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Old 06-25-2012, 11:50 AM   #11
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I'm afraid that Triumph is decades ahead of BMW when it comes to cruiser style customs.
Hell yeah. The Rocket, the Bonnie, the T-Bird are light-years better than that "C-section" BMW rolled out.
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:59 AM   #12
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Even with the extra ponies and shaft drive I do not see this as a RT beater. Only a MO shootout will truly tell the tale.
Can't wait to find out and deliver our answer!
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:00 PM   #13
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Hey, didja know the Trophy has 'wobbly bits!?

From the Triumph website:

"Triumph Dynamic Luggage System
However much luggage you take with you, it will feel as if you’re travelling light. Triumph’s dynamic luggage system allows a small amount of independent movement which increases stability and doesn't compromise the chassis’ dynamic performance.
Benefits:
In fixed luggage systems, large loads cause small movements and vibrations in the chassis – these can actually de-stabilise the bike and cause weaving. The Trophy’s system prevents this, keeping the bike stable. This makes the ride much more comfortable for riders and passengers."
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Old 06-25-2012, 01:36 PM   #14
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Hey, didja know the Trophy has 'wobbly bits!?

From the Triumph website:

"Triumph Dynamic Luggage System
However much luggage you take with you, it will feel as if you’re travelling light. Triumph’s dynamic luggage system allows a small amount of independent movement which increases stability and doesn't compromise the chassis’ dynamic performance.
Benefits:
In fixed luggage systems, large loads cause small movements and vibrations in the chassis – these can actually de-stabilise the bike and cause weaving. The Trophy’s system prevents this, keeping the bike stable. This makes the ride much more comfortable for riders and passengers."

I think they should mount the luggage on a pole that lets it slide from side to side as you lean.

THAT would be "Dynamic."
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:14 PM   #15
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Spaceman, my Sprint ST has a luggage mounting system almost as you describe. Ever see one? It swings from side to side as the motorcycle leans. What controls it is a pole with a ball at each end. Dynamic? Maybe, but probably just marketing hype.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:29 AM   #16
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I have to say I'm a little dissapointed. As a former Trophy owner I've held out for a long time for this bike but stylistically speaking I'm not impressed. The former Trophys were IMO poetry in motion, absolutely one of the best looking bikes out there. This has way too much R1200RT influence for my tastes. I thought BMW went the wrong direction with the RT and I think Triumph has gone the wrong direction in copying it. Power and performance wise I expect the Trophy will run away and hide from the Beemer but at some point you have to actually look at it.

Too bad, I had hoped for something different.
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