Triumph aims BMW with Trophy 1215cc Sports Touring Motorcycle

Triumph motorcycle of UK is now ready to create its own space with new Trophy 1200 in German’s BMW Motorrad dominated sports touring motorcycle segment.  Triumph has launched Trophy 1200 to take on BMW R 1200 RT , K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL. Triumph revealed this motorcycle at the Tridays festival held in Austria.

The new Triumph Trophy has been powered by 1215 cc, three cylinder, shaft driven engine which produces maximum power of 132 bhp at 8,000 rpm and maximum torque of 120Nm at 8,900 rpm. The gear ratio are designed in such a way that the sixth gear will last long for better crusing. Trophy 1200 comes in two options, Trophy and Trophy SE. Trophy is standard model while SE is advanced and high tech model of Trophy 1200 which has features like electronically adjustable suspension, ride by wire throttle, traction control system, electronic cruise control, Tyre pressure monitoring system, ABS, sophisticated audio system, heated seats and grips, electronically adjustable wind screen, Triumph Dynamic luggage system,  GPS system and number of features.

It comes with longest service interval of 16,000 kilometers for the best service interval in sports touring motorcycles.  Triumph dynamic luggage system offers space of 31 liters which is enough for carrying stuffs. It also ensures that you have better handling and ride experience as the luggage adjusts itself while driving. According to Triumph, “In fixed luggage systems, large loads cause small movements and vibrations in the chassis – these can actually de-stabilise the bike and cause weaving. The trophy’s system prevents this, keeping the bike stable. This makes the ride much more comfortable for riders and passengers.”

Triumph Trophy Price

Triumph has definitely done lot of homework before rivaling in sports touring segment against BMW Motorrad . The motorcycle is expected to hit showroom by January 2013. Triumph has not announced any pricing detail yet, however it is expected that it will undercut BMW’s base model pricing. Let’s see how it works against already established and well known BMW brand.

-Mahavir Kothari

Triumph Trophy Technical Specification

Engine and Transmission
Type Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Capacity 1215cc
Bore/Stroke 85 x 71.4mm
Fuel System Ride by wire, fuel injection
Exhaust Stainless steel 3 into 1, side mounted stainless steel silencer
Final Drive Shaft Drive
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 6 Speed Constant Mesh
Oil Capacity 4.0 litres (1.1 US gals)
Chassis, Running Gear and Displays
Frame Aluminium beam twin-spar
Swingarm Single-sided, cast aluminium alloy with shaft drive
Wheel Front Cast aluminium 5-spoke 17 x 3.5in
Rear Cast aluminium 5-spoke 17 x 6.0in
Tyre Front 120/70 ZR17
Rear 190/55 ZR17
Suspension Front WP 43mm upside down forks, manually adjustable rebound damping, with 130mm travel. <br />SE – WP 43mm upside down forks, electronically adjustable rebound damping (sport/normal/comfort) with 127mm travel.
Rear WP monoshock with remote oil reservoir, manually adjustable hydraulic preload, manually adjustable rebound damping, 120mm rear wheel travel. (SE electronically adjustable hydraulic preload, electronically adjustable rebound damping.WP monoshock with remot
Brakes Front Twin 320mm floating discs, Nissin 4-piston calipers, linked brakes (front brakes partially activated by rear), ABS (non-switchable)
Rear Single 282mm disc, Nissin 2-piston sliding caliper, ABS (non-switchable)
Instrument Display/Functions Dual analogue gauges and trip computers, range to empty indication, service indicator, gear position indication, air temperature, frost warning, accessory heated seats/grips status display, cruise control (SE Audio system information, TES/TPMS status).
Dimensions and Capacities
Length 2235mm (87.9in)
Width (handlebars) 975mm (38.4in)
Height without mirrors 1435mm (56.5in) – 1555mm (61.2in)
Seat Height 800mm (31.5in) – 820mm (32.3in)
Wheelbase 1542mm (60.7in)
Rake/Trail 27.0º / 119.0mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 26 litres (6.9 US gals)
Wet Weight (ready to ride) 301kg (662lbs)
Performance (measured at crankshaft to 95/1/EC)
Maximum Power 134PS / 132bhp / 99kW @ 8900rpm
Maximum Torque 120Nm / 89ft.lbs @ 6450rpm

Trophy SE Enhanced Audio System

  • 2 x 20W speakers with digital signal processing and 3-band (bass, mid-range and treble) equalization
  • Automatic volume control (AVC) adjusts volume based on bike speed
  • USB port, flash drive, MP3 player support
  • iPhone and iPod compatible (selected devices)
  • FM/MW/LW radio tuner with 15 pre-sets per band
  • RDS functionality, alternative frequencies (AF)traffic alerts (TA) regional tuning (RG)
  • Programme type tuning (PTY)
  • Auxiliary input allowing sat nav to play through the audio system
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR giving output to up to two compatible head sets
  • Incoming phone call support (compatible phone and headset required)
  • Low voltage detection shuts down power automatically to preserve battery the new triumph trophy.

Color Options:

  • Lunar Silver
  • Pacific Blue

Optional Accessories:

  • Molded Tank Bag
  • Heated Rider and Passenger Seats
  • CNC Machines GPS Mounting Kit (designed for Garmin Zumo 660)
  • Quantum Coated Touring Screen
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Powered Top Box (55 liter; will swallow two full-face helmets; eatures a 12V charging socket; color matched to bike; fully waterproof; keys to match motorcycle ignition)

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