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    Greetings from the mountains of North Carolina
    on: Feb 25, 2018, 05.46 am
    Feb 25, 2018, 05.46 am
    Just picked up my 2013 TTSE today and brought it back home.  I also have a 2013 Tiger 800 Roadie that I've had since I got it new.  I wanted the TTSE for my longer rides I am starting to do.

    I live in the land of the Blue Ridge Parkway outside of Asheville, NC.  I am interested in how the bike will perform in these twisties we have around here.  I don't expect the same type of ride as my Tiger but we'll see if the TTSE is as capable.

    The 380 miles back from where I purchased the TTSE was almost all interstate and highway speed roads.  Other than the bike having a lo seat (I am 6'3" with a 34 inseam - I need the regular set on highest position) it performed quite well.  Has the large windscreen which worked out really well for me in different scenarios.  Really likes the wind not catching my arms and shoulders with the larger windscreen.


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    Re: Greetings from the mountains of North Carolina
    Reply #1 on: Feb 25, 2018, 12.10 pm
    Feb 25, 2018, 12.10 pm
    Firstly, BubbleheadSpook welcome to the forum.  Secondly, I'm quite sure you will be happy with the
    Trophy in the "twisties".  I spent 8 days at the TwoWheel Inn in Robbinsville NC, rode most of the area and the Trophy performed admirably.  At one point I had my 2013 in the shop for some warranty work, the dealer gave me a Tiger 800 to use.  I live in Northeastern PA, where we have a fair amount of curvy roads to ride.  The Tiger was fun but not near what the Trophy will do, at least in my opinion.  So my guess is when you get the chance to try it out on the Dragon, RT 28, Cherohala Skyway, or any of the other great roads in your area you will grinning from ear to ear.  Have fun.

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    Re: Greetings from the mountains of North Carolina
    Reply #2 on: Feb 25, 2018, 01.00 pm
    Feb 25, 2018, 01.00 pm
    *Originally Posted by BubbleheadSpook [+]
    Just picked up my 2013 TTSE today and brought it back home.  I also have a 2013 Tiger 800 Roadie that I've had since I got it new.  I wanted the TTSE for my longer rides I am starting to do.

    I live in the land of the Blue Ridge Parkway outside of Asheville, NC.  I am interested in how the bike will perform in these twisties we have around here.  I don't expect the same type of ride as my Tiger but we'll see if the TTSE is as capable.

    The 380 miles back from where I purchased the TTSE was almost all interstate and highway speed roads.  Other than the bike having a lo seat (I am 6'3" with a 34 inseam - I need the regular set on highest position) it performed quite well.  Has the large windscreen which worked out really well for me in different scenarios.  Really likes the wind not catching my arms and shoulders with the larger windscreen.

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    Re: Greetings from the mountains of North Carolina
    Reply #3 on: Feb 25, 2018, 01.34 pm
    Feb 25, 2018, 01.34 pm
    welcome aboard  :821:
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    Re: Greetings from the mountains of North Carolina
    Reply #4 on: Feb 25, 2018, 01.51 pm
    Feb 25, 2018, 01.51 pm
    As far as performing on those fantastic roads in your area, you will NOT be disappointed.  I'm certain that it handles better in such conditions than my '13 FJR.  The TTSE is more comfortable as well.  The FJR in line four is a bit more exciting but overall, the riding on the Blue Ridge and Cherohala is perfect for the TTSE.  I must say I'm a bit jealous.  I think the Cherohala is the most thrilling road I ever ran and I've been around a bit.

    Have a great time man! :028:
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    Re: Greetings from the mountains of North Carolina
    Reply #5 on: Feb 25, 2018, 03.04 pm
    Feb 25, 2018, 03.04 pm
     :400: to the forum.
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    Re: Greetings from the mountains of North Carolina
    Reply #6 on: Feb 25, 2018, 03.18 pm
    Feb 25, 2018, 03.18 pm
     :400: I find the the weight of the machine disappears when you crack the throttle.  Bring on the twisties...  :821:
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    Re: Greetings from the mountains of North Carolina
    Reply #7 on: Feb 25, 2018, 04.02 pm
    Feb 25, 2018, 04.02 pm
     :401: from the eastern part of NC

     



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