Originally Posted by TBIRD.au
. I am so disappointed. $29,500 on road in AU
Hello TBIRD. I am interested in your comments and would like to share my thoughts. I have had a good ride on a dealer demo Trophy and spent some time looking over it. I have a Sprint GT which I am very happy with and use for sports oriented touring, but would like more protection.
The panniers are the same as the GT's. THey are double skinned and completely waterproof and very easy to put on and off. I wouldn't describe th em as small, they are 31l per side, a decent size by most standards. I haven't seen them with with any gaps or heard any reports of poor fit on the GT so maybe this was a case of not being closed properly or just a one off ? Certainly the ones on the demo closed perfectly. I don't travel light and with a topbox have excellent luggage capacity.
Same with the wires - not sure what was going on there and the demo didn't have any finish issues I could find. Most comment on the high standard of fit and finish.
Heated grips and seats are not standard even in the Ukm, I think. I guess in Australia they're not necessarily that improtant to some people. I wouldn't bother with the seats, but in Canberra the grips are useful for distance riding, but I never use them on shorter rides.
At under $29k it is good value against competitor bikes given the high equipment levels. The RT which is perhaps the direct competitor is somewhat dearer and can't match some of the gear.
Maybe worth having a second look at another?