Yup, it sure was lame. As you said, if you blip the throttle you can feel it, but the motion is minor. While moving you really need to be ham-fisted to feel the torque steer on this bike. The engine is better balanced than my previous BMW's, and definitely less torque effect than my Guzzi Norge. That, and I did some tests in Neutral to make sure it had nothing to do with the drivetrain.
The SW supposedly talked to Triump, and they said it was just the engine torque. If I can't get the dealer on my side, and Triumph is backing their lame excuse, there's no point in going further with them.
They also said my tires were low, and that may be why they didn't feel it(they already filled the tires). I only owned the bike 5 days, and they checked the tires at pickup, so I doubt there were down the 4-5lbs claimed. I picked up the bike and brought it home. It still pulls, though a little less, so tire pressure had an impact. But, there is still NO doubt it's pulling to the left. Tires was one of my thoughts. I have had a bad tire cause a bike to pull, and it wasn't something I could see in the tire, replacing it fixed the problem.
The incompetent dealer I've been using is:
Bruce Rossmeyer's Destination Harley in Daytona, FL.
They service for the Arlen Ness Ducati Triumph dealer in the same complex.
(it rained on the way home) I confirmed it tracks straight, or at least straight enough that you can't see the front-tire outside the rear tires track. Kinda what I expected, because the rear is so much wider, it would have to be off a LOT to track outside. So a wet pavement test isn't much use. Also had the wife pay attention to me on the way home, looking to make sure I was sitting centered, no visible lean to the bike(while I was counter-steering out the pull to the left), and near as she could see the front aligned with the rear.
The forks are even at the top of the top triple clamp. Looks like a PITA to get to the bolts on the bottom tree to make sure its lined with the top. Will try another time.
Not sure where to go from there. I guess find a dealer that knows how to tell if a bikes not going down the road straight. But, not many to choose from around here. I've heard bad things about House Of Power, and the next nearest is even further away than Daytona(about 75 miles north of me)
I'll probably ride it for a while, to see if I can live with it. If I can't get use to it, I'll dump the bike, and be done with Triumph. That'll be the shortest relationship with a brand I've ever had.