Triumph Enters The Luxury Touring Market Segment With The 2013 Trophy SE Model

An aluminum frame, a single-sided swingarm, a shaft final drive, a 1215 cc 12-0valve 3-cylinder engine (132 bhp at 8,900 rpm and 89 ft. lbs. of torque at 6,450 rpm) and lots of features found on the most luxurious tourers (cruise and traction control, ABS braking system, ride-by-wire throttle system, electric adjustable windshield up or down 6.5″, adjustable rider seat, heated grips and seat, GPS, Bluetooth, USB port etc) will probably position it as a direct competitor of BMW’s sport oriented touring bikes.

As standard equipment, the Trophy SE comes also with headlight ]adjustment, a center stand, a lockable cockpit storage box with a 12-volt power socket, a 6.6-gallon fuel tank, an electronically adjustable suspension for rebound damping up front, and for preload and rebound at the rear using a control switch on the left handlebar and Triumph Dynamic Luggage System (TDLS). 10,000-mile service intervals, with major services only needed every 20,000 miles.

Sold in the USA in January 2013 at a price to be announced. Available either in Lunar Silver or Pacific Blue paint schemes

11 Responses to “Triumph Enters The Luxury Touring Market Segment With The 2013 Trophy SE Model”

  1. 1 Rodent Jun 23rd, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Luxury in price, it’s not made in England but some Asian country!

  2. 2 Oldude Jun 24th, 2012 at 7:19 am

    Will wait till January 2013 to comment ! May be really pricey!

  3. 3 ragsflh Jun 24th, 2012 at 7:46 am

    i bet its a blast to ride

  4. 4 BlueStrada Jun 24th, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    …well can’t imagine it being much more than the explorer… most of the chassis is from the common platform… and if that is the case… it’s a lot less than a BMW RT… And, the extra torque and HP would be a nice bonus as well…
    Nice Work Triumph….

  5. 5 Fredp Jun 24th, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Rodent, overseas builds we can not stop. Harley is even in India with triumph, now.

    Triumph Motorcycles have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Karnataka government to set up a bike assembly plant in the state within a year.

    The renowned UK-based bike-makers were on the lookout for a location for their facility close to a port, so that they could import completely knocked-down (CKD) units and, in the future, also export the bikes manufactured in India. They have now zeroed in on Narasapur in Kolar district, on the Bengaluru-Chennai highway, about 50 km away from Honda’s upcoming motorcycle plant.

    After the UK and Thailand, India is the third country where the company is going to set up its manufacturing facility. The new facility will help Triumph price their motorcycles competitively in the world’s second largest two-wheeler market. It may be recalled that last year Harley-Davidson started similar operations at a facility in Haryana.

    Triumph had announced that they would be assembling the Bonneville, Street Triple, Speed Triple and Daytona 675 models locally. The company is already working on a smaller capacity motorcycle, around 350 cc, which will ensure the numbers to justify the setting up of the facility. Later, the company might consider full manufacturing as well. The plant will take about a year to reach completion, but the bikes will be launched before that via the CBU (completely built-up units) to generate initial brand awareness. The introductory prices will also be kept low, keeping in mind the plans of local assembly, which will help the company avoid import duties.

    Triumph’s head office will be based in New Delhi. They will appoint four dealers this year and another 12 over the coming three years.

  6. 6 BobS Jun 24th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Not from England but an Asian country? OMG! WTF!!! Let’s start a boycott! Oh wait I forgot, why does that matter?

  7. 7 Gail Jun 24th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Hey, Rodent. Where is made you computer or tablet? In China, I bet.

  8. 8 kpax Jun 24th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    It’s a first year machine. That’s way too close to being a prototype. Give it a few years to work out the problems that any first year machines have.

    I’ll stick to my R1200RT

  9. 9 bean're Jun 25th, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Luxury touring? Not sure what it costs but if you have to pay luxury taxes on it I still don’t think it is a luxury tour bike. It is a very nice sport tour bike but it has way more sport then tour which is fine if that is what you want

  10. 10 Guy Jun 25th, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Bean’re. I don’t know how much you really know about importation taxes, but the largest price influence on any imported good is the exchange rate, not import duties and taxes.

  11. 11 1550tc Jun 25th, 2012 at 9:00 am


    From the side view they did a nice job of coping 12 year old BMW styling

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