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Hi All,
I'm A 60 year old Brit living in upstate NY, currently riding a 2015 V-Strom 650, which I love. I'm thinking of moving to a bigger touring bike and, just via looks and reviews, have homed in on the Trophy 900 or a used Trophy SE 1200 (budget around $4000). Opportunities to ride either are in short supply. Also, the closest Triumph dealer is not close and therefore plan to do my own preventive maintenance. Your thoughts?
 

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Welcome to the forum!

Those are both great bikes. If they've been taken care of well at all, they last forever. Have you found a Trophy?
 

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Hello NYBrit! Thank you for introducing yourself. We’re really glad you joined! My first Triumph was a '96 Trophy 1200 which I loved. I'd advise going with the older Trophy 900 or the new Trophy 1200 as both are 3-cylinder motors. One fewer cylinder means a little less maintenance. And the triple howl is like nothing else.

I occasionally hunt the online adds nationwide just to look at Trophy bikes. I think they are really beautiful. If you find one that looks like it has been well maintained, flying to pick it up and ride it home can be a great way to get to know your new bike. I bought my Trophy in Memphis and rode it home to Minneapolis. That was a blast. Good luck with your hunt!

I hope you find this site to be a great place to meet and talk with a great bunch of riders about Triumph bikes. Everyone here is very willing to help with questions or problems with your bike(s). I have personally saved lots of time and money thanks to the skilled help I have received from members.

Please post your questions in the sections related to your bike’s model. Most of the time you will get quick, informed responses.

As you cruise around the many different sections of this site you will find a wealth of information. There are technical sections for every Triumph model and chat sections for the same. Also, we have a classifieds section that is well worth checking out. (NOTE: You need to make at least five posts before you can post to Classifieds.)

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Hello NYBrit! Thank you for introducing yourself. We’re really glad you joined! My first Triumph was a '96 Trophy 1200 which I loved. I'd advise going with the older Trophy 900 or the new Trophy 1200 as both are 3-cylinder motors. One fewer cylinder means a little less maintenance. And the triple howl is like nothing else.

I occasionally hunt the online adds nationwide just to look at Trophy bikes. I think they are really beautiful. If you find one that looks like it has been well maintained, flying to pick it up and ride it home can be a great way to get to know your new bike. I bought my Trophy in Memphis and rode it home to Minneapolis. That was a blast. Good luck with your hunt!

I hope you find this site to be a great place to meet and talk with a great bunch of riders about Triumph bikes. Everyone here is very willing to help with questions or problems with your bike(s). I have personally saved lots of time and money thanks to the skilled help I have received from members.

Please post your questions in the sections related to your bike’s model. Most of the time you will get quick, informed responses.

As you cruise around the many different sections of this site you will find a wealth of information. There are technical sections for every Triumph model and chat sections for the same. Also, we have a classifieds section that is well worth checking out. (NOTE: You need to make at least five posts before you can post to Classifieds.)

Here is a link to the rules of the site and the classifieds. I recommend that you take a few minutes to read through them.

Read first before trying to post. Classified Ad Rules - Accessing Our Classifieds

If you want to just hang out and shoot the breeze the “Biker Hang-Out” Chat Section will be the place to stop in. Biker Hang-Out

If you haven't already please fill out your profile. It helps others to know what you ride and where on the planet you are located.

Here are the governing rules of the site and what can and cannot be done here. Acceptable Use Policy - Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)

I hope you enjoy the site. The moderators are here to help if you have questions or concerns. Thanks for joining Triumph Rat!

I wish you safe, fun riding!
Thanks for the info. Appreciated.
 
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