On June 22, Triumph announced the all new 2013 Trophy SE, a fully-loaded 1215cc luxury touring motorcycle. The new Triumph will compete with BMW sport touring models like the R1200RT. In the United States and Canada (we are rich) only the fully-loaded version will be available—no basics. So the “North American” Trophy will come standard with high tech features such as electronically adjustable suspension, sophisticated audio system, selectronic cruise control, ride-by-wire throttle, linked anti-locking brakes, traction control, and tire pressure monitoring system. Asphalt and Rubber called the Triumph Trophy SE “the most technologically advanced Triumph motorcycle, ever.”
The 2012 Trophy is powered by a modified version of the 1215cc, 132 bhp, three-cylinder engine of the Triumph Tiger Explorer adventure bike. It offers sporty 17-inch wheels which suggests some off-road capabilities; wet weight is about 662 pounds. The electronically adjustable suspension has similar settings as the BMW—type of riding and load. The bike will be available in Lunar Silver or Pacific Blue color scheme. Triumph did not riveial the price yet. The new Trophy SE will appear in U.S. showrooms around January next year.