Triumph has entered the Supersport Touring market segment with the all-new Trophy, powered by the three-cylinder Explorer engine and featuring shaft drive and a host of touring amenities.
The new model utilizes the 1215cc engine from the Explorer, which produces 132 horsepower and 89 ft-lbs of torque at a leisurely 6450 rpm and has a counter-rotating balance shaft to reduce vibrations. While the Explorer has a chain final drive, the Trophy utilizes shaft drive; to improve smoothness in the drivetrain, a torsional damping system transfers power from the transmission to the shaft through a sprung bevel gear. Additionally, a "metalastic shaft drive" is used, which allows some compliance in the shaft assembly.
Other features include ride-by-wire throttle with traction control and cruise control, an electrically adjustable windscreen with a 6.5-inch range in height, and an adjustable seat height of 30.3 to 31.1 inches. Touring-oriented amenities include a center stand, lockable cockpit storage box with 12-volt power socket, 6.6-gallon fuel tank and Triumph's Dynamic Luggage System. The two, 31-liter side bags are allowed to move through a five-degree arc to optimize stability. A 55-liter top box with an internal 12-volt power socket is available as an accessory.
In the United States, only the upscale SE model will be available, which adds adjustable electronic suspension from WP. One of three damping settings - Sport, Normal or Comfort - can be selected along with three load settings - Solo, Solo plus luggage or Two-up. In addition, the SE model has a Tire Pressure Monitoring System, an integrated audio system with Bluetooth, USB input and iPod/MP3 compatibility, and an integrated 12-volt power supply for passenger access.
The Trophy SE will be available in Pacific Blue or Lunar Silver pain schemes, and in dealerships beginning January 2013; pricing information was not released.