1215cc | 132bhp | 800mm seat height
Dealer £5800-£9500 Private £5000-£7250 This one 2014 SE, 6500 miles
Triumph’s BMW lookalike can be yours for less than a German machine of the same year, leaving more cash for touring holidays. The 1215cc inline triple is fabulous for touring, being both torque-filled and flexible, and the spacious chassis gives plenty of room for rider and pillion and the countless gizmos the Trophy’s bestowed with. As stock the British-built tourer comes with electronically adjustable screen, luggage, on-board computer, ABS and traction control, with the SE model gaining electronically adjustable suspension and a stereo. The Trophy has great ride quality, handling and comfort and economy. It averages over 50mpg, which translates to over 300 miles between fill-ups.
Buyer beware It’s big, heavy and challenging to get on to its mainstand. There were quite a few electrical gremlins on early models which were rectified with an update to the ECM. There was also a recall for a centrestand bolt issue on bikes built in 2012-2013. Be aware that if you opt for a model with the radio you lose five litres of under-seat stash space. The cruise control isn’t as smooth as on a BMW.
The Trophy 1200 is big, comfortable, loaded with toys and under £7k used