2018 Triumph Trophy SE Review

2018 Triumph Trophy SE

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2018 Triumph Trophy SE: 

Eating up long distances in supreme comfort is what the Trophy does best. Added to that is its amazing ability to transform into a motorcycle that is equally happy to tackle the twisty roads. With the Trophy SE we took the already extensively equipped Trophy and upgraded it with electronic suspension and added a host of features including a high quality sound system with Bluetooth® and iPod connectivity.

The result is the ultimate in touring bike luxury, with some of the most comprehensive levels of equipment ever seen on any Triumph. All paired up with the sharpest, best handling chassis in the class and a muscular, torque laden 1215cc engine steeped in three-cylinder character.

In addition to the Electronic Suspension and Bluetooth® audio system, the Trophy SE also provides you with our Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), a USB port, and an additional 12v power socket.


Trophy SE

With the ultimate in riding comfort, high technology and effortless performance, you can always rely on the Triumph Trophy to get you there in complete luxury. So wherever the destination and whatever the distance, from crossing continents to day trips, let Triumph’s Trophy simply melt the miles away.


Luxury travel guaranteed

With a continent-busting combination of dynamic performance and total riding comfort, Triumph’s Trophy is the Touring bike when distance is the question. Its powerful, fuel-efficient 1215cc inline triple delivers effortless mile-munching, backed up by armchair ergonomics for all-day ease of use and Triumph’s signature agility and handling dynamics deliver an engaging yet effortless ride. For even greater levels of convenience and luxury, the Triumph Trophy SE adds electronic suspension adjustment and an on-board audio system.


2018 Triumph Trophy SE Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

•Adjustable Seat Height
•Audio System
•Auto Cancel Indicators
•Centre Stand
•Cruise Control
•Electrically Adjustable Screen
•Electronic Headlight Adjustment
•Ride By Wire
•SatNav mounting bracket location
•Standard power sockets
•Traction control
•Under seat storage



2018 Triumph Trophy SE Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits


Shaft Drive

For trouble-free long-distance touring, the Triumph Trophy features a smooth and efficient shaft drive, meaning no more finding room for tins of chain lube in your luggage.



More time on the road and less at the pumps is important to any rider. The Triumph Trophy’s fuel injected engine, tall sixth gear and generous 26-litre tank delivers impressive fuel economy, relaxed cruising, and well over 250 miles between refills.


Torsional Damping

The Triumph Trophy delivers its smooth and refined ride via a torsional damping system. Thus transfers power from the gearbox to the shaft drive through a sprung bevel gear, and uses a shock-absorbing metalastic universal joint to deliver seamless drive to the rear wheel.



Capable of delivering smooth, effortless high speed cruising at low revs, the Triumph Trophy’s motor is just as manageable and easy to use around town, with linear ride-by-wire throttle response and suite of rider-focused technology.




Cruise Control

Once you’ve tried cruise control, you’ll wonder how you went so long without it. Fortunately it’s fitted as standard to the Triumph Trophy, made possible by the ride-by-wire throttle system. With cruise control, the bike maintains a steady speed regardless of gradient, for a more relaxed ride.



Correct tyre pressure is crucial to handling and tyre durability, so for ease of use an automatic Tyre Pressure Monitoring System is an option on the Triumph Trophy and standard on the Triumph Trophy SE. The system instantly alerts the rider to a change in pressure, before it becomes an issue.



In case your Triumph Trophy attracts the wrong kind of attention, a coded key immobiliser system disables the ignition and starting if an attempt is made to turn or force the ignition switch without the presence of the correct, electronically coded, key.



As a modern touring rider you expect nothing less than the convenience and luxury of today’s technology. That’s why the Triumph Trophy comes fully loaded with a suite of the latest electronic controls and features, from electronically adjusted wind shield to cruise and traction control, with the option of a tyre pressure monitoring system and, on the Triumph Trophy SE, electronic suspension adjustment and Bluetooth-integrated audio system.



A comprehensive on-board computer keeps the Triumph Trophy rider up to speed. With real time fuel economy, remaining tank range and twin trip meters, you’ll always know how far you’ve come and far you can go. You also get average speed, gear position, ambient temperature and full menu control over many other functions, including options like the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, heated grips and heated seats.


Adjustable Screen

The Triumph Trophy’s tough, anti-scratch screen adjusts over a wide range via a switch on the bars. It automatically returns to its lowest position when ignition is switched off, but returns to the same setting when you start the bike so you don’t waste time readjusting it.


Linked ABS Brakes

For effective braking technology, the Triumph Trophy uses 4-piston front calipers on twin 320mm discs. Triumph’s partially linked anti-lock brake system, fitted as standard, balances braking effort between front and rear to achieve safe, controlled braking at all times, even in an emergency.


Traction Control

To avoid wheelspin and assist in maintaining control in slippery conditions, Triumph’s Traction Control system (TTC) compares front and rear wheel speed, then modulates power when it detects a difference, thus ensuring stability and confidence at all times, in any circumstances.


Cruise Control

Once you’ve tried cruise control, you’ll wonder how you went so long without it. Fortunately it’s fitted as standard to the Triumph Trophy, made possible by the ride-by-wire throttle system. With cruise control, the bike maintains a steady speed regardless of gradient, for a more relaxed ride.



With core values of comfort and confidence at its heart, the Triumph Trophy’s aluminium twin spar beam frame, optimised steering geometry and ideal weight balance also delivers outstanding agility for its class.

The Trophy’s dynamic handling is supported by 43mm upside down WP forks with adjustable rebound damping, and a WP rear monoshock with adjustable hydraulic preload and rebound damping. The Trophy SE adds the convenience of electronic adjustment via handlebar controls, with sport/normal/comfort damping settings front and rear, and three-way electronic preload adjustment to suit different payloads.

Together with a variable seat height to suit personal taste, it all adds up to a connected, relaxed and dynamic riding experience that performs way beyond normal expectations.




The Triumph Trophy’s sleek and stylish exterior is also aerodynamically wind tunnel tested. With mirrors and foot positions intelligently designed to keep hands and feet dry and comfortable, and an integrated set of spacious panniers designed to maintain chassis integrity at speed, the Triumph Trophy has beauty in form as well as function.



Dual Temp Heated Grips

Warm hands are essential when the temperature starts to drop, even on summer evenings. A bespoke heated grip kit, designed for use on Triumph Trophy, features slim grips with identical appearance to the standard items, with neat internal wiring and switching integral to existing controls.


Alarm Kit

Protect your Triumph Trophy with a Thatcham approved (Category 1) alarm/immobiliser system developed with Datatool. Designed to be installed without compromising the integrity of the Triumph Trophy’s wiring harness, the alarm is sealed with water- and vibration-resistant resin.


Tank Bag

For convenient extra luggage space, the Triumph 15 litre tank bag mounts via a hinged locking mechanism with elasticated snap clip. Moulded construction means efficient use of volume without reducing handlebar clearance. Supplied with a detachable map pocket and weather cover.


Heated Seat

For total rider and passenger comfort, thermostatically controlled, bespoke heated seats are a must, with switchable temperature settings and high quality heating elements for efficient, comfortable warmth. Height adjustable as standard, with low version available.


Top Box

For extra luggage capacity, a bespoke Triumph top box features a high security one-key lock, colour-coded lid covers (available separately) and weather-proof construction. At a generous 55 litres, it easily holds a full-face helmet. Includes a 12v socket for charging electrical items.


High Screen

The tall touring screen quickly mounts directly onto the Triumph Trophy’s electronically adjustable wind-shield mechanism. Quantum coated for superior scratch resistance and clarity, the screen has additional width as well as height, for improved rider and passenger wind protection.



2018 Triumph Trophy SE – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ 





2018 Triumph Trophy SE – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN





2018 Triumph Trophy SE – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £13500 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Type      Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder

Capacity               1215cc

Bore Stroke        85.0 mm / 71.4 mm

Compression      11.0:1

Max Power EC   134 PS/132 BHP (98.5 kW) @ 8,900 rpm

Max Torque EC 120 Nm @ 6,450 rpm

System Ride by wire, fuel injection

Exhaust                Stainless steel 3 into 1, side mounted stainless steel silencer

Final drive           Shaft Drive

Clutch   Wet, multi-plate

Gearbox               6-Speed

Frame   Aluminium beam twin-spar

Swingarm            Single-sided, cast aluminium alloy with shaft drive

Front Wheels     Cast aluminium 5-spoke 17 x 3.5 in

Rear Wheels       Cast aluminium 5-spoke 17 x 6.0 in

Front Tyres         120/70 ZR17

Rear Tyres           190/55 ZR17

Front Suspension             WP 43 mm upside down forks, electronically adjustable rebound damping (sport/normal/comfort) with 127 mm travel.

Rear Suspension               WP monoshock with integral oil reservoir, electronically adjustable hydraulic preload (1up, 1up+luggage, 2up), electronically adjustable rebound damping (sport, normal, comfort), 120 mm rear wheel travel.

Brakes Front       Twin 320 mm floating discs, Nissin 4-piston calipers, linked brakes (2 pistons in RH caliper activated by rear brake), ABS (non-switchable)

Brakes Rear        Single 282 mm disc, Nissin 2-piston sliding caliper, ABS (non-switchable)

Instrument Display and Functions             Dual analogue gauges (speedometer and tachometer) with multi-function dot matrix LCD display screen, ambient light level brightness compensation. Rider-configurable dual trip computers (1 with adjustable automatic reset). Screen shows audio system information, TES status, TPMS status, fuel gauge, range to empty indication, service indicator, gear position indication, clock, air temperature, frost warning and accessory heated seats/grips status display, cruise control status and headlight level adjustment. Hazard warning light button. Scroll/select button on handlebars.

Width Handlebars            858 mm

Height Without Mirror   1435-1555 mm

Seat Height         800-820 mm

Wheelbase         1542 mm

Rake      27 °

Trail       119 mm

Dry Weight         295 kg

Tank Capacity    26 L





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