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    Howdy from le Sud Oest
    on: Jan 20, 2020, 05.31 pm
    Jan 20, 2020, 05.31 pm
    Hi from Toulouse everybody. Having moved here last year I'm in the market for a tourer for long and leisurely two-up excursions around Europe. I like my Triumph triples but am down to my last - a much loved and modified Trident 900 - that I've had since '94. So, I am wondering if a Trophy SE might be the right choice. I've recently tested a series of big BMWs: the K 1600 GT, a R 1250 RT and an R 1250 RS. While there are all pretty impressive, and they've done a great job with the updated Boxer engine which I suppose I'd get used to, when I jump back on my Trident I can't help feeling things are right with the world.

    I have some questions though and I figure this site's the right place to ask. One is what changes Triumph made to the Trophy between launch and last machines made in 2016/7? Secondly, what's the feeling about future maintenance support and parts now Trophy has been discontinued (although I realise the engine's mostly the same as the still current Tiger Explorer 1200)? And thirdly, is there much available in the way of after-market parts?

    Ta in advance.  :002:

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    Re: Howdy from le Sud Oest
    Reply #1 on: Jan 20, 2020, 08.48 pm
    Jan 20, 2020, 08.48 pm
     :400: Fireball,

    You certainly are in the right place to ask questions, a wealth of information can be found here, also in the search box.
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    Re: Howdy from le Sud Oest
    Reply #2 on: Jan 20, 2020, 10.19 pm
    Jan 20, 2020, 10.19 pm
    Welcome!!!

    There are few modifications from year to year.

    At the moment, there are no spare parts problems.

    The Trophy's engine is exactly the same as the Tiger Explorer.

    I carry in the Trophy an engine of a Tiger Explorer.

    That of my Trophy, I disassembled it whole and put almost everything new. I had no problem with all the spare parts.
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    Re: Howdy from le Sud Oest
    Reply #3 on: Jan 21, 2020, 01.51 am
    Jan 21, 2020, 01.51 am
    To answer your first question: Nothing.
    To answer your second question: Should be normal parts support for the required period of any discontinued product.
    And your last question: Not much, and soon even less aftermarket since the machine has been discontinued.

    Too bad for all of us.
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    Re: Howdy from le Sud Oest
    Reply #4 on: Jan 21, 2020, 07.19 am
    Jan 21, 2020, 07.19 am
    Hi Fireball and :400: to the Forum !

    There were a few minor changes from Launch,
    notably a Cylinder Head modification / “Upgrade”
    a modification to the Frame for the Centre Stand,
    an ECU Recall, modified Cruise Control switch
    with longer buttons, and cosmetic change(s)
    such as the Clutch cover emblem.

    Triumph “should” have Spare Parts support
    fur 10 years from the model being discontinued,
    so that will be around 2026.

    Some After Market parts and accessories are already
    hard to find - Tank Bags being a good example.

    Cheers  :821:




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    Re: Howdy from le Sud Oest
    Reply #5 on: Jan 21, 2020, 11.41 am
    Jan 21, 2020, 11.41 am
    Thanks for the input everyone. Can you tell me Coconut by what year were all the changes you mentioned rolled into the bikes being sold?

    Also, another question. As Trophy SEs are not so common in France/Europe and plentiful in the UK, I'm thinking of importing one but does anyone know if I'd need to change the headlight reflector due riding on the right side of the road or is it a universal design? Presumably the speedo is not a problem.

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    Re: Howdy from le Sud Oest
    Reply #6 on: Jan 21, 2020, 12.06 pm
    Jan 21, 2020, 12.06 pm
    Here's a ( Very old ) Topic about the Recalls and TSB's :

    All the recalls and TSB's.

    The cosmetic changes to the Cruise control switches were, I believe at around 2014-15.

    Here's the difference :



    The Clutch cover badge changed, I think around 2015-16.

    The original had the "Triumph" name embossed / raised into the Plastic,
    and the later design had a stick-on triangular Triumph Badge.
    ( Mine came unstuck and was temporarily lost until replaced under Warranty ! ).

    Here's the difference :



    You don't need to worry about the Headlamps,
    which have a Symmetrical Dipped Beam pattern that needs
    no adjustment for riding in different Countries around the World.

    Cheers  :821:

    Last Edit: Jan 21, 2020, 05.28 pm by Coconut

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    Re: Howdy from le Sud Oest
    Reply #7 on: Jan 22, 2020, 06.11 pm
    Jan 22, 2020, 06.11 pm
    Welcome aboard  :821:
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