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Greetings :-)
« on: April 29, 2013, 09:12:04 AM »
Just registered as I am the previous owner of a British Racing Green 1991 "Mark 1" 885cc Trophy.

I sold that bike when my brother sadly lost his life after a tractor and his BMW R100 met at the wrong time in the wrong place, and couldn't have my parents worrying about me still riding - now being their oldest son !

That's all in the past now though, and the parents have also sadly moved on ( bless 'em )
so I'm considering getting back on the road again  :152:

I was pleasantly amazed when I found out, only recently, that a NEW Trophy model had been launched,
and am really liking the looks of the SE in Blue  :062:

After spending LOTS of time reading various reviews, and looking at ad's I think I have convinced myself to book a test ride,
and then have a good look at the finances, but meanwhile intend to visit here regularly to keep up to speed with owners comments, views, and snags etc.


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So if you see someone without one - Give them one of yours :-)

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Re: Greetings :-)
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2013, 09:26:28 AM »
Hi &  :400:

If you have a test ride you will buy it, shame about the colour though :151:

Book it!!!!!

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Re: Greetings :-)
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2013, 09:48:51 AM »
Triplemania is right, but wrong about the colour. :010: :010:
Might as well as wish we had.

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Re: Greetings :-)
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2013, 10:15:09 AM »
Just to put it into perspective, I rode to and from work on Friday (100 miles) then loaded up the panniers and top box (and fiancee) and rode another 160 miles at and extortionate speed from Peterborough to Long Leat without any complaints from the bike (or fiancee!). A great bike that is built to rack up the miles.
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Re: Greetings :-)
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2013, 12:12:01 PM »
Good choice of motorcycle and beautiful color
It is better to lose one minute of his life that to be killed in one minute...

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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2013, 02:44:53 PM »
Hi Coconut!
I too had a Mk1 Trophy - a 1992 1200 which I bought in 1993! (Picture in the gallery!) I owned it for 17 years before I was tempted by a 2007 FJR1300AS!
I'm glad to say that I have come to my senses and bought a new Trophy - blue as it happens!
If I were you I would sort out your finances before you go on the test ride! There is little doubt that the test will convince you to buy one!
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Re: Greetings :-)
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2013, 08:33:16 PM »
*Originally Posted by Coconut [+]
Just registered as I am the previous owner of a British Racing Green 1991 "Mark 1" 885cc Trophy.

I sold that bike when my brother sadly lost his life after a tractor and his BMW R100 met at the wrong time in the wrong place, and couldn't have my parents worrying about me still riding - now being their oldest son !

That's all in the past now though, and the parents have also sadly moved on ( bless 'em )
so I'm considering getting back on the road again  :152:

I was pleasantly amazed when I found out, only recently, that a NEW Trophy model had been launched,
and am really liking the looks of the SE in Blue  :062:

After spending LOTS of time reading various reviews, and looking at ad's I think I have convinced myself to book a test ride,
and then have a good look at the finances, but meanwhile intend to visit here regularly to keep up to speed with owners comments, views, and snags etc.

Don't do it dude  :087: Ride it and you'll get one even if you can't afford it  :745: :745:

Stunning bike enjoy the test ride "YOU WILL WANT ONE"

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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2013, 04:02:28 PM »
Thanks for all the responses so far  :028:

So, went to the dealer, deliberately without any kit, just to "have a look"  :015:

As for colour, I surprised myself and actually preferred the silver over the blue,
having seen them both up close in daylight, rather than photo's on the Internet !

I then had a closer look at the Demonstrator which they were selling ....

800 ish miles on the clock, Launch model registered in October last year,
so a '62 plate with all the extras, Heated Grips, Heated Seats, Top box, Touring Screen ......
and at a price I was happy with.  Fortunately financing the purchase won't be a problem,
but there might not be anything left for this year's ISA allowance  :015:

Had a good long think about it, well overnight anyway ...
not even had a Test Ride yet, but paid a Deposit on it by phone this morning  :169:

Dealer says if I change my mind after the ride I can have the deposit back -
how's that for confidence in the "product" ?

Assuming all goes well with the ride ( why wouldn't it ? ),
I'll be getting a Garmin Zumo 660 to fit on the Triumph bracket,
plus some other extras - Pillion Seat Pad, D lock, Front mudguard extension,
which the dealer has given some discount on and will fit for free   :047:

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