Triumph has a new Trophy on its shelf!

triumph trophy 1200se

Triumph has a new trophy on it shelf, the 2013 triumph trophy 1200se. The new motorcycle will be launched in January and is  Triumph Motorcycles entry into the touring market. The new motorcycle (triumphs third new model in 18 months) is heavy with new tech for all the bells . The new Trophy shares the same 1215 cc three cylinder engine as the Tiger Explorer but with a modified higher ratio 6th gear for better touring.

The motor puts out  132hp at 8900 rpm and 89 ft pds of torque, more than enough to tear up the freeways from coast to coast. The new “ride by wire” tech helps combine traction control and cruise control to improve fuel efficiency but  still make you  feel like you are on the fast touring bike on the planet.


Triumph has also designed the fairings to optimize weather and wind protection . The new electrically-adjustable screen can raise nearly 6.5 inches and comes with a memory function that returns the windscreen to the riders favorite position.

This is Triumph’s first venture into  the large touring market and I got to say it is impressive. This bike is direct competition the BMW k1600gt and the BMW k1200rt both incredible machines.  How do you thing The new Trophy is going to compare against the BMW’s  I think the Germans will need to heading back to the drawing board soon if the want to stay ahead of the competition.


here are the specs for the new motorcycle Engine and transmission
Engine: 1,215cc, three-cylinder four stroke. 12 valves, DOHC
Bore x stroke: 85 x 71.4mm
Ride-by-wire fuel injection
Exhaust: Stainless steel 3-1
Final drive: Shaft drive
Clutch: Wet multi-plate
Gearbox: Constant mesh six-speed
Oil capacity: 3.5 qts
Frame: Twin-spar aluminum beam
Swing arm: Single-sided cast aluminum with shaft drive
Front wheel: Cast aluminum five-spoke 17 x 3.5in
Rear wheel: Cast aluminum five-spoke 17 x 6.0in
Front tire: 120/70 ZR17
Rear tire: 190/55 ZR17
Front forks: WP USD with 130mm of travel and manually adjustable rebound damping. WP USD forks with 127mm of travel and electronically adjustable rebound damping sport/normal/comfort
Rear suspension: WP mono shock with remote oil reservoir, manually adjustable hydraulic preload, manually adjustable rebound damping and 120mm of travel. WP monoshock with remote oil reservoir, electronically adjustable hydraulic preload (1up, 1up+luggage, 2up) electronically adjustable rebound damping (sport, normal, comfort) 120mm of travel
Front brake: Twin 320mm rotors, twin Nissin four-piston calipers. Linked system – Rear brake pedal partially applies front brakes. Non-switchable ABS. Nissin 14mm master cylinder
Rear brake: Single 282mm disc, Nissin sliding twin-piston caliper. Non-switchable ABS
Instrument display: Analogue speedometer and tachometer with multifunction LCD display with ambient light-level compensation. LCD display is for trip info (x2) gear position, fuel gauge, distance to empty, service indicator, clock, ambient temp, frost warning and heated grips/seats display. Dash also features headlight adjustment, hazard warning button, cruise control function. TPMS status, TES status, audio functions
Dimensions and capacities
Length: 2,235mm (87.9in)
Width: 975mm (38.4in)
Height: 1,435mm (56.5in)
Seat height: 800-820mm (31.5 – 32.3in)
Wheelbase: 1,542mm (60.7in)
Rake/trail: 27 degrees, 119mm
Fuel tank:  (6.9 US gals)
Weight: (662lbs)
Pannier capacity: (8.2  gals)
Pannier max load:  (22lbs)
Max power: 132bhp/99KW @ 8,900RPM
Max torque:89ft/lbs
Features and benefits
Coded key immobilisers.
Ride by wire throttle.
Linked brakes.
Non switchable ABS.
Electronically adjustable screen with memory function.
Sealed, automatically locking storage binnacle with integrated 12V socket.
Under seat storage.
Rider and pillion 12v sockets.
Self-cancelling indicators with manual over-ride.
Cruise control.
Switchable Traction Control – always default to ‘on’.
Dedicated D-lock storage under seat.
Quick release mountings for accessory tank bag.
Dedicated sat-nav mounting point.
Electronically adjustable headlamp.
Center stand.
Audio system, TPMS, TES, 2x 20 Watt speakers with digital signal processing and three band (bass, mid, treble) equalisation with automatic volume control.
USB port with flash drive and MP3 compatibility.
iPhone and iPod compatibility.
FM/MW/AM radio with 15 presets per band.
RDS functionality.
TA capability.
Auxiliary input to allow sat nav to be played through speakers.
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR providing output to two headsets using A2DP profile.
Incoming phone call support.
Low voltage detection (automatic shut down to protect battery)

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