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2014 Trophy updates
« on: July 03, 2013, 07:12:20 PM »
Hi All--

Newby here so be gentle.  I'm looking at the 2014 R1200RT and I was wondering if Triumph is plans to update or change the Trophy.  Are there any rumors about the new model year?

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Re: 2014 Trophy updates
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2013, 08:06:06 PM »
Hi Papermaker, welcome :400:

Not heard any rumours yet about changes. To be honest everyone seems so happy with the current model I can't really see what they would rush to improve. I would imagine the only thing they might do are different colours.

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Re: 2014 Trophy updates
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2013, 09:46:37 PM »
Ride both, you'll buy a TSE.

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Re: 2014 Trophy updates
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2013, 10:05:04 PM »
I test rode the R1200RT before the Trophy SE and it was a no brainer decision to go for the Trophy.

Of course that wasn't the water cooled version due out shortly, but I don't think it would change my choice.
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Re: 2014 Trophy updates
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2013, 11:20:16 PM »
I've owned two opposed twins and didn't like either one because of vibration and, well, they were slow.  I've ridden a '13 and I liked it on a five mile test ride.  I hope to ride a Trophy as soon as one of the local dealers fix their bikes tank issue.  The water boxer and dynamic suspension control are interesting upgrades which may tip the balance enough to push Triumph into an upgrade.

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Re: 2014 Trophy updates
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2013, 03:25:54 AM »
A BMW dealer I spoke to mentioned that the new RT might have extra features available, such as a launch control of some sort (more for taking off on slopes than performance)

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Re: 2014 Trophy updates
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2013, 10:43:07 AM »
SAAZ, yes they might have a few extra features but as standard they will still eat shaft drives, have dodgy switchgear, poor paint finish, cheap fasteners and loose a pot load of money come resale time, especially if they are out of warranty. :233:
Remember, with BMW you are paying for the badge and the perceived quality that goes along with it. In reality, they are often worse than the competition and have been lucky with the Euan and Charlie effect!

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Re: 2014 Trophy updates
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2013, 03:33:09 PM »
dont hold back, tell us how you really feel :028: