Revealed: 2013 Triumph Trophy 1200

Leicestershire takes on Bavaria

As worst kept secrets go, Triumph’s new 1200 Trophy possibly deserves its own trophy.

But now it’s a hushed secret no more. It's official. It will be launched into the market in September of this year. This is also the time when we find out how much it will cost. Our estimations put the pricing around £14,000 for the entry-level Trophy, aimed at BMW's K1600GT which is £15,495.00 OTR and the R1200RT at £12,595.00 OTR.

The Trophy shares the same 1215cc three-cylinder engine as the Tiger Explorer, but sixth gear will be at a higher ratio on the tourer. Service intervals have been set at 10,000 for minor and 20,000 for the major.

During the presentation Triumph revealed that they are aiming to sell only 2,500 of both models, globally in the first year.

We didn’t get the chance to ride the new bike at it’s unveiling in Austria today but we got to see it and listen to a presentation about its development, purpose and role within the market.

For now, here’s the official specification and a full gallery of the Triumph Trophy 1200.

TRIUMPH 1200 TROPHY/SE in italics

Engine and transmission

Engine: 1,215cc, three-cylinder four stroke. 12 valves, DOHC
Bore x stroke: 85 x 71.4mm
Fuelling: Ride-by-wire fuel injection
Exhaust: Stainless steel 3-1
Final drive: Shaft drive
Clutch: Wet multi-plate
Gearbox: Constant mesh six-speed
Oil capacity: Four litres


Frame: Twin-spar aluminium beam
Swingarm: Single-sided cast aluminium with shaft drive
Front wheel: Cast aluminium five-spoke 17 x 3.5in
Rear wheel: Cast aluminium five-spoke 17 x 6.0in
Front tyre: 120/70 ZR17
Rear tyre: 190/55 ZR17
Front forks: WP USD with 130mm of travel and manually adjustable rebound damping. WP USD forks with 127mm of travel and electronically adjustable rebound damping sport/normal/comfort
Rear suspension: WP monoshock with remote oil reservoir, manually adjustable hydraulic preload, manually adjustable rebound damping and 120mm of travel. WP monoshock with remote oil reservoir, electronically adjustable hydraulic preload (1up, 1up+luggage, 2up) electronically adjustable rebound damping (sport, normal, comfort) 120mm of travel
Front brake: Twin 320mm rotors, twin Nissin four-piston calipers. Linked system - Rear brake pedal partially applies front brakes. Non-switchable ABS. Nissin 14mm master cylinder
Rear brake: Single 282mm disc, Nissin sliding twin-piston caliper. Non-switchable ABS
Instrument display: Analogue speedometer and tachometer with multi-function LCD display with ambient light-level compensation. LCD display is for trip info (x2) gear position, fuel gauge, distance to empty, service indicator, clock, ambient temp, frost warning and heated grips/seats display. Dash also features headlight adjustment, hazard warning button, cruise control function. TPMS status, TES status, audio functions

Dimensions and capacities

Length: 2,235mm (87.9in)
Width: 975mm (38.4in)
Height: 1,435mm (56.5in)
Seat height: 800-820mm (31.5 – 32.3in)
Wheelbase: 1,542mm (60.7in)
Rake/trail: 27 degrees, 119mm
Fuel tank: 26 litres (6.9 US gals)
Weight: 301kgs (662lbs)
Pannier capacity: 31 litres each (8.2 US gals)
Pannier max load: 10kgs (22lbs)


Max power: 134PS/132bhp/99KW @ 8,900RPM
Max torque: 120Nm/89ft/lbs

Features and benefits

Coded key immobiliser.
Ride by wire throttle.
Linked brakes.
Non switchable ABS.
Electronically adjustable screen with memory function.
Sealed, automatically locking storage binnacle with integrated 12V socket.
Underseat storage.
Rider and pillion 12v sockets.
Self-cancelling indicators with manual over-ride.
Cruise control.
Switchable Traction Control – always default to ‘on’.
Dedicated D-lock storage under seat.
Quick release mountings for accessory tank bag.
Dedicated sat-nav mounting point.
Electronically adjustable headlamp.
Centre stand.
Audio system, TPMS, TES, 2x 20 Watt speakers with digital signal processing and three band (bass, mid, treble) equalisation with automatic volume control.
USB port with flash drive and MP3 compatability.
iPhone and iPod compatability.
FM/MW/AM radio with 15 presets per band.
RDS functionality.
TA capability.
Auxiliary input to allow sat nav to be played through speakers.
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR providing output to two headsets using A2DP profile.
Incoming phone call support.
Low voltage detection (automatic shut down to protect battery)