with a bargepole, as their customer service is appalling. This is based on personal experience of dealing with the factory warranty department and their arrogance, especially in relation to quality of finish/corrosion issues.
Dang, tell us how you really feel! I was considering a Truimph product purchase in the not so distant future and would love to hear more of your experience. PM me if you feel that's more appropriate?

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The reason why people complain about poor wind protection for arms on the K1600 is because it has regular mirrors, unlike the K1200LT, R1200RT, ST1300, Concours 14, or this new Trophy, all of which have mirrors directly in front of the rider's hands in order to double as wind-blockers. Personally I don't like them but they do have a purpose there.
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The reason why people complain about poor wind protection for arms on the K1600 is because it has regular mirrors, unlike the K1200LT, R1200RT, ST1300, Concours 14, or this new Trophy, all of which have mirrors directly in front of the rider's hands in order to double as wind-blockers. Personally I don't like them but they do have a purpose there.
This complaint is puzzling to me. I put a couple of thousand miles on my bike this past winter at freezing temps and now another several thousand on it in stinkin' hot weather and never once gave any thought to wind on my hands or arms. In cold weather I'm wearing a Gerbing jacket and gloves and in hot weather I want that air on me and leave the deflectors open as well.
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