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Thinking about a new Trophy !
« on: April 03, 2014, 09:23:08 pm »
Hello Trophy Riders.
I am new here and want to get more information about the Triumph Trophy.  I am currently riding a 2006 BMW K1200 LT and I would like to get a lighter ride as my knees are not as good as they should be.  I have looked at many sport touring rides and the Trophy stands out as one of the better choices. It is lighter and has a host of options that many other sport touring bikes do not offer.  I was over to my local BMW/Triumph dealer and they will not let me take a test ride until May. or until the gravel and sand from the winter is swept up. 
So I will just wait and then after a test ride I can evaluate whether it is for me or not. I live in B.C. Canada where the weather is getting very nice now and I am itching to test out this bike. 
Will let you know what I have decided later.
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Re: Thinking about a new Trophy !
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2014, 09:27:10 pm »
Welcome Jim  :821: you'll find here all the information you need to make an educated decision, the most important piece of advice being "if you take a test ride, make sure you bring your wallet with you!" If you cannot wait why don't you cross the border and try one on the US of A?
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Re: Thinking about a new Trophy !
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2014, 09:50:31 pm »
Welcome Jim,
I think you'd be quite happy with the TTSE, however I do not believe it is lighter at all...So if thats a health concern you may want to check out a smaller middle weight touring bike...
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Re: Thinking about a new Trophy !
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2014, 10:57:14 pm »
I agree with OCEANDIVING954. I think you will find the Trophy quite top heavy at low speeds. Weight is over 300kg. Test ride though and see what you think.  :401: to the forum.
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Re: Thinking about a new Trophy !
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2014, 01:48:52 am »
Hi again!
Just checked the weights of both bikes. The trophy weighs in at653 lbs wet while the BMW LT weighs in at 853 lbs. wet.  That is substantial for me and the handling of a much lighter bike could help in overall control etc.
The BMW has a standard rear trunk and the engine is a flat four.  the beemer has quite a few more options and is a great touring machine but most of my riding is shorter hops around town with a few day runs to nearby cities with friends.  I have been riding bikes for many years and I am not ready to quit just yet. Thanks for the welcome and your replies.
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Re: Thinking about a new Trophy !
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2014, 02:05:36 am »
Welcome to the Forum :400:   I spent a good portion of an August riding through BC while on my way to and from Alaska.  It rained nearly the entire time.  I made the trip on my Sprint 955 ST. I can assure you that I wish I had had my Trophy on that trip.  Great weather protection.
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Re: Thinking about a new Trophy !
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2014, 02:16:54 am »
I spent almost ten years and just shy of 100,000 trouble free miles on a BMW 1150RT. My first intentions were to buy another RT and since my dealership sells both BMW and Triumph I had both on hand to compare and compare I did. I was back and forth between the Trophy and RT for about three hours, it was a tough choice. The TT was heavier, but felt lighter at low speeds must be the way the weight is distributed. This will be a personal item, but the TT fit me better, the ergonomics were great. I bought the TT and glad I did. I think the TT and RT are about as close as two bikes can be in just about every category and there was no wrong choice. The TT just worked better for me. I know I probably just did a great job of adding to the confusion.  :027:

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Re: Thinking about a new Trophy !
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2014, 12:46:29 am »
Well I have done it, traded in my LT and will be picking up my new Trophy later this week.  Looking forward to
some fun rides.  I was impressed with the power and ease of handling of this bike. 
How easy is it to do your own oil and filter change on this bike?   Hoping to do some of the basic service myself.   
Cheers
Jim   :046: :046:
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1953 Ariel 350  1970 Norton Commando  1975 Honda 250 XL  1977 Kawasaki 1000 LTD
1984 Honda V65 Magna 1989 Yamaha Venture
2006 BMW K1200 LT

 



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