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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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Review Triumph Trophy / BMW R1250RT

I have been reading the review of the German Motorrad regarding the test Triumph Trophy / BMW r 1250 rt and guess what: The Trophy won!

This was the result https://twitter.com/woltersw/status/...713472/photo/1

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1250? Are you sure it is a 1250 they tested? I was not aware they had upgraded the displacement from 1200 to 1250.

Either way; I'm not surpised the Triumph came out on top. BMW has really gone down hill since 2002. So much so, that I will not buy one newer than 2001. Now have my sights squarely on a new Trophy in spring of 2014 after they have proven themselves to writers and riders.

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1250? Are you sure it is a 1250 they tested? I was not aware they had upgraded the displacement from 1200 to 1250. ---> what a big mistake on my part. You're are right it's the 1200 and thanks for pointing this out.

Either way; I'm not surpised the Triumph came out on top. BMW has really gone down hill since 2002. So much so, that I will not buy one newer than 2001. Now have my sights squarely on a new Trophy in spring of 2014 after they have proven themselves to writers and riders.
---> seems like a good way to deal with this.

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the way things are changing these days, it would not have suprised me to see a 1250 from BMW about now. They usually make some significant changes every 6 or 7 years and it has been 7 years since they introduced the 1200s. I just haven't kept up with them the past couple of years due to their steadily declining quality control.

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I believe it, the Trophy by most account units so far has been well received.
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, it would not have suprised me to see a 1250 from BMW about now. They usually make some significant changes every 6 or 7 years
There is a new water cooled flat twin due shortly. Probably spring 2013. BMW are speaking about it openly in Germany.
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yeppers, the water-cooled 1200GS was unveiled in October.

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the R1200RT will get a complete makeover for the 2014 MY.... water cooled, larger displacement, more electronic gadgets, etc.... i wonder if the moto journos at the press launch will lament that it looks too much like the Triumph Trophy?? ha ha
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the R1200RT will get a complete makeover for the 2014 MY.... water cooled, larger displacement, more electronic gadgets, etc.... i wonder if the moto journos at the press launch will lament that it looks too much like the Triumph Trophy?? ha ha
now that's funny!

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