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    Hello from Italy
    on: Jul 24, 2017, 03.58 pm
    Jul 24, 2017, 03.58 pm
    Hello everyone! My name is Paolo and i'm from north Italy.
    I come to this forum because i'm in love with the Trophy, and i'm trying to understand is it can be the right motorcyclke for me.
    I'm a young motorcyclist and i've started riding since 2013.
    I've started riding with a lovely '04 BMW R1150R purchased with 70'00 km (40k miles). I had chosen an old, weak and cheep bike because i didn't know if  the motorcycle world fits me or not. An year and 20'000km (12.5k miles) i was compleatly addicted. So i sold tha old BMW that at this time was starting to lose pieces and i approach the Triumph world.

    In Italy Triumph means only three model: Speed-Tiger 800- Explorer. STOP.
    Seems that the otrer models are misunderstood and undervalued.

    I like travel and even if occasionally my right wrist goes crazy, the majority of the time i enjoy the ride.

    So i choose to buy a '14 Tiger SPORT with 1200km (745 miles) and now, after 3 years the ODO shows almost 50'000 km (31k miles). I've enjoied alot this bike and i think that the most balanced option and i'm still loving the way it feels and performs. It give me the opportunity to enjoy the alps or other short tours as well as enjoy long trip as the last one when i spent 10 days around SLO - HR - SRB - BiH - RO - H. It's a good product and fits most type of riding style.


    After a while i started riding with "leather suite" friends and in a while i start changing my riding habits.

    The turn point for me happened two year ago, when i bought a Yamaha XTX 660 to pair at the Tiger but tu use for the more fast tours.
    That bike has 48HP engine on a 180 kg (396.83lb) motorcycle and that year i rode very aggressive with my "fat-supermoto".
    I'm not a pilot, i know because i've tried the track with awful results.
    The bike is tecnically old and inferior to the other naked or dual sport.
    So, why i was able to follow and even pass other modern bike and skilled riders?
    I was accepting more risks and reducing my safety margins.
    Understood that i sold the XT and immediatly quit been je** :107: on street.
    So, now i'm enjoying the street with my Tiger and when my right wrist prickles i go on track.

    ok, ok... all amazing, but... the Trophy?

    Recently i discovered this model (in Italy is almost notexisting) and i've been captured.
    I'm trying to inderstand  if the Trophy can be my ideal motorcycle.
    I love the way looks and technically seems to be a very good product.
    I read alot about the Trophy and i havn't found nothing that demoralized me.
    I'm very proud of mi Tiger and now with all mods fits me perfect so i'm a bit nervous to change it.

    I ask anyone to give me some impression or advice. I'll appreciate every suggest.
    I'm quite sure that this motorbike will let me appreciate the road in a very relaxed way and this is great, but my only doubt is that this trophy can be in trouble in very windings roads, wich are the majority here where i live.
    The segment where is collocated this amazing product is Sport-Tourers but i'm afraid that the Sport part isn't very much.

    What do you think about?


    I show you underneath my endorphins dealers :153:


    Frist pusher...  20'000 km (32k miles) SOLD




    Bad companion  13'000 km  (21k miles) SOLD




    50'000 km (80.5k miles) in progress
    Last Edit: Jul 24, 2017, 04.00 pm by molla91sr

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    Re: Hello from Italy
    Reply #1 on: Jul 24, 2017, 04.29 pm
    Jul 24, 2017, 04.29 pm
    If you're looking for comfort but still want power and handling, then the Trophy SE will be a big step up for you. The TTSE loves winding roads but keep in mind that it is a more powerful bike (134 hp stock or closer to 140 hp with a Trident exhaust). For me, I wanted a bike that was super comfortable for long distance riding but that I could still open up and attack winding roads with when the mood suited me. The TTSE is the perfect bike for this. Lots of storage, amazingly comfortable for long distances (even with a passenger) and all the fancy electronics I could want. At slow parking lots speeds it is top heavy and it does sit you a bit high off the ground so you have to be aware of your surroundings and take it easy when doing slow walking speed manoeuvring with the bike. Plenty of people on this forum have dropped it at least once while going very slowly. The only other bike I've ever found that met all my requirements was the BMW K1600 GTL Exclusive but the price was crazy, maintenance costs quite high and reliability questionable from talking to other people. With the deals out now, you can't go wrong with a TTSE...if you can find one that is. Happy hunting.  :002: 
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    Re: Hello from Italy
    Reply #2 on: Jul 24, 2017, 04.34 pm
    Jul 24, 2017, 04.34 pm
    My pusher (with modifications):  :008:

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    Re: Hello from Italy
    Reply #3 on: Jul 24, 2017, 04.48 pm
    Jul 24, 2017, 04.48 pm
    welcome aboard  :821: the only way for you to know if the Trophy will fit your needs is to take a test ride, if you can find one to test. It's an absolutely georgeous bike. Try it and it's a done deal! :046: :152:
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    Re: Hello from Italy
    Reply #4 on: Jul 24, 2017, 06.46 pm
    Jul 24, 2017, 06.46 pm
    I hope to find a way to test one, but Here where i leave is really rare.
    I've just been to the dealer, but it says that there's no way to do a test ride if not asking some owner. I'm sorry that the Triumph Italia net is so crapy. I think Triumph like a storical and solid brand, but here is quite mistreat :161:

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    Re: Hello from Italy
    Reply #5 on: Jul 24, 2017, 07.11 pm
    Jul 24, 2017, 07.11 pm
    Hi molla91sr,

    I know you've seen the Advert in the Forum "For Sale" Section
    of the Trophy being sold by "blackbro02" in Milan, so I assume
    that it's not an option to go and See, Test Ride, and / or maybe buy that one ?

    If you look on the "Members Map" you can see the locations of other Trophy Members
    ( or at least those who have placed the or Pin in the map ! ).

    There are Members in Turin, Genoa, Aulia - click on any "Pin" for a "Pop Up" of their Username,
    then click on the Username to be directed to their Forum Profile, from where you could send them
    a Private Message asking if you could ride out and meet up with them to look over their Trophy,
    and discuss their opinions on purchasing, servicing etc in your Country.

    You might even be able to persuade one of them to let you have ride on their Trophy !

    Cheers  :821:

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    Re: Hello from Italy
    Reply #6 on: Jul 25, 2017, 04.41 am
    Jul 25, 2017, 04.41 am
     :400: to the forum and i hope you find a Trophy.P.S. I rooted my butt off for Aru in TDF but he got sick and lost his top gear.There is always next year.

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    Re: Hello from Italy
    Reply #7 on: Jul 25, 2017, 07.30 am
    Jul 25, 2017, 07.30 am
    Hello molla91sr, and welcome.

    I lived in Munich for a long while and had plenty of ride outs to the Alps & northern Italy. So I know the type of roads you like. This was all on my Honda RC31 Bros (or Hawk in the USA), which as per your old XTX 660 is about 180kg with 48hp and a perfect tool for these roads (I still have the Bros - but now it has been tuned and is mainly used on the track). In my opinion there is not a big bike out there that can match that sort of handling on mountain roads in the same way that the Trophy can. It is an awesomely competent machine and deceptively nimble in the tight bends. I recently did over 1,000 miles on a trip to the Scottish Highlands over a long weekend, and I personally preferred the twistier roads on the Trophy to the open sweeping roads that the Highlands are famous for.

    There used to be a Triumph dealer in Ottobrunn, just south of Munich, so perhaps you could combine a visit to this city (for the Octoberfest if not before?) with an arrangement to test a Trophy?
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