2013 Triumph Trophy 1200 SE- First Ride Review

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Triumph Trophy 1200

2013 Triumph Trophy SE – First Ride Review up the backroads while listening to the

Photographer. Alessio Barbanti and Gadda

It’s not exactly a of David challenging Goliath, but close—real close.  With its new Trophy SE luxury-tourer, Triumph, a small bike manufacturer, is one of the industry’s giants when it to producing highly regarded motorcycles: BMW. The Boys in run a high-powered auto and motorcycle that has been building bikes of one flavor or another for decades.

So, when the movers and at Hinckley decided to throw the gauntlet against that it was like taking a knife to a

But, as it turns out, knife is a pretty sharp The Trophy 1200 is by far the most motorcycle that reborn has ever produced, and it takes aim not at either of BMW’s K1600s but has its sights set on the R1200RT Boxer. from its displacement disadvantage, the is not a luxury-tourer in the K1600GTL . Gold or Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic rather, it’s a luxury

It allows you to enjoy all the amenities of iconic superslab-devouring heavyweights—and a few that even some of the don’t have—while you’re through the twisties as though you on something far smaller and lighter the Trophy’s 662-pound claimed wet (without saddlebags) and 60.7-inch would imply.

“We started working on this in 2008,” said Simon Triumph’s Product Manager. “We at three bikes that considered the models of choice at the the Honda Pan-European (ST1300 in the Yamaha FJR1300 and BMW R1200RT. Our proved that the RT was the best of the so that was the bike we targeted.”

Triumph Trophy 1200
Triumph Trophy 1200

is why the Trophy matches the RT point for and then some. Its book-length of features includes traction ABS, linked brakes, detachable saddlebags, cruise tire-pressure monitors, electrically windscreen, adjustable seat (by more than ¾ in.), adjustable headlights and shaft drive. Of particular importance are the electronically adjustable suspension positions each for preload and some of which can be selected on the some that cannot) and FM/Bluetooth sound system fully iPod compatible and also play other (FLAC, WAV, MP3, ACC).

Practically everything that is on the Trophy can be configured using the buttons on the left handlebar in conjunction with the LCD information between the tach and speedo. includes the screen display which provides more than those of any other currently on the market and can be quickly set up to the specific info you want in a of locations on the screen.

A sizable list of available for the SE includes a larger touring a 50-liter top box fitted with a power port (and uses a built-in sliding mechanism that requires no or reconnecting of wires when or installing the box), heated and grips, a tankbag, a lower (which, like the stock is two-position adjustable), bag liners and a GPS bracket.

Inclusion of all this the 6.9-gallon gas tank in particular, has its toll in the perception of the Trophy’s size. When you first aboard, the tank/fairing stretching out of your knees splays out so far and that you almost feel you’re looking down the deck of an aircraft carrier. But by the you’ve ridden the bike a few and snapped it around a couple of corners, that perception to change.

You quickly forget about the of the plastic in front of you and marvel at how and agile the big Triumph feels it’s moving. The tall, cast handlebars give you of leverage while propping you in an standard-bike riding position, and the ride-by-wire inline-Three grunts out of usable torque (well, a peak of 89 ft.-lb. at 6450 says Triumph, but it remains 74 ft.-lb. from 2500 to rpm) that effortlessly the SE away from a stop and off of The overall effect is that you as though you are riding a bike is at least a hundred pounds than what its manufacturer

Triumph Trophy 1200
Triumph Trophy 1200
Triumph Trophy 1200
Triumph Trophy 1200
Triumph Trophy 1200
Triumph Trophy 1200

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