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Mar 07

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fatnfast1 says:

Honda CBR1000F or Triumph Trophy 900 For Europe Tour?

Hi, I'm after a long distance tourer with some sporting potential for when the roads get a bit twisty in Europe. I've kinda narrowed it down to the Trophy 900 or Cbr1000f as i have a small budget and i can pick these up cheap. It has to be able to carry 2 people + luggage in confort and have a decent turn of speed for the possible autobahns. Can you help me choose please? Thanks, Gaz

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Feb 08

Posts: 1952


I've already mentioned a warning about the Triumph HERE,but it really does depend on your budget.

Some possibilities are:

Honda CBR 1000 (as you mention)

Kawasaki ZZR1100 or GPZ1100 

Yamaha FJ 1200 


etc etc


Personally,I'd go for the BMW. The reason being the used and new spares back up is excellent.  Big bike touring for low cost money to be honest,and with companies like Motorworks/Motobins etc,you should never run short of cheap spares and accessories.

No,that isn't a biased view either,as all of the above bikes are more than capable,and will be down to personal preference.  Let's face it,it's you who'll be riding and looking at it.  

Good luck.  :smile 

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Aug 07

Posts: 4227

used2bfast says:

I would go for the Triumph

(but then I would!)

The Honda is a dull as dishwater. Yawn etc. Apart from thre starter clutch, the Triumph should be reliable, and a lot more fun. I had the speed trip with the same engine - brill.

P.S Fit a scottoiler. and new back tyre

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Feb 08

Posts: 1952


that settles it then,and to be honest,I can't disagree with either of them. (Well,the honda isn't THAT boring :wink:),but do check the starting on a used Trophy just to be sure.

Anyway,YOU know you want the Triumph really. :smile

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Mar 09

Posts: 8894

jaffa90 says:


p...............................................son,don`t argue with them trumpet fanatics.:shock:

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Feb 08

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as if I'd do that?   Mind you,I couldn't.  :biggrin:

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Nov 08

Posts: 16

Dvfine says:

Decisions, decisions

Glad I came back to the Mcn forum.  :-)

I was wondering Cbr or Bmw K100.. Based on your advice (albeit 5yrs ago) I think I'll opt Bmw.  Insurance is a bit cheaper too.

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