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New Triumph Trophy spy shots!

These are pictures of the most significant new Triumph since the launch of the Daytona 675 in 2006. The Trophy tourer you see here is entirely new, has shaft drive, and is the first of the next generation of big-capacity Triumphs. Though test engineers have taken care to remove all logos from the bike – even machining off logos from the...

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amawanqa

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amawanqa says:

Has Triumph poached BMW's Stylists?

:unsure:...or just a case of imitation being the sincerest form of flattery...again?

First with the new Tiger/s mimicking a lot of the BMW GS clan's styling cues (let's be honest here) and now this tourer's front fairing (et al) also has more than a passing resemblance to the BMW's tourers. Look at those mirror shrouds, headlight layout/lines/ shapes, the upper fairing etc.

Don't get me wrong, I like Triumph and am thrilled that they're churning out a wider range of quality machinery, I just feel that they could've incorporated and stamped their own styling cues (i.e. identity) more on what looks to be a another damn good motorcycle..

I see it as a bit of a missed opportunity, from a styling perspective, but hey, that's just my two pence-worth.

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TEEBEES

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TEEBEES says:

ABOUT TIME

IF TRUE, IT IS LONG OVERDUE,WHAT HAS TAKEN THEM SO LONG ?WITH THE "PAN" issues,the FZR price and KWAK OVER THE TOP WARDROBE! Triumph missed a great chance to gain market share in this category,if they get it right it will be a winner.better late than never ,bring it on.

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steady2wheels

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amawanga

You are joking I presume? You can see in the pictures that the bike is still a way off completion, and yes it is wearing a bmw fairing at the moment that is just to disguise it, you see it all the time manufacturers hiding their bikes under other fairings. On a more constructive note, it's seems interesting that they say about the new engine, and about it being a 1200, I remember not so long ago when everyone expected the new speed triple to be a 1200, well i guess eventually it will, that would be a lot of fun :)

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Paulvt1

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Paulvt1 says:

This is the bike i have been after for some time now. All day comfort, element defeating fairing and a 3 cylinder motor. Time to save the pennies..

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Banzai600

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Banzai600 says:

Looks The Part

Liking the styling but as already said, its far from fjinished guise I reckon. Wtith regard to the BMW styling, come on, there are base settings for most bike types so i would hardly call it BMW, go a little further back in the years to see what i am talking about.....

However, I find it quite odd that this particular bike of Triumph's has been caught o the hop with "spy shots" so early on. These photos above taken in UK and the other shots that have surfaced from Europe testing way back. But the shots above are way too good to be just right place right time kinda scenario in my opinion ?

Regardless, i am sure it will be a great bike, motor looks meaty to me.

On another note.....Honda, where is your pan european replacement eh?? Everyone will be too busy spending money on the new european bikes so you may have missed the boat (again). Tut Tut...

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Lifelongbiker

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If You Can't Beat Them...

I am a massive Triumph fan, since my first 955 Daytona I have owned 4 other Triumphs. Their bikes a full of character and are innovative. What we are seeing now (more so) is they look at the market, see what sells and then create a model that is as good as or better than the market leader. That's great, but now we have a GS 800 rival that looks like a GS800, a Trophy that looks like a RT, even down to the mirrors. The RT is an awesome bike (I had one) but is as as ugly as a bucket of smashed arseholes. Come on Triumph make something that looks a bit different, your going same way as car manufactures!!

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SatNavSteve

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SatNavSteve says:

Triumph tourer.

Spy shot my arse! This was a set up for Triumph. Look at the background, is this an area where someone would just happen to be standing around with a camera? Its another ploy to get you saving up for when it comes out. Well, it worked with me with the new Tiger 800. Bet its cheaper than the BMW though, even if its similar on spec, I know where my money would go! Good luck to them. Triumphs marketing is brilliant!

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stevowarrior

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stevowarrior says:

About time to

At last news of a replacement for the Trophy. I've been waiting for this since I parted company with my Trophy 1200 back in 2007. The Rocket I bought to replace it has been awesome and we've rack up 20k on her, but, its not a true touring machine. Nearly went for the Sprint GT, this news has come just atthe right time. 

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ChrisNewbigging

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Real spy shots

They are in fact genuine - they're from an outside agency who specialise in car spy pictures, and were in an area popular with car manufacturers waiting for the new Ford Escort, or something, and this rolled by. It's the work of two photographers - one on a roundabout, and his buddy up the road getting the other side. It's their business to be in the right place at the right time - I know a man who'll spend days dug in to the snow in Scandinavia near cold testing facilities to get car stuff. Hope that helps. Chris Newbigging, Senior Reporter

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maazzz1

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maazzz1 says:

Awesome... bring it on Triumph. Diversifying their range in a period that the bottom has fallen out of the market would seem self destructive, but to me it shows great courage and I am sure it will bring great success!

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