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Offline Scaffolder

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Re: Itching for a new bike
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2015, 07:06:41 am »
I loved the Ducati Multistrada Gran Turismo. I had the dealer down to $18,000 on a leftover and backed out thinking I'd rather keep my 2 Concours' instead of losing both of them for the one bike.

Of the 3 in your choices. I would go with the Indian Chieftan.

And since you are in this direction take a good look at the Victory Cross Tour (the better American tourer), and the Moto Guzzi California line is awesome. They have Custom and Touring and two newer models called Eldorado and Audace. All shaft drives too. Even the Griso 8V SE is a sick bike.
http://www.motoguzzi-us.com/motorcycles/california-1400-touring.html
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Re: Itching for a new bike
« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2015, 06:53:13 am »
My next bike WILL be the Triumph Trophy!

I found a new '14 for $15500.  Going to schedule a test ride.  They sell BMW also, so will try their offerings to compare.
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Re: Itching for a new bike
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2015, 08:35:23 am »
I found a new '14 for $15500.  Going to schedule a test ride.  They sell BMW also, so will try their offerings to compare.

Take your checkbook ;D!
Mike
Ojai, CA
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Re: Itching for a new bike
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2015, 08:36:02 am »
I found a new '14 for $15500.  Going to schedule a test ride.  They sell BMW also, so will try their offerings to compare.

Let me/us know your thoughts on it after you ride it
Mike
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Re: Itching for a new bike
« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2015, 09:55:09 pm »
Today I saw a guy riding a Versys LT. Since the dealer did not have one, I flagged him down to check it out in person. I was primarily wanting to find out if it will be too tall for me. He was more than eager to show off his brand new bike (had like 100 miles). Here is what I do not get. The 650 Versys LT says seat height is 33.1 inch. When I sat on his bike, it felt pretty much like my concours 14 - balls of my feet, but much more manageable due to weight. The Ducati Multistrada specs says seat height from 32.5 to 33.3 inches. When I sat on a 2014 Grand Turismo at local dealer, I could barely be on my tippie toes - not manageable at all. What gives?? I do not think the Versys guy lowered his bike or anything.
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Re: Itching for a new bike
« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2015, 07:28:54 am »
Today I saw a guy riding a Versys LT. Since the dealer did not have one, I flagged him down to check it out in person. I was primarily wanting to find out if it will be too tall for me. He was more than eager to show off his brand new bike (had like 100 miles). Here is what I do not get. The 650 Versys LT says seat height is 33.1 inch. When I sat on his bike, it felt pretty much like my concours 14 - balls of my feet, but much more manageable due to weight. The Ducati Multistrada specs says seat height from 32.5 to 33.3 inches. When I sat on a 2014 Grand Turismo at local dealer, I could barely be on my tippie toes - not manageable at all. What gives?? I do not think the Versys guy lowered his bike or anything.

Softer suspension on the Versys?  Wider, firmer seat on the Duc?
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Re: Itching for a new bike
« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2015, 11:13:49 pm »
tried the Diavel a couple of years ago for about 300 miles. Biggest stupid grin ever!!!  ;D
And it looks awesome. No idea about reliability, though.
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Re: Itching for a new bike
« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2015, 05:20:54 am »
tried the Diavel a couple of years ago for about 300 miles. Biggest stupid grin ever!!!  ;D
And it looks awesome. No idea about reliability, though.

That Duc is cool, comfortable, and fast.  Looks real stupid with the typical overweight American male on it though.
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Re: Itching for a new bike
« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2015, 12:42:49 pm »
Well, I rode the concours 45 miles to test ride the Triumph Trophy this morning.  They have a silver '14 New one for sale. 

I have nothing bad to say about the trophy.  Very nice touring bike.  It is considered sport touring, but definitely leans on the touring end of sport touring.  Kinda like what many of you turn the Concours into with your Corbin seats, hellebars, and barn door windscreens. ;)

The dealer only wanted to give me $4800 for my Concours, and was charging almost $1700 in fees on top of their 'sale' price.  By the time I left, we were still $5000 apart. 

I may put the Concours and Voyager up for sale and watch for a lightly used one when I have cash in hand.  I think I should be able to get a little more than $4800 for my Concours.
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Re: Itching for a new bike
« Reply #24 on: June 24, 2015, 12:53:18 pm »
Well, I rode the concours 45 miles to test ride the Triumph Trophy this morning.  They have a silver '14 New one for sale. 

I have nothing bad to say about the trophy.  Very nice touring bike.  It is considered sport touring, but definitely leans on the touring end of sport touring.  Kinda like what many of you turn the Concours into with your Corbin seats, hellebars, and barn door windscreens. ;)

The dealer only wanted to give me $4800 for my Concours, and was charging almost $1700 in fees on top of their 'sale' price.  By the time I left, we were still $5000 apart. 

I may put the Concours and Voyager up for sale and watch for a lightly used one when I have cash in hand.  I think I should be able to get a little more than $4800 for my Concours.

Glad you liked it. I really liked the more "touring" setup. Felt good on this 50 year old body! It's my next bike...just need to keep "buggin'" the wife!!
Mike
Ojai, CA
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Re: Itching for a new bike
« Reply #25 on: June 24, 2015, 12:55:47 pm »
Well, I rode the concours 45 miles to test ride the Triumph Trophy this morning.  They have a silver '14 New one for sale. 

I have nothing bad to say about the trophy.  Very nice touring bike.  It is considered sport touring, but definitely leans on the touring end of sport touring.  Kinda like what many of you turn the Concours into with your Corbin seats, hellebars, and barn door windscreens. ;)

The dealer only wanted to give me $4800 for my Concours, and was charging almost $1700 in fees on top of their 'sale' price.  By the time I left, we were still $5000 apart. 

I may put the Concours and Voyager up for sale and watch for a lightly used one when I have cash in hand.  I think I should be able to get a little more than $4800 for my Concours.

I'll be "re-connecting" with you on the Trophy Forum eventually :chugbeer:
Mike
Ojai, CA
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Re: Itching for a new bike
« Reply #26 on: June 26, 2015, 08:11:20 pm »
Well,  It turns out the dealer wanted to sell the Trophy more than I wanted to buy it.  They called and we did some more negotiating and this morning I turned the Concours over to them and rode home on the Trophy. 

I spent last evening converting it back to stock as much as possible.

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2014 New England Tour http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=17336.msg212077#msg212077

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Re: Itching for a new bike
« Reply #27 on: June 27, 2015, 12:37:22 am »
One of Hinckley's finest ...................Enjoy  :thumbs:

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Re: Itching for a new bike
« Reply #28 on: June 28, 2015, 06:54:17 am »
Well,  It turns out the dealer wanted to sell the Trophy more than I wanted to buy it.  They called and we did some more negotiating and this morning I turned the Concours over to them and rode home on the Trophy. 

I spent last evening converting it back to stock as much as possible.



I have liked those ever since they came out again. Keep us posted on what you like/dislike about it. Good luck and enjoy your new ride. Silver is nice on those.
Joel from Maine.

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Re: Itching for a new bike
« Reply #29 on: June 28, 2015, 08:25:54 pm »
Nice! Went to Triumph dealer myself this Saturday. Plan was to check out a Tiger 800. Ended up test driving a bonnie and a scrambler. I absolutely loved the scrambler. Looks like it will fit the bill nicely and complement my C14 quite nicely. Still want to check out Indian before I plop down cash.
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