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Re: Is the new Triumph 900 a threat to the Versys 1000 ?
Reply #10 on: January 21, 2020, 01:33:44 AM
*Originally Posted by V-Coaster [+]
Not a threat for me at all.
I like Triumphs but would never own one due to the lack f dealer support in North America.
I do several long distance trips a year and would not be comfortable if I needed service or maintenance along the way.
Different story in the UK I'm sure.



same tune here...............plus  i like the Speed Twin more , i really only ride pavement so the 900 would be wasted on me .  Plus the V1 just works so well at its intended purpose that there is no other consideration for me 
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Re: Is the new Triumph 900 a threat to the Versys 1000 ?
Reply #11 on: January 21, 2020, 09:06:56 AM
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same tune here...............plus  i like the Speed Twin more , i really only ride pavement so the 900 would be wasted on me .  Plus the V1 just works so well at its intended purpose that there is no other consideration for me

There are different models, some which are street biased (900, and 900 GT) and other models which are designed with more off road capability (Tiger 900 Rally) I think.

I don't know exactly how many dealers there are in the UK but I suspect about 50, which should provide reasonable geographical coverage  :169:     
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Re: Is the new Triumph 900 a threat to the Versys 1000 ?
Reply #12 on: January 21, 2020, 10:55:53 AM
If they hadn't brought out the versys I'd probably have gone for a tiger, probably the 1050 , but I'm more than happy with my 2019.

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Re: Is the new Triumph 900 a threat to the Versys 1000 ?
Reply #13 on: January 21, 2020, 11:57:30 AM
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I wouldn't think they will be stealing sales,iv'e had 14 triumphs in the last 10yrs including 4 tiger 800's,sold everyone of them for the same reason,800 for a 6000ml service is taking the piss big time

In the US market the  triples are a 10k oil change and 20k major service. Its been this way for many years I believe. 

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Re: Is the new Triumph 900 a threat to the Versys 1000 ?
Reply #14 on: January 22, 2020, 11:36:05 AM
certainly ticks a lot of boxes with equipment, will be interesting if the gearbox and overall refinement is better? I rode one last year and thought it wasn't as refined and smooth as my green machine.
Perhaps the service cost is where they make their money  :5: :5:
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Re: Is the new Triumph 900 a threat to the Versys 1000 ?
Reply #15 on: January 22, 2020, 12:49:16 PM
I found triumph gearbox's and engines to be, shall we say, agricultural compared to Japanese engines.
They also know how to charge for service work. Also they won't discount any new bikes, instead they will include extras instead.
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Re: Is the new Triumph 900 a threat to the Versys 1000 ?
Reply #16 on: January 22, 2020, 01:02:57 PM
*Originally Posted by Floydsz1 [+]
I found triumph gearbox's and engines to be, shall we say, agricultural compared to Japanese engines.
They also know how to charge for service work. Also they won't discount any new bikes, instead they will include extras instead.

Not sure about any others but my 1200 Triple is smooth as butter and much more powerful than the big V engine.... as far as the trans  goes, the TEX is a bit more clunky than the V but on the bright side, if you do ever need to service it, you can remove it from the bike in about 30 minutes

 



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