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Offline GJ-Trophy

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Second Triumph bike coming
« on: May 17, 2015, 05:15:34 pm »
So with all the commuting around London and the South East. Had a long think, well not that long and made the decision to buy a second bike.

Had to be a triumph, couldn't be anything else. So went back to my dealer and guest what. They had a bike with loads of extra that suited my price range. But being 0.5 Scottish had to barter him down further on the price. Deal agreed, deposit paid now I just need to sort out the multi bike insurance.

Trophy will still be used on those long commutes along the M4, M1, M11, M23 and the rides out with the wife on the back.

But your reading this and saying so what is the bike. Nothing special just a small triumph tiger 800 only eight months old, but needing a new home.

So do I pick it up before the ride to the TT on 28th or leave it with the dealer and have the fun of picking it up when I return in 10 days.

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Re: Second Triumph bike coming
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2015, 11:27:36 pm »
A nice light weight alternative bike. Enjoy.everyone I know with one really rates it. So what will it be used for ?

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Re: Second Triumph bike coming
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2015, 01:18:16 am »
Tiger 800 is on my short list of an extra bike to do more adventure bike riding.

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Re: Second Triumph bike coming
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2015, 02:02:42 am »
You guys must all have long legs.  I tried on the Tigers along with everything else in the showroom and found that I needed a ladder to reach the saddle.  I've got a paltry 29 inch (736 mm) inseam and it already takes newly developed skill just to balance the Trophy.  I'd get a nosebleed riding the Tiger.   I own a Bonnie as my "other" Triumph and consider it to be the most intuitive and easy to ride of all motorcycles.  I often tell people who are considering entering the world of motorcycles that if they can't feel relaxed and"at ease" on a Bonneville, then they should stick with 4 wheels.
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Re: Second Triumph bike coming
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2015, 04:44:22 am »
*Originally Posted by GJ-Trophy [+]


Had to be a triumph, couldn't be anything else.

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Re: Second Triumph bike coming
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2015, 04:59:59 am »
*Originally Posted by Original Scourge [+]
You guys must all have long legs.  I tried on the Tigers along with everything else in the showroom and found that I needed a ladder to reach the saddle.  I've got a paltry 29 inch (736 mm) inseam and it already takes newly developed skill just to balance the Trophy.  I'd get a nosebleed riding the Tiger.   I own a Bonnie as my "other" Triumph and consider it to be the most intuitive and easy to ride of all motorcycles.  I often tell people who are considering entering the world of motorcycles that if they can't feel relaxed and"at ease" on a Bonneville, then they should stick with 4 wheels.

 agree I wish I could straddle one of these they look like so much fun but it is on the verge of reckless for me to buy one.  LOL
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