--- In TriumphTrophy@yahoogroups.com
, "K W Dix" <deltaixsply@...> wrote:
> Does anyone know why the Trophy, especially the 1200 was pulled from
> It seems that the sport tour mindset is a growing proposition.
A whole list of reasons:
1) Declining sales, compared to better equipped competitors.
2) Inability to meet future emissions legislation without fuel
injection - excluded by spine frame. Same reason as
Thunderbird/Adventurer models discontinued.
3) Unfashionable styling, compounding item 1.
4) Corporate need to direct development effort at the cruiser market,
Bonneville derivatives and R3. The sales achieved with those models
will never be surpassed by a single tourer?
5) Typical Trophy owner age profile 40+. Corporate branding aimed at
younger owners, 25-35? (We oldies should all be riding cruisers!)
Sprint ST now occupies the sports-based tourer slot, and Tiger the
trailly-based tourer slot.
Like others, I hope they do eventually return to the proper tourer
market, as BMW, Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki and even Moto Guzzi all
consider it a worthwhile sepment to be in?