Speed Twin Test Ride Done - What Deals Did You Get?

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  1. meepmeep

    meepmeep New Member

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    #1 meepmeep, Jul 14, 2019
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    Good Morning All,

    I just had a brilliant test ride on a Speed Twin, which is my leading contender for next bike.

    The dealer is in 'where do we go next' mode, while I'm in 'get the insurance quotes' mode.

    With the bike being relatively popular, what deal should I be expecting?

    First thoughts are no money off, but perhaps something off their (no doubt overpriced) accessories...

    Looking forward to joining some ride-outs and hopefully meeting some of you in the near future.
     
  2. Wessa

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    Hi and welcome.......
     
  3. Sprinter

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    Hi. Is it a new bike?
     
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  4. meepmeep

    meepmeep New Member

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    Thanks and yes, it's new.
     
  5. tcbandituk

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    You have Speed Triple in the message and Speed Twin in the header?
     
  6. dilligaf

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    Hi mate and welcome
    I have had a test ride on the speed twin :grinning:
    Fantastic bike :cool:
    Doubt you’ll get much of a deal on one though :confused:
     
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  7. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Hi Mate,

    A very warm welcome to the best vehicle forum on the net! :)

    As the other guys are saying. You're unlikely to get much (if anything) knocked off the bike.
    Definitely try your idea of heavily discounted accessories though.

    I purchased a Yamaha Fazer 600 new in 1999. Like the Speed Twin, It was the new kid on the block & they were selling like hot cakes. So no chance of any kind of discount even for cash.
    I got the dealer to agree to selling me all the accessories I wanted at cost price plus 5%. On a supply only basis.
    That was a massive saving on the regular price.
    Then to make it even more sweet. They cocked up the invoice & sold me them for cost price minus 5%! :joy:
     
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  8. David Cooper

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    Hello and welcome to the forum.

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  10. steve lovatt

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    Hi and welcome to the forum.
    Agree with the others - Triumph won't discount the bike - especially as it's the popular "new boy" at the moment.
    Blag money off accessories instead! :cool:
     
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  12. andyc1

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    Agree with the above, Unlikely to get a good deal. Try for a free service or a suspension set-up if its adjustable?
     
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  13. darkman

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    Hi n welcome :) we both partexed on our Speed Twins and after agreeing the deal asked for and got a cracking deal on V&H cans and decat :)
     
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  14. Helmut Visor

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    Hi Meepmeep, and welcome in :cool::cool:
     
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  15. meepmeep

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    Apologies, too early on a Sunday. Brain not engaged!
     
  16. Rich Bryce

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    Welcome to the forum buddy.

    Pleasantries over, now in business mode.

    Where did you test ride?

    Pop in to Woburn before you commit yourself. Definitely discounts on any accessories you buy in the next three months - mind you as a forum member you get 10% off parts and accessories at Woburn no matter where you buy the bike.
     
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    Hello meepmeep and welcome to the forum :)
     
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  18. SpeedTwin1200

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    I must have been in the right place at the right time as I got £600 off in June and it looks like the price has gone up £200 since then. No accessories, just went for a red one they had in stock.

    Regarding the insurance, I had a long conversation with Triumph's own who are Adrian Flux I think. Didn't use them in the end as we couldn't agree on the definition of "overnight." I went with LV who insure my car and van and they do actually provide cover when the bike is on my drive.
    AF assured me that all insurance companies that cover you when you tick the box for "where will the bike be kept overnight?.... In a garage", will not payout if you pop in to make a cuppa while you are cleaning your bike and it isn't there when you go back outside. If it is on your property, it has to be locked in the garage or it is not covered for theft. Ridiculous. He ran a quote for "on my property" as well and it came back +£600. Good job it's not out on the road.

    He also said that a garage had to be brick. As my £30k timber framed oak clad and tiled roof double garge is not, he said they defined it as a shed.
     

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