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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Worroll, Jun 26, 2012.
I just brought her home today. Only 20 degrees out so I trucked her home.
Cannot wait to hear how much you like your new toy. 20 deg and you still didn't ride her home :eek1
75 mph with 25 mph gusts makes a cold miserable ride!
I took a demo SE out for nice test ride...... terrific bike. Fits me almost perfect in its stock form. I rode about 45-50 miles in various conditions. Lots of smooth power. Tight handling. The radio is pointless, but I'm not bothered with listening to the radio while riding.
For 20k though, that's a lot of money I don't have.
I was that close to trading my '11 Tiger XC for it. That close. It's definitely on the short list for my next bike though. Perhaps in another year or so.
Dry roads and sunshine in January. Bah humbug..
heated rear seat pic
nice water tight box under the seat for goodies
Finish work is excellent by Triumph
Pictures of the controls
Socket to plug in by left knee area
Tabs that detach and hang out to attach luggage or tail bag to. Pretty slick design
That is one gorgeous motorcycle. :tb
Tell me that is not the final drive leaking, please :eek1
You didn't by chance pick that up at MCC in Villa Park did you ? I was in there a couple of weeks ago and they had a blue one sitting on the floor with a sold sign on it.
I'm in the exact same boat right now. The trophy is calling me something fierce, but i'm having problems with the thought of getting an old man bike, no matter how luxurious. The Tiger is good for putting down the miles, but I suspect the Trophy would put down 600-800 mile days back to back with no problem.
Old man bike?
THIS is an old man bike.
ride one and you will find its not an old man's bike!
Surprising to me, but I can't seem to do more than about 250 miles without feeling bad / sore / worn out. I used to ride cruisers a lot more than that in a day. I'm thinking a combo of the crap seat and the just out of reach bars on the XC is causing my issues. That, or I'm just rationalizing myself into buying the Trophy
Remove the windshield on the XC and 600 mile days are much more enjoyable.
I have a Madstad screen on. It works nearly perfect. Force of wind isn't a problem
Just a lust for a new bike
So even tho I have a 2011 Multi S Touring and a F800GS ( very different bikes ..same riding position) I really want a triple of some sort. I love the Street and Speed Triples but they are... well.. they are what they are. So then the Trophy comes around and I think that may be the bike I want for long distance/sport touring. Then.. I find a couple of NEW 2011 ( oxymoron) Sprint GT's that the dealers here in the US can't get rid of for 11k so I take one for a ride. Loved it. Not sure about the leaned over riding position mainly because I am not used to it, but for the money it seems like one heck of a great value. Granted it has almost no whistles and bells that the Trophy has but it comes with ABS and the same exact bags that the Trophy has... I don't know if I should pull the trigger or wait for the new Trophy to get sorted out and get that in a year or so.. thoughts??
Well, for beginners, there's a huge price difference. The Trophy is over $20K as opposed to $11,000.
If my experience is any guide, you'll get used to the riding position pretty quickly and actually learn to like it a lot. As long as there's room for your knees and not too much kink in your neck or weight on your wrists, it's a pretty neutral stance that takes a load off your lower back.
I love the Trophy from what I've seen of it and want to ride one soon.
But don't discount the Sprint GT. You may just fall in love with it.
Over $20K? Someone is marking it up beyond normal then.
At $18,999 With ABS, Freight and set-up it should still be under $20k.
Well, in my neck of the woods, a list price Trophy of $ 18,999.00 with 7.25 tax bounces the price up to $ 20,376. Figure that these bikes are going to bring top dollar for a while and you'll be paying set up and freight, which minimum is another $ 600 and you're brushing $ 21,000 in real world dollars. Dan wasn't too far off now was he ?
The GT is a wonderful bike-4 1/2 stars in MCN. Risers on the bars are a big improvment.
A HUGE bargin now that it's an orphan.