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Triumph Trophy

Triumph Trophy 2016.
Does anyone ride one of these?
Opinions, comments, reviews? I was at a multi line dealer that I had never visited before picking up a part and along with lots of other cool bikes they had one of these sitting there in the showroom, something about it made me take a second look, sit on it, and make vroom, vroom noises. :-)

The salesman did his best to sell me it, says it was a great price (I think it was) and that it would be perfect for my highway commuting, as well as touring rides, but I left on my Kingpin with just the $6 part for my Vision stuffed in my jacket pocket, but I do have to say that this looked like a bike I would enjoy riding, and he claims it's pretty darn fast as well as super comfortable.

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If I'm seeing that right it's a triple. I love triples. There is just something about them I like and have never been able to put my finger on. Except that it's a Triumph although I've heard they are much improved from my day of electrical problems. Porky should be able to weigh in on it. I think he has a Triumph or had one. Maybe he can be honest and say why he sold it or wants to. One thing, at least they are still being made. May as well switch if you can get a good deal. Did I mention I love triples???

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Yep, it's a triple.


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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.


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I forgot to mention that resale value on this bike and other sport tourers is not very good because its a dying class of bike, dealers are having a very hard time selling them. I'm friends with the guy who owns three dealerships, two are Powersport dealerships (Jap bikes) which are also Triumph dealerships. The third is an exclusive Triumph Dealership classified as a flagship store that meets Triumphs new European boutique style format of stores. Even Elliot couldn't give me any better offer than anyone else on mine because they just sit on the showroom floor and they have to mark them down to sell them. So if you're going to keep it, long term (3 to 5 years) I believe these luxury sport tourers will come back and demand will eventually be there, short term, you best get a great price.

I've ridden two of these new Adventurer tourers, They are fun bikes, but they are nowhere near as comfortable for really long distance highway mile munching, and their suspension is nowhere as good as the TTSE's highway suspension. The wind and rain protection is not as good either. I think that the guys who really do the long distance miles, will want what the TTSE and others offered. Elliot also told me that just about every Adventurer tourer that they sell, never leaves the pavement (maybe 1 in 10 does). They can tell when serviced and the type of tires mounted on the bikes. So I would imagine that the luxury sport tourers class will eventually come back because they are better at what they are designed for.


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Great video. What camera are you using? Were ya'll in a hurry to get somewhere?
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Thanks, that's a lot of good information.
I thought I remembered someone here rode one, it was you I was thinking of.

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Great video. What camera are you using? Were ya'll in a hurry to get somewhere?
Its a JVC Adixxion action camera. This is their first generation version of this camera that I purchased in 2012 or 2013. It shoots great video, but the sound quality is really bad due to it having an underwater mic (the camera is waterproof without needing a housing). Thats why I dubbed music to the video, if I didn't, all you would hear is wind whistling noise. I got it on clearance really cheap. I like it because it uses the standard 1/4" camera mount and it can be mounted from the bottom or on the side opposite of the LED screen. This gives you a lot of mounting possibilities on the bike. Its pretty durable as its been beat pretty good and just keeps on going. Micro camera technology has advanced considerably over the last five years, so there are much better options out there now. At the time I got this, there was only the Go-Pro and one other decent option out there. We weren't in a hurry to get to the destination, it was just early morning spirited riding.
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When I had a Tiger Explorer 1200 a few years ago, I had left it off at the dealership for service one day... and my buddy was sales manager, so he loaned me their rental Trophy to ride all day since it wasn't reserved. Must have been maybe a 2015 model year wise. Fantastic bike, lots of fun to ride, and fast. I considered buying one for a while, what ultimately killed it for me, is at the time I could find no provisions for a highway peg setup on it. I can't sit folded up for extended periods of time, thereby making it useless as a "touring" machine for me. Nice bike, but my Tiger was nearly the same bike and allowed for mounting pegs and whatnot to the crash bars...
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When I had a Tiger Explorer 1200 a few years ago, I had left it off at the dealership for service one day... and my buddy was sales manager, so he loaned me their rental Trophy to ride all day since it wasn't reserved. Must have been maybe a 2015 model year wise. Fantastic bike, lots of fun to ride, and fast. I considered buying one for a while, what ultimately killed it for me, is at the time I could find no provisions for a highway peg setup on it. I can't sit folded up for extended periods of time, thereby making it useless as a "touring" machine for me. Nice bike, but my Tiger was nearly the same bike and allowed for mounting pegs and whatnot to the crash bars...
Its still the same now. Even thou there hasn't been any changes between the 2013 and 2017 model years (other than the angling the control switches a little), there's still not much out there in after market accessories. Now that its discontinued, there's only going to be fewer accessories available.


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" Porky should be able to weigh in on it. I think he has a Triumph or had one. Maybe he can be honest and say why he sold it or wants to." Hog quote

Larry, I'm upset that "Maybe he can be honest-----"

My opinion of Triumph is very favorable.

I had a new 2010 Triumph Scrambler, the Twin, and it was nice but for me there wasn't enough performance. Sold.

I also had a 2012 Triumph Rocket 3 Roadster that was excellent and it sure had enough performance for any sane rider but it was VERY heavy and it seemed like most of the weight was up high, especially with a full tank of fuel. Sold.

These aren't representative of the OP's Triumph Trophy that he has questions about as the engine architecture is totally different.

I think the Trophy is a lot of bike for the money and their 3 cylinder engine has got to be experienced to be believed. It is very fast and has loads of torque.

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Great vid, thanks for sharing. Darn, you had to use that "Outlaws" song; now how am I supposed to concentrate on work the rest of the day? I was really looking into sport touring last year; sorry to hear this class of bike is dying out, but if prices are now good... who knows? What's it like getting parts/service on a dying breed?
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