Re: [TriumphTrophy] Re: Triumph factory visit yesterday
- Shaft drive because if Triumph want to compete against the might of Japan
and BMW in the big tourer market they'll need it. You wont get many BMW or
Pan riders swaping to a chain drive, just the same as sports bike riders
wont buy shaft drive.
Giant trailys are becoming popular because a lot sports bike riders are
moving away from hypersports machinery but still want something that handles
but wouldnt buy a full on tourer.
Interesting that some of you guys say you would buy another Trophy if
Triumph made one, commiting before youve even seen a bike let alone test
rode one. Seen exactley the same mentality on the GS forum guys putting down
deposits on the R1200GS before they were even in the show rooms, more than
one decided after he got his new bike that he prefered the older model, one
bloke even went back and traded his new shiney 1200 in against his old 1150.
Triumphs still a relativley small fish in a very big pond and apart from
Yamaha no ones produced a one off stand alone tourer, all the others are
developments of older or exsisting models. As the man from Triumph said none
of there current engines can take shaft drive (and no they wont build it
with a chain or a wittle sud 1000cc engine) and it will be a long time
before they look at producing another Trophy. Think of the cost of
developing and building a one off engine and transmission.
Anyway they have a shaft drive tourer its called the Rocket III ;o)
----- Original Message -----
> What is so special about shaft drive. I dont have a problem touring
> Europe on mine
> Also a lot of Giant trailies are chain and they are becoming popular for
> just that.
> My last trip to Switzerland was behind a Pan European. I was getting oil
> over my screen. I found out that his back axle was leaking oil. We had one
> hell of a problem getting a plug for that thing.
> Meanwhile my chain was fine.
> I am quite happy with my Trophy thanks. If Triumph brought out another one
> I would by it. That would make my third Trophy then.
> John Bonnewell.
> [Charter member] _Blue Knights Wales 1_ (http://www.bkwales1.co.uk/)
> y Balchder
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- Okay now, John, be careful when you start wondering where the Yamaha RD series went! I LOVED my RD350 and sold it for what I paid for it a bunch of years after I bought it. Emission standards in the US and a change in the Learners license in the UK basically killed those bikes. If you can find one in great condition (three times at least its original selling price), you'll see how badly I feel to have ever sold mine. It was as fast as a Kawasaki Z1 (900cc) up to around 75mph, and believe me, that was FAST!
The reputation for the CX-500, at least where I lived in California, was just AWFUL. A buddy of mine up here in Oregon had one for a while, and it reminded me of each and every problem one back in California. Reliable? I don't think so.
I think we can all agree on one thing though. We'll all be in HUGE trouble if we are ever forced to replace our Trophys!!!
'99 Platinum 900
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