Triumph offers some amazing motorcycles of which the tourers are quite popular. For a while now motorcycle enthusiasts like me have been waiting for the 2013 iteration of the Triumph Trophy 1200 Tourer. Recently the 2013 Trophy 1200 model was revealed and that too officially, no leaked images. Triumph plans to inject the motorcycle into the market in September of this year as the pricing is not available, inevitably we will have to wait for the official pricing at the time of its launch.
The bike will compete with the likes of BMW K1600GT and R1200RT which are priced at £15,495 and £12,595 respectively. We estimate the price of Trophy 1200 will be in the range of £13,900 to £14,200. Technically the motorcycle sports the same 1215 cc engine as the Tiger Explorer, only difference is that in Trophy the sixth gear will be at a higher ratio. The company clearly stated in the presentation that they do not intend to sell more than 1500 units of the same in the first year.
image – 2013 Triumph Trophy 1200
2013 Triumph Trophy 1200 Technical Specifications
Engine and transmission
Engine: 1,215cc, three-cylinder four stroke. 12 valves, DOHC
Bore x stroke: 85 x 71.4mm
Fuelling: Ride-by-wire fuel injection
Exhaust: Stainless steel 3-1
Final drive: Shaft drive
Clutch: Wet multi-plate
Gearbox: Constant mesh six-speed
Oil capacity: Four litres
Frame: Twin-spar aluminium beam
Swingarm: Single-sided cast aluminium with shaft drive
Front wheel: Cast aluminium five-spoke 17 x 3.5in
Rear wheel: Cast aluminium five-spoke 17 x 6.0in
Front tyre: 120/70 ZR17
Rear tyre: 190/55 ZR17
Front forks: WP USD with 130mm of travel and manually adjustable rebound damping. WP USD forks with 127mm of travel and electronically adjustable rebound damping sport/normal/comfort
Rear suspension: WP monoshock with remote oil reservoir, manually adjustable hydraulic preload, manually adjustable rebound damping and 120mm of travel. WP monoshock with remote oil reservoir, electronically adjustable hydraulic preload (1up, 1up+luggage, 2up) electronically adjustable rebound damping (sport, normal, comfort) 120mm of travel
Front brake: Twin 320mm rotors, twin Nissin four-piston calipers. Linked system – Rear brake pedal partially applies front brakes. Non-switchable ABS. Nissin 14mm master cylinder
Rear brake: Single 282mm disc, Nissin sliding twin-piston caliper. Non-switchable ABS
Instrument display: Analogue speedometer and tachometer with multi-function LCD display with ambient light-level compensation. LCD display is for trip info (x2) gear position, fuel gauge, distance to empty, service indicator, clock, ambient temp, frost warning and heated grips/seats display. Dash also features headlight adjustment, hazard warning button, cruise control function. TPMS status, TES status, audio functions
Dimensions and capacities
Length: 2,235mm (87.9in)
Width: 975mm (38.4in)
Height: 1,435mm (56.5in)
Seat height: 800-820mm (31.5 – 32.3in)
Wheelbase: 1,542mm (60.7in)
Rake/trail: 27 degrees, 119mm
Fuel tank: 26 litres (6.9 US gals)
Weight: 301kgs (662lbs)
Pannier capacity: 31 litres each (8.2 US gals)
Pannier max load: 10kgs (22lbs)
Max power: 134PS/132bhp/99KW @ 8,900RPM
Max torque: 120Nm/89ft/lbs
Features and benefits
Coded key immobilizer.
Ride by wire throttle.
Non switchable ABS.
Electronically adjustable screen with memory function.
Sealed, automatically locking storage binnacle with integrated 12V socket.
Rider and pillion 12v sockets.
Self-cancelling indicators with manual over-ride.
Switchable Traction Control – always default to ‘on’.
Dedicated D-lock storage under seat.
Quick release mountings for accessory tank bag.
Dedicated sat-nav mounting point.
Electronically adjustable headlamp.
Audio system, TPMS, TES, 2x 20 Watt speakers with digital signal processing and three band (bass, mid, treble) equalization with automatic volume control.
USB port with flash drive and MP3 compatibility.
iPhone and iPod compatibility.
FM/MW/AM radio with 15 presets per band.
Auxiliary input to allow sat nav to be played through speakers.
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR providing output to two headsets using A2DP profile.
Incoming phone call support.
Low voltage detection (automatic shut down to protect battery)