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Is the Trophy a good quality & reliable bike overall?
« on: November 04, 2015, 09:09:56 pm »
For those owners who bought one of these when they first came out, who's still got it or anyone who's at least owned one for a year plus/done a good few thousand miles, I'd like to hear from the most. :002:

Would you consider this bike to be of good quality, well put together and generally reliable? Despite it being very complex, fly by wire throttle etc, are such components proving to be a good or bad thing when we are talking about the bike starting every time, running smooth etc?

I've owned nothing but Japanese bikes over the last 30 years, I've never had say an internal engine component, gearbox or shaft drive unit fail, apart from general maintenance and replacing items like brake pads, my experience with Honda etc is very good.

I'm thinking of making the jump but I've heard that some have had bad experiences with Triumph, shafts going on the Rocket, gearbox rebuild on Tigers,.....similar problems and reliability issues on par with BMW for example, a company that I don't really rate myself.

Now I know that ANY vehicle can break down and the more modern vehicles are loaded with complex electrics etc so may actually end up being a weak point at some point,....I just wanna know, is Triumph one of the better or worst makes of bike out there?   

So, over to you guys, what do you all think? :002:   

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Re: Is the Trophy a good quality & reliable bike overall?
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2015, 09:16:58 pm »
Had mine just over a year. 11,000 miles. No problems. Definitely could not say the same about previous 2 bikes - both BMW.

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Re: Is the Trophy a good quality & reliable bike overall?
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2015, 09:38:57 pm »
*Originally Posted by Brian Ross [+]
Had mine just over a year. 11,000 miles. No problems. Definitely could not say the same about previous 2 bikes - both BMW.

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Many thanks for your comments Brian. :002:

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Re: Is the Trophy a good quality & reliable bike overall?
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2015, 09:45:43 pm »
It is well designed but not really troublefree with respect to the Triumph factory's QC on some pre-2014 models anyway.  Dealer support in the U.S. has not been stellar either.  It is really too soon to judge long term reliability.
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Re: Is the Trophy a good quality & reliable bike overall?
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2015, 09:45:52 pm »
Hi earthman,  some of the answers you seek are  already possibly covered in the Posting ;   :187:
 
                Re: Pros and cons of the Triumph Trophy from the riders

     Link  >>>>>      https://www.triumph-trophy.com/index.php/topic,4692.14.html


           
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Re: Is the Trophy a good quality & reliable bike overall?
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2015, 09:52:03 pm »
*Originally Posted by dsinned [+]
It is really too soon to judge long term reliability.

Yes, I don't doubt that you are correct there.

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Re: Is the Trophy a good quality & reliable bike overall?
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2015, 09:57:33 pm »
*Originally Posted by Stelyn [+]
Hi earthman,  some of the answers you seek are  already possibly covered in the Posting ;   :187:
 
                Re: Pros and cons of the Triumph Trophy from the riders

     Link  >>>>>      https://www.triumph-trophy.com/index.php/topic,4692.14.html


           

Thanks for the link, interesting.

I should have added, that I am in the UK, whether that really makes much difference on the aspect of the dealer network, having said that, I don't plan on going to them for maintenance etc, like all the other bikes I've had, I plan on doing all the work myself if I can,....if I need diagnostic work and can't invest in a laptop based system then I'll have to pay a 'specialist' I guess.   

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Re: Is the Trophy a good quality & reliable bike overall?
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2015, 10:14:50 pm »
I'm one of the unfortunate few here in the US that had audio module difficulties. It's a long story and there are many treads about it on the forum. It was a pain in the a$$ but apparently the software update has fixed my problems. Other than that I have 17,000+ miles of trouble free riding.

If I traded it in, it would be for a Triumph TTSE.
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