SOTP Vintage Series
Main Motorcycle: The one between my legs
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Upstate NY
Other Motorcycle: A few
Extra Motorcycle: Yes
They are pricey, but if you can find a set of early Honda winkers, they are gorgeous little gems. Cast and polished aluminum housings, small rectangular lenses and would look correct and unobtrusive on a Triumph.
Another possibility is to mount something to the licenseplate bracket if that is allowed. That is what I did on a modern Harley when I cleaned up the bikes lines.
You are right that the directionals on OIF bikes look terrible, but I'm not sure your average noodnik even notices them. Only Triumph-philes do.
So, check out the small aftermarket directionals available from outfits like J&P cycles and on-line vendors. There are all kinds of shapes and sizes available. You could even run a row of LEDs on each side of your license plate that nobody would notice except when they were flashing.
I don't think front directional buy you much protection. Your eyes handle the risks in front of you. So if you can do it legally, maybe you just skip front directionals. If you must have them, they are making mirrors with directionals mounted right in them now. Can hide them much better than that.