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New '13 Trophy SE
« on: June 21, 2014, 11:31:03 pm »
Greetings! Just bought a left over '13 Trophy SE from my local dealer last week. Traded my '08 Sprint ST and an '05 Ducati 999 for it. I had taken a 7 day, 2000 mile trip on the ST (longest I've ever done) and I came home in pretty rough shape. Aches, pains and incredibly sore. Touring shouldn't be a pain endurance contest so the day after I got back, I went up the dealer and worked the numbers. I had test ridden it and almost did the deal 3 or 4 times before my trip but it took the 2000 miles to push me over the edge. I'm gonna miss the ST and probably the 999 even more but I really love this new bike! The handling is astounding for it's size. Already have the tires scrubbed out to the edge :)
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Re: New '13 Trophy SE
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2014, 03:36:55 am »
Welcome to the Forum :400: Glad you are enjoying the Trophy.  In addition to my Trophy I have an ST. I couldn't bear to part with mine.  Not after it faithfully carried me all over the US (including Alaska) and Canada. 
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Re: New '13 Trophy SE
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2014, 04:51:12 am »
Thanks! That sounds like some impressive mileage on your ST. The Sprint and the Trophy were too similar to me to justify having both. At 6'3" and 260 lbs, my physiological leverage allows me to throw the Trophy around about as well as the ST so comfort and technology won me over. The 999 however...that was a tough call.

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Re: New '13 Trophy SE
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2014, 09:27:01 am »
Welcome to the Club. Hope you'll enjoy it as much as you will enjoy your Trophy. :821:
I, too, had an ST......but was a Honda Pan European 1100  :153:
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Re: New '13 Trophy SE
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2014, 10:44:04 am »
Hi 310 driver and welcome to a great forum! :400:

Everyone in here wishes you a warm welcome and all the best for many trouble free miles!
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Re: New '13 Trophy SE
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2014, 01:16:39 pm »
Thanks everyone. The dealer told me all of the TSBs and recalls had been done prior to my purchase so I am anticipating many miles of smiles. Also, my wife loves the back seat on this way more than the ST so as the old saying goes...happy wife=happy life!

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Re: New '13 Trophy SE
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2014, 10:40:08 pm »
 :400: and enjoy the new ride!  Had to give up a Duc? Really?  Don't know how much I would enjoy riding them, but boy do the Italians even make a cap screw beautiful!
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Re: New '13 Trophy SE
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2014, 12:11:49 am »
I didn't have to give up the 999 but my wallet and license will thank me later. I never got pulled over on it but it always just seemed to be a matter of time. At least the Trophy doesn't give John Law the boy racer vibe like a low, black, sleek and loud Superbike does...even though I may be traveling at similar velocities ;) My friends think the TT is an old man's bike but I think of it as a middle aged man's "sleeper" rocket.

 



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