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Triumph Trophy 900

Triumph’s Bug-Eyed Monster

by Andy Saunders

With more than some old laurel wreaths for credibility in the USA, this revived and English company is on the move, places to go and bikes to build. have some serious for our future. For 1996 they widened their market by creating a real tourer out of the 900.

The DOHC, three Trophy has metamorphosed completely this new touring model.

redesigned the fairing and side for better wind protection and stability, and sleekly integrated the saddlebags, fitted as standard A glance at the front fender reveal the details added weeks in the wind tunnel.

more efficient engine dispersal, Triumph plumbed eye-grabbing vents thru the behind the radiator, and added two on each flank of the front which duct cool air to the rider’s legs.

With an eye on the all important comfort Triumph’s design crew down a two-level seat to the riders buttocks separately the passengers, and added grab for the co-pilot. They also the handlebars backwards and cast up new footrests and mounts in order to maintain a straight back shoulders riding position.

that some riders are enough to ride after or perhaps with the idea of laying down the ghost of past, Triumph designed in awesome lights. These 60/55 watt Halogens up the road at night like a 4-wheeler. And they made everyone noticed by making the an organic oval shape, back like eyes, a chrome accent for added

Comparisons with sixties-era sports cars are obvious, and

Color? Deep blue all The gentlefolk at Triumph’s paint have blended up a deep shade that I would Royal but they call and the result is appropriately understated for a well-bred bloodline.

An effortless, highway-distance, loaded-up, rain-soaked, homeward-bound dash the 900cc machine to be endowed adequate horsepower.

If blue’s not cup of Earl Grey, this is also offered in Merlot and of course the classic, British Green. Nice to notice finally after all these of funky neon, more and manufacturers are returning to monochromatic schemes. Sitting on the bike, the upper fairing and windscreen are obvious over the ’95 but in no way is there the barn door of older, less aerodynamic designs.

The inner panels of the blend smoothly into the gas and instrument cluster, which is now in the fairing and not mounted on the handlebars. chrome-bezeled clocks sit on the fairing, it look like the dash of an old bug eye Sprite. Below and on either there are little locking compartments sized for a map and a sandwich, the one also containing the remote height adjuster.

Hours spent in the saddle on a highway affords plenty of to study the minutiae under nose. One of the first things a new owner will want to do, is the acres of warning stickers everywhere. Another occassionally niggle is the fluttering of the fuel needle, although it is slightly accurate than the usual mounted joke.

Triumph Trophy 900

The needle the red zone next to the E, some 200 since the last fill up. warts can relax with the that the reserve gas capacity is a 1.3 U.S. gallons. The clock, too is a feature on a touring platform.

Those familiar with line of modular motorcycles feel at home immediately. The 900 bigger, thanks to the frame and gear that it shares the bigger four cylinder Trophy, and while this is welcomed by taller riders, below the critical 5′ 6 will still find it to put their feet on the ground, the new stepped seat.

Arguably the 900 is a better cruiser than its brothers. Although it shares the running gear, weight, substantial, is still 33 lb less. An highway-distance, loaded-up, supra-legal, homeward-bound dash showed the machine to be endowed with horsepower.

And the three cylinder has inherited the long-legged character the Triumph Tridents of yore, the that made the Triumph famous on the banking of Daytona 25 ago. Power is available 5,000 rpm up, and well before the rpm redline, the engine is beginning famous three cylinder

Seductive indeed to aficionados and alike is the unusual sound and of the lopsided, 120 degree triple. It rips and shreds your rather like a red Italian V12 car. Vibration levels the inherently well balanced 120 crankshaft are minimal, and the sit up and beg riding places the rider in a zone of air behind the substantial screen, so daily mileages are easily with the Triumph.

Anyone to the razor-sharp handling of a Japanese will find the Trophy more of a Cadillac ride in it’s big, softly kind of bouncy, and the controls to be designed for big hands with of movement.

Everything works enough: the brakes demand a lot of movement, but are effective in hauling the big down from speed. and ground clearance again are up to sportbike standards, though on the fuzzy side.

But the Trophy isn’t designed to through canyons: it’s a you can use to accumulate hundreds of miles in a with a smile on your The built-in saddlebags bags become essential in everyday not to mention touring duty, their rather bulbous prohibits lane splitting jammed freeway traffic. The is to take off out of town, away crowded freeways, and to enjoy the where it works best, out on the road.

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