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Old 07-18-2012, 09:26 AM   #106
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nice to see you doubling down on the asshattery
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:40 PM   #107
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Sorry about your Co-Worker. Does put it in perspective, doesn't it...

That's the reason why after 30 years last winter I finally stopped waiting to buy a Mustang. We're healthy thank God, but you never know what's around the corner.

Please post your impression after the demo ride.
Thanks for that. It'll be a while before they turn up in the dealers - probably October. I've registered my interest with a fair few local - and not so local shops. Should have a few calls at the end of September.
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:59 PM   #108
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$16,000 for a Trophy - That's Insane. Sure glad I "Only Lived Once" buying a 69 Bonney for $1,300. But you had to consider by 71 Honda 750 4's where going for $1,100 and 900 K's for $1,200. The Japanese put all the Canadian European Motorcycle Dealers out of business. By 71 a Bonney was worth $1,600 and Commando $1,800 and a BMW 750S was $2,100. My 71 Laverda 750 SF was selling for $3,300. No wonder it didn't sell. I bought it a year later form a Bankrupt Dealer for $1,600.

What's a 69 Bonney worth today - $10,000+? - What's a Honda 750 4 worth today, providing there's anything left of them - $500?

A 69 Bonney was and still is one very Sweat Ride.
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Old 07-21-2012, 01:26 AM   #109
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The price of certain Japanese classics is going mad over here - especially air cooled 2 strokes.
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:13 PM   #110
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$16,000 for a Trophy - That's Insane.
Roughly the same price as FJR or Concours, and thousands less than an optioned RT or ST1300. This class of bikes is no longer cheap.
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Old 07-22-2012, 04:40 AM   #111
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Don't forget - US vs UK prices are an odd fish. I reckon if you look at the prices for FJR's as a minimum and a RT as a max - then hopefully the Trophy will fall between the 2.
I just looked at a loaded K16GT. £18,600 GBP. That's pricey, but still cheaper than a Harley Tourer.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:08 PM   #112
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I really like the look of this. If the price is under 15k, I'd seriously consider one as the next next sport-tourer (I already am in the process of looking at a new Concours in the spring.)

Give it a few years to work out any bugs, and see how the residuals are, and this could be a sweet bargain.
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:17 PM   #113
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I couldn't stand it anymore and went out and picked up the outdated version.


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Old 07-23-2012, 12:03 AM   #114
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I couldn't stand it anymore and went out and picked up the outdated version.


That's a beautiful bike, man. Thought many times about buying a 955 but never did it. Looks like a pretty flawless example.
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:34 AM   #115
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Just spent the morning on the new T12 Tiger. Had a brief go on one before, but this time i managed 2 1/2 hours around some of north Wales' finest roads.
If it weren't for the Trophy i would have put my money down there and then.
I just get the sneaking impression that the Trophy will be even more enjoyable..
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:18 PM   #116
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Bumping this back to the top.

Any reliable information about pricing in the US??

Other test rides and opinion??



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Old 08-19-2012, 11:04 PM   #117
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Bumping this back to the top.

Any reliable information about pricing in the US??

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Figure on it being at least as expensive as the Tiger Explorer, in the high teens. Personally, I expect it to have a MSRP at least $1000 more than the Explorer and wouldn't be shocked to see it $2000 more, rolling out just under the $20k mark.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:51 AM   #118
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That's about the best point I've scene made in the thread lol. Obviously, they look a fair amount alike, but who cares? China makes an suv that looks like an X5 bmw.....how do you suppose they compare other than looks?

Lets see how the bike performs on the road, hopefully Triumph did the work, and its performance, comfort, and reliability will speak for itself. I for one hope it's cheaper, as or more reliable, as comfortable, and hides some of its darn weight, I'm sure the explorer motor will work great. I for one am more concerned about its weight than its bmw esque cosmetics.

K1300GT "fully fueled read to ride" 288kg Trophy 1200 "ready to ride" 301kg

Anyone else see that not being a good thing for the triumph? Not saying I won't possibly buy one some day.....just been nice if it was alot lighter.

Now on the other hand, if that measly 13kg is such a big deal, put two less gallons of petrol in the tank or join Jenny Craigs weight loss program. Or take less luggage. This is realy a moot point if you think logically about it. Get a skinnier girlfriend.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:52 AM   #119
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The BMW R1200GS Adventure starts at $18350. The R1200RT starts at $17350. Doesn't make much sense to me but Triumph has long had price at its advantage so I think they will get the Trophy below the cost of a [similarly-optioned] R1200RT.

The Concours 14 is $16k and the FJR1300 is a bit below that. The Triumph may be similarly priced.
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:08 AM   #120
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Still no word on final price. Found a shot of the bike without luggage. Looks rather good.

http://www.ashonbikes.com/forum/new-...-trophy?page=2
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