2013 Triumph Trophy Review


The 2013 Triumph Trophy SE is a brand new model, fit for the road and the long haul. To challenge some of the industry giants, Triumph rolled out a touring cruiser with a luxury sport feel. Especially agile for a bike that weighs 662 pounds on a 60.7-inch wheelbase, the Trophy is catered to the rider who is looking for a little bit of fun on the back roads.

Don’t let the power of the 1215cc, three-cylinder engine fool you; this bike wants to make you feel right at home as it cradles you in the wide, 30-inch seat. The electronically adjustable suspension holds comfort in the highest regard, and the iPod-compatible FM/Bluetooth sound system will get your motor runnin’ as you cruise the open road.

Though the Triumph Trophy SE may have less storage space (16.4 gallon capacity) than other bikes in its class, the Dynamic Luggage System developed by Triumph keeps the contents from rattling around and causing vibrations in the chassis. This provides a smooth ride and minimal weaving while you travel.

New For 2013

  • Brand New Model in 2013

2013 Triumph Trophy Specs

  • Model: Trophy SE
  • Engine Type: 1215cc liquid-cooled, three-cylinder shaft drive
  • Bore and Stroke: 85mm x 71.4 mm
  • Compression ratio: N/A
  • Valve Train: 12-valve DOHC
  • Induction: Ride by wire, fuel injection
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Six-speed constant mesh
  • Final Drive: Shaft
  • Fuel Capacity: 6.9 Gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: Unavailable
  • Brakes (Front): Twin 320mm floating discs, Nissin four-piston calipers, linked brakes (front brakes partially activated by rear), ABS (non-switchable)
  • Brakes (Rear): Single 282mm disc, Nissin two-piston sliding caliper, ABS (non-switchable)
  • Suspension (Front): WP 43mm upside down forks, electronically adjustable rebound damping (sport/normal/comfort) with 5 inches travel.
  • Suspension (Rear): WP monoshock with integral oil reservoir, electronically adjustable hydraulic preload (one passenger, one passenger plus luggage, two passenger), electronically adjustable rebound damping (sport, normal, comfort), 4.7 inches rear wheel travel.
  • Wheelbase: 60.7 inches
  • Rake: 27 degrees
  • Trail: 4.7 inches
  • Seat Height: 30.3 to 31.1 inches
  • Curb Weight: 662 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 120/70 ZR17
  • Tires (Rear): 190/55 ZR17


  • Electronic suspension and linked ABS Brakes (comes standard with Trophy SE model): Ride-by-wire electronic throttle system, clear, easy to use control panel and, on the Trophy SE, electronically adjustable suspension, makes it simple to set and make adjustments to suit your exact preferences. Switchable traction control keeps wheel slip to a minimum by reading the speed of both wheels and adjusting performance Cruise control makes long highway stretches comfortable and optimizes fuel economy. Linked brakes mean front brakes are partially activated by the rear for increased safety.
  • Audio system with Bluetooth and iPod compatibility (comes standard with Trophy SE model): The Trophy SE's superb audio system immerses both you and your passenger in sound. Bluetooth and iPod technology connects you to radio, music and phone. Amenities include: Automatic volume control (AVC) adjusts volume based on bike speed; USB port, flash drive, MP3 player support; iPhone and iPod compatible (selected devices); Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR giving output to up to two compatible headsets.
  • Heated grips and seats: With optional thermostatically controlled heated seats and grips, whatever the weather, wherever you're going, both you and your passenger will ride in comfort. The seats are Thermostatically controlled, bespoke heated seats with selectable temperature settings, high quality, and high-efficiency heating elements. The grips are grips are internally wired designed specifically for Triumph's ride-by-wire throttle so as not to increase diameter, and have dual temperature settings selectable via mounted color push buttons.
  • Electronically adjustable windscreen: The Trophy's windscreen isn't just designed to protect you from wind and rain at all speeds. It's cleverer than that, remembering its last position. Even the mirrors and foot positions have been intelligently designed to protect your hands and feet, keeping them dry and comfortable.
  • Triumph dynamic luggage system: Triumph's dynamic luggage system allows a small amount of independent movement, which increases stability and doesn""t compromise the chassis' dynamic performance

Key Competitors For The 2013 Triumph Trophy

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