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    Potential new owener
    on: Apr 19, 2019, 03.08 pm
    Apr 19, 2019, 03.08 pm
    Hello everyone out there.
    Currently toying with changing my BMW 1200GSA at the moment. If I do decide to change it, Ill be going for either the Trophy or the FJR1300. I love the BMW, however the wind noise is horrendous, so looking for a tourer with an electric screen.

    Thanks for now
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    Re: Potential new owener
    Reply #1 on: Apr 19, 2019, 04.48 pm
    Apr 19, 2019, 04.48 pm
     You won't regret  getting a Trophy!! Have you got your eye on one? Saw one in Farnham Honda today in very good condition and I am sure you could do a deal as the salesman said it had been there for a while and would like to see the bike gone 😁

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    Re: Potential new owener
    Reply #2 on: Apr 19, 2019, 06.31 pm
    Apr 19, 2019, 06.31 pm
    Hey, welcome.
    I've had the experience of riding both.  My riding buddy has a 2015 FJR1300.  I have a 2017 TTSE
    Trophy is taller at the seat.
    FJR is sportier
    Trophy has better wind/rain protection
    FJR has less mechanical noise
    Trophy feels a little heavier.
    Trophy rides better on the open road.
    FJR has more dealers close by.  In USA.
    Trophy has longer time between fillups.  I don't know about milage, but I get a good 50mi more per tank. 

    They are close bikes.  You won't go wrong with either one.
    Hope this helps.
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    Re: Potential new owener
    Reply #3 on: Apr 19, 2019, 06.38 pm
    Apr 19, 2019, 06.38 pm
    P.S.- I love my Trophy and would buy it again.

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    Re: Potential new owener
    Reply #4 on: Apr 19, 2019, 06.51 pm
    Apr 19, 2019, 06.51 pm
    *Originally Posted by leathers999 [+]
    You won't regret  getting a Trophy!! Have you got your eye on one? Saw one in Farnham Honda today in very good condition and I am sure you could do a deal as the salesman said it had been there for a while and would like to see the bike gone 😁

    I have been looking on Autotrader & MCN. There a  few on there I would be tempted to look at if I sell my GSA ( not trying too hard at the moment TBH). The Farnham Honda bike is too old, I would be looking at a 15 plate or newer.
    Cheers Baz

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    Re: Potential new owner
    Reply #5 on: Apr 19, 2019, 06.52 pm
    Apr 19, 2019, 06.52 pm
    *Originally Posted by Hoovooloo [+]
    Hey, welcome.
    I've had the experience of riding both.  My riding buddy has a 2015 FJR1300.  I have a 2017 TTSE
    Trophy is taller at the seat.
    FJR is sportier
    Trophy has better wind/rain protection
    FJR has less mechanical noise
    Trophy feels a little heavier.
    Trophy rides better on the open road.
    FJR has more dealers close by.  In USA.
    Trophy has longer time between fillups.  I don't know about milage, but I get a good 50mi more per tank. 

    They are close bikes.  You won't go wrong with either one.
    Hope this helps.
    Jeff
    in Chicago

    Thanks for taking the time to post. I think the FJR would probably be the better long term option, however I like the toys on the Triumph, so will be a difficult call.

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    Re: Potential new owener
    Reply #6 on: Apr 19, 2019, 10.29 pm
    Apr 19, 2019, 10.29 pm
     :400: to the forum.  From a GSA to an FJR will be quite a change in seating position.  I wasn't enthused about the forward leaning seating position of the FJR when I looked at them before I bought the Trophy.  I came from an R1200RT then a K1600GTL and on to the Trophy, and the seating position was more like what I was used to.
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    Re: Potential new owener
    Reply #7 on: Apr 20, 2019, 12.14 am
    Apr 20, 2019, 12.14 am
    trophied is right the FJ leans a little more foreward and puts a little bit more pressure on the wrists.  Not much though.  I came from a Bonneville to a HD EGlide and then the Trophy.  I did not care for having the feet so far forward on the HD.  The Trophy is amazing to ride.  You can flip it about easily.  Don't make your decision without riding them.  I have upgraded my seat this season to a Russell Day-Long and can't wait to put some serious miles on it.  I had no problem putting 500mi days on the Trophy except for my sore butt.  I am hoping that will no longer be an issue with the new seat.