2013 Triumph Trophy 1200
A new luxury sport touring motorcycle from Triumph
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
Since the demise of the Trophy in 2004, Triumph’s Sprint ST and GT have been tasked with representing the touring category for the Brits. That changes later this year with the re-introduction of the 2013 Triumph Trophy SE….More at 2013 Triumph Trophy SE Preview
Using the same 1215cc, 132bhp triple as the Tiger Explorer, the 2013 Triumph Trophy promises to be a seriously able tourer, even if it does look nearly identical to the BMW R1200RT. That incredibly conservative styling is ……More at 2013 Triumph Trophy: trad touring | Hell for Leather
As worst kept secrets go, Triumph’s new 1200 Trophy possibly deserves its own trophy. But now it’s a hushed secret no more. It’s official. It will be launched into the market in September of this year. Read more at VisorDown
Here, then, is the 2013 Trophy 1200, Triumph’s first serious attempt at a full-dress tourer and the third new model from Hinckley in the past 18 months. For this application the big triple is tuned to deliver 99kW at 8900rpm and 120Nm at 6450, with a counter-rotating balance shaft to smooth out the inevitable primary vibes inherent in any three-cylinder engine. Read More