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Triumph Launches New 1215cc Trophy For Touring Market

Triumph Motorcycles joins the touring market with the all-new shaft drive Trophy.
June 25, 2012

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Triumph Motorcycles joins the touring market with the all-new shaft drive Trophy. The Trophy is the third all-new model to be released by the Hinckley manufacturer over the past 18 months. The all-new Trophy is packed with a variety of technology features, most of which are standard equipment. It will be available January 2013 for purchase in North America.

At the heart of the Trophy is the same powerful, three-cylinder engine developed for the award-winning Tiger Explorer. The shaft driven, 1215cc triple delivers 132bhp at 8,900 revs and 89 foot-pounds of torque at 6,450 rpm, providing smooth, effortless power whenever it’s needed. To ensure the optimum levels of refinement, the engine features a counter-rotating balancer shaft to smooth out crankshaft vibrations.

A torsional damping system is used to transfer power from the gearbox to the shaft drive through a sprung bevel gear. Additionally, 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 power is delivered in a smooth and controllable manner.

An extensive testing and development program has honed the chassis to provide true touring comfort while still connecting the rider with the road. Ride-by-wire technology provides both traction control and cruise control functionality, as well as optimizing engine efficiency and fuel economy. Great effort has been made to optimize weather and wind protection with aerodynamically enhanced fairings. The electrically-adjustable screen can raise nearly 6.5 inches and comes with a memory function that automatically adjusts to your last pre-set position when you restart the bike. 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 30.3 and 31.1 inches.

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, center stand, rider seat height adjustment, lockable cockpit storage box with 12v power socket, a 6.6 gallon 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, allowing each pannier to move up to a five degree arc. With 31 liters of storage capacity per pannier, additional storage can be gained with the optional 55 liter 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 while on the move.

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