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2014 SE
« on: November 23, 2015, 12:40:36 am »
I am contemplating a purchase of a 2014 model at a really good price. The bike is brand new and the dealer is anxious to sell this bike. Is there any reason they are so anxious to sell the 14. Is there a year model to stay away from and have any successive years been improved? I guess what I am trying to find out is there a good reason to purchase a new one versus a leftover model. Thanks in advance for some input on this decision. Just trying to avoid a costly mistake.

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Re: 2014 SE
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2015, 01:03:20 am »
*Originally Posted by Lubedude [+]
I am contemplating a purchase of a 2014 model at a really good price. The bike is brand new and the dealer is anxious to sell this bike. Is there any reason they are so anxious to sell the 14. Is there a year model to stay away from and have any successive years been improved? I guess what I am trying to find out is there a good reason to purchase a new one versus a leftover model. Thanks in advance for some input on this decision. Just trying to avoid a costly mistake.

I purchased a leftover 2014 Pacific Blue TTSE in September, for a really good price.  The identical 2015 model sitting next to it at the dealer would have cost me $5509.00 more.  The 2013 and prior have the potential for the most problems; The 2014 would be a great choice!
The reason for their willingness to sell the leftover models is that the dealer obtains the inventory for a predetermined time for no fees, and after that time, maybe a year's time, the dealer must pay for, or make interest payments on the unsold units; this is sometimes called the floor plan.  The costs involved with maintaining an inventory of unsold units, seriously affects profits, thus the desire to sell these older units. They often sell units at a loss; but this enables the dealer to purchase current, and maybe more desirable models that can be sold closer to MSRP.   
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Re: 2014 SE
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2015, 01:34:02 am »
2016s are coming soon which will make that 2014 a 2 year leftover.  I bought my 2014 this July and no regrets. 

Check and see if Triumph is also offering incentives.  Triumph through in the trunk and heated grips on top of the great price I got.

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Re: 2014 SE
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2015, 01:43:26 am »
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I am sure to be flamed for mentioning it, but I have a 2014 with 35,000 miles and zero issues.

I see no reason for anyone to flame you for having had no problems with your 2014 model. That is what we all would hope to achieve.  :152:
After reading numerous posts from other members, the information I have gathered is that the 2014,15, and 2016 models have had some quality improvements over prior models. The good news is that the Trophy has a comprehensive 2 year warranty for any issues that may arise. 
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Re: 2014 SE
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2015, 01:46:59 am »
The one I am looking at has the trunk already installed as part of the deal. They quoted me a black Friday deal of 14,000 and some change. Almost sounds to good to be true. I'll have to check into the heated grips etc..

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Re: 2014 SE
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2015, 01:55:34 am »
*Originally Posted by Lubedude [+]
The one I am looking at has the trunk already installed as part of the deal. They quoted me a black Friday deal of 14,000 and some change. Almost sounds to good to be true. I'll have to check into the heated grips etc..

That is a very good price with the trunk included.  If there were any significant changes between the year models, maybe this wouldn't be such a bargain; but the most significant change has been color.  Unless you plan to trade often, the year model shouldn't matter much.  Use the money saved for more accessories, fuel, and trips. 
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Re: 2014 SE
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2015, 01:24:59 pm »
Triumph is having 3.99% financing on all new bikes no matter what year if you need financing.
I just got my 2014 SE but the price was not as good as you are getting but it was good enough for me.
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Re: 2014 SE
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2015, 04:27:37 pm »
So far, I have had a couple of small issues with my '14 - sticky turn signal switch, and grabby front brake rotors.  I fixed both easily myself, even though mine is still under warranty.  If I were you, I would get a '14 if there is a substantial savings vs. '15 or '16.  After the initial new model intro excitement, sales of Trophy SE has slowed.  I know a couple of dealers here in town just sold leftover '14's they've each had for quite a while (both blue), marked down to $15.9k.  I think at this point, those who buy the Trophy are riders who really want a Triumph and like the Trophy SE for what it is, not those who might have been attracted to it when it was the "latest and greatest".
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