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Offline Dave Cliff

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Hi from Stroud Glos.
« on: March 26, 2013, 10:31:40 AM »
Picked up my new silver Trophy last week from Fowlers in Bristol. Great bike, just wish the weather was a bit warmer here to really do some miles on it. Had a Honda Pan European ST1100 for the past 10 years and was sorry to see it go, but things move on and the Trophy is a distinct improvement in every regard. Also got a 1995 Thunderbird and a Beta Alp off roader, just for balance.

I read somewhere that Triumph are only planning on selling 2000 Trophys (should that be 'Trophies' in the plural?!) world wide this year, if so we're a very select and privileged bunch of owners.

Regards all.
« Last Edit: March 26, 2013, 10:42:29 AM by Dave Cliff »

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Re: Hi from Stroud Glos.
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2013, 11:14:39 AM »
Hi Dave and welcome.

Hopefully later in the year us UK owners can get together for a meet up.
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Re: Hi from Stroud Glos.
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2013, 01:17:35 PM »
Have to be somewhere with a very large , flat  NO GRAVEL !!! car park but sounds good to me .
Loads of miles .

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Re: Hi from Stroud Glos.
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2013, 01:57:52 PM »
hi dave  :400: picked up trophy se my self last week  but snowed in so only 40 miles so far .

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Re: Hi from Stroud Glos.
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2013, 05:46:40 PM »
Hi Dave,

Here's welcoming yet another ST loyalist who can see Triumph now make a far superior bike. There a few of us here.

You are one step ahead of me in that I "bottled" picking my bike up last weekend in the sleet. Saw no sense in riding a new bike on shiny tyres without the crash bars fitted. Unfortunately I have been working all week and won't be able to collect it til Saturday.

Anybody visiting Jack Lilley In Shepperton will see a lovely blue SE in the front of the showroom with "sold" on it. Keep your sticky fingers off- it's mine!

You will find the Trophy is light-years ahead of the ST1100 (and well ahead of the ST1300). Even though it is significantly heavier it handles MUCH better. Just watch the weight when stationary  :012:

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BP
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Re: Hi from Stroud Glos.
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2013, 07:57:50 PM »
*Originally Posted by BluePilot [+]

You will find the Trophy is light-years ahead of the ST1100 (and well ahead of the ST1300). Even though it is significantly heavier it handles MUCH better. Just watch the weight when stationary  :012:

Cheers,
BP

BP. I assume you mean the Trophy is heavier than the ST1100, because it's actually lighter than the STX1300A and feels WAY lighter.

Anyhow, both of you, enjoy your bikes.
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Re: Hi from Stroud Glos.
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2013, 08:53:36 PM »
Specs I have found:

ST1100 ABS dry weight - 298kg (Wikipedia)
ST1300 ABS dry weight - 289kg (Wikipedia)
2013 Trophy wet weight.     - 301kg (MCN)

The Wikipedia weights for wet/dry are odd though. They are only about 10kg different, but a full tank of fuel would weigh more. Would need to dig out the manuals to check.

BP
« Last Edit: March 27, 2013, 09:07:52 PM by BluePilot »
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Re: Hi from Stroud Glos.
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2013, 11:14:16 PM »
I've seen figures of 331kg for the Pan1300 which I'd find realistic from experience. No need to quibble though because the important thing is that the Trophy feels lighter when stopped and any weight just disappears once moving. It's by far the best handling bike I've ever had. You're going to love it.
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