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Triumph Trophy 1200

Triumph Trophy 1200: one for the

For this application the big triple is to deliver 99kW at 8900rpm and at 6450.

When we first saw the Tiger Explorer in May this more than one local was heard to remark that the statuesque all-new, 1215cc engine wasn’t going to be in just one model — and were right.

Here, is the 2013 Trophy 1200, first serious attempt at a tourer and the third new model Hinckley in the past 18 months. For application the big triple is tuned to 99kW at 8900rpm and 120Nm at with a counter-rotating balance to smooth out the inevitable primary inherent in any three-cylinder engine.

A ride-by-wire throttle makes both traction control and control (same hardware, different apps), as well as fuel consumption, while a bevel gear and a metalastic drive reduce the clonkiness as the is transferred from the six-speed to the rear wheel.

The screen is adjustable through a range of — and comes with a function that automatically to your last pre-set when you start the bike. The seat height can be adjusted 800 and 820mm, and heatable seats are for rider and pillion.


Two models are — the Trophy and the Trophy SE each in a choice of blue or Each has on-the-fly headlight a lockable storage box in the fairing a 12V socket, a 26-litre fuel a centre stand and Triumph’s dynamic luggage system.

The is electrically adjustable screen a range of 164mm, and comes a memory function that adjusts to your last position when you start the

All that means is that the bracketry for the 31-litre hard — and the optional 55-litre top box if you one fitted — can move about 5mm from side to while you’re riding. It like motorcycling blasphemy, and the thought is enough to give any worth his slide rule the but it works.

This slight wigglyness decouples the mass of the luggage the chassis, allowing the bike to those tiny movements you that all motorcycles make in to proceed in a smooth trajectory imperfect roads, without to move the luggage as well you’ll remember, is all mounted the rear axle) and thus the tail from wagging the i.e. the long, slow, scary weave to which heavily-laden tourers are prone at a speed.

Triumph Trophy 1200

That top box also has a ‘plug and electrical connection, rather a cordless kettle or the tailgate on a Uno, that allows it to be or removed without unplugging any and comes with a standard 12V inside for recharging phones, or cameras while on the move.


The Trophy SE has a an integrated audio system Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port, and player compatibility, as well as adjustable suspension from specialists WP, operated via a four-way cube.

The rider can select his or her preferred setting — Sport, or Comfort — and combine it the bike’s loading — Solo plus luggage or all displayed on a dot-matrix liquid-crystal

Trophy 1200 is also in blue.

The SE also comes tyre pressure monitoring and an 12V socket for the pillion (all you to do is whisper the magic words heated jacket in her ear to understand the of the latter).

The Trophy is built for mileages; it needs a minor only every 16 000km and a service every 32 000km. scheduled for South African at the end of November 2012; pricing be confirmed early in November.

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

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