2013 Triumph Trophy SE | First Ride

A Continental Missile Aimed at Bavaria

By Marc Cook, Photography by Alessio Barbanti, Stefano Gadda

EVOLUTION
Triumph’s all-new luxury tourer, powered by the Explorer’s big triple.

RIVALS
BMW R1200RT, K1600GT, Honda ST1300, Kawasaki Concours 1400, Yamaha FJR1300

TECH 
Price$18,999
Engine typel-c inline-triple
Valve trainDOHC, 12v
Displacement1215cc
Bore x stroke85.0 x 71.4mm
Compression11.0:1
Fuel systemEFI
ClutchWet, multi-plate
Transmission6-speed
Claimed horsepower132 bhp @ 8900 rpm
Claimed torque88.5 lb.-ft. @ 6450 rpm
FrameAluminum twin-spar
Front suspensionWP 46mm fork with adjustable rebound damping
Rear suspensionWP shock with adjustable spring preload and rebound damping
Front brakeDual Nissin four-piston calipers, 320mm discs with ABS
Rear brakeNissin two-piston caliper, 282mm disc with ABS
Front tire120/70ZR-17 Pirelli Angel ST
Rear tire190/55ZR-17 Pirelli Angel ST
Rake/trail27.0º/4.7 in.
Seat height29.9 – 30.7 in.
Wheelbase60.7 in.
Fuel capacity6.9 gal.
Claimed curb weight662 lbs.
ColorLunar Silver, Pacific Blue
AvailableJan-13
Warranty24 months, unlimited miles
ContactTriumph Motorcycles of America, Ltd
385 Walt Sanders Memorial Dr. #100
Newnan, GA 30265
www.triumphmotorcycles.com

VERDICT 5 out of 5 stars
First time out, Triumph takes the fight to BMW.

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