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    CO guy consideing a Trophy
    on: Aug 22, 2019, 07.58 pm
    Aug 22, 2019, 07.58 pm
    Hola from Colorado!
    Long time rider, been thinking about doing some longer (2-4,000 miles) touring rides now that I have the time
    I ride a KTM 1190 S (not the R version, mine is more street oriented). LOVE This bike, BUT it's not as comfortable as I imagine a true sporty touring bike can be. And, I can't help but ride it like a sport bike, which is really what it is.
    I'm on a budget, as this will by my 5th bike (I have purchased 2 already this year.....)
    Former Tiger 1050 owner and I loved that bike, but could not resist the KTM 1190 ADV when it came out. What a beast, and much better on gravel and dirt roads thank the Tiger

    Was originally looking at a Honda ST1300 because there is a low price, low mileage unit only 2.5 hours away (I live in the western part of the state, not very populated). Super comfortable, affordable, reliable, but not very sporty. I don't plan to ride this bike like my KTM, but I do enjoy performance...

    Then I thought, TRIUMPH!. I have owned 2 and loved them both dearly. It seems like the Trophy might be a great bike for me. I am looking for:
    Comfort for my and a passenger
    Good weather protection
    Good luggage room
    low seat height (as opposed to the 1190, but I rarely carry the wife)
    Decent performance and not too expensive. Thoughts?? (and thanks!)

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    Re: CO guy consideing a Trophy
    Reply #1 on: Aug 22, 2019, 08.32 pm
    Aug 22, 2019, 08.32 pm
    Best thing to do is take one for a test ride, chances are you will love it. :002:

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    Re: CO guy consideing a Trophy
    Reply #2 on: Aug 22, 2019, 08.37 pm
    Aug 22, 2019, 08.37 pm
    Any suggestions on how to accomplish that?

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    Re: CO guy consideing a Trophy
    Reply #3 on: Aug 22, 2019, 09.03 pm
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    Find one for sale at a bike shop?

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    Re: CO guy consideing a Trophy
    Reply #4 on: Aug 22, 2019, 11.46 pm
    Aug 22, 2019, 11.46 pm
    Was looking at the ST1300's myself but the newest model you could find was 2012. Also looked at the FJR1300 and BMWk1600gt.
    Now a Trophy sits in my garage and was the best decision I've made in a long time!
    You won't find a better bike, in this category, with better features for the price they are going for.
    If a sport tourer is what your looking for, you'd be hard pressed to find a better one, imo!

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    Re: CO guy consideing a Trophy
    Reply #5 on: Aug 22, 2019, 11.57 pm
    Aug 22, 2019, 11.57 pm
    Found one a mere 4 hours away... 2013, 21K miles. Asking $8200, dark blue in seemingly immaculate condition.

    I was hoping some kind sole would offer to ride out to beautiful western Colorado and let me take theirs for a spin...
    *Originally Posted by earthman [+]
    Find one for sale at a bike shop?

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    Re: CO guy consideing a Trophy
    Reply #6 on: Aug 23, 2019, 07.21 am
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    *Originally Posted by bigdog [+]
    Found one a mere 4 hours away... 2013, 21K miles. Asking $8200, dark blue in seemingly immaculate condition.

    I was hoping some kind sole would offer to ride out to beautiful western Colorado and let me take theirs for a spin...

    Even if I lived in the States, the answer would be no I'm afraid.

    Asking any owner to ride their pride and joy is a step too far in my book, unless they are trying to sell it and you have met their requirements of insurance,deposit etc.

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    Re: CO guy consideing a Trophy
    Reply #7 on: Aug 23, 2019, 12.19 pm
    Aug 23, 2019, 12.19 pm
    $8,200 for a 2013 w/ 21k miles is it a little steep. New 2017's from dealers could have been had for $13,500 after tax, prep & delivery. I would not pay more than $6,500 for a '13. Triumph had issues in the early models that were addressed by '17. I would not buy the "early" models without a steep discount for the "trouble". That is my 2-cents worth. Ride the '13 to make sure you like it, which you will, but shop harder for a '16 or '17. Cycletrader.com is a good source. Shipping the bike cross country is not difficult and can be done for $500 - $700. Or you fly out and ride back. It is worth the knowledge that all the "bugs" are worked out and you may even have factory warranty still available.

     



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