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Offline Queensland Ken

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Greetings
« on: December 27, 2013, 09:22:43 PM »
Hi,
Heading off down to Brisbane today to test ride the Trophy.
Been trolling the net to gather as much info on them as possible.

Currently ride an FJR and have a Stelvio in the stable as well.
My 06 FJR had 135 K kms on her when I sold her, my current 07 has around 40k kms, both bikes perfect.

Could be a new owner on Monday if the bike suites me.
Was going to wait for Yamaha to introduce the FJR ES model to Australia, but I dough it will happen soon and have been told it will cost an additional $5000 "IF" they do.

Will get back to the forum on my impressions of the bike.
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Re: Greetings
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2013, 09:51:30 PM »
Hi there and  :400: to the Forum !

There's plenty of info on here and most will agree that
after your Test Ride the next step will be to place an order !

Cheers  :821:


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Re: Greetings
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2013, 10:00:58 PM »
Welcome to the Forum :400:  I think you will like the bike
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Re: Greetings
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2013, 09:39:51 AM »
welcome  :400: make sure you bring your wallet with you  :821:
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Re: Greetings
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2013, 10:04:37 AM »
Nice Ken, enjoy your test ride.
Delivery Monday you say?
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Re: Greetings
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2013, 11:07:32 AM »
Hi Ken and  :401:

Enjoy the test ride, though from the comment "Could be a new owner Monday if the bike suits" I think you are 75% sold already and as many people have noted..... you test ride this beauty and you will buy it....

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Re: Greetings
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2013, 11:22:36 AM »
Hello and  :400: to the forum.  It's a very different riding position on the Trophy versus the FJR and the Concours.  It's more upright and 'neutral'.  That and the fact it's a Triumph is what sold me.

Test ride = purchase.

Enjoy !

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Re: Greetings
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2013, 12:36:11 PM »
Thanks gents,
Well I went for a bit of a ride but the traffic was so bad I only got it up to speed a few times.

I'm about 6'4" and the bike was quite comfortable.
After the problems with my 07 FJR, the fuelling on the Trophy was supurb !!!

After riding for a minute or two, I flicked across to the tyre pressures, 46R 40 F.
Wonder if they did that on purpose to make the bike fall into corners ???

I have a few thousand spent on suspension on the FJR, BUT, because of my operations find her a bit hard on the road, even thou I have every setting on "slush-matic"
The suspension on the Trophy was plush, it felt quite nice for me. I made sure it was set for 1 up / comfort.
Didn't get a opportunity to try out the various suspension settings, bugger !

The mirror's were like those of the BMW RT, saw a lot of arm pits. I noticed that there are plugs/ bungs in the levers that could fit normal mirrors if needed. Test rode an RT a few years ago.

Brakes are better than the FJR's and the FJR's are great. Looked like they were Nissan ????, same as the FJR's.

Can't compare motor characteristics, the Trophy was very similar to the FJR but different  :008:
It seems to have a good flat torque curve all the way through out the RPM.
Both bikes can easily overtake in top gear. RPM @ 100 is about the same, 3250 RPM.

I noticed the heated grip switch but couldn't see any wires entering the grips ???
Plumb forgot to ask the salesman about it. Are the grips an optional accessory ???

The salesman didn't know the bike at all.
Why have a incompetent person selling one of their flagships.

He was quite disappointed in me not trading in my new Guzzi  :745:
Then he wanted me to finance the bike  :745:
I suppose they make more $$$$$ if I did.

Then he couldn't understand that I wanted a service manual, I ended up going to the spare parts counter and asked the gent there, $200 and up to 5 weeks  :745:
I told him I can ship in 3 set of tyres in from the USA in 4 days.

Must admit, the Trophy would be a worthy successor to my FJR. It ticks all the right boxes.
I'll spend tomorrow searching / book-marking accessories for the bike:
Sliders, if they can fit ??
Fender extender
Radiator guard
Headlight guard
Givi adaptor plate.
Scott oil filter
K&N air filter

I might make a cash offer via email Monday  :001:
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