Triumph Motorcycles is entering the touring market with the launch of the all new shaft driven Trophy. The Trophy is the third new model to be launched by the Hinckley manufacturer over the past eighteen months, confirming Triumph’s continued investment in design, technology and engineering. The Trophy is packed with a host of technology features, many of which come as standard.
At the heart of the Trophy, is the same characterful three cylinder engine developed for the award-winning Tiger Explorer. The shaft driven, 1215cc triple, delivers an impressive 134ps at 8,900 revs and 120 nm of torque at 6,450rpm, providing smooth, effortless power whenever needed. Ensuring the optimum levels of refinement, the engine features a counter rotating balancer shaft to smooth out crank shaft vibrations.
A torsional damping system is used to transfer power from the gearbox to the shaft drive through a sprung bevel gear. In addition to this, a metalastic shaft drive is used which allows a certain amount of compliance in the shaft assembly. These combined features help to provide a refined drivetrain and overall chassis performance which ensures the power is delivered in a smooth and controllable manner.
An extensive testing and development programme has honed the chassis to provide true touring comfort whilst still connecting the rider with the road. Ride-by-wire technology provides both traction control and cruise control functionality as well as optimising engine efficiency and fuel economy. Great effort has been made to optimise weather and wind protection with aerodynamically enhanced fairings. The electrically adjustable screen can raise 16.4 cm and comes with a memory function that automatically adjusts to the last pre-set position used when the bike is restarted. Rider and pillion passenger comfort is further enhanced with a range of seat options including heated front and rear seats. The rider seat height can additionally be adjusted between 800 and 820mm.
Two models are available – the Trophy and the Trophy SE. Either model can be selected in Pacific Blue or Lunar Silver paint schemes. Both models feature headlight positional adjustment, centre stand, rider seat height adjustment, lockable cockpit storage box with 12v power socket, a 26 litres fuel tank, and Triumph’s unique Dynamic Luggage System (TDLS), all as standard.
The Triumph Dynamic Luggage System helps maintain chassis balance by decoupling the mass from the chassis and allowing each pannier to move up to a five degree arc, optimising stability and refinement. With 31 litres of capacity per side pannier, additional storage can be gained with the optional 55 litres powered “Plug and Play” top box. The “Plug and Play” feature allows easy fitting and removal without the need to connect and disconnect cables or wires. It features a 12v socket on the inside to charge a camera, phone or any other electrical device whilst on the move.
The range topping Trophy SE hosts a powerful integrated audio system, with Bluetooth technology, USB input, and iPod / MP3 player compatibility. The SE additionally features adjustable electronic suspension from WP, which is operated via an ergonomically designed switch cube. Riders select their preferred damping setting – Sport, Normal or Comfort, combine it with the bike’s loading – Solo, Solo plus luggage or 2-up, and select and review their settings via a dot matrix LCD screen. The ease of use and functionality means that personalised settings can be easily adjusted at the press of a button. The SE also benefits from Triumph’s Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, which adds a further layer of rider security whilst an integrated passenger 12v power supply allows additional accessories to be added.
The Trophy enjoys extended 10,000miles/16,000km service intervals with major services every 20,000 miles/32,000kms.
The new Trophy will get its first public outing at Triumph Tridays in Neukirchen, Austria (22-24 June 2012) and will make a further appearance at Triumph Live, Mallory Park, Leicestershire, which takes place 31 August – 2 September 2012.
The global press riding launch of the Trophy and Trophy SE will take place in early September with the first bikes available in dealerships in October 2012. Full pricing will be confirmed in early September.