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From Adventure to Tourer
« on: October 20, 2018, 10:13:18 PM »
Hello all,

   I am the proud owner of a new to me 2014 Triumph Trophy. I have been a fan of Triumph for years and recently sold my Tiger to go a more sedate route because of father time. Looking forward to learning all I can.

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Re: From Adventure to Tourer
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2018, 10:51:25 PM »
Hi 51DeSoto, and :400: to the Club !

You maybe pleasantly surprised to find that the Trophy isn't quite as sedate as you think !

You're certainly in the right place to find everything you need to know  :028:

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Re: From Adventure to Tourer
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2018, 10:55:14 PM »

"You maybe pleasantly surprised to find that the Trophy isn't quite as sedate as you think !"

You can say that again!!!

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Re: From Adventure to Tourer
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2018, 11:52:32 PM »
51DeSoto, you may find sedation is to be found in your right hand. I've been in the unfortunate position where I've had to severely chastise my right hand for taking it upon himself to misbehave.  :745: :745:
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Re: From Adventure to Tourer
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2018, 01:55:45 AM »
Yes, its got some get up and go, but I can't go offroad. Me on a DR 650 " I can follow that YZ." I couldn't. On the Tiger, "I can follow that DR."  I couldn't. Went camping with some buddies last weekend up to Pisgah National Forest and they were debating a back road shortcut and literally can't do that on the Trophy. Problem solved. I am no longer 21 or invincible and this is the best ride to keep me aware of that. Although I can't guarantee what will happen when I pull up on a Hayabusa at a light, we hope for maturity.

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Re: From Adventure to Tourer
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2018, 03:55:44 AM »
Welcome 51DeSoto
I'm only a couple months in to the whole Trophy adventure so not a well seasoned Triumph guy at all but long in the tooth on several other bikes and would echo what the others have said. I miss the ability to do a dual track road but considering available time and money and age, staying on the road is probably the best choice and for that, the Trophy is golden. I really don't believe there are any other bikes that are truly comparable in ergos, amenities, fuel range and power. You made a good choice but sedate it ain't.

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Re: From Adventure to Tourer
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2018, 08:34:11 AM »
*Originally Posted by Blacktruck [+]
I really don't believe there are any other bikes that are truly comparable in ergos, amenities, fuel range and power. You made a good choice but sedate it ain't.

That's my thoughts too, I know that us humans come in all different sizes but the Trophy fits me like a glove, it's certainly got more than enough get up and go for an on road touring machine.

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Re: From Adventure to Tourer
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2018, 09:16:39 AM »
Welcome aboard  :821:
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