Main Motorcycle: 2012 Bonneville SE
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Birmingham, AL
Other Motorcycle: 2015 BMW R1200RT
Saw the new Trophy today!
I was in the Triumph booth today @ the Barber Vintage Festival. They were displaying both the blue and the silver Trophy SE "in the flesh". I must say, both colors look sharp. The overall shape of the fairing looks like it was lifted directly from a BMW R1200RT. The bags reinforce the BMW semblance, too.
I had the opportunity to throw a leg over the bike, and found it quite comfortable, just setting there (I'm 5' 9"). The windshield was unobtrusive. I didn't try to raise/lower it, so don't know what setting it was on. The controls were a bit intimidating, and the control panel had lots of info on it. I'm sure the controls would quickly become second nature.
Would I buy one? The jury is still out on that question. I keep asking myself if I need another 650 lb+ tourer. And, even tho' the service interval is long, I don't think I'm going to be serious considering a Trophy without test riding one, and without a local dealer in Birmingham, I'd have to think long/hard before trading in my 450lb BMW F800ST (which is a fine little touring bike, especially for hauling around just 1 person.)