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Title: R&G bars
Post by: Bythebay on January 16, 2013, 03:35:05 AM
Has anyone outfitted their Trophy with the R&G adventure bars ?
If so what do you think ?
Title: Re: R&G bars
Post by: Triplemania on January 16, 2013, 09:25:59 AM
I spoke to R&G before collecting my bike last week and was informed that the first batch was due for delivery around the 22nd Jan'13. Having looked at them on their website when I collected my bike I ordered a set. Have a look, http://www.rg-racing.com/ (http://www.rg-racing.com/) one of the pics is a frontal view. They are not cheap, 400 plus fitting, but worth it given the cost of panels if it tips over!!!!!
Title: Re: R&G bars
Post by: Berber on January 16, 2013, 11:09:59 AM
Looking at the photos of the bars it appears that the bars are not as wide as the fairing. This would indicate that the bars are primarily there to protect the engine and lower part of the fairing?
Title: Re: R&G bars
Post by: Triplemania on January 16, 2013, 02:29:32 PM
If you look at the frontal pic on th R&G site http://www.rg-racing.com/browseBike/Triumph/Trophy_1200/2013.aspx (http://www.rg-racing.com/browseBike/Triumph/Trophy_1200/2013.aspx) I think you will find they are wider than the fairing.

Title: Re: R&G bars
Post by: ThickBrit on January 17, 2013, 07:13:12 PM
I ordered and paid for a set when I bought the bike - I'm looking forward to getting them fitted....
Although they are not as wide as the mirrors, it looks to me as if they will keep the fairing off the ground and probably the mirrors too. The panniers however.... (it can't hurt to leave the pillion pegs down)
Title: Re: R&G bars
Post by: Triplemania on January 18, 2013, 08:46:13 AM
The ends of the mirror housing/fairing are made of anti-garage scratch material anyway :002:
Title: Re: R&G bars
Post by: ThickBrit on January 18, 2013, 09:00:44 PM
Not sure if the plastic would survive 300kg... :151:
Title: Re: R&G bars
Post by: Bythebay on January 18, 2013, 10:43:34 PM
Lol, I agree ThickBrit ... They could have followed the Beemer again , on the k1200 mirrors break away very easily and are as easy to re attach ... Just a thought Triumph ....
Lets face it all of these guards I feel are for a gentle lay down protection when we have made a wee mistake ...!
Lets hope it never happens !!!!
Or you could buy a Gold Wing with an air bag ...!  :821:
Title: Re: R&G bars
Post by: Chaos on January 19, 2013, 08:02:32 AM
Not really sure the bars would take the weight at speed either :435:
Title: Re: R&G bars
Post by: Triplemania on January 21, 2013, 06:24:41 PM
I would assume that all they are designed for is stall lay down/slide maneuvering hiccup :430:

Nothing else could be expected with a a bike of this weight surely!!! So anything is better than nowt at all.....even at 400+....... weigh it up against the price of panels etc
Title: Re: R&G bars
Post by: ThickBrit on January 21, 2013, 06:45:47 PM
I'm surprised there's nothing standard fitted. Anyone from Triumph listening?
Coming to the Trophy from a Pan (1300) it feels quite naked without something to stop the plastic scraping tarmac.
Dropped the Pan twice (zero speed) but in both cases was astonished to see the wing mirrors well clear of the ground.
The plastic covers were really cheap to replace and the pannier lids had a plastic lower half.
The design and placement of the 'wings' was such that they were pretty much indestructible in a low speed drop.
The Victory Vision is a good example. Why don't all tourers have tip-over wings? 
It's got to be 1000 to replace a mirror, fairing lower and pannier lid.