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  • Offline Alex Gun   de

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    Next bike after TT
    on: Jul 21, 2022, 09.23 pm
    Jul 21, 2022, 09.23 pm
    Question for gents who wants to sell or sold  TT: What you want to buy instead TT?

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    Re: Next bike after TT
    Reply #1 on: Jul 22, 2022, 03.43 am
    Jul 22, 2022, 03.43 am
    I was thinking that, since I'm getting up there in years(71), I should start looking for an easier bike to handle.
    I got the SE as a "step down" in weight from my K1200LT. That bike was getting too heavy for me in two-up riding. I certainly didn't want to dump it with my SO on it at a stoplight.
    Lately, I had been thinking that a lighter bike could extend my riding career, in the future, as I age more.
    So, I evaluated a lot of bikes & came up with the F800GT as a consideration. Nothing else came close.
    I checked out a couple of F800GT's that were on the used market. Then, I realized that they would NEVER satisfy me.
    So, it looks like the SE will be with me as long as I ride. I love this bike & it meets all my needs so well, it'll be my ride until I hang up my helmet.
    A good man once told me, "Don't sell your bike. It's your soul."....

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    Re: Next bike after TT
    Reply #2 on: Jul 22, 2022, 04.30 pm
    Jul 22, 2022, 04.30 pm
    Have had my TTSE since 2014, put 70000 miles on it.  Since I'm in my 70s I thought I should search for a lighter bike.  So, after soul searching and test riding my choice was a 2020 Thaiumph Tiger 900GT PRO.  I hesitated a lot because of what Triumph did to their English manufacturing plant employees.   But I just couldn't find anything I liked better, nothing else seemed to fit what I was looking for.  The wind protection and mileage range is not as good as the Trophy but man I love the ride mostly because of the suspension, the transmission and quick shifter are so smooth, the 888 motor is a hoot.  I've had the Trophy for sale but no takers (maybe the mileage is a problem).  Sort of glad it's still with me, I take it out occasionally and I still grin when riding it.  Taking a three week trip in September from Florida to Jasper Arkansas (staying there 7 nights) and I'm still undecided as to which bike I'm taking.  Had a F800 GT neat bike but can't live anymore without cruise control. 

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    Re: Next bike after TT
    Reply #3 on: Jul 23, 2022, 05.50 pm
    Jul 23, 2022, 05.50 pm
    Just one other motorcycle at the moment that is a direct comparison to the Trophy, the R1200RT, with one notable advantage.  Dynamic suspension.  That's it, for now anyway.
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    Re: Next bike after TT
    Reply #4 on: Jul 25, 2022, 12.13 pm
    Jul 25, 2022, 12.13 pm
    My Trophy is going to get me through one more Iron Butt Rally in '23.  With 108k miles it's getting a little tired.  I'm finding myself not using it much for pleasure riding primarily due to it's top heaviness.

    Replacement really depends on how much my wife is going to commit to riding with me.  I'm really wanting a Tiger GT Explorer but for a two-up ride I'm looking at the Indian Challenger Pursuit. 
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    Re: Next bike after TT
    Reply #5 on: Jul 25, 2022, 07.56 pm
    Jul 25, 2022, 07.56 pm
    I sold my 2014 TTSE, with 87,000+ miles and replaced it with a 2021 Goldwing Tour, non-DCT.  It's heavier but carries the weight better than the TTSE.  I like both bikes but I can only have one and it was time to move on.
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    Re: Next bike after TT
    Reply #6 on: Jul 30, 2022, 12.10 am
    Jul 30, 2022, 12.10 am
    *Originally Posted by Alex Gun [+]
    Question for gents who wants to sell or sold  TT: What you want to buy instead TT?

    Funny that you should ask that question Alex.
    I sold my Trophy in April, and its taken me more than three months of scouring ads, and several negotiations before I finally picked up the Trophy's replacement Tuesday evening. Thursday I gave it a good detailing, and am quite pleased with the condition. It's a 2020 BMW R1250RT with every factory option, only 6,500 miles, and one+ year of remaining factory warranty.
    The published data says that it's 50 lbs. lighter than the Trophy, but my legs tell me it feels 100 lbs. lighter. I attribute it to the much lower center of gravity provided by the boxer engine, and lower fuel tank. There have also been a lot of technical advancements since the Trophy was designed in 2012, so I'm also the lucky beneficiary of all that exciting tech.

    The only downside of this change is there isn't a RT Forum that holds a candle to the quality of the characters on this Forum!
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    Re: Next bike after TT
    Reply #7 on: Jul 30, 2022, 02.26 am
    Jul 30, 2022, 02.26 am
    A lot more after market items for the Beemers too!  Nice ride Tramp!
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