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indie dealer has two 2015 left over trophies
« on: July 03, 2016, 03:14:43 am »
There is an indie dealer that seems to speclialize in getting left over models of different makes.  Some they get at auctions.   They just took in one Trophy, and will be getting another in a few days.  Both trophy's are 2015 models.  They will be asking 13,000 for each, and both have less then 30(yes, only 30) miles on them.  Any body have any opinions or knowledge of dealers that function this way?  The salesman said that they can sell the triumph extended warrenty, but I would not get the initial manufacturers warranty.

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Re: indie dealer has two 2015 left over trophies
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2016, 05:37:19 am »
My understanding of the initial manufacturers warranty is that is associated with the bike and is transferable to a new owner. But it starts from date of initial registration. Usually f that registration is by a dealership say as a demo bike they will start the clock ticking from date of sale to a paying customer.. Sounds like these might have been pre- registered bikes perhaps to get their sales stats up which might explain how the warranty has time lapsed.
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Re: indie dealer has two 2015 left over trophies
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2016, 09:05:47 am »
Generally Triumph have been very good with warranty claims,
even some "known" issues that manifested themselves
after the 2 year Manufacturer warranty had expired -
certainly in the UK, and elsewhere after Triumph UK were approached about the problem.

In the UK, as far as I am aware, there is no Triumph extended warranty for the Trophy,
so I would check carefully who provides the Warranty that this Dealer will sell you,
and read the terms & conditions to see what exclusions there are.

I would ask Triumph directly to confirm whether the 2 Manufacturer warranty WOULD still apply,
despite the Dealer saying not, as they might just be looking for their commission
on selling you a 3rd party extended warranty that you don't need ( yet ? )

The terms of the ( UK ) Triumph Warranty posted on their ( UK ) Web Site states :

All new Triumph motorcycles registered on or after 01.12.92
are covered by a 24 month unlimited mileage warranty,
commencing from the date of first registration
or the date of sale if the motorcycle remains unregistered.
So a Trophy first registered in 2015 should be covered by warranty
expiring on the same date in 2017.

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Re: indie dealer has two 2015 left over trophies
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2016, 01:05:49 pm »
Sounds like a great opportunity!
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Re: indie dealer has two 2015 left over trophies
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2016, 02:04:52 pm »
Sounds like a good price.  I would write down the VIN number and call Triumph USA and tell them the situation and ask some questions.  If they say it is under warranty, I would ask for it in writing.

This indie dealer will not be able to do any warranty work so make sure you have a dealer nearby who can do any warranty work that might arise.

Like others have said, there is no Triumph extended warranty.  If warranty is important to you, you can't find a better warranty than Kawasaki.

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Re: indie dealer has two 2015 left over trophies
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2016, 05:49:15 pm »
*Originally Posted by Coconut [+]
So a Trophy first registered in 2015 should be covered by warranty
expiring on the same date in 2017.

A 2015 could have first been placed in service as early as August of 2014, but most likely not before November, which would make for only a few weeks to a few months of warranty left.

If the bikes are salvage title (which is extremely likely, e.g. they were involved in a flood or something), they would have no manufacturer's warranty. The titles could have been "washed" through whatever states it is these days that allow that kind of thing to slip through the cracks.

I got my "no questions about it being new" 2014 last December for $14.8k. Triumph is currently giving $2k on any 2016 model year or older, new Trophy. You should be able to find a more reputable place to get a Trophy for nearly the same price as you're being quoted, without the hassle.
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Re: indie dealer has two 2015 left over trophies
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2016, 07:39:43 pm »
I found a little more info about how this dealer is getting these bikes.  They bought them from a couple different dealer ships that shut down.  He said there are quite a few Triumph dealers around the country that are either shutting down or getting rid of their Triumph franchise.   This does seem to scare me off Triumph somewhat, and from the aspect of dealer support, though BMW isn't huge either, I haven't heard any stories of them closing in mass.  It's a shame because Triumph seems to have a great product.  I think the major cause of dealer shut downs like this is the idiotic tunnel vision towards the overrated, outdated v twin engine design that seems to have the majority of the American motorcycle buying public by the balls.

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Re: indie dealer has two 2015 left over trophies
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2016, 08:32:25 pm »
Actually, when I updated the dealers gpx file 3 months ago I found the opposite.
The file I started from has 121 dealers listed from 2012.
The dealers list I finished had 170+
All of these dealers were verified in in the States.

So,I would like to know which dealers these were so I can take them off of the dealers list.