Triumph enters touring segment with 1,215cc Trophy

‘Most technologically-advanced Triumph ever’ due in January

Triumph Motorcycles is entering the touring market with the launch of the all-new shaft-drive Trophy. The Trophy is the third all-new model to be launched by the Hinckley, Leicestershire, U.K., manufacturer over the past 18 months, confirming Triumph’s continued investment in design, technology and engineering. The all-new Trophy is packed with a host of technology features, most of which are standard equipment.

At the heart of the Trophy is the same powerful, three-cylinder engine developed for the award-winning Tiger Explorer. The shaft driven, 1,215cc triple delivers an impressive 132bhp at 8,900 revs and 89 ft. lbs 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. 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 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 a rider’s last pre-set position when the rider restarts 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 30.3-31.1 inches.

Triumph’s new-for-2013 Trophy will be available at North American dealerships in January 2013.

Two models are being produced: 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 5-degree arc therefore optimizing stability and refinement. 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.

The range-topping Trophy SE features a powerful integrated audio system with Bluetooth technology, USB input and iPod/MP3 player compatibility.

For the United States and Canada, only the Trophy SE, with electronically adjustable suspension, audio system and other features, will be available. The standard Trophy model will be available elsewhere, but not the U.S. or Canada.

Full pricing will be confirmed in early September with the first bikes available in North American dealerships in January 2013.

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