June 22nd, 2012
With the BMW sport touring motorcycles as popular as they are, it was only a matter of time before Triumph stepped into the ring. The 2013 Triumph Trophy could be a contender.
The Trophy uses the new 1215 cc triple shaft-driven power plant that the Tiger Explorer does. The 132 horsepower engine also delivers nearly 90 foot pounds of torque. The motorcycle weighs in at a fairly-light 662 pounds.
Equipped with all the goodies on a long-distance rider's checklist, the sporty Trophy provides plenty of comforts. It comes with an electrically-adjustable windshield, hard panniers, a fly-by-wire throttle system, traction control system, cruise control, and linked ABS. An optional trunk can provide more storage space for those long hauls.
Speaking of long distances, the 6.9 gallon fuel tank should provide plenty of blacktop coverage between stops. The service intervals are spaced out at 10,000 miles, which should give a lot more time riding compared to wrenching.
There will also be an upgraded trim level SE model available only in the US and Canada that features an electrically-adjustable suspension, tire pressure monitoring, and a bluetooth-integrated audio system.
The Triumph Trophy will hit dealerships in the US beginning in January of 2013. It will be available in any color you like, as long as it's blue or silver. Pricing has not been announced at this time.
3 comments on "The new Triumph Trophy is revealed"
I doubt that it will be a big seller here in the states. To be honest, the only touring bikes (sport or non-sport) I see on the road are the Gold Wings, and Harley's Ultra Classics (and their frame mounted fairing model) I think I have seen only ONE Kawasaki Concourse here in Maine, and that sat in the stealership a good long while.
There's one kawasaki concours here at the hospital I work at too, but the rest are all standard cruisers and sport bikes. i have yet to see a vaquero or another flagship touring bike outside the dealership, other than GLs. looks pretty sexy though! i wonder how it'll be priced.
If I wanted something for sport touring, I bet I could find hardbags and a trunk to mount to either a Katana or Hurricane. A hell of a lot cheaper, and will do just as good of a job I bet.