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greetings!!
« on: June 15, 2013, 03:08:36 PM »
today is saturday, in 8 days and 14 hours I will collect my Trophy (not counting of course)
trading in my Sprint Gt as not a bike I clicked with - previous sprint ST was a great bike though
hope will be worth the extra few (ha) pounds spent

anyway greetings to all
Tim
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Re: greetings!!
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2013, 04:07:57 PM »
 :401: :401: Tim, enjoy
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Re: greetings!!
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2013, 04:55:35 PM »
Welcome to the Forum and to your new Trophy.  :400:
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Re: greetings!!
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2013, 06:12:17 PM »
Congrats and welcome to this Forum :046:
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Re: greetings!!
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2013, 07:10:32 PM »
  :401: Dude  :401:

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Re: greetings!!
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2013, 07:35:05 PM »
Exciting times  :001:

If you don't mind me asking, why do you think that you didn't click with the GT?

John.

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Re: greetings!!
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2013, 08:49:52 PM »
John, I had a sprint ST for 4 years and it felt really comfortable and I enjoyed it immensely - apart from the luggage which was absolutely awful! Most of riding is two up and as wife is not that tall -  the GT seemed the perfect option.

although the comfort was great and the luggage is superb the handling just did not give me confidence, found it heavy to corner and always felt as if on edge. A change to Metzelers made a difference but I think it was always in my mind that i was not 'at home' .
 Other little things started to annoy (eg can't read speedo in km as red on black in small letter was not visible, as I'm getting older there was still too much weight on wrists, and the feeling that the bike is dated - bike equivalent to Rover 75 springs to mind )
 So when the opportunity to try  the Trophy it was a better feeling after an hour or so (and the wife pushed me to purchase as she was a lot more comfortable so I did not take much persuasion

hope it all works out!!
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Re: greetings!!
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2013, 01:39:14 AM »
Timbovr. I've had a 955ST for 12 years and couldn't bear to part with it when I bought the Trophy. Too many memories of fantastic rides. In my mind for a Soprt Touring bike one can not do better than the ST
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