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Hello From Maryland
« on: April 14, 2016, 11:50:44 pm »
Hi All- I have been researching what bike is the best combination of my current FJR, and a Gold Wing, which I want... but don't really want all of, all the time :)

Am I wrong, or does the Trophy not seem like the awesome love child of an FJR and a Wing?   

Thanks for a great forum, and I look forward to making the swap soon!

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Re: Hello From Maryland
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2016, 12:33:31 am »
Welcome. I've never been on a Gold Wing. I'd say that the Trophy is a tad less sporty than the FJR, more comfortable and better wind protection.

My mother asked what I wanted to be when I grew up. I said "a biker". She said I'd have to choose one or the other.

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Re: Hello From Maryland
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2016, 03:04:46 am »
A few ex wingers here can give you a better opinion than I, since I only drove a wing for a little over a hundred miles one time a few years ago.  I've also only sat on the new generation FJR, so I guess I'm not much help other than to say it is a more comfortable position for me than the FJR, and more comfortable than either BMW I used to own.  Is your FJR an ES version?
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Re: Hello From Maryland
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2016, 03:45:10 am »
Mine is a '10 so regular suspension.  I work too much, so when I get to ride, I like to go long... so looking for more fairing protection, a little more upright, cruise control which I don't have now.  This looks like the perfect combination...can't wait to test ride one!

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Re: Hello From Maryland
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2016, 06:09:21 am »
Hi gbellleville,


The best advice I can give you is to arrange for a Test Ride on a Trophy  :169:

You will undoubtedly be impressed, so be prepared to pay a Deposit,
as you will want to order one as soon as the Test Ride is over  :152:

Looks like Baltimore and Annapolis are your nearest Dealers ?

Cheers  :821:


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Re: Hello From Maryland
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2016, 08:42:41 am »
Hi Belleville and welcome.... the test ride will certainly seal the deal.... you should just go for it! :400:
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Re: Hello From Maryland
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2016, 02:00:06 pm »
*Originally Posted by gbelleville [+]
Mine is a '10 so regular suspension.  I work too much, so when I get to ride, I like to go long... so looking for more fairing protection, a little more upright, cruise control which I don't have now.  This looks like the perfect combination...can't wait to test ride one!

It is the perfect combination. What are you waiting for?
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Re: Hello From Maryland
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2016, 07:15:24 pm »
Next step has to be a test ride.
Please report back when you've bought one!!
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