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    Found a leftover! Need advice
    on: Sep 04, 2021, 05.22 pm
    Sep 04, 2021, 05.22 pm
    Hey folks, I can't believe I found a leftover at a dealer.  2017 SE.  While I've been looking at used, low mile Trophy's for $7-8k, the dealer is willing to sell this one for $13k.  It has heated grips, no top box, no heated seat.  While this is pricey for me, it is affordable.  Do you think it would be worth it?  Or is it still too much when a good used one with 10k miles is running 40% less.  TIA

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    Re: Found a leftover! Need advice
    Reply #1 on: Sep 04, 2021, 09.20 pm
    Sep 04, 2021, 09.20 pm
    I can't say whether either option is the best,
    but you should factor in that a "new" Trophy
    has a 2 year Manufacturers Warranty,
    whereas the not so new version with 10,000 miles
    will probably have 3 or maybe 6 months Warranty,
    and is also10,000 miles closer to the "big" 20,000 mile service.

    Cheers  :821:



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    Re: Found a leftover! Need advice
    Reply #2 on: Sep 04, 2021, 10.44 pm
    Sep 04, 2021, 10.44 pm
    I don't see where you are located but I bought my 2015 new in October 2017 for just over $10k.  These are discontinued bikes so I'd say it's overpriced even "new".  Basically, it's a 4 going on 5-year-old bike that no one has wanted to date at that price. 

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    Re: Found a leftover! Need advice
    Reply #3 on: Sep 04, 2021, 11.34 pm
    Sep 04, 2021, 11.34 pm
    I saw new models advertised for $9999.00 at the end.

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    Re: Found a leftover! Need advice
    Reply #4 on: Sep 04, 2021, 11.56 pm
    Sep 04, 2021, 11.56 pm
    It's hard to judge because I haven't found anymore new ones.  They're advertising for $17k so I thought $13k seemed reasonable.  Good points.  Thanks.

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    Re: Found a leftover! Need advice
    Reply #5 on: Sep 05, 2021, 05.57 am
    Sep 05, 2021, 05.57 am
    At $13,000 itís still amazing value in comparison to the current price of new bikes. For example, if you were to set your standards lower and buy a new R1250RT (😉), I see the current RRP is just over $20,000 and thatís before having to buy all of the BMW accessories required to make it vaguely habitable and have any chance of retaining any resale value.
    What would $13,000 buy you in the current Triumph line up? The nearest new equivalent in the Triumph line up is probably a Tiger 1200 and an Alpine version of those is over $19,000. $13,000 is little more than the price of a new T120 Bonneville.
    While you are lucky in the USA in that there seems to be a ready supply of late, low mileage SEís, finding a new one would be like finding the holy grail! Of course there was a time when dealers were giving their stock away, but that time was 3 or 4 years ago. Now it represents good value and Iíd buy it  :028:
    Last Edit: Sep 05, 2021, 06.03 am by RedMerle
    13 Tiger 1200 Red, White & Gold  - 2013 to date
    Ď14 Trophy 1200 SE Ruby Red - 2021 to date
    Ď15 Trophy 1200 SE Silver - 2021 to date
    Iím not fussy, as long as itís built in Hinckley or Solihull and tours, or goes off road, Iím happy!

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    Re: Found a leftover! Need advice
    Reply #6 on: Sep 05, 2021, 01.52 pm
    Sep 05, 2021, 01.52 pm
    As much as I hate to say it, I don't think I would buy a Trophy now.  They are outstanding motorcycles, but getting parts in the U.S. is already a hassle and some parts are completely unavailable.  If you are a "ride until the wheels fall off" guy, I suspect there will come a time during your ownership where no Trophy specific parts will be available.  I had to wait six weeks for an alternator two years ago, and I doubt it is going to get better.

    I don't know if a Tiger Sport 1200 is in our future since Triumph is doing pretty well with the Tiger line as it is, but I would wait and see what happens on that front, buy a current Tiger 1200 or Tiger Sport 660, or go with an RT or FJR if you want a big sport touring bike.  You can still work on a BMW or Yamaha without signing up for a subscription service for the service manual as Triumph has done.   

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    Re: Found a leftover! Need advice
    Reply #7 on: Sep 05, 2021, 02.47 pm
    Sep 05, 2021, 02.47 pm
    On the other hand, there are plenty of T309 and T312 Trophies still being maintained and on the road and they ended production in 2003, while the Tiger 1215 (which shares so many engine and transmission parts with the SE) has only just gone out of production and should be a good source of parts for years to come.

    The only certain problem with the SE is the irritating shortage of accessories.
    Last Edit: Sep 05, 2021, 02.49 pm by RedMerle
    13 Tiger 1200 Red, White & Gold  - 2013 to date
    Ď14 Trophy 1200 SE Ruby Red - 2021 to date
    Ď15 Trophy 1200 SE Silver - 2021 to date
    Iím not fussy, as long as itís built in Hinckley or Solihull and tours, or goes off road, Iím happy!

     



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