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Re: CO guy consideing a Trophy
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2019, 02:18:40 PM »
The ST is a fantastic bike, and in my mind, rivals the Trophy in the weather protection and comfort categories.  Plus it has a HUGE tank that can soak up those long distances.  A friend of mine just rode one to a 3rd place finish in this year's Iron Butt Rally. Super reliable and fast. But it does lack a few of the more modern nicities that I can't do without.

With that said, the Trophy matches all of the above but with a slightly smaller tank and a few more modern tidbits.  The weather protection is the best on the market.  You can get spirited on it as well.  As a testament to their reliability, 100% of the Trophys that have entered the Iron Butt Rally have finished (except for 2 crashed by the same rider. We don't let him anywhere near ours).  The same can't be claimed of other marques. 

As stated before, be wary of the 2013 models unless they have had some head work performed.  You can shop around online (cycletrader.com is a good start) for some better deals.
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Re: CO guy consideing a Trophy
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2019, 04:09:47 PM »
Thanks for all the great replies. Maybe a road trip on KTM 1190 to see the 13, and verify if head work was done. (They are a Triumph dealer and claim they searched the VIN for any recalls or updates, and none are needed)

What was wrong with the head?
My 2007 Tiger 1050 used oil and it needed valve guide seals. Triumph replaced the head.

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Re: CO guy consideing a Trophy
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2019, 04:46:19 PM »
Some of the early 13's had some valve issues but I don't know the details.  Same issues as the 12 and 13 Tiger Explorers.  Hopefully someone with more knowledge of the issue will chime in.
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Re: CO guy consideing a Trophy
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2019, 06:05:03 PM »
Just found a 2017 , 8000 miles, $10,500 in Lakewood CO. on Cycle Trader. That's a great deal for a $20,000 bike and very close to the deal I got. Doubt this one will last long!
KBB for motorcycles lists a 2013 at $7700. A 2017 at $11,400.

https://www.cycletrader.com/listing/2017-Triumph-TROPHY-SE-5009179867
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Re: CO guy consideing a Trophy
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2019, 06:15:33 PM »
*Originally Posted by Canes1 [+]
Just found a 2017 , 8000 miles, $10,500 in Lakewood CO. on Cycle Trader. That's a great deal for a $20,000 bike and very close to the deal I got. Doubt this one will last long!

https://www.cycletrader.com/listing/2017-Triumph-TROPHY-SE-5009179867
I've bought from them before. I called. The bike needs a  front tire. Is pristine except for a scrape on the aftermarket crashbar, looks like a drop at no speed.
$10,500 seem right? Seems a bit high for three year old bike that folks were getting for $13,000? But, it's "only" 5 hours away

Honestly I am torn between something like this, or found a 2006 Honda ST1300 for less than $4000 close by too. I have 4 KTMs in the stable (300, 350, 690 and my 1190 standard model, not the R. The 1190 is what I have been using for touring, but it tough on 500 mile days for my old self)

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Re: CO guy consideing a Trophy
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2019, 07:45:17 PM »
While I've always been a Honda guy, have owned 3 and originally wanted an ST1300, there really is no comparison between it and the Trophy, imo, other than riding position. Adjustable Electronic Suspension, bluetooth stereo radio, adjustable windscreen, just to name a few of the differences.
Again, this is a $20,000 bike and KBB lists at $11,500 for a 2017.
Paid $10,200 for my bike and felt it was a steal!

Good luck in your search ! :152:

Oh, and the crashbars are a $600 aftermarket add on and only one company makes them for the Trophy. One of the first things I'll have to purchase!
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