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    Newbie from Luton
    on: May 02, 2013, 12.40 pm
    May 02, 2013, 12.40 pm
    Hi Everyone,

    Andy from Luton, Beds UK here (Don't hold that against me )

    Picked up my new(ish) Trophy se Launch from Pure Triumph Wellingborough last weekend. It's an ex demo bike with 1300 on the clock, so at least I don't have to run her in ! Traded up (?) from a 2010 Thunderbird se. Had a Sprint ST before that. I loved my Sprint but my wife wouldn't go on it. Didn't like being perched over the exhaust pipes. She loved the Thunderbird, but not too practical a touring bike, and she was very sad to part with it. The Trophy will I hope will be our happy compromise. Rode her (the bike, not the wife !) to work for first time today - loved it.

    Roll on the long weekend !

    Andy
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    Re: Newbie from Luton
    Reply #1 on: May 02, 2013, 03.45 pm
    May 02, 2013, 03.45 pm
    Hi &  :400:

    I've had 3 Sprint ST's and a GT (that my wife loved) for various reasons, said they were very comfy for all day riding i.e. 400 miles but I had found the years catching up with me and needed a more upright riding position and lower seat height............then along came the Trophy, prayers answered :152:

    Enjoy

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    Re: Newbie from Luton
    Reply #2 on: May 02, 2013, 04.03 pm
    May 02, 2013, 04.03 pm
    I kept my Sprint ST when I bought my Trophy.  I couldn't bear to part with it.  The ST has taken me to so many destinations, even my dream of a trip to the Arctic.  There is too much history to let her go.  So the ST and Trophy are stablemates.   Welcome to the Forum.
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    Re: Newbie from Luton
    Reply #3 on: May 02, 2013, 05.40 pm
    May 02, 2013, 05.40 pm
    Your wife will love the Trophy. It is great for passengers.
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    Re: Newbie from Luton
    Reply #4 on: May 02, 2013, 09.25 pm
    May 02, 2013, 09.25 pm
    Hi Andy  Welcome aboard ...
    Must just check if you are a Luton FC fan is so our conversation will have to end in abuse as I am a Watford FC fan .However on more nutral grounds the Triumph is s great bike .Have just come back from Falmouth just under 900 miles and no problems at all and what a ride ( the bike )
    Enjoy. be safe

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    Re: Newbie from Luton
    Reply #5 on: May 08, 2013, 11.01 am
    May 08, 2013, 11.01 am
    You're safe, I'm not a fan of any team in particular, but I do enjoy watching a good game. Had a great weekend getting to know the bike and yes my wife loves the bike. Busy planning more trips now.  :152:
    Thanks for the welcomes all
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    Re: Newbie from Luton
    Reply #6 on: May 08, 2013, 06.29 pm
    May 08, 2013, 06.29 pm
    One more welcome from Wales. Enjoy your Trophy, I am :152:

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    Re: Newbie from Luton
    Reply #7 on: May 08, 2013, 06.34 pm
    May 08, 2013, 06.34 pm
    Hi Andy  :401: Enjoy the ride  :062: I'm sure you will  :821: :821:
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