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Pros and cons of the Triumph Trophy from the riders
« on: September 19, 2015, 08:08:24 am »
By being forum members we have demonstrated our tech savvy and we know that many of us use the Internet a lot in advance of making a purchase of a new ride.

To help those researching that same decision I think it would really help if we, as owners and riders of the Triumph Trophy give a list of pros and cons for the bike as we have found it. Be honest, be constructive I will start off

Pros

  • Great handling
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Very comfortable
  • Class leading weather protection
  • Great value for money
  • Long service intervals
  • A lively and willing engine with a great soundtrack

Cons

  • Contol ergonomics could be better
  • Controls could be backlit
  • Centre stand could be better balanced for lifting
  • Could be Better thought on the design of how to access and replace simple consumables like air filter and headlight bulbs
  • Owners outside of the U.K. Have had issues with poor dealer support
« Last Edit: September 19, 2015, 07:35:56 pm by cropbiker »
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Re: Pros and cons of the Triumph Trophy from the riders
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2015, 09:19:59 am »
How to follow that.....?

I'm tempted to just rate the Pros & Cons as Listed or give them "Marks out of 10" but they won't be the same as others Riders Likes or Dislikes - so perhaps a few more choices or options might be required.

The Weather Protection for example is great from the Front but abysmal in my opinion from the Rear.. The lack of a Hugger for example...

I am truly amazed at just how much crap and spray gets thrown forward from the Rear Wheel on to the backs of my boots and legs. True, I don't often ride with panniers fitted, but even then I can feel the cooler air washing over the rear of my thighs - one reason for the recent addition of the Heated Riders Seat - looking forward to that I can tell you.

Other failings in the Weather Protection department would be the Starter Motor Cover (lack of, a la Explorer) and a rubber Gaiter on the Drive Shaft Front UJ (again, a la Explorer). These issues I have dealt with myself using Explorer parts.

I do feel for our North American Brethren and the Very Poor Service they appear to endure...but it is a very big place and there can't be a decent dedicated Dealer in every location....

What else have I done to make the bike perfect for me ?
Replaced the Horn, fitted a decent Battery (Lithium Ferro Phosphate - LiFePo4), made my own Radiator and Exhaust Pipe Grilles, Front and Rear Fender Extenders, Daylight Running LEDs and last but not least removed the Audio Unit...
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Re: Pros and cons of the Triumph Trophy from the riders
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2015, 10:25:03 am »
Kevin, would you include a very lively engine in the "great handling"?
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Re: Pros and cons of the Triumph Trophy from the riders
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2015, 07:35:12 pm »
No... mark that up as another pro!
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Re: Pros and cons of the Triumph Trophy from the riders
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2015, 08:07:30 pm »
Agree with all yours Kevin. Would add 2 small cons, on the older bikes the cruise control is awkward to reach,this has been changed on the newer models.
The panniers and top box are smaller than they look from the outside, only 31litre panniers and heavy.

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Re: Pros and cons of the Triumph Trophy from the riders
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2015, 08:28:36 pm »

Pro's......just a great Bike

Con's.... weather here in the UK  is currently crap, so can't get out to ride it        :023:       
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Re: Pros and cons of the Triumph Trophy from the riders
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2015, 08:43:01 pm »
    Add to the Pro's :

    • It's British !
    • It's Triumph !
    • It's the best Sport Tourer available for the money
    • It has a fantastic, and possibly the best Owners Forum  :169:
    • Generally excellent Customer Support from Triumph if there are problems,
      with Triumph proactively addressing issues ( in the UK ! )
    • Distinctive triple "Howl"

    Add to the Con's :
    • Stock tyres seem to wear relatively quickly at recommended Pressures
    • 3 years after Launch there are still relatively few after market accessories available
    • Triumph do not have the facilitator allow Owners to download software updates,
      which would be particularly useful in the U.S, where many Owners live a considerable distance from their Dealer, and have to travel there in their own time at their own expense
      to obtain the latest ( U.S. ) Audio software  update which addresses a known fault !

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Re: Pros and cons of the Triumph Trophy from the riders
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2015, 12:03:45 am »
Agree with all the above.  My wife, however, would add abscene buffetting for the pillion.  Don't know if that is the result of the midwest and it's 30-40mph crosswinnds or not.  Results of more investigations to follow!  Other than that, no complaints at all!  Ran a BMW 1600 the other day and it was even up to more than the posted speed limit ( we were on a runway); then ran a Concourse and that, too, was even up to about 100mph.  Have no doubts both would blow the doors off at higher speeds.  All in all, best all-around perfect bike.
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