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    Hello from Ottawa Canada. Cheers to everyone.
    on: Feb 04, 2020, 04.57 am
    Feb 04, 2020, 04.57 am
    Hello all. I am looking to join the ranks as a Trophy owner. Have read quite a bit over the last couple of weeks. Looking at a 2015 TTSE with approx 30,000 miles on it. My #1 concern is reliability and maintenance costs going forward. By all accounts (from on line research) it is a terrific bike, but whereas with some of the other sport touring/touring bikes, they seem to go forever (100,000 km +) I haven’t seen any Trophy’s (including from the 90’s) with that kind of high mileage, so am looking for some precedence. What I should be prepared for in the next 10, 20, 30,000 km.? Shaft drive issues? Anything in particular? Any positive changes made from 2015 to 2016 model? Assuming the bike has had regular and proper maintenance what should I be aware of? Any/all type of feedback appreciated. Thx, in advance   
    Last Edit: Feb 04, 2020, 05.00 am by Duke Drywalk

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    Re: Hello from Ottawa Canada. Cheers to everyone.
    Reply #1 on: Feb 04, 2020, 05.39 am
    Feb 04, 2020, 05.39 am
     :400:

    I can only say that it is a great motorcycle. Currently I have 162,000 km is A TTSE of 2012 I have had to make some arrangements, but in that I am very special and as it is the number one tool for my work I have it pampered as if it were one of the family.

    Very similar motorcycle would be the BMW RT that has its maintenance costs and somewhat more expensive than the Trophy.
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    Re: Hello from Ottawa Canada. Cheers to everyone.
    Reply #2 on: Feb 04, 2020, 06.04 am
    Feb 04, 2020, 06.04 am
    Thanks for the prompt reply. Yes I was leaning to the TTSE (over the RT), in part due to maintenance costs for the RT as well as the pillion seating and Triumph top box seems much more comfortable for the pillion (based on trying it in the showroom, but some posts have also commented on this).

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    Re: Hello from Ottawa Canada. Cheers to everyone.
    Reply #3 on: Feb 04, 2020, 06.48 am
    Feb 04, 2020, 06.48 am
    Effectively, that's right
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    Re: Hello from Ottawa Canada. Cheers to everyone.
    Reply #4 on: Feb 04, 2020, 08.57 am
    Feb 04, 2020, 08.57 am
    Welcome. I am a first time Triumph owner, having bought mine in 2013. It now has 85,000 miles on it and looks likely to top 100 by the end of the year if I get my way!
    I agree about the reliability of some bikes being well below acceptable, but in the main, they seem no worse than any other stuff. Certainly better than a long running German make in my opinion. Service costs can be  high, but not as high as the aforementioned. It is my belief that there were very few significant changes between any of the model years. Have a ride and see what you think.
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    Re: Hello from Ottawa Canada. Cheers to everyone.
    Reply #5 on: Feb 04, 2020, 02.21 pm
    Feb 04, 2020, 02.21 pm
    *Originally Posted by 1675 [+]
    Welcome. I am a first time Triumph owner, having bought mine in 2013. It now has 85,000 miles on it and looks likely to top 100 by the end of the year if I get my way!
    <snip> It is my belief that there were very few significant changes between any of the model years. Have a ride and see what you think.p

    Having owned a 2012 and now a 2016, I can't tell the difference.  If anything my 2012 bike was smoother but too late now....she's gone  :015:
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    Re: Hello from Ottawa Canada. Cheers to everyone.
    Reply #6 on: Feb 04, 2020, 02.32 pm
    Feb 04, 2020, 02.32 pm
    Maybe member lemuriano can chime in.  When we were at Mt. Magazine State Park in Arkansas last year his Trophy had over 90,000 miles on it.  He and his wife rode there from Florida.  I have no idea what his mileage may be now!
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    Re: Hello from Ottawa Canada. Cheers to everyone.
    Reply #7 on: Feb 04, 2020, 02.55 pm
    Feb 04, 2020, 02.55 pm
    Hi Duke Drywalk and :400: to the Forum] !

    There's a Topic here that you might find useful :

    What to look for when Buying a Pre-Owned ( Used ) Trophy SE.

    Please don't be put off by the List of issues -
    which have generally only affected a very small percentage,
    but use the information to check against any prospective purchase !

    Cheers  :821: