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  • Offline The-D-Man

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    Considering a Trophy 2015 vs 2017 & any other advice
    on: Oct 02, 2018, 05.26 am
    Oct 02, 2018, 05.26 am
    Howdy.  Just joined the forum.
    I currently have a 2013 Tiger 800 Roadie and a 2017 Bobber.
    Thinking about trading in both for a Trophy.  Wanting something comfortable for longer trips but fun on the twisties and short jaunts on a weekend morning.

    Have not ridden one yet but will try to ride a used 2017 soon.

    One concern is the legroom. I am 6’2” and I think I sat on a Trophy at my dealer a few years ago and found it short for me and compressing my knees a bit.
    Finding online that most come with the low ride seat as well??

    I have found a 2017 with 4.5k miles $12.2K, a NEW 2015 full warranty for $10k (no panniers), and a new 2017 for $15k.

    Any known issues with 2015 or 17 I should be aware of?
    Any concerns about that 2015 having sat at a dealer for 3+ years?

    Any other longer legged riders out there on a newer Trophy?

    Thanks.


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    Re: Considering a Trophy 2015 vs 2017 & any other advice
    Reply #1 on: Oct 02, 2018, 07.38 am
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    The seat does have a second position that it clicks into for the longer legged rider.
    Best thing to do is to test ride one for an hour at least, that's the only way to know if YOU find the bike suitable.

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    Re: Considering a Trophy 2015 vs 2017 & any other advice
    Reply #2 on: Oct 02, 2018, 08.05 am
    Oct 02, 2018, 08.05 am
    I'm 6 foot and find mine comfortable, I reckon more so than the other 2 bikes you have. Take a test drive would be the best bet, I like mine!

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    Re: Considering a Trophy 2015 vs 2017 & any other advice
    Reply #3 on: Oct 02, 2018, 09.11 am
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    I didn't realise you could buy them without panniers? You'll want them - if you go for the 2015 get them built in to the deal - even if it costs a little more.

    Regarding size - I'm 5'10" but with a 29" inside leg - I'd say inside leg is a crucial thing as these are heavy beasts. I have my seat in the low position and once on I can put my feet 3/4 flat on the floor - I wouldn't be happy with any less. I'd say you should be fine.
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    Re: Considering a Trophy 2015 vs 2017 & any other advice
    Reply #4 on: Oct 02, 2018, 09.15 am
    Oct 02, 2018, 09.15 am
    Also, iif you source panniers elsewhere, new or secondhand, the keys will be different to the ignition, petrol cap and seat lock

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    Re: Considering a Trophy 2015 vs 2017 & any other advice
    Reply #5 on: Oct 02, 2018, 12.58 pm
    Oct 02, 2018, 12.58 pm
    The-D-Man.  :400: I'm 6' 1.5" and have the seat [standard heated] set to the highest setting, then I have placed some rubber blocks under rear of the riders seat to elevate a bit more [about 1"]. I also have an AirHawk fitted. With this setup I can flat foot it with both feet, no problem. The standard seat is more than comfortable, I just wanted to open up my knee joints a bit more for my long distance rides. Cheers. :158:
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    Re: Considering a Trophy 2015 vs 2017 & any other advice
    Reply #6 on: Oct 02, 2018, 03.40 pm
    Oct 02, 2018, 03.40 pm
    You can get lowered footpegs here:  http://www.knightdesignllc.com/Products/Motorcycle/Triumph/Trophy-SE/Triumph-Trophy-SE-1-Front-Foot-Pegs.html

    They help a lot.

    Since the stock Trophy seat is not the most comfortable for a large rider, you can have a Russell Day Long seat made and it will raise you up about 1.5 in or more.  https://day-long.com/

    Lastly, you can raise the handlebars with a poor-mans method.  Search this site for the instructions.
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    Re: Considering a Trophy 2015 vs 2017 & any other advice
    Reply #7 on: Oct 02, 2018, 05.15 pm
    Oct 02, 2018, 05.15 pm
    When new the Trophy was equipped with Panniers as standard,
    so it would be interesting to know what happened to them -
    especially as they would have had locks in them that the single key fitted !

    With regards to the seat - the US export model was shipped with the "Low" Seat as standard,
    while everyone else got the "Standard" height seat.  There's about an inch difference between them.

    Each seat can then be adjusted to one of two postions, "Low" or "High",
    and there's about 8 tenths of inch difference between them.

    That's a total variation of about 1.8 Inches, between the Low Seat in the Low Position,
    and the Standard Seat in the High Position  :028:

    ..... but if you can get a "Russell Day Long" seat
    they will raise you a bit more and are VERY comfortable  :169:

    Cheers  :821:

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