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Offline sungunr

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If money was not an obstacle
« on: August 07, 2015, 04:00:43 am »
If the subject line were true, would the Trophy still be your bike of choice?  What say you, great riders of the Triumph Trophy? 
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Re: If money was not an obstacle
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2015, 05:16:28 am »
I would own a Motus MST-R, but truth be told, it probably is not as good as the Trophy...
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Re: If money was not an obstacle
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2015, 05:40:26 am »
I was shopping for a higher $$ bike when I bought the Trophy. I spent a bit over three hours at the dealer bouncing between the Trophy and the more expensive ride. The Trophy fit me better, had more included options, and I got a killer deal since it was four days before Christmas, the dealership was in a slump and Triumph had the better incentives. My wife and I were having a similar discussion just this past weekend. If our Trophy were trashed what would we replace it with? We both said another Trophy. We have been riding together 40 years and have owned plenty of the Honyamakawasuzubmwdavidsons. We like the Trophy a lot.

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Re: If money was not an obstacle
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2015, 11:13:57 am »
I can't see any reason to change. Trophy was my first new bike so I looked around carefully. While I think it would be hard for something else to be that much better to justify change, I never thought I would own a triumph either. I would prefer an extra bike, adventure style, rather than a replacement.

I hope something better does come along, whatever it is, as it would be even greater!

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Re: If money was not an obstacle
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2015, 12:22:42 pm »
If the money being no obstacle includes my own personal mechanic I would probably have classic bikes retromodded with modern bits to make them as safe and reliable as today's bikes. 

If money were no obstacle I would own 50 motorcycles.

If I was told I could only keep one bike that is currently parked in my garage I would have to choose the Trophy.

Why is it that the bikes that are a joy to ride are never as sexy and cool looking as the bikes that are great to look at.

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Re: If money was not an obstacle
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2015, 02:50:11 pm »
When we choose the Trophy we have in mind a few things:

1- We ride two-up 97% of the time.
2- Excellent ergonomics, since I suffer from chronic back pain.
3- Maintenance intervals, (10k miles is perfect).
4- Hight payload (526 lbs do the job)
5- Tank range around 300 miles.
6- Take the luggage off, lean hard and attack the curves, 3% of the time.

Electronics and wind protection were not on my list, but now we are somewhat spoil by it.

The Trophy was and still is the only one that exceed in all of those, so at least for us, the TTSE is the best that money can buy.

PS. Just hope that Triumph don't step up the price because of this.
« Last Edit: August 07, 2015, 10:06:09 pm by lemuriano »
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Re: If money was not an obstacle
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2015, 03:11:26 pm »
I HAD more expensive, and the Trophy is just a better fit and has less maintenance and better protection for me.  I may test ride a Motus one day, since all I've done so far is sit on one when they were touring the country with them.  It sounds amazing, the seating position, saddle, and reach are really right too, but then Lee Conn and I are almost exactly the same size.   Still have more of everything with the Trophy.
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Re: If money was not an obstacle
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2015, 04:55:34 pm »
Hmmmmm.....if money grew on trees?

I would spend a lot of money making the Trophy lighter.  In my world, a 100lb lighter Trophy would be perfect.  But until then, I am happy with current Trophy.   :001: