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This is disappointing
« on: August 20, 2013, 11:44:45 pm »
http://www.motorcycle.com/best-sport-touring-motorcycle-2013.html

Rather disappointing.   The article states they haven't run the honorable mentions against each other which says to me they didn't do a contemporaneous comparison of all the models.  So I don't see how this can be an accurate unbiased report. 
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Re: This is disappointing
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2013, 12:17:51 am »
Don't worry,

From when the Trophy SE is a sport touring like FJR or GTR? For me this article only state that the writer doesn’t know the difference between a GT, like the Trophy and a ST!
Did you try to ride a ST for 1000km in one day? I did it a few days ago with the Trophy and didn’t have issue!
Not sure it should be the same with a ST!

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Re: This is disappointing
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2013, 02:19:13 am »
Good point Herve.  They aren't in the same category.  Although I have ridden my  Triumph 955ST 11000 miles round trip to Alaska.  And as much as I like the handling of the Trophy nothing handles like my ST
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Re: This is disappointing
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2013, 04:17:27 am »
It is a bit confusing how some magazines categorize bikes. It generally seems that sport touring bikes are now chain drive sporty bikes that can do some distance.  To me the GTR1400 and FJR1300 are true sports tourers, on the more sporting side but still great for a longer ride.  The ST1100 when it came out was classed as a sport touring bike, then later on went to be a light weight tourer.   :112:

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Re: This is disappointing
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2013, 06:23:45 am »
This bit made me smile:

"The $3000 price gap between the FJR’s $15,890 MSRP and the Triumph SE’s $18,999 will be a critical element in deciding which is best."

I would suggest that in comparing two very different bikes, the price differential would be one of the last factors to separate them. The journalist that wrote this must have scribbled this cobblers off minutes before the deadline for submission.

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Re: This is disappointing
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2013, 06:25:50 pm »
Just another indication the author didn't have a clue
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Re: This is disappointing
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2013, 09:41:45 pm »
*Originally Posted by Hervé [+]
Don't worry,

From when the Trophy SE is a sport touring like FJR or GTR? For me this article only state that the writer doesn’t know the difference between a GT, like the Trophy and a ST!
Did you try to ride a ST for 1000km in one day? I did it a few days ago with the Trophy and didn’t have issue!
Not sure it should be the same with a ST!

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Hervé

G'day Hervé,

Spot on mate...I also own a Sprint ST (great bike). The main reason I upgraded to a TT SE was the ability to travel 1000km/day, something I wouldn't attempt on the ST.


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Re: This is disappointing
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2013, 09:50:13 pm »
I've traveled in excess of 1000KM (600 miles) per day many times on the Sprint ST.  I rode it 11000 miles round trip to Alaska and never had a complaint. Much as I like my Trophy I often prefer the Sprint.   
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