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    Hello from Washington, DC
    on: Aug 31, 2019, 08.26 pm
    Aug 31, 2019, 08.26 pm
    Hi all, and cheers! Glad to join your group.

    I'm considering a used 2014 Triumph Trophy ... but I notice the prices (nationwide) are all over the map -- anywhere from $6k to $11k, and mileage doesn't seem to be the major factor.

    I'm wondering why.

    My guesses are:

    -- Distance from service availability makes bikes less desirable in certain areas
    -- The bikes themselves have widely different service records and/or issues, which means the model is unreliable
    -- There just isn't a good reliable figure for resale because they lose their value so fast and they are rare and their competition isn't.

    Any wisdom is appreciated!

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    Re: Hello from Washington, DC
    Reply #1 on: Sep 01, 2019, 01.22 am
    Sep 01, 2019, 01.22 am
    If it's any help KBB value for a 2014 TTSE is around $8500 with typical milage, whatever that might be. I think you'll see some selling for what the bike is worth, while others (dealers) advertise "Last New Trophy" $15,000!
    Recently bought a 2017 for a grand less than what KBB listed it at and probably the best price I found on that year model (others were in the ballpark),  so a pretty happy camper here and the bike itself is awesome!
    I'm sure some of the vets here can steer your decision better than me, though. :033:

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    Re: Hello from Washington, DC
    Reply #2 on: Sep 01, 2019, 03.31 am
    Sep 01, 2019, 03.31 am
    Thanks for the wisdom, Canes1. $8500 looks like the average I've seen -- so $6000 and $11000 are outliers. It's been years since I've written and my passenger will be a novice -- so whether a Trophy or a T120 is another topic ... but the Trophy has always caught my eye.

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    Re: Hello from Washington, DC
    Reply #3 on: Sep 01, 2019, 05.08 pm
    Sep 01, 2019, 05.08 pm
    Welcome bingabrown!

    I've been watching TTSE's on and off for 2 years (test rode 2 years ago, didn't pull the trigger, and regretted it) until I finally bought one about 6 weeks ago. 

    I was seeing what you are seeing - prices are all over the map.  My gut feeling was that these bikes are rare enough in the US that many dealers, and lots of unfamiliar customers, don't know what they are looking at.  Some of the dealers just want them gone, some see them as the gold that they are so try to sell them for platinum money.  Seems like they go for less than they should on the private sale market.  All that said, my non-scientific view is that the price trend has been slightly upward the last 2 years.  I chalk that trend up to the disappearance of the last of the new leftovers.

    I think you can probably do better than 11K for a used bike of almost any year if you keep looking around, but I also don' t think that's an unreasonable figure if it's a 16 or 17 with lowish miles.  The only reason I'm an owner now is that a brand new '15 showed up at my local dealer for $12k, with factory warranty and 13 miles on the clock.  Too good a deal to pass up in my book. 

    Hope you are able to find a bike you like for the price you like!  TTSE is an amazing ride...



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    Re: Hello from Washington, DC
    Reply #4 on: Sep 01, 2019, 05.43 pm
    Sep 01, 2019, 05.43 pm
    Welcome to the gang, bingabrown!  I second dandrumheller's comments on pricing.  I think the price range for a 2014 should probably be $6500 to $8500, with private party pricing on the low end, and dealer pricing (with at least a minimum warranty) on the high end.  I'll probably be selling my 2013 before too long (the 2017 is getting all the miles now), and I think it will probably fetch between $6000-$6500.  It's an incredible bike for not a lot of money, but that's where the sport touring market is right now.  Good luck on your search!

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    Re: Hello from Washington, DC
    Reply #5 on: Sep 01, 2019, 08.31 pm
    Sep 01, 2019, 08.31 pm
    The best equipped and reasonably priced sport touring bike on the market hands down! :028:
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    Re: Hello from Washington, DC
    Reply #6 on: Sep 03, 2019, 04.57 pm
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     :400: to the forum. Buy it, you will love it.

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    Re: Hello from Washington, DC
    Reply #7 on: Sep 04, 2019, 01.34 am
    Sep 04, 2019, 01.34 am
    I second what trophied wrote. The only people that don't understand this seems to Triumph. Hopefully they get over their fantasy with all the variants of the same, re Bonneville, etc. I agree there is a place for adventure bikes, but how many of the same do they need to produce. Enough said.  :821: :158:
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