TRIUMPH MOTORCYCLES enters the touring market with the technology-laden 2013 Trophy SE, the company’s third new model in the past 18 months. Dealers will begin receiving shipments in January. (A simpler Trophy model without the "SE," shown in some of the photos, will be available only in other countries.)
The Trophy SE uses the same three-cylinder engine developed for the Tiger Explorer. The shaft-driven 1215cc triple delivers a claimed 132 bhp at 8,900 rpm and 89 ft.-lbs. of torque at 6,450 rpm. A counter-rotating balancer shaft smooths out crankshaft vibrations.
A torsional damping system transfers power from the gearbox to the shaft drive through a sprung bevel gear. In addition to this, a metalastic shaft drive allows a certain amount of compliance in the shaft assembly.
According to Triumph, these combined features refine drivetrain and overall chassis performance, ensuring power is delivered in a smooth and controllable manner.
Ride-by-wire technology provides traction control and cruise control while optimizing engine efficiency and fuel economy.
“Great effort has been made to optimize weather and wind protection with aerodynamically enhanced fairings,” Triumph claims.
The motorcycle’s electrically-adjustable screen can raise nearly 6.5 inches and comes with a memory function that automatically adjusts to the last pre-set position when the rider restarts the bike.
Rider and pillion passenger comfort is further enhanced with a range of seat options, including heated front and rear seats. The rider seat height can additionally be adjusted between 30.3 inches and 31.1 inches.