Triumph Trophy 900

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Triumph Trophy 900

Triumph Trophy 900

Regular may recall that I recently the custom styled Triumph and while I liked the engineering, I had about the bike’s usefulness in the climate. Andrew Wintun, the of Two Wheels, Edinburgh’s agents for was anxious that I should try more suitable and volunteered one of the re-styled Trophy tourers.

To a tourer you need a tour, and as friends from England stopping over with me en to a holiday in Skye, it was too good an to miss. I booked a single with them at the Uig Hotel, and a swift overnight trip. 48 and 500 miles later, let me tell you I am impressed, but it was a trip of mixed

The Trophy has been around for a few now in either 900cc or 1200cc but the early bikes were a nondescript sports-tourer, competent but radical. Triumph have the basic engine and chassis, but changed its focus by giving it a distinctive fairing with panniers, to compete head-on Honda and BMW. You can make own minds up about the looks, but the constantly drew attention and of it was complimentary.

What is beyond doubt is the effectiveness of all that swoopy it cleaves the air with commendable and makes for a comfortable and relaxed distance machine. Relaxed is once you are under steam, as is a big heavy bike with a centre of gravity, and to be honest it is a bit of a at walking pace, and you need to be to put it on the centre stand with any

None of this matters you hit the open road though, and my friends in their Toyota MR2 and Porsche 911 across Scotland in the sunshine I was really enjoying the The 900cc engine is good for which it delivers with a and no hint of a power band, a continuous stream of torque and On the major roads with traffic it felt like a low-flying aircraft.

As we delved further into territory and the campervans got thicker on the a bit more nip and tuck was needed, and the bike started to show its The golden rule of superbikes to be though shall brake in a straight line. The latest of machines from Germany and can flout that rule and enter bends under with confidence.

I rapidly that the words brakes, and Triumph do not belong in the same This is made all the worse as the rush from the engine and the behind that big round make it all too easy to arrive at the bend a lot faster than you Grab a handful of front and the bike pitches forward on its front suspension, enter the like this the big Trophy understeer and run wide.

Let off the brakes a little too swiftly and you have a 220kg pogo-stick on hands, and by the application of Sod’s law of travel, this is inevitably the moment that an enormous tour bus appears out of nowhere straight at you. Not funny.

be clear about this. I bikes, and this bike humiliate my companion’s 911 in a straight but on this sort of journey fat tyres on a well sorted car gives a measure of safety a big touring bike, at least in my I let them go, as we had agreed re-grouping en route, and settled into a composed touring gait. the bike felt great and I had learned an important lesson.

your own abilities and those of the others may wish to travel or faster, let them. On the return travelling alone, I let the bike its own pace, and I had a memorable run.

Triumph Trophy 900
Triumph Trophy 900

I had a couple of reasons for wanting to go to Skye, firstly was the hope I might actually see it, and to my amazement I to spend overnight there it raining. I even managed to get a of the Cuillins. My second reason was I had yet to sample the new bridge. I think it an structure, and the steep rise and of its arch makes you feel you landed on the island. It may not be the romance of the but it does lend a certain

But -2:60 each way on a bike is an and had it not been for the fact that it was not my I would have bought one of the plaques that are in all the shops for the journey (it stands for SKye Tolls). The other irritation is the hassle of fishing for money kitted up in leathers, gloves, (Oh and probably waterproofs too as this is The Forth and Tay bridges long ago tolls for bikers for this reason.

I was however grateful to reach the but rather than the bath and evening I had in mind, my poor was on the phone with the news our hot water cylinder had burst and the house. I spent a large of my evening trying to offer DIY advice to a harassed bucket-weilding Sod’s second law of travel

As ever the bike was a conversation and I ended my evening over a few with Chris the waiter who had ridden his Suzuki 500 up to Skye for the In the rain of course!

So what of attempt at a serious touring A few years ago this bike have been state of the but progress is relentless and in certain the bike is outclassed. It does not the sheer refinement and superb of the Honda Pan European, nor does it the clever suspension of the latest Nor does it have fuel ABS, or other current

To many people this will be its strongest suit, as have stuck with and tested designs for one very reason. And that reason is At just over -9,000 on the the Trophy 900 is thousands cheaper any of its rivals, and that is a compelling to live with its few foibles.

remember to brake in a straight though!

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