Author [NL] [FR] [ES] [DE] [SE] [IT] Topic: TT dreaming ...  (Read 3254 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

  • Offline ShaunDW

    • Trophy Pro  ‐    213
    • ***
    • Topic Author

    Offline ShaunDW

    • Trophy Pro
    • ***
    • Topic Author
    • Posts: 213
    • Bike: Trophy A1
    • City / Town: Simonstone, Lancs
    TT dreaming ...
    on: Jun 14, 2017, 06.12 pm
    Jun 14, 2017, 06.12 pm
    I love my TT, and see no reason to change it. At the moment, I don’t believe there is anything better (that fulfils my needs so completely) on the market. So the fact that Triumph are discontinuing the Trophy doesn’t bother me. I’m happy to do big mileages on it, and I have a lifetime engine & transmission guarantee (parts & labour) so long as I get it serviced by the dealer I bought it from. Hence, I wouldn’t be looking to change it for a newer one when the mileage gets too high (I’m currently on 27K miles in 27 months) as it will continue to do what I want it to do. However, if Triumph were to release an updated model, with various improvements that I consider important enough, then I would be queueing up for a new one. Therefore, I believe it is Triumphs loss that they are ceasing production of the Trophy and not updating it, as they have lost one potential sale to me.

    Improvements I would like to see (in no particular order):
    - LED headlights & DRLs (& indicators would be nice)
    - Integral brake lights in the top box (at least as an option)
    - Brake pad wear indication (with a 10,000 mile service interval, pad wear can catch you out).
    - A cheaper tyre pressure monitoring option (the cost incurred when batteries expire seems prohibitive)
    - An easier to operate hazard light button (perhaps with an automatic mode under exceptionally heavy braking?)
    - A rear wheel hugger as standard
    - Automatic engine oil level indication (the “official” means of measuring – with rider seated – is pants).
    - More power (yes I know I don’t need it!).
    - A more corrosive-resistant finish for those that use their bike in all weathers and all year round.
    - Integral cameras, front and rear, with associated recording facility.
    - More use of the potential space in the panniers/top box (that double walled construction seems to waste far too much space).
    Pacific Blue Trophy A1
    Honda Bros 650 (since import from Japan in '95)
    History (best of):
    KE125, CB250T, DT400, GS425, GS650G, XR200, CB900F2, FJ1200, K1200RS

  • Offline Coconut   gb

    • Trophy God  ‐    9767
    • *****
      #1

    Offline Coconut

    • Trophy God
    • *****
    • Posts: 9767
    • Bike: 2017 Trophy SE
    • City / Town: South Birmingham
    • Country: gb
    Re: TT dreaming ...
    Reply #1 on: Jun 14, 2017, 06.50 pm
    Jun 14, 2017, 06.50 pm
    There have been similar Topics before in the Forum, but they are quite old now.

    One item that just about everyone agreed on,
    was the need for  backlighting on the handlebar switches.  :169:

    You mention "more power" - I personally don't think that's necessary,
    but if they were going to start from scratch, I'd suggest a rethink on engine design,
    as the "Long throw" upright cylinders of the 1215cc Triple,
    contribute to the Trophy being quite "Top Heavy",
    although they would need to match or even improve upon the fantastic job
    of frame and steering geometry design which gives us the superb handling we all enjoy
    with the current model, which doesn't seem at all heavy - once it's rolling along !

    Triumph MUST also put BIG TRIUMPH stickers on any new Trophy model.

    I'm quite convinced that the lack of Branding on the Trophy has resulted in far fewer sales
    and ultimately the demise of the model, as anyone seeing one pass by wouldn't KNOW it was a Triumph,
    so wouldn't seek out a Triumph Dealer to Test Ride one -
    and we all know what happens to anyone that takes the Test Ride !

    I reckon there have been quite a few BMW sales
    as a result of folks seeing a Trophy and thinking it was a BMW !

    Cheers,

    Last Edit: Apr 25, 2020, 05.43 pm by Coconut

  • Offline Brit Al   gb

    • Trophy Pro  ‐    271
    • ***
      #2

    Offline Brit Al

    • Trophy Pro
    • ***
    • Posts: 271
    • Bike: TTSE '14
    • City / Town: Aylesbury
    • Country: gb
    Re: TT dreaming ...
    Reply #2 on: Jun 14, 2017, 06.54 pm
    Jun 14, 2017, 06.54 pm
    +1 on both of the above posts
    Al

  • Offline cropbiker   gb

    • Trophy God  ‐    4934
    • *****
      #3

    Offline cropbiker

    • Trophy God
    • *****
    • Posts: 4934
    • Midlands biker
    • Bike: Triumph Trophy SE
    • City / Town: Worcester
    • Country: gb
    Re: TT dreaming ...
    Reply #3 on: Jun 14, 2017, 06.55 pm
    Jun 14, 2017, 06.55 pm
    Yes.... the other common 'desire' was a move of the cruise control switches to the left handlebar as that is a more natural place to put them...

    But I guess none of this is likely to happen until the next generation of the Trophy in probably around 10 years time.
    Triumph Trophy! Not for every Tomaz, Dieter or Herman!🇬🇧

  • Offline cropbiker   gb

    • Trophy God  ‐    4934
    • *****
      #4

    Offline cropbiker

    • Trophy God
    • *****
    • Posts: 4934
    • Midlands biker
    • Bike: Triumph Trophy SE
    • City / Town: Worcester
    • Country: gb
    Re: TT dreaming ...
    Reply #4 on: Jun 14, 2017, 06.56 pm
    Jun 14, 2017, 06.56 pm
    By then we will be looking for laser headlights...... hydrogen fuel cell motors..... holographic, heads-up instrument display
    Triumph Trophy! Not for every Tomaz, Dieter or Herman!🇬🇧

  • Offline Jings

    • Trophy Member  ‐    80
    • **
      #5

    Offline Jings

    • Trophy Member
    • **
    • Posts: 80
    • Bike: 2013 TTSE
    • City / Town: Norfolk
    Re: TT dreaming ...
    Reply #5 on: Jun 15, 2017, 07.09 am
    Jun 15, 2017, 07.09 am
    *Originally Posted by cropbiker [+]
    By then we will be looking for laser headlights...... hydrogen fuel cell motors..... holographic, heads-up instrument display

    ... vertical takeoff & landing... ;)

  • Offline thogland   us

    • Trophy Pro  ‐    132
    • ***
      #6

    Offline thogland

    • Trophy Pro
    • ***
    • Posts: 132
    • Bike: 2015 Trophy SE
    • City / Town: Wasilla
    • Country: us
    Re: TT dreaming ...
    Reply #6 on: Jun 15, 2017, 08.15 pm
    Jun 15, 2017, 08.15 pm
    *Originally Posted by cropbiker [+]
    Yes.... the other common 'desire' was a move of the cruise control switches to the left handlebar as that is a more natural place to put them...

    But I guess none of this is likely to happen until the next generation of the Trophy in probably around 10 years time.

    I thought about that as well, but there's a lot on the left side already...

    What I'd like (besides what's been mentioned) is raising the gearing in 6th to bring the RPMs down about 1k - 65mph at 3k instead of 4k - and then bump 5th up a bit to help fill the gap. The Trophy is great at eating miles, but I'd love to be cruising along at 70mph at 3200 rpm, getting 60mpg for hours on end. The motor has enough performance to pull nicely from 3k - why not use it?

    Oh, and there's no need to try to hide all of the body screws. (Why did I need to disassemble every bit of plastic to add the GPS mount?) The button-head screws aren't ugly - polish them up and make a feature out of them. It'd also make it much easier to check them for tightness - the motor *does* vibrate a little, so being able to snug them up easily would be nice.

  • Offline earthman   gb

    • Trophy Master  ‐    2121
    • ****
      #7

    Offline earthman

    • Trophy Master
    • ****
    • Posts: 2121
    • Country: gb
    Re: TT dreaming ...
    Reply #7 on: Jun 15, 2017, 10.24 pm
    Jun 15, 2017, 10.24 pm
     Not being able to see the handlebar switches in the dark, I agree that that is a problem that I'd like to see addressed.

     



    tweedy-bunch