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  • Offline ladisney   us

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    FNG from Iowa
    on: Jan 15, 2018, 07.56 pm
    Jan 15, 2018, 07.56 pm
    Looking at buying a Trophy.  The dealer is offering a great deal.  I've ridden motorcycles since 1972, a Triumph Bonneville America since 2004 (about 106,000 miles so far.)  I live in Iowa so not much riding right now, the temp was one degree below zero F this morning.  I want to learn about the Trophy before I commit to buying it.  What are the known issues, pitfalls and problems, as well as the really great things about it. Any input from those experienced Trophy riders would be appreciated.

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    Re: FNG from Iowa
    Reply #1 on: Jan 15, 2018, 08.15 pm
    Jan 15, 2018, 08.15 pm
    Hi FNG and :400: to the Forum !

    Where to start ?

    There are juts SO MANY good things about the Trophy - including this Forum !  :008:

    Positives :

    Bargains to be had ( you know this )
    Exhilarating Ride
    Superb and distinctive 1215cc Triple engine
    ( You MUST take a Test Ride -
    Then you won't need to ask much else except "Where do I sign ?" )
    Great Weather Protection
    Long Service Intervals ( 10,000 miles or Annually )
    Great Range on a full tank of fuel
    Good Fuel economy
    Lots of "Bells & Whistles" compared with the previous Trophy Model
    ( Shaft Drive, Audio System, Electrically Adjustable Suspension, Linked ABS Brakes,
    Traction Control, Electrically Adjustable Screen, Tyre Pressure Monitoring,
    Heated Seats & Grips options, etc etc etc ! )
    Great Looks

    Negatives :
    They stopped making them !


    LOADS of information in the Forum - Have a Play with the SEARCH Button -
    it's up there - top left of the Menu Bar - try entering "Thinking of Buying"
    then have a read through the list of Topics to find those that seem to match what you're looking for  :169:

    If you have any specific questions that you can't find answers to,
    just post a New Topic into a relevant Section of the Forum.

    Cheers  :821:

    Last Edit: Mar 26, 2020, 09.20 am by Coconut

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    Re: FNG from Iowa
    Reply #2 on: Jan 15, 2018, 09.54 pm
    Jan 15, 2018, 09.54 pm
    Welcome aboard  :821:
    An old biker must be a good rider

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    Re: FNG from Iowa
    Reply #3 on: Jan 15, 2018, 10.27 pm
    Jan 15, 2018, 10.27 pm
    FNG welcome to the forum  :821:
    It wasn't me !!

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    Re: FNG from Iowa
    Reply #4 on: Jan 15, 2018, 10.30 pm
    Jan 15, 2018, 10.30 pm
    Positives: Performance - reputation - features for the price point.  Negatives?  Discretionary spending here in North America collapsed some time ago and many people don't know the Triumph Trophy SE even exists.  Hoping the Des Moines dealer is worth a darn.

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    Re: FNG from Iowa
    Reply #5 on: Jan 16, 2018, 02.36 am
    Jan 16, 2018, 02.36 am
     :401: to the forum.Only smiles with your miles!

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    Re: FNG from Iowa
    Reply #6 on: Jan 16, 2018, 02.07 pm
    Jan 16, 2018, 02.07 pm
     :400: ladisney the Trophy is the single most fun bike I have owned and I have owned quite a few.

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    Re: FNG from Iowa
    Reply #7 on: Jan 16, 2018, 03.04 pm
    Jan 16, 2018, 03.04 pm

            :401:............. :821:
    `Only a Motorcyclist  knows why a dog rides with his head out of the car window '