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Heated seats - Standard Equipment?
« on: January 22, 2015, 04:06:10 pm »
Been out for a few miles today and managed to forget all about how to work the multi-function stuff :138:
So, got home and pull out the book for another briefing exercise :017: then noticed that page 34 states:

"Heated seats are standard equipment on Trophy SE models, and available as an accessory on Trophy models..."

I don't have them as standard on my SE - or am I missing something here...?

I was asked if I wanted the TPS and said NO, but that seems to be standard and indeed it came with TPS fitted at no extra cost.

I feel a Victor Meldrew moment on it's way :001:
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Re: Heated seats - Standard Equipment?
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2015, 04:15:15 pm »
Might depend on how old your SE is RocketSteve.

Mine is an August 2012 Model and was part of Triumphs own Demonstration Fleet for a year - did lots of photo-shoots and exhibitions etc - before being Sold through a Dealer to the Previous Owner...

I believe at that time the Heated Seats were an Optional Accessory and only became Standard Equipment when the take-up was not quite what they had hoped, about the same time that the Standard Trophy got to see the writing on the wall...
Heated Grips and Seats were certainly listed as Optional Extras on all the Launch Publicity.
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Re: Heated seats - Standard Equipment?
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2015, 04:17:49 pm »
My SE also did not come with heated seats or grips even though all the early adds/reviews I saw mentioned them.  I guess I conveniently ignored the "available" comment that was probably there.  I must tend to hear/absorb what I want to rather than what is actually stated like some other folks, huh.  The heated seat I don't miss so much, although it was nice on the K1600 I traded, but when I have the cash to do it I'll definitely buy the individual parts which are much cheaper than the kit and install the heated grips.
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Re: Heated seats - Standard Equipment?
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2015, 04:19:59 pm »
Hi Gordon, there's no date in the Owner's Handbook but I bought my SE brand new at end of September 2014.

The heated grips are not listed as Standard in the Handbook.
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Re: Heated seats - Standard Equipment?
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2015, 04:21:25 pm »
And mine is a 2013 bought in November that year.
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Re: Heated seats - Standard Equipment?
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2015, 04:43:33 pm »
I called my dealer to see what John Bloor's up to - and sure enough he says it's an error.

Oh well, that's the end of that as there's no room for additional poo in life  :002:
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Re: Heated seats - Standard Equipment?
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2015, 10:31:45 pm »
Before I bought my '14 TTSE in Nov, 2013 my dealer let me take it for a 3 day test. I noticed that the manual showed the heated seats as standard. My dealer told me it was a mistake and told me it was because it was the "European" manual.  :745:
Long story short, I pushed the issue and they threw in the heated seats gratis...
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Re: Heated seats - Standard Equipment?
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2015, 12:46:38 am »
I had heated seats on my BMW and used them when it was about 40-50 degrees.  I do not have them on the Trophy and really don't miss it.  The wind protection is so good on on the Trophy I doubt I will add them.
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