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  • Offline Kiloecho   us

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    Shout out from Tennessee..... Michigan too
    on: May 03, 2021, 12.20 am
    May 03, 2021, 12.20 am
    Love my 2015 Tiger Explorer so much, well a adopted a younger sibling. My rational being Iíll have a capable 2 up motorcycle in each domicile. My Trophy wife and I leave May 15 to fly to NYC to bring the new baby 2017 Trophy home. Plans are to ferry across Long Island Sound and ride to my hometown in Connecticut and swing up and over to Bar Harbor. Then central New Hampshire, Vermont, New York and head to Knoxville.

    3 weeks ago, I had no plans for another bike, but stopped into the dealership in Lexington KY to kill time on a ride to Willow Run Airport in Michigan. They still are tight fisted, holding onto a new 2015 SE. We went around, but my opinion of it truly being a ďNew....UsedĒ 6 year old motorcycle didnít fly with them. At their price, it will never sell. Iíd be embarrassed to be a dealership holding the sale up for 6 years. Within 2 weeks I purchase a low mileage 2017 and canít wait for our trip together.

    Never rode one, but if itís anything like my TEX, Iíll be please.

    Come see me and letís ride.

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    Re: Shout out from Tennessee..... Michigan too
    Reply #1 on: May 03, 2021, 07.14 am
    May 03, 2021, 07.14 am
    Hi Kiloecho and :400: to the Club !


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    Re: Shout out from Tennessee..... Michigan too
    Reply #2 on: May 03, 2021, 08.01 am
    May 03, 2021, 08.01 am
     :400: Kiloecho. Their loss your gain.  :821: :028:
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    Re: Shout out from Tennessee..... Michigan too
    Reply #3 on: May 03, 2021, 04.07 pm
    May 03, 2021, 04.07 pm
     :401: Kiloecho!

    I purchased my ďnewĒ 2015 Trophy in October 2018 from the Triumph Dealer in El Paso, Texas. They still had two of them on the showroom floor. I was able to convince the Sales Manager that Motorcycles donít appreciate in value like fine wines do, but it took some convincing. He wasnít too happy to be losing $5,000 on the sale, but did come to realize that losing $6,000 a year later was an even worse proposition.

    The truth is, if I hadnít scored such a deal, I would probably have purchased a low mileage BMW R1200RT instead, and would never have had the opportunity to become a part of this wonderful community of Trophy Owners...  :028:

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    Re: Shout out from Tennessee..... Michigan too
    Reply #4 on: May 03, 2021, 05.35 pm
    May 03, 2021, 05.35 pm
     :400: to the forum and congrats on the new ride!
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    Re: Shout out from Tennessee..... Michigan too
    Reply #5 on: May 04, 2021, 02.09 am
    May 04, 2021, 02.09 am
    Glad you found the bike you wanted! Welcome aboard and enjoy your ride. :047:
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    Re: Shout out from Tennessee..... Michigan too
    Reply #6 on: May 05, 2021, 08.25 pm
    May 05, 2021, 08.25 pm
    Welcome!

    Too bad you weren't able to get a fair deal on that 'new' 2015 - the new leftovers were very deeply discounted here in NH after 2017.  I managed to find one in 2019 for a price I couldn't pass up.  But you'll certainly enjoy the one you found in NY!  Sounds like you have a great break-in ride planned - southern ME/NH are my stomping grounds, and I have some familiarity with southern VT and eastern NY as well.  Let me know if you're looking for any suggestions for places to ride or good craft beer, if that's your thing. 
    2015 TTSE.  It's blue.