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  • Offline RPDATA

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    Am I losing it?
    on: Oct 31, 2017, 11.24 am
    Oct 31, 2017, 11.24 am
    I purchased my 2014 Trophy new and have enjoyed every minute of the 45000kms I've put on it.

    I'm close to trading it on a 2017 BMW 1200GS Adventure, and I'm not 100% sure I know why. Perhaps just for the sake of a change. Has anyone else been down that road, trading a bike you're perfectly happy with for something different. How did that work out?

    Rob
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    Re: Am I losing it?
    Reply #1 on: Oct 31, 2017, 11.59 am
    Oct 31, 2017, 11.59 am
    Yes Rob, I traded a perfectly good RT that I liked on the Trophy and I am very happy with the decision.  Hey really you gotta do what you gotta do.  It'll all work out when Triumph comes up with a replacement then you can trade the GS for it.

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    Re: Am I losing it?
    Reply #2 on: Oct 31, 2017, 02.10 pm
    Oct 31, 2017, 02.10 pm
    Just sayin', you already have a better bike than the Beemer.  +1 on the comments to hang onto this until Triumph brings out another tourer.
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    Re: Am I losing it?
    Reply #3 on: Oct 31, 2017, 02.28 pm
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    Variety is the spice of life.  Enjoy the GS until something else tickles your fancy.

    But you might still be losing it, I don't know.

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    Re: Am I losing it?
    Reply #4 on: Oct 31, 2017, 09.55 pm
    Oct 31, 2017, 09.55 pm
    *Originally Posted by RPDATA [+]
    I purchased my 2014 Trophy new and have enjoyed every minute of the 45000kms I've put on it.

    I'm close to trading it on a 2017 BMW 1200GS Adventure, and I'm not 100% sure I know why. Perhaps just for the sake of a change. Has anyone else been down that road, trading a bike you're perfectly happy with for something different. How did that work out?

    The new Goldwing is rather svelte (comparatively) with every amenity one could imagine. Have you tried the Tiger Explorer?
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    Re: Am I losing it?
    Reply #5 on: Oct 31, 2017, 10.03 pm
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    If the Triumph SE doesn't do it for you and you need and want a change I would look at an Indian.  They make a very durable and technologically up-to-date touring machines ever bit as nice as the GoldWing. IMHO

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    Re: Am I losing it?
    Reply #6 on: Nov 01, 2017, 01.43 am
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    *Originally Posted by AZBob [+]
    The new Goldwing is rather svelte (comparatively) with every amenity one could imagine. Have you tried the Tiger Explorer?
    The svelte 2018 Goldwing lost a lot of storage space compared to the 2017 model, from 150 liters to just 110 liters. The TTSE with top case has 117 litters of storage.
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    Re: Am I losing it?
    Reply #7 on: Nov 01, 2017, 04.06 am
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    *Originally Posted by azccj [+]
    The svelte 2018 Goldwing lost a lot of storage space compared to the 2017 model, from 150 liters to just 110 liters. The TTSE with top case has 117 litters of storage.

    Wow. I have seen some of the reveal videos and she looks pretty sweet. The speculation was running wild as to how much they were going to shave off the bike. Turns out they shaved quite a bit. I really like it but the reaction among Wingers seems mixed. I was on a trip recently and ran into 2 wing riders, one with a 40th anniversary edition. Really beautiful color way. The other gentleman was riding a '16, an exceptional Silver color. Both were pristine.

    We started chatting and the conversation eventually led up to the '18. Neither one of them were in love with the new model. The main complaint was that they trimmed too much off of it trying to make it more like a K Bike or something. And I see their point. I see a whole new generation of wingers being created. The olde guard may not be so excepting of these new-fangled wingers... division in the ranks!   :153: 

    To the OP, if that GS is what it takes to scratch the itch and you are prepared for the financial ride that is BMW, then do it. We are not guaranteed a single day in this world. Best of luck and enjoy the ride.
    Last Edit: Nov 01, 2017, 04.11 am by Ghostrider25
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