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Offline Broom

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« on: March 12, 2013, 11:14:34 PM »
Has anybody tried a drag strip?  I am curious about quarter mile times and 0 to 60 MPH acceleration times. I haven't found these numbers in any reviews yet.

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Re: Acceleration
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2013, 01:39:57 AM »
Motorcyclist magazine had 1/4 mile 11.44 sec @ 118.18mph for the Trophy.  No 0-60 times but 60-80: 4.5 seconds.
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Re: Acceleration
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2013, 02:03:37 AM »
Well if I wanted a drag bike I would build one , didn't  think that was Triumphs goal with the Trophy ! :821:
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Re: Acceleration
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2013, 07:06:04 AM »
Hi,

German magazine "Motorrad" gives 4,0 seconds for 0-100 Kilometers, thats pretty close to 0-60 miles :001:

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Re: Acceleration
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2013, 11:56:18 AM »
Bythebay,

I don't intend to compare it with a Suzuki Hyabusa or a Kawasaki 1400 Ninja. I intend to compare it with touring bikes.

I rode a BMW K1200Lt once. I was leaning in a corner and when the road straightened, I cranked the throttle and not much happened. It was disappointing. I rode a BMW K1600GTL around a curve and when the road straightened, I twisted the throttle. It produced a large grin on my face, although the forces probably placed my cheeks back around my ears. My Honda Goldwing is somewhere in the middle.

Thanks for the responses, I wanted to see whether the Trophy was one of the grin producing types. I'm sure it is great for comfort and handling. Unfortunately it is now snowing in Ohio, but I can't wait for a test ride.

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Re: Acceleration
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2013, 12:12:20 PM »
Well mine has now run in. Last week I floored it to 7k in each gear and the rush was phenominal! No arm jerking though due to the fairing and screen. what a hoot though.

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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2013, 08:21:34 PM »
Here Too :821:
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Re: Acceleration
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2013, 09:24:49 PM »
What a coincidence. Today I had a "dueling banjo's" experience with a chap on a Goldwing.

We were on country roads, with a good mix of bends & straight road's.

Going into & out of bends, the Goldwing came 2nd.

On the straight bit's, he almost caught up with me.

Then again, due to running in constraints, I was limited 5K revs.

After 25 mins of "dueling banjo's" I pulled in for a coffee & lo & behold, the
Goldwing rider followed me in.

We had a chat, he said he tried to keep up, but was unable to do so.

Conclusion:-

The guy on the Goldwing was not a experienced rider.

OR

Maybe I was riding a better bike than a Goldwing.


 


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