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Offline Mixedgas

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long term 2018
« on: October 25, 2018, 09:37:10 PM »
I have a 2017 XCx my local dealer is offering me a good deal on the 2018 model. Has anyone made the switch and can give me some real life insight into whether the bike is worth the change. I know all the press report guys said it was another step forward but I'd say the same if I was benefiting from Triumphs hospitality. Thanks. Ride safe Mixedgas
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Offline NeoHurricane

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Re: long term 2018
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2018, 07:48:05 AM »
I have the 2018 and my mate has the 2017 (both XRT). From comparing notes with my mate I don't see the riding experience as significantly different. It depends what you like, I Love the TFT display and the LED stuff.  I also think the controls are much better (heated grip controls, joystick on the left bar) but would I part chop a 1 year old bike for that, answer no, you will get hammered by the dealer on the px value of your bike and pay a lot higher price for the '18. 

Offline lanerider

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Re: long term 2018
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2018, 08:03:32 AM »
Whats the px price from the dealer

Offline NORTY

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Re: long term 2018
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2018, 01:39:54 AM »
"Long term" on a 2018?

Not yet, as it's still 2018!

Maybe after a few years, then you can ask about "long term" 2018's. Personally, I think the quality of bike will be "substantially similar" to the model years prior.  :017:
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Offline Mixedgas

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Re: long term 2018
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2018, 12:40:26 PM »
Still waiting on the exact deal so once I've got that from the dealer I'll put it on here. The layout of the 2018 is definitely an upside but its the riding experience that counts. So if no one has had any problems with the 2018 then I'll go ride it for a weekend and see what its about
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Offline glassbacken

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Re: long term 2018
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2018, 03:05:38 PM »
I traded in a 2015 xrx for a 2018 xrx the switchgear is better and I like the tft dash,
It sounds better but I wish Id kept the earlier model, it was paid for!

 


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