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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-10-2016, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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New Sport Touring Bike?

Has anybody heard anything about a new sport touring bike in the works for Triumph? It seems like all redo/makeovers have been done on all the models except the Sprint ST or GT bikes. I would love a new Sprint style bike. It seems like all the other brands are going back to this style. What's going on at Hinckley this year? Thanks.
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Seriously! how did you post this without internet? Triumph Trophy fit the bill, 1215 c.c. triple, about every electronic gadget you can imagine and an electronic suspension that will make you cream. nothing wrong with the sprint but it seems the sport touring has taken competition to electronics the last 4- 5 years. The 1200 triple could be pretty cool in a 100-150 lb lighter frame though.
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I thought the Sprint GT was the best option for touring, but didn't jump fast enough. I bought my Speed Triple instead, thinking I would buy a future GT model. Then they only imported them for one year (well, two, 2011's dressed as 2012's). The Trophy is too big and too gadget intense. I want a true sport touring motorcycle, not a touring motorcycle. I think there is room for a GT and the Trophy on the same showroom floor. They serve different riders (usually).
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There are plenty of other threads on this topic. Most seem to think the larger ST/GT is dead and a 800 ST triple might be coming out based upon the new motor to replace the 675 if that's true as well.
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I've always thought the Trophy was too much touring...ok....all touring.....and no sport.
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There are plenty of other threads on this topic. Most seem to think the larger ST/GT is dead and a 800 ST triple might be coming out based upon the new motor to replace the 675 if that's true as well.
You are correct about the amount of threads and probable Triumph direction but as an alternative, my friend found a close out deal on a 2014 Speed triple. Almost $5k savings.

He spent $1,400 on air tech body work for 2004 ST, riser bars, frame sliders, after market screens, pipes, paint total cost was $3,900 to convert from Speed Triple to 04 ST look alike with bug eye head lights.

Top flight job and he rides the heck out of it.

He has a 2014 ST, at cost of 2014 Speed Triple and says any one can buy a used Daytona 955 up to 06, or Speedy up to current and create their own ST like tour bike.

After following him through the TN mts last year, I believed him.

My grandson, English buddy and I are working on converting an 04 RS into a true sport tour bike.

Triumph can't build something riders won't buy so riders who want a Sport Tour Triumph need to be creative.

We just looked at a close out 2015 Speed Triple R that with savings on purchase spent on after market items may give us a decent Sport Tour bike with killer handling and sleeper power to go along with 04 RS.

Another buddy is thinking of taking body work off dead 99 Daytona (all pristine) and putting on a close out 2015 Speed Triple. With the will there is a way to have the Triumph of your dreams.

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You can certainly go that route, have a modern bike with retro styling to boot. I'm never(knock on wood) going to sell my T595, but I recently saved $3K on a 2014 Ninja1000ABS leftover. Not a Triumph, a bit glaring in Candy Lime Green, but so far a wonderfully comfortable sport bike ride. I'm still messing with windscreens to quiet the wind noise since I'm not used to riding upright after 15yrs riding with clipons. Bought the Givi/Kawa bags. At 509lbs with 5 gal and so far a 183 mile range, I'm liking it. If I could cram the Ninja motor into the T595, I would.
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As others in this thread have said, the Trophy is, to me, too large and too 'touring' a sport touring bike. I've been lusting after a particular sport touring bike for a couple years now, and now that the '16 model has just received a sixth gear tranny w/ a true override, a Yamaha FJR 1300 will likely be mine in the summer of '17 (waiting for the '16 leftovers). Well, maybe...still love my Thunderbird (but can't have two bikes). Anyway, if Triumph made something like this, though, that '17 FJR purchase would definitely be up in the air.



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