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  • Offline Bludy L   us

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    Trophy talk
    on: May 10, 2017, 09.04 pm
    May 10, 2017, 09.04 pm
    I was out on the TTSE today. While filling up with fuel a fellow came over with a lot of questions. He's an FJR guy but was very impressed with the TTSE. Late I notice a fellow admiring the bike while it was parked on the street. As I approached he asked it it was my Triumph and told me how much he like the old British bikes. Again, lots of questions about the TTSE.
    My mother asked what I wanted to be when I grew up. I said "a biker". She said I'd have to choose one or the other.

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    Re: Trophy talk
    Reply #1 on: May 10, 2017, 09.18 pm
    May 10, 2017, 09.18 pm
    It's been mentioned before but it is plain CRAZY that Triumph didn't adorn this beauty
    with great big TRIUMPH Logo's - I'm sure that, especially out on the road,
    anyone seeing one that realises it's NOT made by that other "German Company",
    will have absolutely no idea it's a Triumph, :027:   so it's no wonder that Sales
    haven't been what they hoped for  :157:

    Last Edit: May 10, 2020, 10.58 am by Coconut

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    Re: Trophy talk
    Reply #2 on: May 10, 2017, 11.07 pm
    May 10, 2017, 11.07 pm
    From the front and on the road, I reckon the Trophy and the Bee Em Trouble You look pretty similar. As does the 1300 Pan. I just wish Triumph had put something on my bike to say what it is. Many a time I have gone through customs into foriegn lands and they have initially put my bike down as a "Trophy", believing this is the make rather than the model. Not much to say what it is on a casual glance. I know a lot has been said about Triumph discontinuing the model, as other manufacturers have with other firm favourites of mine, (think Norman Nippy, Suzuki TS185, Honda 40/4 and Moto Guzzi Spada (google them)), but I believe they could have done a better promotion and marketing job than they have done particularly after so much investment. I dont see too many R120RTs about at the moment either, so maybe the touring sector is on he decline, but for me, I have THE BEST which is available at the moment and I'm proud it just happens to be made in my country.

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    Re: Trophy talk
    Reply #3 on: May 16, 2017, 06.10 pm
    May 16, 2017, 06.10 pm
    I put one of these on the back of both panniers. It's a more subtle notice that this bike is not made in Germany or Japan.


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    Re: Trophy talk
    Reply #4 on: May 16, 2017, 06.50 pm
    May 16, 2017, 06.50 pm
    Where did you get it?  Would make a nice addition to the collection on the bike.

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    Re: Trophy talk
    Reply #5 on: May 16, 2017, 09.07 pm
    May 16, 2017, 09.07 pm
    Somewhere on eBay. Sorry I don't have the name of the vendor handy, but there are an abundance of folks offering these and a variety of similar items there. They look nice!

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    Re: Trophy talk
    Reply #6 on: May 20, 2017, 02.53 pm
    May 20, 2017, 02.53 pm
    Amazon has alot of choices.  I get alot of comments on my bike.   Pisses me off that it doesn't get any respect.  I read some comments on ADV rider website regarding "best" sport tourers....  They actually touted the old spint.  No mention of the Trophy.   So, I love the guys that walk over to my bike and want to talk about it. 
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    Re: Trophy talk
    Reply #7 on: May 20, 2017, 07.17 pm
    May 20, 2017, 07.17 pm
    *Originally Posted by 1675 [+]
    From the front and on the road, I reckon the Trophy and the Bee Em Trouble You look pretty similar.

    I totally agree, when the Trophy first came out and I were eager to see one on the road/talk to an owner, the times I saw a current RT1200 and said to the wife, "there's one". :430:

    I learnt to look lower down, see those cylinders sticking out, that's the biggest clue I think.

     



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