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  • Offline knotty

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    Thinking of buying a trophy
    on: Aug 14, 2017, 06.24 pm
    Aug 14, 2017, 06.24 pm
    Hi All
    Dave here from Surrey,BC Canada.
    Currently own & ride a Triumph 2013 Speedmaster. Which i really love btw.
    But seriously thinking of trading in on a 2017 trophy se
    My local guys have almost a 25% discount on trophys & mines worth a good buck.
    Ive done 2 test rides which i really liked.
    Only 2 concerns!
    Im a short ass! 30" inseam. tested a bike with low seat. But still on tip toes.
    Ok on flatter ground, but would be a bit of an issue on uneven ground.
    So would have to install lowering kit. Probably Lust racing 1" drop kit.
    Done some research there!
    Only other issue was weight! 140Lbs heavier than my bike.
    Is this something you just get used to?
    I guess im just looking for some justification on purchase & thinking long term.
    More trips, longer trips. etc
    Any feedback would be appreciated.
    cheers to all fellow Triumph owners

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    Re: Thinking of buying a trophy
    Reply #1 on: Aug 14, 2017, 07.09 pm
    Aug 14, 2017, 07.09 pm
    I'm also a short type of person , got the lowering kit and bike handles very well still.
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    Re: Thinking of buying a trophy
    Reply #2 on: Aug 14, 2017, 07.34 pm
    Aug 14, 2017, 07.34 pm
    knotty, I am barely a 30" inseam and manage very well.  I do have to be somewhat be careful of low spots in the road when stopping, otherwise all is well.  It seems all the bikes I like are a bit tall for me.
    Last Edit: Aug 14, 2017, 07.35 pm by nervouswreck

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    Re: Thinking of buying a trophy
    Reply #3 on: Aug 14, 2017, 07.34 pm
    Aug 14, 2017, 07.34 pm
    Hi Knotty, dont let the height put you off, I found mine a little high when I first rode it but now with a couple thousand miles on I manage fine, not flat footed but enough to reverse the bike etc, I have the standard seat in the low position and a 29" leg ( well two to be accurate)  :002:

    The weight disappears once moving and you can throw it about remarcably well, I even filtered for a mile on Sunday when a accident on the motorway caused a massive tailback.... no problem, cant say the same for the guy on the Goldwing that tried to follow me  :008: to be fair he was two up....

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    Re: Thinking of buying a trophy
    Reply #4 on: Aug 15, 2017, 05.54 am
    Aug 15, 2017, 05.54 am
    Thanks guys for your input.
    Need to make a decision by tomorrow.
    So no pressure!! Lol

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    Re: Thinking of buying a trophy
    Reply #5 on: Aug 15, 2017, 08.13 pm
    Aug 15, 2017, 08.13 pm
    29.5 inseam & it's good for me on a standard seat.   :001: Setting the suspension on "single helmet" lowers it even if you have a pillion. Just done a brief trip to France this weekend with the wife, full luggage and had a blast, yes be aware of footing options when you stop but otherwise enjoyed the ride loads. The weight really does vanish when you are over a few mph / kmh.
    Go for it ... you WILL ENJOY  :001:

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    Re: Thinking of buying a trophy
    Reply #6 on: Aug 16, 2017, 01.28 am
    Aug 16, 2017, 01.28 am
    Good luck with your decision.

    I'm here because I was looking at trading my Harley Electraglide for a Trophy.  I'm a 30" inseam as well, and standover was one of my concerns.  I did a test ride and found the Trophy fairly comfortable in that regard - it had the low seat on it - and I was wearing my usual riding boots - logger boots with .  heels.  No issues flat-footing on level ground, and managed to do OK when I stopped on a mild off-camber spot to turn around on the test ride. 

    As far as the weight goes, I'm coming from a little different situation - the Trophy was about 200lbs lighter than the bike I rode to the dealer on.  It did feel like it had a little higher center of gravity than the Harley, but I felt like the weight was VERY manageable. 

    Performance wise the Trophy is in a whole different realm than what I am used to.  But unfortunately, it's ergonomics just don't work for me.   Awfully hard to pass it up at these prices though...

    Hope that helps some...

    Dan
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    Re: Thinking of buying a trophy
    Reply #7 on: Aug 16, 2017, 01.51 am
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    knotty, go for it. Remember the old saying, he who hesitates loses. The weight won't worry you and after a very short [sorry] time owning it, the foot placement issue won't be a problem. There so good for two up touring, my wife just loves it. And at the older age of [69 and 63] we still enjoy seeing this vast continent from the saddle.  :169: :169:
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