2013 Triumph Trophy

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Worroll, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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    I've had some bad news about a mate at work. The big C. Pancreas and liver. I'll be surprised if he makes the year out.
    Put's all the pissing and moaning in perspective.
    I'll test one asap and if it makes me smile and want to keep riding then i'll be having one.
    ..and i'll appreciate every mortal second.
  2. Bueller

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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.
  3. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    Cancer, you dolt.
  4. Bueller

    Bueller Cashin?

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    :rolleyes

    Jesus...
  5. DAKEZ

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    There are a plethora of C words that could be applied. He should have said what he meant. :1drink
  6. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    nice to see you doubling down on the asshattery
  7. Paulvt1

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    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.
  8. Laverda SF

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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.
  9. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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    The price of certain Japanese classics is going mad over here - especially air cooled 2 strokes.
  10. RobH

    RobH Don't tase me bro

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    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.
  11. Paulvt1

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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.
  12. LoneTraveler

    LoneTraveler Captain Zoomtastic

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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.
  13. DAKEZ

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    I couldn't stand it anymore and went out and picked up the outdated version. :D

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  14. Unleaded

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    That's a beautiful bike, man. Thought many times about buying a 955 but never did it. Looks like a pretty flawless example.
  15. Paulvt1

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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..:D
  16. TALLGUY

    TALLGUY Been here awhile

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    Bumping this back to the top.

    Any reliable information about pricing in the US??

    Other test rides and opinion??



    Thanks

    TG
  17. Croak

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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.
  18. Haul Ass

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    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.
  19. CGameProgrammer

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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.
  20. Paulvt1

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