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  • Offline fingers

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    About to buy a TTSE
    on: Sep 05, 2019, 02.12 pm
    Sep 05, 2019, 02.12 pm
    Hi,
    been looking around for a whole for a decent long distance tourer with good protection and stumbled on the TTSE, which looks just the thing. I am about to go and look at a recent  (2017) example and have boned up on this forum for what to look out for - so thanks for all the advice that has been posted  :002: it has been very helpful.
    One question I still have is that opinions seem to differ greatly about how noisy the engine is. I am presently using a Honda NC750, whose engine is quite noisy, notably when I have my visor open. I am thus hoping for less noise - otherwise what is the worth of the radio with speakers :084:?

    Any observations welcome.

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    Re: About to buy a TTSE
    Reply #1 on: Sep 05, 2019, 04.11 pm
    Sep 05, 2019, 04.11 pm
    Fingers,
    You'll enjoy the radio.
    I ride with a local classical fm station on, continuously.
    You'll find posts on here about upgrading speakers, amp, etc.
    While I do plan on upgrading the speakers over the winter, the radio is quite acceptable entertaining as.
    Also, you'll really enjoy the SE overall. The engine noise is only noticeable, for me, at idle(& not really objectionable).
    A good man once told me, "Don't sell your bike. It's your soul."....

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    Re: About to buy a TTSE
    Reply #2 on: Sep 05, 2019, 04.11 pm
    Sep 05, 2019, 04.11 pm
    Hi,

    I have owned my Trophy for 2 years. A 2017 model. Before that I rode a 2013 Triumph Explorer XC. To me the engine is not noisy at all. I ride with my visor up and ear plugs in. I've only used the radio a few times. I could hear it fine over the engine and wind. Hope this helps.

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    Re: About to buy a TTSE
    Reply #3 on: Sep 05, 2019, 06.11 pm
    Sep 05, 2019, 06.11 pm
    My opinion : the engine is quiet, the radio through speakers is pretty useless at any sort of speed above 30mph.  However, the audio system through Bluetooth speakers in a helmet (in my case a Shoei Neotec II) is quite good.

    I've never been a fan of motorcycles blaring loud music via loudspeakers, but as I say, that's just my opinion.
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    Re: About to buy a TTSE
    Reply #4 on: Sep 05, 2019, 08.52 pm
    Sep 05, 2019, 08.52 pm
    I don't have any problems hearing the audio system via the speakers even at motorway speeds,....I'm generally surprised to hear that one or two members say the opposite. :187:

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    Re: About to buy a TTSE
    Reply #5 on: Sep 06, 2019, 12.29 am
    Sep 06, 2019, 12.29 am
    Welcome!

    New TTSE owner checking in here...

    As far as engine noise, the TTSE sounds very quiet and turbine-like to me compared to the Harley V-Twin touring bike I came from.  Audio sound quality on the TTSE isn't quite as good as on the Harley, but that had 4x 6" upgraded speakers and an add-on amplifier - the TTSE is fine for listening to tunes as long as you don't expect audiophile quality sound - it's actually better than I expected it to be.  Volume has not been an issue at all for me - I typically stream audio from a phone via bluetooth.  I run the phone volume close to max, and the bike volume around the middle of the range, giving me comfortable listening volume up through 75mph highway cruise.  I typically wear a 3/4 helmet, no shield, no ear plugs, but I had no issues with listening to the radio in my full face with the visor closed either.


    Hope you're able to acquire one of these awesome bikes!
    Last Edit: Sep 06, 2019, 12.31 am by dandrumheller
    2015 TTSE.  It's blue.

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    Re: About to buy a TTSE
    Reply #6 on: Sep 06, 2019, 01.10 am
    Sep 06, 2019, 01.10 am
    fingers  :400: I personally don't find the Trophy noisy, but then I always wear earplugs. I have never turned my radio on. Don't even have it on in my Toyota Landcruiser. I prefer to hear what's happening around me. Personal choice.  :821: :158:
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    Re: About to buy a TTSE
    Reply #7 on: Sep 06, 2019, 04.50 am
    Sep 06, 2019, 04.50 am
    Hey I'm up here at Watkins Glen after a 350 + mile ride on my 2014...anybody who says these bikes are  "turbine like" have NEVER worked a flight line!
    Loved the ride, not so much the whirlwind between my legs at 3000 rpm!

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