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Offline venomyellow

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What a fantastic machine
« on: May 05, 2013, 10:03:14 PM »
Four days in now - I have to repeat what you all know anyway - the Trophy is an awesome bike.

Only done 250 miles, so just starting to open up the revs - the noise is glorious. The handling impeccable, and the finish superb.

Can't wait to get it properly run in

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Re: What a fantastic machine
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2013, 10:35:35 PM »
Glad you are enjoying, only 5 miles behind you, hoping to put on some more tomorrow. The more I ride it the more I like it.
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Re: What a fantastic machine
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2013, 01:29:40 PM »
I have over 2000 miles up now - I just did 800 over the weekend gone (it was a bank holiday w/end here).

The bike is reporting to me that on that 800 mile trip, I was getting 61.2 mpg (that's UK gallon). This was on a variety of Irish roads - twisty, bumpy, wet, and then glorious open sweeping curves - no motorway at all). I am impressed with this figure - I would never have got near that figure on the Sprint.

Yes - this is a fantastic machine.

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Re: What a fantastic machine
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2013, 01:50:42 PM »
Sounds like a fantastic MPG especially with no motorway.  I have found that when the speed gets up the especially on the motorway the wind resistance seems to take over the fuel usage.  I used to cruise and see above 70 on the instant read out.  Then last week going faster and it being very windy I regularly saw below 50.

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Re: What a fantastic machine
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2013, 02:03:23 PM »
My MPG is mid 40s. Says a lot about the commute I guess  :007:

Mind you, the police are now out with the better weather so I guess my fuel economy will improve......

I am 12 weeks in and 4000 miles on the clock. I have to say that it has taken this long to really get used to the bike, its weight, handling and comfort. I now wouldn't swap it for any other bike, including my old CB1300. It really gone from being a comfortable bike to something I am now at one with.
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