Oh - THAT guy...
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lowell, Oregon, USA
3 month update. I love it (but I will get a Goldwing at/near retirement) and so far no issues. I have about 2300 trouble free miles on it. Lots of ice (no riding this up coming week) so limited riding time. Weather protection has been great, comfort is great. And power? God yes!
It has one quirk that Triumph recognizes but does not fix. It has the traditional dial speedo and tach as well as a central digital display that you can have three functions showing. I usually have the digital speedo, trip meter, and average mpg fields showing. When the temp is at or near freezing the digital speedo does not work. Dial one does. A quirk I can live with.
I have customized it with a cup holder, lowered foot pegs, and the stock European seat (America gets the 'low rider' seat and is about an inch lower). My real fuel economy average is between 47-51. Not bad for having 130 horsies on tap and a 10k redline.
So, I am thrilled, but will still go back to a 'Wing in a few years.
Oh - longevity? Numerous people have 50k plus on theirs, I know at least one fella who has 90k on his 2013 model. Works for me!
Vote one for year-round riding! Austone Darksider PVT (Passenger Vehicle Tire)
Most recent Wing: 128k+ on the 2000 GL1500 SE (Just totaled) due to being rear-ended...
Current ride (for now) 2015 Triumph Trophy SE
Avatar- 1963 Kenskill trailer
Previous wings: '78GL1000, 13k mile '77 GL1000 (resto at home, neat story!), '81 GL1100 Interstate.
Previous non-wings: CB360T, Suzuki GS550L, Yamaha 650 spcl (first bike!), Silverwing 500, Yamaha Spectre 1100, VFR700F, CB900 Custom.