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« on: August 22, 2014, 09:04:36 pm »
Hello, I'm mistermack, I have a 93 Trophy 1200, which was just a year old when I bought it.
I also have a Triumph Speed Twin, from 1964 reg. I've had that one for years.
But both are in the garage, needing little jobs to go back on the road.

I'm riding a VFR800 at the moment, which I haven't had long. I thought it would be streets ahead of the Trophy, but it's not. The trophy has more torque and is smoother, and the feel on the road isn't a lot different.

I haven't caned the honda yet, but then I don't cane bikes. I find the Trophy 1200 can be ridden as a three speed most of the time, 2nd, 4th, 6th. Lazy I know, but as it's so smooth and torquey, it doesn't struggle at all with that.

Nice to see a site for the bike, keep up the good work !
« Last Edit: August 22, 2014, 10:03:58 pm by mistermack »

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Re: Hi
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2014, 10:14:13 pm »
Hello mistermack and welcome :400:

Although everyone is welcome you will find that this site is mainly dedicated to the 2012 onwards Trophy.... Our help on the 'classic' Trophy may be a bit limited.

That said there are a few other members in here with the bike and if you have a question there is enough experience in here that someone might have an answer.

Chat on the older model tends to happen in the 'general biker chat' section of the forum.

You might also want to check out Trophy Rat which is dedicated to the old Trophy 3 & 4 cylinder models
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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2014, 10:54:27 pm »
Ah, thanks for that, and the link. I didn't read the front page well enough.

I'm not too well up on the newest models. I'd be interested in how they compare basic stats with my old Trophy, which is 108 bhp at 9.000 rpm, 77ft lb torque at 5,000 revs and about 510 lbs dry weight.

I had a quick scan around and it appears to have piled on the pounds a lot, but a shaft drive must add a substantial amount. The HP and torque are well up on mine, although I don't know what sort of revs the torque comes in at.

It looks a nice bike. Whether I would buy a new one, I'm not sure, as I'm more attracted by less weight these days.

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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2014, 11:19:53 pm »
Well standing still it is a fair weight I would agree.... But handling is excellent and once moving the weight just seems to fall away... You would be amazed at how nimble this new Trophy is!
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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2014, 02:31:12 am »
Welcome! The torque peaks at around 6450rpm, power at 8,900 (but the redline is higher). It really has a flat feeling torque curve from idle up so no need to rev it much.  Weight does not worry me within limits (it is lighter than my 96 ST1100) as I spend more time riding than stopping.  It feels like a much lighter bike to ride, but like most bigger bikes take care when coming to a stop or parking.

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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2014, 02:57:37 am »
Welcome to the Forum :400:
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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2014, 07:41:42 am »
Hi mistermack and  :400:  to the Forum !


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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2014, 02:05:07 pm »
welcome to the Club  :821:
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