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Old 08-29-2012, 06:21 PM   #136
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6 years of development?
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:08 AM   #137
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Just had a text from a UK Dealer. Prices are (for the UK) as follows:

Standard bike -£12,949.

SE model - £14,295.

Launch model - £15,149.

What this'll translate into internationally i have no idea, but the standard model seems very close to the UK RT pricing.
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:32 AM   #138
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6 years of development?
6 years and they couldn't get the bags to be inline with the exhaust
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:58 AM   #139
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:35 AM   #140
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$19K in the US...

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/news...ophy-se-price/
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:07 PM   #141
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Considering how residuals have been on used Triumphs (at least in the Northeastern U.S.) I'd have to give this a major thumbs down. For $15k, sure, but at this price, I'd rather plunk down an extra 2k or so and just buy the BMW.

Or, better yet, pick up a Concours 14 AND a used KLR for this price, and still have a little left over for some farkles.
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:29 PM   #142
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Considering how residuals have been on used Triumphs (at least in the Northeastern U.S.) I'd have to give this a major thumbs down. For $15k, sure, but at this price, I'd rather plunk down an extra 2k or so and just buy the BMW.
And get the BMW with ABS, but without cruise, traction control, wheel pressure sensors, etc.

Compare the two machines when equipped the same and the Triumph is less expensive.
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:39 PM   #143
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And get the BMW with ABS, but without cruise, traction control, wheel pressure sensors, etc.

Compare the two machines when equipped the same and the Triumph is less expensive.
To be honest, I don't think I'd buy a BMW with the majority of those options. Cruise control is not something I use, even in a car. Traction control is nice, but it's one more system that will eventually fail or otherwise disable a bike. Tyre pressure sensors also have to have their batteries changed periodically, and that's not something I really feel like dealing with.

Call me old fashioned, but I like simple bikes.
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:34 PM   #144
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The price is disappointing. I would rather just go for a RT at that price. I was hoping it would come in closer to a FJR.
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:49 PM   #145
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The price is disappointing. I would rather just go for a RT at that price. I was hoping it would come in closer to a FJR.
They aren't selling the 'no electronic stuff' version in the US. The level of standard equipment on the US-spec Trophy adds 2 grand to the base price of an RT (not that you can find a base RT on the sales floor anyway).
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:09 PM   #146
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They aren't selling the 'no electronic stuff' version in the US. The level of standard equipment on the US-spec Trophy adds 2 grand to the base price of an RT (not that you can find a base RT on the sales floor anyway).
There's a (used) base RT at Cross Country BMW in Metuchen, NJ as of this past Saturday. No options on that bitch at all.

They do exist, you just have to look.

That being said, I'm sure a standard run-of-the-mill Bonneville won't have too complex of an electrical system to deal with, but all those gizmos and fancy whatnot on the Trophy SE remind me of an old Jag I had. Lovely car, when it worked, which it didn't.
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:55 AM   #147
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First impression from Moto Review - and no, i don't speak French..

http://www.moto-station.com/article1...-r1200rt-.html
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:57 AM   #148
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Well the pricing is very dissapointing. Although I guess I should not be surprised. I will have to wait a few years until I can find one on the used market at a better price.

Back to the search for a Tiger 800.
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:32 AM   #149
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First impression from Moto Review - and no, i don't speak French..

http://www.moto-station.com/article1...-r1200rt-.html
Here is the conclusion courtesy of google translate

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Conclusion: The most serious competitor to the BMW R1200RT

The vintage 2013 Triumph Trophy 1200 appears to us very successful. The third version of the GT is an English motorcycle sophisticated and luxurious, with a powerful engine, fed amenities and a shaft drive strong pleasant. Its chassis is solid, and his audience as the brake motor is of good quality, giving a great sense of security.
Comfortable single or in pairs, it is to this day the bike more able to compete with the BMW R 1200 RT, it largely reflects the style. For this it has also financial argument. Sold € 17,250 for the standard model already well equipped, and € 18,870 for the SE version of this essay - equipped with electronic suspension adjustment and radio - we imagine that the sales targets set by Triumph - 600 units per year, one-third of sales in the RT - are quite realistic.
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:14 AM   #150
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How is the price disappointing given what you get for that?
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