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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-04-2019, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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Close to purchase... Thruxton R

Well, I have been away from the Triumph fold a long time, since my 2005 Sprint... and I stupidly (?) walked into a Triumph dealer today and found a great deal on an R... and I lusted immediately. Looking at $12,500 for it (plus tax, title). Thoughts? Any major concerns on this bike (I have read the threads on the first page here, I don't see anything terribly alarming). Any reasons to feel I NEED the extended warranty?

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-04-2019, 06:15 PM
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Iíve never purchased an extended warranty for a vehicle, but thatís me.
The Thruxton is a beautiful bike, Iím sure youíll enjoy it.
Good luck. And be sure to post pics if you get it!

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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-04-2019, 08:12 PM
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Need an extended warranty, no. I see you have a GS and quite a few BMW owners keep their bikes longer than usual like me. I prefer to have an extended warranty for bikes that I plan to keep more than four years.

If you change your mind and decide to sell the bike an extended warranty adds value to the bike just like a documented maintenance history.

You'll spend four times the cost of the warranty for other accessories that won't help you as much, peace of mind.
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-06-2019, 03:01 PM
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Get it. You won't regret it. An amazing machine that you will enjoy every time. I don't think I will ever sell mine.

$12,500 is a great price. What year and color?
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-06-2019, 10:15 PM
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No, no no. Dont get it, crap bike, too heavy slow and handles like sh*#. That price... way too high.
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-07-2019, 08:13 AM Thread Starter
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I got it. Pearl White (or whatever they called it) - 2018. It had 25 miles on it. Rode it home in spitting rain. Maybe it's like a wedding, rain is good luck?

My FIRST new bike. Ever. If I get as much enjoyment as I did out of my 2006 GS (which I bought in 2008 and sold in 2018) I will love it endlessly.

Frankly, I'm surprised by the power. Sure, I had a 1050 Sprint and have ridden modern sportbikes, but I didn't expect the Thruxton to be so fast. Not that I'm complaining. That torque is amazing! More than my GS had!
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-07-2019, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
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No, no no. Dont get it, crap bike, too heavy slow and handles like sh*#. That price... way too high.
Pretty sure you are pulling my leg!
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No, no no. Dont get it, crap bike, too heavy slow and handles like sh*#. That price... way too high.
Pretty sure you are pulling my leg! <img src="https://www.triumphrat.net/images/TriumphRat_2015/smilies/tango_face_wink.png" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />
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Pretty sure you are pulling my leg!
Can't go wrong with any Triumph IMO. Finding a reputable dealer may be another matter. Where are you located? I avoid extra warranties and have never regretted it but that's your call.
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Welcome to the Thruxton R club! Love my 2016 silver ice! Canít go wrong with a Triumph. Still have my Ď07í Sprint 1050 and it still runs like day one.
Let the mods begin! Ha!


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