If you follow this blog you know my ride of choice right now is a sports touring bike. My Yamaha FJR1300 is a great bike and I expect to get a lot more years of service from her. But, when a totally new bike comes on the sports touring market you know I have to at least take a peak. Triumph has just announced the details on a brand new sports touring bike the 2013 Triumph Trophy 1200, and it does look interesting.
Like the BMW K1600 that was released last year the Trophy 1200 appears to be placing itself on the luxury end of Sports Touring.
The Trohpy 1200 has all the bells and whistles like:
Ride by wire
Self canceling turn signals
Electronically adjustable headlamp
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 compatability
iPhone and iPod compatibility
etc, etc, etc
I have culled a few of my favorite websites that have a tons more on the new Triumph Trophy 1200 and have included links to those articles below. I clearly see this bike in the BMW K1600 class and will continue to put pressure on the FJR, ST1300 and Concourse to up their game…which is ultimately good for the consumer.
What some other sites are saying about the 2013 Triumph Trophy 1200