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Buying Trophy
« on: January 23, 2015, 05:09:48 pm »
Have option now to buy new 2013 2014 or 2015 Trophy, great savings older of course.  Can someone give me a good breakdown of differences through the years, and some other insight on why buy new 2015 over new 2013
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Re: Buying Trophy
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2015, 05:27:30 pm »
I have a 2013 and love it.  However, there was a list of items that needed fixing and although the dealer was good about it, it does take the bike off the street for a period of time.  Some of the fixes are simple electronic fixes, others are pretty intrusive, the last being a head change.

I believe the latest models had all these problems fixed before the bike was built.  I would wait for responses from more knowledgeable people then me on whether the 2015 has had all of the bugs worked out.

If the 2015 matured so the fixes are not necessary, there is a value to that.

The bike is a blast to ride, just arm yourself with enough knowledge about the recalls, service bulletins, and upgrades (the head replacement is called an upgrade) to assure they are done before you pick up the bike if you decide to buy a 2013 or 2014.

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Re: Buying Trophy
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2015, 07:28:28 pm »
As ZShyster said on the repairs.  The other difference will be in color availability. Also there was speculation in a thread that the 2015 doesn't have XM/Sirius satellite radio (This applies to NA only as ROW never had satellite to begin with).   I don't know if anyone ever confirmed that.
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Re: Buying Trophy
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2015, 01:06:00 am »
I would get the newer model to avoid the teething issues with the young Trophies.
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Re: Buying Trophy
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2015, 03:25:05 am »
I had the option to buy a new 2013 for $3000 less than a 2015, I am going with the 2015. I wanted to get a bike with the least possible issue and for more peace of mind. I wouldn't be picking up the bike till mid March and there can still be issue, but the likely hood should be less. plus the 2013 is silver and I wanted blue. Barry

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Re: Buying Trophy
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2015, 04:16:37 am »
I have the 2013 model and I have admit that the bike has had every glitch except the audio module.  However every issue has been fixed under warranty and has never reoccurred.  (Knock on wood) if I had confidence in my dealer and if the bike comes with a full two year warranty and of all the recall and TSBs done  and I could save $3500-4000 I be very tempted to go for the 2013.  I'm pretty sure your dealer will take more than $3000 off a bike he has had on the floor for 2 years.  Tell him you want $4000 off.
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Re: Buying Trophy
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2015, 04:33:10 am »
I have the 2013 model and I have admit that the bike has had every glitch except the audio module.  However every issue has been fixed under warranty and has never reoccurred.  (Knock on wood) if I had confidence in my dealer and if the bike comes with a full two year warranty and of all the recall and TSBs done  and I could save $3500-4000 I be very tempted to go for the 2013.  I'm pretty sure your dealer will take more than $3000 off a bike he has had on the floor for 2 years.  Tell him you want $4000 off.
I have already committed to the 2015. They have the wheels off now and sending them in to be chromed. Guess I wanted a little bling on the new machine. Barry

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Re: Buying Trophy
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2015, 04:40:51 am »
Well either way I'm sure you won't be disappointed. Congratulations on the new bike. Which color?
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