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What's the widest width of the Trophy??
« on: March 30, 2013, 03:10:37 PM »
Greetings and salutations to all,

A question for owners and people in the know...
From what I've read online, the dimensions of the Trophy say "width (handlebars) 975mm (38.4in)".
Does this mean the bike is widest at the handlebars (that is, the width at the mirrors is less than 975mm)?

Still no Trophies on display here in Japan so I can't see for myself, and it's hard to tell from photos online (in some, it looks like the mirrors stick out further than the handbars, while in others, the handlebars seems to jut out slightly further).

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Re: What's the widest width of the Trophy??
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2013, 04:50:42 PM »
A question coming from so far.. deserves an accurate answer.

I have just mesured my bike for you:

Handlebars: 34 inches= 86,36 cm

Mirrors: 37 inches= 94 cm

Panniers: 38 inches= 96,52 cm.

So, the panniers are the widest part of te bike... She is a little bit "fat-ass". I do not know from where Momma Triumph get the measures that they provide in the cataloges, but believe me, the right measures (at least in my bike) are those that I have provided.

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Re: What's the widest width of the Trophy??
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2013, 05:28:35 PM »
Many thanks atuti! Nothing beats hard data. :047:

So...with the panniers removed, the Trophy is indeed widest at the mirrors.
94cm isn't bad at all. In fact, that's only 4~5cm more than my old K1300S, and that was great in traffic.

Not only is filtering/lane splitting allowed in Japan, it's practically necessary on holidays when motorways get backed up for tens of kilometers near urban areas.


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Re: What's the widest width of the Trophy??
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2013, 09:20:29 PM »
You are very welcome.

I have the top box in my bike. So I drive it everyday downtown Madrid without the panniers. In this case the reference for the maximum width are the mirrors and they are just in front of your eyes.

Without the panniers the bike is a little bit ugly but I can bear it...  :430:

Believe me that it is not so much width... We have to be especially careful moving on the sidewalks with the "urban furniture". Here it is allowed to park on the sidewalks downtown following some logic rules. In these occasions you have to pay attention to streetlights, benchs, etc.

Nevertheless I re-fit the panniers for weekend routes. :062:

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