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    New to forum and have some questions
    on: Jul 29, 2021, 10.16 pm
    Jul 29, 2021, 10.16 pm
    Good evening all.  I don't know how to officially offer a virtual drink here, but the next round is on me!

    Me: 53 years old, Veteran, riding 30+ years, live in northern Virginia (NoVA).  Specs: 6'2", 210-220 (always in the range).

    I have a 2013 Triumph Scrambler that I love, but I'm looking at a 2017 Trophy this Sunday to start my herd.  I don't know much about the Trophy.  My first question is: do all 2017 Trophy's come with ABS?  In more general terms, what are the pros and cons of a Trophy in your expert opinions.

    Look forward to getting to know 80% of you.

    TStol

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    Re: New to forum and have some questions
    Reply #1 on: Jul 29, 2021, 10.23 pm
    Jul 29, 2021, 10.23 pm
     :400: Tstol and  :821:

    Ride it!

    It's the only way to know if you like it.

    I'm guessing most on here will say they like it because if they don't they will have sold it and moved on.  I had a 2013 and did about 60,000 miles and in 2016 bought another one which I still have with about 80,000 miles on it.

    I love my TTSE.  It does everything I want, fast, good handling, and an impressive machine on the road.

    As in all things mechanical there are issues but they vary a lot.  There is a lot of technology on this bike and sometimes funny electric related gremlins arrive but this forum is full of experts who know the fixes, but there are no definitive downsides to long term comfortable sports touring IMHO.

    If you try it be prepared to buy!
    Love, light, and kindness,

    Dave

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    Re: New to forum and have some questions
    Reply #2 on: Jul 29, 2021, 10.49 pm
    Jul 29, 2021, 10.49 pm
    I'm driving the 2017 on Sunday.  The reason I was asking the questions was because I know if I'm not careful I'll just buy it!  I'm trying to gather some facts and opinions before the test ride. 

    It's a 2017 Trophy SE.  Do they all come with ABS?  The person listed the options but did not mention ABS and I haven't been able to narrow down my google search enough to find out.

    TIA

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    Re: New to forum and have some questions
    Reply #3 on: Jul 29, 2021, 11.52 pm
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    Yes, indeed, they all have ABS 👍
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    Re: New to forum and have some questions
    Reply #4 on: Jul 30, 2021, 12.23 am
    Jul 30, 2021, 12.23 am
    TStol, firstly be aware that these beauties are a "little" top heavy, take care. You'll enjoy it. Oh, and do have some money ready to put down a deposit. All your questions will be answered here on this very helpful forum.  :821: :028:
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    Re: New to forum and have some questions
    Reply #5 on: Jul 30, 2021, 12.57 am
    Jul 30, 2021, 12.57 am
    *Originally Posted by HACKLE [+]
    TStol, firstly be aware that these beauties are a "little" top heavy, take care. You'll enjoy it. Oh, and do have some money ready to put down a deposit. All your questions will be answered here on this very helpful forum.  :821: :028:

    Thanks for letting me know.  I'll feather that clutch a bit...

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    Re: New to forum and have some questions
    Reply #6 on: Jul 30, 2021, 12.59 am
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    *Originally Posted by RedMerle [+]
    Yes, indeed, they all have ABS 👍

    Perfect.  Thanks, bud.

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    Re: New to forum and have some questions
    Reply #7 on: Jul 30, 2021, 05.33 am
    Jul 30, 2021, 05.33 am
    Pros & Cons?

    Pros:

    Rare and unusual - usually a talking point!
    Extremely effective fairing.
    Spacious and comfortable.
    Smooth and unobstrusive shaft drive.
    Adjustable seat height.
    10,000 mile service intervals.
    Single sided swing arm makes changing a rear wheel simplicity itself.
    Useful electronic suspension adjustment.
    Smooth hydraulic clutch.
    Robust build quality.
    Electrically adjustable screen.
    A wealth of technical knowledge and tried and tested modifications available here and some dedicated owners to help.
    Glorious and characterful engine and smooth gearbox.
    Mounting points to add proper mirrors from Tiger 1200/Explorer.
    Nice plain paintwork, devoid of tacky Power Ranger graphics 🤢
    Not a BMW! 😉
    Great sidestand.


    Cons (warts and all!):

    Very hard to find official accessories now. If you want heated seats, heated grips and topbox - make sure the bike you’re looking at already has them.
    Not everyone finds the standard mirrors much good.
    The engine and transmissions can be mechanically noisy if you’re used to Japanese stuff.
    Near pointless radio.
    Glovebox too small for modern phones.
    Needs front mudguard extender.
    TPMS wheel sensors are expensive to replace when the batteries go flat - learn how to solder new batteries in place yourself 👍
    Standard luggage smaller than it should be inside.
    Heavy and a little top heavy, but nothing that people who are used to full size tourers shouldn’t take in their stride - especially if you’re 6’ 2” 👍 (but look out for lower fairing and silencer damage from the previous owner).


    Other stuff:

    As it’s a 2017, it’ll he one of the last. If it’s low mileage and immaculate and the price is right, don’t mess about - secure it quickly!

    Last Edit: Jul 30, 2021, 06.01 am by RedMerle
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