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    Triumph 1200 GT Pro rideout
    on: May 10, 2022, 06.27 pm
    May 10, 2022, 06.27 pm
    Just a very short report on this bike as I’d considered it as a possible replacement for the CT.
    Triumph Essex were excellent so a big thank you to Sean, the manager.
    He gave me an excellent resume of the bike before I rode it which helped.
    The bike pulled away very smoothly in 1st. It has a quick shifter and a blipper which, when you’re not used to them, can be a little awkward. It’s partly my own inexperience with them (my CT is a DCT and my ‘other’ bike is a BMW R1100RS manual). Acceleration was good but the throttle was a little snatchy in the 4K rev area. This might be solve-able with changing ride mode. Brakes were very good. The bike was lighter and far more flickable than the CT. Mirrors were good, display was good, seat was very comfy. The cruise control I’m less convinced about. It certainly wasn’t intuitive but maybe I should RTFM. When I got off the bike I had a go at moving it by hand and it was (as you might expect for 40Kg lighter) very easy to move compared to the CT.
    Sean was happy to sharpen his pencil over the price-top man-so a deal can be done.
    Problem was……..I got back on the CT. GAME OVER. The CT is just such a joyous, responsive, smooth, glorious monster. I know I need to go to body building classes, or at least tight rope walking class for the balance, but I just f’ing love it.
    So the result is, I still haven’t found a replacement for the perfect bike!

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    Re: Triumph 1200 GT Pro rideout
    Reply #1 on: May 10, 2022, 08.27 pm
    May 10, 2022, 08.27 pm
    I had a similar experience.
    I was struggling with the weight and a lingering sore elbow, which meant I was struggling
    with narrow gates and a door width entry into my garage.
    Went for a test ride on a Crossrunner very nice bike.
    The deal fell down on the trade in price for the Tourer.
    All the way home I was congratulating myself on riding away from the shop, on the best bike there!

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    Re: Triumph 1200 GT Pro rideout
    Reply #2 on: May 15, 2022, 09.20 am
    May 15, 2022, 09.20 am
    I do have a test ride on new Triumph 900 GT in the next 2 weeks.
    Will share my experience here.

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    Re: Triumph 1200 GT Pro rideout
    Reply #3 on: May 15, 2022, 09.54 am
    May 15, 2022, 09.54 am
    I’ve not tried the 900 so I’ll be interested to see how it goes.
    Hmmm…..I’ve just had a thought

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    Re: Triumph 1200 GT Pro rideout
    Reply #4 on: May 15, 2022, 10.02 am
    May 15, 2022, 10.02 am
    *Originally Posted by Murphy [+]
    I’ve not tried the 900 so I’ll be interested to see how it goes.
    Hmmm…..I’ve just had a thought
    Oh noo, what I have done  :006:

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    Re: Triumph 1200 GT Pro rideout
    Reply #5 on: May 15, 2022, 01.02 pm
    May 15, 2022, 01.02 pm
    Almost certainly, nothing. I came back from the GT Pro ride and said to my wife that they’d have to prise my cold fingers off the CT. Much, much cheaper to go to the gym more often