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    (Soon to be Trophy SE owner) New TTSE owner!!!!!
    on: Nov 10, 2015, 12.57 am
    Nov 10, 2015, 12.57 am
    Hi All,
    After a long hiatus ( last Triumph was a '68 Bonnie that I traded for a Guzzi back in '83) I'm in the process of buying a '15 Trophy. I've ridden mostly Guzzi since the early eighties with a couple of bmw's and a Duc or two thrown in along the way.
    I have a Guzzi 850T hot rod that's not going anywhere and a 1200 Stelvio NTX that is being traded for the Trophy. This is tough as I've identified myself as a Guzzi guy but at this stage in my life, I'm 66, the current Guzzi offerings just fall short of satisfying my needs. A friend, and fellow Guzzi owner, just bought a 1200 RT and has been encouraging me in that direction but with a Triumph dealer much closer than others I decided to research the brand and ultimately take a test ride. I was amazed!! I've NEVER tested a bike that I couldn't find fault with...windshield, seat etc.. My wife loves the Stelvio but was astounded by the quiet envelope and secure feeling she had on the Trophy.

    Now, my only reservation is buying a demo bike since I've researched the recommended break-in procedure. The bike only has 105 miles on it but I know that it has exceed 3500 rpm because I ran it up to about 6 grand without giving it a thought. It was a "test" ride after all, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. So, what do you think, should I proceed with the purchase or hold out for a new bike that I can pamper????

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    Re: Soon to be Trophy ST owner
    Reply #1 on: Nov 10, 2015, 01.19 am
    Nov 10, 2015, 01.19 am
    Go for it.
    My bike had 10 miles on it when I took the demo ride.  I tried not to exceed 3500 but probably did.
    We signed the deal and I rode off with 20 miles on it.  Again, tried to keep it below 3500 but went over a few times.  Did not take long to get to 100 miles and then the next break-in period etc.  Had the 500 mile service done the next day.  Returned home from the trip 10 days later with 4600 miles on it.
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    Re: Soon to be Trophy ST owner
    Reply #2 on: Nov 10, 2015, 01.33 am
    Nov 10, 2015, 01.33 am
    Tough call.  What is the price differential?  Remember, there still is the two year warranty if something happens. 
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    Re: Soon to be Trophy ST owner
    Reply #3 on: Nov 10, 2015, 04.15 am
    Nov 10, 2015, 04.15 am
    Welcome to the Forum :400: I dislike the thought of anyone else " contributing "  to my bikes breakin so if there isn't a significant cost delta Id hold out for zero mileage bike.
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    Re: Soon to be Trophy ST owner
    Reply #4 on: Nov 10, 2015, 05.16 am
    Nov 10, 2015, 05.16 am
    What's up doc?  Ok, someone had to say it...  Anyway, I wouldn't worry too much about the occasional higher RPMs; we haven't really seen any engine RPM type failures (bearings and the like), and it's really a rare occurrence with today's materials & lubricants anyway.  I've been in the car repair business since '78, and typically engines now fail due to lack of oil, or lack of oil changes.  Either way you decide to go, as long as you get a Trophy, it's the right decision!  Welcome to the forum!


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    Re: Soon to be Trophy ST owner
    Reply #5 on: Nov 10, 2015, 06.15 am
    Nov 10, 2015, 06.15 am
    Hi there Doc and welcome.... if it only had 100 miles there really won't have been that many test riders I bet most people did at least 10 miles and during that time... yes it might have blipped over the recommended RPM but I doubt anyone sustained that for any real period... firstly, you just don't need to and secondly the kind of people who test ride Trophies aren't those kind of nutters! You have warranty... go for it! :400:
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    Re: Soon to be Trophy ST owner
    Reply #6 on: Nov 10, 2015, 07.04 am
    Nov 10, 2015, 07.04 am
    HI Doc

    Welcome to the forum. Great choice and have to agree if the bike you rode felt ride and the price is right (can always haggle at the point of buying maybe get some extras thrown in) but for 100miles it won't have done 100miles above 3500rpm.
    PLus a goos service the run the 500mile and get it in for 500 mile service.

    I test rode and then bought the bike I wanted and still have have nearly 3years later a blue 2012 ex launch model with 3000miles on the clock. I have not had one single problem. now on 21600, just had 20,000mile service and running great.

    Go for it.
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    Re: Soon to be Trophy ST owner
    Reply #7 on: Nov 10, 2015, 08.29 am
    Nov 10, 2015, 08.29 am
    Hi and welcome... :401:   just go for it Doc,  it's the best medicine to brighten your days, especially so,  in the `faster Silver'........ :821:
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