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  • Offline Vesper57

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    Standard or SE
    on: Feb 13, 2018, 07.41 am
    Feb 13, 2018, 07.41 am
    Sorry if this topic has been discussed before but as I am a newbie to the forum I thought I would ask everyone's opinion

    A really cheap Standard Trophy has become available - low km's and its Blue (which is the color I wanted)

    My dilemma is this; is the Standard Trophy a viable option? Or should I wait for an SE model to present itself at a price I can afford

    Not having a Radio doesn't concern me but I like the idea of electronically adjustable suspension

    Thoughts,opinions and advice keenly sought  :821:


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    Re: Standard or SE
    Reply #1 on: Feb 13, 2018, 08.31 am
    Feb 13, 2018, 08.31 am
    Hi Vesper57 and  :400:, have a virtual drink on me  :821:

    I have an SE.  I do not use the radio, I find the radio on my iPhone is better and synchronises better with all my Bluetooth stuff.

    I adjust my suspension all the time and really like the way the bike can change its whole demeanor depending on the settings you chose.

    I also use the cruise all the time which I don't think is available on the Standard bike.

    Whichever you go for you are in for a treat.

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    Re: Standard or SE
    Reply #2 on: Feb 13, 2018, 08.39 am
    Feb 13, 2018, 08.39 am
    I have a "Standard" TT

    It has everything that the SE has except Radio and electronic suspension. That's traction control and cruise etc. At the time I bought it I decided I did not need the radio and I thought the money for the electronic option was a deal breaker. At this time 2014 another well known manufacturer was recalling all of a model due to failure in the electronic suspension  :164:

    Bottom line is if I want to adjust then when I am stopped its just a few clicks on the adjusters.

    You have asked what is an impossible question to answer. All the Se owners will say the SE and standard owners will go that route.

    You need to consider what riding you are doing and if you will need to adjust on the move. The main factor is with the bike out of production now, what is available and how deep is your pocket.
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    Re: Standard or SE
    Reply #3 on: Feb 13, 2018, 08.56 am
    Feb 13, 2018, 08.56 am
    Hi Vesper57,

    To help in making your decision, I have posted a Side by Side comparison of the features
    available on the Standard and SE Trophy Models. 

    This information was originally published by Triumph, so I can't vouch for the accuracy of any of it,
    e.g. the SE "appears" to have a larger Fuel Tank than the Standard Model,
    yet on the World of Triumph Web Site, both Models have the same Fuel Tank Part Numbers !

    With regards to the Suspension, the Standard Model is still adjustable, but manually,
    using Rebound Adjusters on top of each Front Fork,
    a Rebound Adjuster for the Rear Suspension ( using a Slotted screwdriver )
    and a Spring Pre-Load Adjuster knob for the Rear Suspension.

    The SE Suspension Rebound adjustment can be set to one of three modes :
    "Comfort", "Standard", and "Sport", and the Pre-Load for the Rear Suspension can be set to :
    "Solo Rider", "Solo Rider with Luggage", or "Rider, Pillion and Luggage".

    The Manual Trophy Model can be set to the same SE settings ( Presets )
    by counting the number of "Clicks" that each adjuster is turned,
    and referring to the Chart found within the Owners Handbook ( Page 135 onwards ).
    and provides additional adjustment points ( "Clicks" ) in between those SE presets.

    It all depends really on individual Rider preferences and the type(s) of riding you do.

    If, like me, you rarely ride other than Solo with Luggage, then you may hardly ever change the
    Suspension Settings at all, whereas if your riding varies from Commuting, to Touring,
    to more adventurous "Twisties" and Track Days, you may want to make adjustments each time !

    You can Download the Trophy Owners Handbook from here :

    Triumph Motorcycles Handbook Library

    Note that both "Issue 1" of the Handbook, and the revised "Issue 2"
    have errors in them, some of which relate to adjusting the Suspension  :157:

    That's not a problem though - I have compiled a list of all the known errors
    in all the Triumph Trophy Publications, which can be found here :

    Owners, Audio, and Service Handbooks + Service Manual errata

    Cheers  :821:

    Last Edit: Mar 09, 2021, 07.26 am by Coconut

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    Re: Standard or SE
    Reply #4 on: Feb 13, 2018, 12.57 pm
    Feb 13, 2018, 12.57 pm
    Vesper57, the only model available in the US was the SE so not much help from over and up here.

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    Re: Standard or SE
    Reply #5 on: Feb 16, 2018, 09.57 am
    Feb 16, 2018, 09.57 am
    I didn't want a radio and rarely adjusted the rear suspension in 22 yrs of ST1100 ownership. Haven't altered the Trophy suspension in 5 years and happy with my choice

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    Re: Standard or SE
    Reply #6 on: Feb 16, 2018, 11.09 am
    Feb 16, 2018, 11.09 am
    I use my radio all the time, even subscribed to XM, use a Sena headset on my Road King because I like having tunes. I really only use the cruise control if my hand starts to fall asleep and then only to shake it "awake". As for the other settings, I'd have to go check where they're set because I don't remember where I left them the last time I played around with them. I only ride solo, I do take long trips but typically only pack clothes and toiletries and rain gear (always have that). I only have the panniers, no top box. So I guess I'm saying even though I have the SE I don't really use or even think about a lot of what it has, but I do love the XM radio! no channel searching!
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    Re: Standard or SE
    Reply #7 on: Feb 16, 2018, 12.05 pm
    Feb 16, 2018, 12.05 pm
    *Originally Posted by nervouswreck [+]
    Vesper57, the only model available in the US was the SE so not much help from over and up here.

    I didn't realize that the SE was not sold in the U.S.  I would prefer not to have the SE the blue-tooth on the radio is crap so I don't use the radio. I also worry about the suspension not working some day and what it is going to cost to fix it.