Triumph Trophy 900 Review from Belgium

1997 Triumph Trophy 900

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.9 / 10
Distance when acquired23000 kilometres
Most recent distance27000 kilometres

Summary:

Great bike with superb design

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong up till now. Although there is a slight sound in the engine, which according to a Triumph specialist appears to be a broken bolt in the alternator.

Appears to be a common problem in the 900 engines from Triumph. Can be fixed, but requires the engine to be opened.

General Comments:

Comfort is great, I really love this bike, and the design is superb. Would definitely take another Triumph.

Eager to test the Rocket III. Completely other style, but such a great bike it looks to me.

It has a fantastic torque, giving it power at any speed and RPM. Open the throttle and you just keep on accelerating, just great.

And the best part is that - although the bike looks heavy - it is very maneuverable. I started with this bike, being it my first ever, and it handles as easy as if you you've been riding for ages.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th February, 2008

11th Jun 2008, 12:41

The alternator bolt is (AFAIR) a recall issue; you should get it done for free as the wrong bolts were used for a while.

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 1 review