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US Trophy for GB delivery & shipment to US?
« on: August 29, 2014, 05:25:50 pm »
Many years ago it was quite popular to order a US-specific motorcycle or auto from BMW, for example, for European delivery, then pick it up, ride/drive around the continent for a few weeks/months and finally drop it off at a designated location for shipment to the US as a used vehicle. I understand that BMW many still do that for autos, but discontinued it for motorcycles.

As a happy owner of a 2013 Trophy with 64K miles already and considering replacing it with a 2015 or 2016 model, my question is whether Triumph offers a similar program. I would like to order a bike through my US dealer for the US market, take delivery in GB,  tour Europe for several weeks, and then turn it in for shipment to my dealer in the US.

Does anyone know a definitive answer?  Could someone with connections to Triumph HQ inquire about this for me?

Thanks.

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Re: US Trophy for GB delivery & shipment to US?
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2014, 06:58:27 pm »
Sounds like a great idea, I remember Triumph the car company would do that in the late 1970s.  I will keep an eye on this post for the answer. It sounds like a great plan for a 2016 vacation. :018:

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Re: US Trophy for GB delivery & shipment to US?
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2014, 07:24:54 am »
Dear Don,

I do have not connections at Triumph HQ. that is the bad news.

But the good news is:
At the moment I went to my Triumph dealer to buy mine, two BMW 1200 GS, with all options Touratech can deliver, were picked up at that moment by two guys coming from central / south Africa. And drove them home.
Of course to lower the tax, but also this type of bike you cannot buy over there.

My TT dealer is not a BMW dealer, but still they delivered them.
And it seems all export paper work was done.

Within four days, the TTSE and I are off to the north of Europe for a short brake. I am more than happy to pop in at my dealer, to find out for you what the possibilities are when I am back.

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Re: US Trophy for GB delivery & shipment to US?
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2014, 07:32:06 am »
Have you tried speaking to your local Triumph Dealer about this ?

Alternatively you could write or telephone Triumph UK :

Triumph Motorcycles Ltd
Jacknell Road
Hinckley
Leicestershire
LE10 3BS
United Kingdom

Telephone +44(0) 1455 251700

Cheers  :821:


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Re: US Trophy for GB delivery & shipment to US?
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2014, 05:29:46 pm »
*Originally Posted by Coconut [+]
Have you tried speaking to your local Triumph Dealer about this ?
Thanks, Coconut. Not yet, but intend to soon. I posted my query here first to gather more information from other riders and, especially if positive, share that with my dealer as appropriate.

Thanks also to Jaap for his comments about his Triumph dealer. According to the Triumph website, I see that there are four dealers within 42 KM of Rotterdam. Which one handled those exports?

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Re: US Trophy for GB delivery & shipment to US?
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2014, 08:51:29 am »
in general:
http://www.goedhartmotoren.nl/contactgegevens/
sales:
verkoop@goedhartmotoren.nl

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Re: US Trophy for GB delivery & shipment to US?
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2014, 03:53:31 pm »
*Originally Posted by jaapvanthoff [+]
in general:
http://www.goedhartmotoren.nl/contactgegevens/
sales:
verkoop@goedhartmotoren.nl

jaap
Thanks for that information, Jaap. I've made note of that dealer for future reference.

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Re: US Trophy for GB delivery & shipment to US?
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2014, 07:18:27 pm »
Thanks w8d4it for that link. Not the right answer, but after a year and a half now, perhaps their policy has been revised. I posted a comment in that regard.

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