I've had five Triumphs and just sold my TTSE just before Christmas for a couple of reasons that I'll get to. I can tell you its a fantastic machine, its triumph most technically advanced bike that they've made to date. I purchased mine in 2013 and rode it on many long distance trips over the last four years. the 2013 was the first year of the new generation Trophy SE. No changes between the years except that they angled the handlebar controls on the 2016 to be reached a little easier. 137 HP and loads of torque. all the bells and whistles you could want. Electronically adjustable suspension, electronically adjustable windscreen, a great fairing system that protects you from the weather rather nicely, Bluetooth, AM/FM/Satellite radio, real automotive style cruise control, ABS linked braking system, traction control, loads of storage with the quick release/attach hard side panniers and trunk, glove box, USB and 3 euro 12 volt plugs that uses the same plug type as the BMW. 7.5 gallon fuel cell at a real 50 miles per gallon is the best mileage that I've ever gotten out of any bike that I've ever owned. Its shaft drive and quick as hell with tons of torque and a beautiful Triumph triple cylinder sound. I'm sure I've missed some of the features on this list. I've done 12 hour 800 mile rides each way from Brandon Florida to Bryson City, NC just as if I was riding in my recliner on the super slab, its truly a hell of a performer. I've has this bike at just over 130 mph and it got there really fast with no hesitation. It was as stable as you could ever want in a machine at those speeds because of its aerodynamics.
You should be able to get a fantastic deal on a new one, the prices have dropped considerably because this is the last year that they are being produced. Sadly, it wasn't a good seller for Triumph because all Sport Tourer sales have been decreasing over the last five years due to the Adventurer Tourers being all the rage now. Honda discontinued their ST1300 in 2013, BMW the same thing. Sales have also been dismal for Yamaha's FJR1300 and Kawasaki's Concours 1400, sport tourers are dying away.. My only cons
on the Triumph Trophy SE is that its very very top heavy because the battery is mounted so high up above the frame, high mounted large fuel cell, and all the electronics are also mounted high up underneath the plastics. Its also a tall bike and add the high mounted trunk on it and its just plain very top heavy. Just about everyone that has owned one, has dropped it at least once doing low speed maneuvers, including myself. All the top weight is not even noticeable once your on the go and its an amazing curve carver as far as handling and performance as you'll see in the video. But, slow speed maneuvering is something that truly has to be mastered on this bike and not taken for granted. The fairing and windscreen works too good if you live in a hot climate state like I do. The primary reason I sold it was because my riding style has changed and I no longer do long distance touring, most of all my riding now is local and the TTSE just sat in the garage while I rode my small lighter bikes for around town use. Its a bike that I really loved and to date was probably the best bike that I've ever owned in 40 years of riding, and that includes two Goldwings and a whole lot of bikes. If you have any questions, just ask, I can tell you just about anything you would want to know about this amazing machine.
Below are some pics and a video of a buddy and I riding the beautiful twisty and famous Smoky mountain roads in 2015. I shot the video from the Trophy with my buddy riding his Goldwing. Bob is 65 years old and rides like a 20 year old. He's a professional rider, and a master with the Goldwings, at times, I had a hard time keeping up with him. He also lives up there and knows the roads like the back of his hand. The video is a little long (one Outlaws song long, 10 minutes) but when up there we would ride 8 to 10 hours a day, 5 days a week because the twistys seemed to never end.
With and without trunk.