Spy Photos: 2013 Triumph Trophy 1200

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MCN has snagged photos of an undisguised 2013 Triumph Trophy 1200. Sharing its 1,215cc triple with the new Tiger Explorer, the new touring bike will be equipped with ride-by-wire, switchable engine maps, traction control and ABS as standard. In the ADV bike, that engine develops 135bhp. MCN reports that the Trophy will be officially launched at the Cologne Motorcycle Show in October; Germans have an odd obsession with British motorcycles, possibly linked to their strong predilection for sexual humiliation and losing all those wars.

  • Lou

    Wow, a spy shot of a Honda ST1300! Awesome!

    • ontheroad

      Looks like the bastard love child of an ST1300 and an R12RT. Both great bikes in the touring genre, both pretty damn boring aesthetically. Who knows… maybe that’s the mark Triumph’s aiming for with this one.

  • Jericho7

    Oh my , it looks so big and scary!

  • ~RUSH~

    Nice…there may finally be a touring bike in my future.

  • markbvt

    “Germans have an odd obsession with British motorcycles, possibly linked to their strong predilection for sexual humiliation and losing all those wars”

    As the Triumph-riding son of German parents (but born and raised in the USA), I find this hilarious. Thanks for the laugh, Wes.

    • Aaron

      awesome.

  • Campisi

    The Germans found out Steve McQueen was using a Triumph during filming of that one historical documentary with the fence and the Cooler King.

  • Kevin

    If the pillion gets tired, she can just take a nap in the top case. Seriously.

    • Miles Prower [690 Duke, MTS 1200]

      LOL!

  • Mugello Fire

    All Triumphs recently are copies, mostly from BMW’s. Very innovative!

    The question is now, who is suffering under sexual humiliation?

    • http://www.facebook.com/beastincarnate Ben W

      Hey now, no one suggested the Germans are suffering under sexual humiliation. Don’t take that away from them.

    • DoctorNine

      “..Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional..”

      The Buddha, describing the action at his local leather bar.