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Test Ride in a Few Hours
« on: July 16, 2013, 06:53:13 AM »
Finished work a little after 11pm. Went home and grabbed my new C3Pro (I actually won $500 from a Christmas raffle at my dealership and used that as a nice down payment for the helmet.) and installed the SRC system, in preparation for my test ride of the Trophy. I have owned 11 motorcycles since 1985 and every time I get ready to buy another one its like the night before Christmas. I'm 49 and cant help it. Here I sit typing this message at 1:48am and I need to be up at 5am to finish some tasks so that I can be at the dealership at 9am. I plan on a lengthy test ride and then be at work by noon.
I am going to attempt to sleep.
Goodnight and I will report on the test ride tomorrow night.
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Re: Test Ride in a Few Hours
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2013, 07:34:12 AM »
That seems a perfectly normal, adult motorcyclist response to trying out new hardware as far as I am concerned. Have a great test ride, I am sure you will LOVE it!

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Re: Test Ride in a Few Hours
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2013, 11:00:50 AM »
Agree with Crobiker we are all kids at heart :008:

Enjoy your test ride then get the cheque book out and do the right thing. :047:

Then dream on until you pick it up.

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Re: Test Ride in a Few Hours
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2013, 11:04:32 AM »
Have fun Amboguzzi Im sure you will

Have your deposit ready

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Re: Test Ride in a Few Hours
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2013, 12:18:17 PM »
 :017: Of course you're like a kid the night before Christmas.  It's a new bike man, be excited !! Bring your checkbook.

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Re: Test Ride in a Few Hours
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2013, 12:39:41 PM »
You sure will have fun, just depends on what bikes you are coming from and what you want.  I have had 2 x  2 hour test rides, have put a deposit down, and may have to make up excuses for more test rides until the bike arrives.

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Re: Test Ride in a Few Hours
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2013, 05:46:48 AM »
Impressive. I truly enjoyed my test ride. Considering, that I am coming off a Rocket III, I was surprised by the wide torque band and its responsiveness. Truthfully, I almost killed myself by not realizing how fast I was going and then applied enough steering input to effectively do 360's. It changed direction so quickly, I had to constantly remind myself that all I had to do is think left and bam it happened. I did feel a little disconnected from the front end and I'm sure that relationship will blossom over time.
 I agree with most everyone that it is smooth. I am very susceptible to numbness associated with vibration. I did not experience any numbness during the hour+ test drive.
I will have to get use to the upright seating position and my legs underneath me. It is equipped with the heated low seat and at its lowest setting, I am a little more, than on my toes/ball of foot. This will also take some getting used to but again just another area that becomes more comfortable over time. I will be looking for suggestions on riding boots with a taller sole/heel.
I was able to feel the difference between the TES settings and was impressed, in that It actually made a difference.
Right or wrong I did not spend any time fooling with the audio system because that is just icing on the cake.
Last thing that was good/bad was the windscreen/fairing. It was near 100 degrees today and muggy and the fairing is so efficient that it is a warm ride, even with the screen in its lowest position. But, this will be beneficial in the winter.
I just keep thinking about how much range this motorcycle has and its ability to get my signature on the dotted line.
She spoke to me and least I can do is take her home and give her a good home.
Is it Friday yet?
Scott 

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Re: Test Ride in a Few Hours
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2013, 06:25:37 AM »
Hi Scott.... seems like Trophy made a lasting first impression on you too! Glad you enjoyed the ride and found many of the finer points of this machine! Kevin
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