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Offline mrtoad

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Trophy is faster in the dark
« on: August 25, 2013, 06:02:02 pm »
Did my first long trip at night yesterday. My god the headlight is good! Previous bikes (couple or RT's and a Tiger) were bordering on dangerous at any kind of speed in the dark. With the TT SE on main beam I am now the limiting factor, which is how it is in daylight  :001: They are at least on par with a modern car, if not better

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Re: Trophy is faster in the dark
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2013, 06:16:59 pm »
Yeah I noticed that the first time I rode mine in the dark, amazing, my old RT was ok if you had the fog on aswell

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Re: Trophy is faster in the dark
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2013, 10:19:05 pm »
Made the same experience last weekend. I turned on the beam and almost couldn't believe my eyes: thought the sun was working overtime  :156:  :008:
Another good reason to love the TT  :020:
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Re: Trophy is faster in the dark
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2013, 01:33:58 am »
Best lights I've ever experienced on a Triumph.  On previous bikes I've had to swap out the headlights to feel safe at night. 
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Re: Trophy is faster in the dark
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2013, 02:42:56 am »
I was hoping that this is the case, as it is one reason for me going with the Trophy. I want to minimise making changes if possible. I current run HID headlight bulbs and HID euro beam driving lights to get decent lights.

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Re: Trophy is faster in the dark
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2013, 05:59:20 am »
I had the bright whites in my Sprint.  I find that the lights in the TT are as bright if not brighter than in my car.  I love the adjustment feature also.  Helps me keep the drivers happy ahead of me.  :430:
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Re: Trophy is faster in the dark
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2013, 09:45:51 am »
A the moment I ride late at night once a week and cannot agree more as to the quality of the lights.

Triumph definately got that one right.
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Re: Trophy is faster in the dark
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2013, 03:57:29 pm »

 Definitely 'seems' faster in the dark .. especially when I have the luxury of being a pillion either gazing up at the stars or with my eyes closed lol.  I don't recommend those actions for riders though  :156:

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