New convert from BMW land

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  1. RayW

    RayW New Member

    Mar 19, 2015
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    #1 RayW, Mar 31, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2015
    Hi folks. After some serious thought, reading and testing, which you can read about in my blog - see link below, I am trading in my BMW R1150RT for a 2012 Trophy on Thursday.
    Looking forward to it enormously, particularly the smooth engine and gearbox which is a real contrast to the agricultural Beemer.
     
  2. sprintdave

    sprintdave Nurse,he's out of bed again

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    Blimey, not many come this way,and many have gone t'other. This should be interesting. Good luck and welcome
     
  3. SteveJ

    SteveJ Super Moderator

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    Hi and welcome to the forum. The Trophy is a very underrated bike and I'm sure you will enjoy it.

    Steve
     
  4. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme

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    welcome to triumph land ray
     
  5. ColLamb

    ColLamb Active Member

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    Welcome and great choice.

    I had a 1200RT for two years, the only thing I can say good about it is that it was very comfortable.

    You will love the bike especially the engine.
     
  6. Clarkey

    Clarkey Well-Known Member

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    Hi and a very warm welcome to the triumph forum
     
  7. RayW

    RayW New Member

    Mar 19, 2015
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    Thanks for the warm welcome folks. I am collecting the trophy from Pidocks in Long Eaton this afternoon. I like my R1150RT, but I was less impressed with the 1200 version. I expected it to be a lot smoother, but it wasn't, and unlike ColLamb, I didn't find it as comfortable. I am tall - 6-4 - and found that the r1200rt seemed to be built for shorter riders, I wasn't comfortable with the angle of my knees and it caused some gearchange problems. I thought I might be riding one with the low seat option, but the salesman assured me it was standard. By contrast I found the Trophy riding position excellent.
    I have written in more detail about my comparative views on the two bikes in my blog see below.
     
  8. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else
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    Hi and welcome to the forum
     
  9. thebiglad

    thebiglad Old fart, still riding !

    Sep 25, 2013
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    Hi Ray and welcome - hope you really enjoy your new bike. Let us know how you get on would you?

    Dave
     
  10. RayW

    RayW New Member

    Mar 19, 2015
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    Got my Trophy as planned, and enjoyed (is that possible??) my 60 mile return up the M1

    I still have to make time to read the manuals and get the bike set up as I wanted, but so far so good.....
     
  11. chrispy

    chrispy Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum and to the Triumph family ......hopefully :)
     
  12. Colessurfer15

    Colessurfer15 New Member

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    I think that once you try Triumphs you will want more and more addictive
     
  13. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme

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    Blimey! Reading the manual ? Hmmm! Welcome and have fun
     
  14. RayW

    RayW New Member

    Mar 19, 2015
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    yea ok I mean fiddle about with it then finally look at the manual when I cant work out what to do!!
     
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  15. mark scarrott

    mark scarrott Well-Known Member

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    Hi and welcome.

    Hope you stay with the triumph and enjoy it

    mark
     
  16. chrispy

    chrispy Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum :)
     

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