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  • Offline Roger Rocket

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    Hello from British Columbia
    on: Sep 21, 2013, 01.00 am
    Sep 21, 2013, 01.00 am
    Hi Everyone,
    I'm happy to join this Forum even though I've been a bit of a lurker for a while. 
    At present I own an 07 Rocket 3 Tourer, which I've had since new.  My wife and I just returned from an 8000 K trip which took the mileage to over 70,000 K.
    We love the Rocket (awesome power) and find it pretty good for long touring trips but we are dreaming of something new.  We have been considering BMW's K1600 but the price just doesn't feel right.  I like the Trophy but wifey is concerned about comfort.  I'm hoping this forum will help us make the big decision.
    As well, I really like my Triumph dealer and everyone who works there so changing brands will make me feel like a traitor.
    Cheers!

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    Re: Hello from British Columbia
    Reply #1 on: Sep 21, 2013, 03.38 am
    Sep 21, 2013, 03.38 am
    Welcome to the Forum :400:  My advice, for what it's worth, stick with Triumph.
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    Re: Hello from British Columbia
    Reply #2 on: Sep 21, 2013, 04.42 am
    Sep 21, 2013, 04.42 am
    Roger - Welcome!  For what it's worth, my wife loves riding on the back of the Trophy, and she has some serious back issues.  I can't give a comparison to the BMW, as it was out of my price range, but it seems there are a few issues with the K1600 that swayed a few of our members to a Trophy.  For an extra $8k-$10k, I didn't even see the need to look at it.  But you need to make your own decision, hopefully it's to go with the TT!!!  Besides, this is the best forum anywhere!

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    Re: Hello from British Columbia
    Reply #3 on: Sep 21, 2013, 08.29 am
    Sep 21, 2013, 08.29 am
    Hi Roger Rocket!

     :400: to the forum. It is a great place for seeking advice about the reality of owning a Trophy. The K 1600 is a good bike no doubt. Comfortable and talented. But having test ridden one for a day it isn't worth the huge price difference. The atrophy is more fun and just as comfortable. And, if you already have a good relationship with a local dealer that is worth A LOT!

    But at the end of the day, the proof of the pudding is in the eating! Get that test ride booked, you won't be disappointed.
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    Re: Hello from British Columbia
    Reply #4 on: Sep 21, 2013, 09.50 am
    Sep 21, 2013, 09.50 am
     :401: roger rocket.
    Can only add my voice to the rest of the, forum. Great forum.lots of info and banter.

    The choice is yours in the end. But you won't be disappointed with the Trophy. Plus you stay with triumph.

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    Re: Hello from British Columbia
    Reply #5 on: Sep 21, 2013, 10.33 am
    Sep 21, 2013, 10.33 am
    Hello and  :401: to the forum  :158:
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    Re: Hello from British Columbia
    Reply #6 on: Sep 21, 2013, 11.06 am
    Sep 21, 2013, 11.06 am
    Hi and welcome to the forum !

    I had a Rocket III Touring before the Trophy.  Regarding comfort, I can only say that the TT fits me better than the R3T ever did.  I don't have a passenger to take on rides, so no input from that aspect.  Just go and get a test ride.  That will answer any doubts you have.

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    Re: Hello from British Columbia
    Reply #7 on: Sep 21, 2013, 04.17 pm
    Sep 21, 2013, 04.17 pm
    Hi &  :400: :821:

    Book a test ride for as long as you can and take the wife, I'm sure both of you will be so impressed you'll have no probs putting your deposit down :152:

    My wife can ride pillion all day (8-9hrs total) with absolutely no complaint.

     



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