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2013 Triumph Trophy SE: Big Bore, High-Tech Touring

By June 22, 2012

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Triumph Trophy

Triumph has unveiled a new player in the touring game, and fans of the British brand have plenty to be excited about: the all-new 2013 Trophy packs a 1,215cc triple producing 132 horsepower, electronically adjustable suspension, switchable traction control, and ABS.

The 662 pound bike can be fitted with big panniers and a top case, and its adjustable seat height ranges from 30.3 to 31.1 inches; touring-friendly features include a big 6.9 gallon fuel tank, cruise control, an iPhone, USB, and Bluetooth-ready stereo system, and an electronically adjustable windscreen with memory settings. When the bike hits the U.S. market in January, 2013, only the SE model (with electronic suspension, audio, and other features) will be available here, while other parts of the world can get a non-SE version.

There's no word on price yet, but suffice to say this premium tourer will compete with the likes of the BMW K1600, Honda VFR, Yamaha FJR1300, and Kawasaki Concours 14.


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June 25, 2012 at 9:20 am
(1) Dabber says:

That Bike is Sweet! Triumph setting the bar high on innovation!

June 25, 2012 at 9:22 am
(2) Dabber says:

That bike is sweet! Triumph setting the bar high on innovation!

June 25, 2012 at 6:06 pm
(3) Pete says:

I like it…looks quite bit like the Concours..at lest from that angle. Another player in a field like that (should) raises everyones game.

June 27, 2012 at 11:20 am
(4) Hj says:

…and Honda ST1300. Crowded segment, can’t see how this bike will sell well, just when bikes are headed in the opposite direction. Love to see this motor in the speed triple though!

June 27, 2012 at 12:36 pm
(5) Eder says:

Cheap copy of BMW K1600.

June 27, 2012 at 7:11 pm
(6) FrankG says:

Love the Triumph’s and the triple’s…
Great looking bike!

June 29, 2012 at 2:47 am
(7) station66 says:

This beauty is NOT a “cheap BMW copy”. Class act Triumph!

June 29, 2012 at 5:00 am
(8) Andy says:

Although it’s good that Triumph have finally produced a real world tourer, it is just a shame that they have not evolved their own styling from the old Trophy, rather than a morphed BMW R1200RT and Honda Pan Euro.
A shame about the crazy high weight.
A shame also that we hear so much about the audio system but a little less about the bits that really do matter in terms of how good weather protection is, what steps they have taken to ensure rider comfort (adjustability of foot pegs, seat, bars and levers). Also how well the luggage system consumes helmets and other stuff.
I also read that some folk say this is a class act….well it all looks very angular and plagiarised to my mind. But I look forward to throwing a leg over one and seeing how well I like it from inside the cockpit.
I wish Triumph well, it may be their desire to aim it at the likes of BMW K1600, but I think the reality is that it should be more aimed at folk who’d be considering R1200RT’s & Pan’s because its a more likely world market (and a bigger one too).

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