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Re: Considering a Trophy 2015 vs 2017 & any other advice
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2018, 11:56:44 PM »
The response from the dealer with the '15 is indeed very strange. Panniers are standard. The bike may be a good deal, but the dealer is either unknowledgeable, or dishonest. When Triumph stopped making the Trophy, they dumped them on the market and the prices dropped radically. That doesn't mean the prices stayed low- the bike is certainly worth 15k.

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Re: Considering a Trophy 2015 vs 2017 & any other advice
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2018, 11:59:37 PM »
Yeah it looks like you are on the backside of the curve for when Triumph was trying to unload Trophys.  For about 6 months or so late last year and early this year you could find them for $13k out the door.  Now that the inventory has been reduced they are not dealing on them as well.
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Re: Considering a Trophy 2015 vs 2017 & any other advice
« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2018, 12:01:53 AM »
They are bullsh$tting you about the panniers for the 15 model.  There wasn't an option for any dealer worldwide to order without panniers.  If you want to follow up on this, call Triumph North America located outside Atlanta, GA.  I would be losing faith in that dealer if they continue to insist that the bike doesn't have panniers.
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Re: Considering a Trophy 2015 vs 2017 & any other advice
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2018, 01:04:09 AM »
*Originally Posted by The-D-Man [+]

Great advice!  And I do for sure research.
I did a full scrub nationwide for the U.S. on Cycle Trader.
Nine new '17's out there, most are marked above $15K; perhaps two or so at the $15K mark.
Of course, only ONE in Texas. 
If you are aware of a better tool I can check, please share. 
thanks again for all of your help and advice.

Don't believe the prices on CycleTrader for new bikes. I see 15 new '17's out there right now, the lowest being $11,999, but probably closer to $13k out the door. I purchased my 2017 new just over a year ago and got it from the dealer closest to me. He had it listed for $19,500 on CycleTrader, and I walked away with it for $13k and change. This is the end of the cycling season, and that worked to my advantage last year, as they wanted to move it and not keep it all winter. I simply informed my dealer the bike was discontinued and that I had other quotes in the low $13k's from Nevada and Illinois, but that I'd prefer to purchase it closer. He agreed. Find a new one close to you and make them an offer around $13,400 - $13,600 out the door and see where it gets you. Good luck!
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Re: Considering a Trophy 2015 vs 2017 & any other advice
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2018, 02:25:43 AM »
*Originally Posted by Schindawg [+]
Don't believe the prices on CycleTrader for new bikes. I see 15 new '17's out there right now, the lowest being $11,999, but probably closer to $13k out the door. I purchased my 2017 new just over a year ago and got it from the dealer closest to me. He had it listed for $19,500 on CycleTrader, and I walked away with it for $13k and change. This is the end of the cycling season, and that worked to my advantage last year, as they wanted to move it and not keep it all winter. I simply informed my dealer the bike was discontinued and that I had other quotes in the low $13k's from Nevada and Illinois, but that I'd prefer to purchase it closer. He agreed. Find a new one close to you and make them an offer around $13,400 - $13,600 out the door and see where it gets you. Good luck!

Good advice.  You shouldn't pay more than what he is suggesting.  Be prepared to walk away.
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Re: Considering a Trophy 2015 vs 2017 & any other advice
« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2018, 08:09:34 AM »
I made a list the main things to check if you are thinking of buying
any particular Trophy and are able to check them "Hands On" :

What to look for when Buying a Pre-Owned ( Used ) Trophy SE

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Re: Considering a Trophy 2015 vs 2017 & any other advice
« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2018, 02:15:38 AM »
Thanks folks for the market price feedback and advice.
This is a great group; I really appreciate the responses.

The dealer with the ‘15 ain’t dealin.  His drive out best offer was almost $15k

The dealer with the new ‘17 is sticking with drive out of $15.6k.

I am hoping to test ride the used ‘17 on Friday morning. Hoping I like the ergonomics and ride experience or it’s all for naught!

Will post updates.

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Re: Considering a Trophy 2015 vs 2017 & any other advice
« Reply #23 on: October 04, 2018, 07:06:33 PM »
*Originally Posted by The-D-Man [+]
Thanks folks for the market price feedback and advice.
This is a great group; I really appreciate the responses.

The dealer with the ‘15 ain’t dealin.  His drive out best offer was almost $15k

The dealer with the new ‘17 is sticking with drive out of $15.6k.

I am hoping to test ride the used ‘17 on Friday morning. Hoping I like the ergonomics and ride experience or it’s all for naught!

Will post updates.

For $600, that's a no-brainer. Bring your checkbook. :-)
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