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2013 Triumph Trophy SE Preview
 

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2013 Triumph Trophy SE Preview

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pushrod 06-22-2012 06:35 PM

How can the initial offering be a 'SE'?

As much as I love the Hinckley Triumphs, this one looks a mess! There isn't a 'pleasing line' anywhere. Hopefully it is better looking in the paint!

jmdonald 06-23-2012 04:10 AM

Needs more refinement
 
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.

HowFasf 06-23-2012 10:16 AM

Porker
 
100 lbs heavier?? Nein danke.

Buzglyd 06-23-2012 10:19 AM

Apparently triumph figured the dork market was underserved.

opie 06-23-2012 12:16 PM

Dude! Borderline plagiarism of an R1200RT?!?!???
BMW should sue them. I like Triumph but geez!
I have a silver 2007 R1200RT and the silver Triumph in the article does look almost exactly like it. How does Triumph triumph? By copying BMW apparently.

seruzawa 06-23-2012 02:22 PM

We'll see how people feel about it after twisting the wick of the Trumpet vs the RT.

Mollygrubber 06-23-2012 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by opie (Post 275920)
Dude! Borderline plagiarism of an R1200RT?!?!???
BMW should sue them. I like Triumph but geez!
I have a silver 2007 R1200RT and the silver Triumph in the article does look almost exactly like it. How does Triumph triumph? By copying BMW apparently.

You're not referring to their blatant F800GS copying by chance? What's next, a Triumph R1200C doppelganger? lol

The Spaceman 06-25-2012 05:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by opie (Post 275920)
Dude! Borderline plagiarism of an R1200RT?!?!???
BMW should sue them. I like Triumph but geez!

Triumph is hardly unique in "borrowing" designs from other manufacturers.

BMW's S1000RR is a clone of the Japanese superbikes (albeit with bizzare non-styled bodywork). And how many clones of Harleys are out there, right down to the single-pin crankshafts? More than I care to count. It's a shame Triumph chose to mimic BMW so closely, but it's a predictable, and safe, choice.

seruzawa 06-25-2012 06:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mollygrubber (Post 275922)
You're not referring to their blatant F800GS copying by chance? What's next, a Triumph R1200C doppelganger? lol

I'm afraid that Triumph is decades ahead of BMW when it comes to cruiser style customs.


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