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Offline PeregrinTook

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Differences between the 13, 14 and 15 SE's
« on: October 14, 2015, 03:23:20 am »
I'm in the market for a Trophy SE, and have found a few 13's and 14's new on CycleTrader.

My question: What do I give up or sacrifice by getting a "slightly" less expensive 13 or 14 as opposed to a new 2015 ?

Also, anyone know when the 16's will be introduced and if there are any substantive changes ?

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Re: Differences between the 13, 14 and 15 SE's
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2015, 05:30:06 am »
I also would like to know the subtle differences  between the the different year models.  From reading the Forum posts I have concluded that the 2013 models had the most serious issues; one being the flawed cylinder head that is fairly major surgery to correct. 
I recently purchased a left over 2014  Pacific Blue TTSE.  My dealer had a silver 2014 demo, a blue 2014, and a blue 2015.  There is virtually no visible difference that I could see between the 2014, and the 2015, except date of manufacture, and the $5509.00 price differential. My 2014 has already developed a leak in the radiator tank, which is to be replaced on 10/21/2015.  I also notice an excessive amount of gear whine that seems to originate in the transmission or front bevel gear housing; especially in 6th gear.  Maybe the 2015 would have addressed this issue also.
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Re: Differences between the 13, 14 and 15 SE's
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2015, 05:34:46 am »
Have you seen pictures of the new phantom black color first introduced in 2015 model year?  It is a beautiful color and may well be worth paying a higher price.   The only improvement made for 2015 was to the cruise control control switch.  It is really the same switch but now has upper and lower offsetting 'extender tabs" closer to the throttle grip to make it easier to actuate the switch w/o having to partially remove your hand. 

I do not know of any other obvious changes. 

Same for the 2016 model, other than ALL Trophies now being produced are "SE" models, but those have yet to hit showroom floors.  I'm sure they are about to reach the bigger Triumph dealers (in the U.S.), but there are still so many "leftovers",  dealers are probably in no hurry to restock.

Some leftover bikes listed on CycleTrader are being heavily discounted, so unless you absolutely must have the latest model, or are in love with the new black color, you should be able to save thousands on a 2014 and even more on a 2013.

Personally, I think a 2014 (in blue or silver) is the bike to get, if for no other reason than to avoid any consternation over the head replacement issue.  But, I must admit I was very tempted to get a 2015 in phantom black before I eventually decided to buy a 2014 Lunar Silver leftover.
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Re: Differences between the 13, 14 and 15 SE's
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2015, 06:26:47 am »
I forgot about the updated CC switch on the 2015; that would be a useful upgrade.  The black color is nice, but personally, I really do like the blue the best.
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Re: Differences between the 13, 14 and 15 SE's
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2015, 01:25:36 pm »
I would buy a '14 or '15 for the reasons stated. I have a '14 which has been problem free thus far. You may want to check dealer stock and pricing at the Chandler and Scottsdale dealers as a comparison to the dealer in Tucson.
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Re: Differences between the 13, 14 and 15 SE's
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2015, 04:08:40 pm »
The head problem applied as detailed elsewhere on this forum to a range of '13's so that's easy to check out.  Whether the work was actually DONE might be more difficult to determine.
Otherwise, the recalls should be easy to verify being done by a dealer per VIN, and it's easy to check the radio software version.   If the deal is good on a '13 and this stuff can be verified I'd say it's a safe bet. 

That said, '14 and up eliminates all that... (:>

I did hear a rumor that the TTSE was to be discontinued.  Anyone else??
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Re: Differences between the 13, 14 and 15 SE's
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2015, 04:43:47 pm »
*Originally Posted by janfmiller [+]

That said, '14 and up eliminates all that... (:>

I did hear a rumor that the TTSE was to be discontinued.  Anyone else??

The audio software update also applies to the 2014 model.  I think the rumor regarding discontinuation of the Trophy got started because Triumph announced it will not produce "standard" (non-SE) Trophies for sale in Europe.  All Trophies will be SEs from now on.

I do not know what motivated this change as it was my perception that the non-SE was quite popular in the UK.  A lot of buyers do not want to pay extra for radio and electronic suspension.  Some do not want the TPMS either, although I feel that is a desirable safety feature. 
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Re: Differences between the 13, 14 and 15 SE's
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2015, 12:39:01 am »
I think Tucson dealer has a 2014 Blue to sell
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