Triumph Trophy 1200 (2012 - Present)

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Triumph Trophy 1200 (2012 - Present)

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Reviewed: 1 September 2012 by Mark Forsyth
After a mere 250 miles there was a general feeling amongst the assembled scribes that Triumph have pitched the new Trophy’s manners and behaviour in just about the right parameters. After another 400 miles, their (and my) opinion hasn’t shifted. We rode back from St Andrews via Edinburgh and then SW through ...  Continue reading


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I love mine; I have a 120 mile each way commute a couple of time a week and it laps it up and is fun. It has character and it British. It also out handles the GT1300 easily. Continue reading...
A great bike for all occasions Continue reading...
Enjoyable ride, looks are wonderful, getting around 4.8L/100Km (and on a really wet, gentle ride got 4.2) which is excellent. Enjoying the ride, few things that could make it even better. Continue reading...
My test ride was initially booked for 2 hours but as no-one else had it booked after me the dealership (plug – Youles of Blackburn) said I could have it for about 4 hours, yippee!

The salesman took me around Continue reading...
Absolutely superb, I want one. Continue reading...


Just back from test ride am very impressed with this bike, in spite of the weight of this bike and the road presence as soon as you move off the weight just disappears and it becomes a pleasure to ride.

My ride included all types of roads and I was surprised by how nimble this machine was through twisty county roads, through town it was easy to handle and slow riding is a doddle.  At first I couldn’t see the point of the music system but now I’m sold, with the screen up I found that I could ride with my visor up at all speeds with the music volume increasing as speed increases.

Motorway riding was an absolute pleasure, the bike is well planted and is not effected by crosswinds and I felt that I could ride for hours without the need for a break, in fact my ride was booked for 2 hours but as no-one else was booked in the dealer said I could have it for longer so 4 hours later and with a big smile on my face I begrudgingly handed the bike back.

Didn’t really get chance to play with any of the multiple settings that are available on this SE as I just wanted to enjoy the riding experience but I suspect that it will take some time to get used to operating the controls.

I would not class myself as short ( 5’ 11”) but I had the seat on its lowest level which felt about right so shorter riders may find this an issue but Triumph have thought about this and a lower seat option is available.

I really think that Triumph have made a quality product here and I’m sure it will prove a success, must start saving my pennies and raiding the kids piggy boxes!

Posted: 16/11/2012 at 07:23

Just had first 10000 mile service. Cost £293. Maybe I am living in the past but this seemed expensive. Apparently I will need a mortgage for the 20000 mile service. I think this may be my last Triumph. A pity as this is an excellent bike. The 10000 mile service intervals were a crucial selling point for this bike but the cost is just double the cost of two 5000 mile services.

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 09:42

Typically Triumphs have cost about £200 at the 6K interval and £400 at the 12k interval.

So £300 at 10k miles sounds like an improvement to me. I guess it depends on how many miles / year you do as to wether that's excessive.

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 10:13

I must agree with everything Terry Jones says about the new Trophy. I have just covered 3000 miles on my with a trip to the Black Forest, and this weekend to BSB at Assen. The bike was superb and the machine for trans continental travel. The weight disappears when motoring and it is only an issue (like all big tourers) when manhandling it. It is currently averaging 56 miles to the gallon, and has a tank range over 300 miles. Very comfortable, and like all Triumphs, very reliable - I'd recommend it to anyone.

Brian Goldsmith

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 16:18

Too big. I'd go for the Tiger 800.

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 17:54

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  • Year: from 2012
  • Top speed: 155mph
  • Price new: 12949
  • Engine capacity: 1215cc
  • Power: 132bhp
  • Torque: 89lb ft
  • Weight: 301kg

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