1990 Triumph Trophy 1200
The very best
3x sprag clutch, fork seals, wiring harness, ignition coils.
Wonderful. It was designed for someone exactly my size, 6'3". Have done well over 1000 miles in a day several times. Cruises easily at 140mph as long as the fuel lasts. Mine is number 202, one of the first ever built at Hinckley in the first batch. Has never ever let me down.
I have replaced the forks and brakes with 1000/1200 Daytona items and have a Maxton rear shock and matched fork upgrade, so the handling is very, very good. Have done dozens of track days on it.
It looks very ropey now after 22 years and many winters of riding, but it goes as new. I have had it on a dyno at intervals, and it still makes about 118 BHP at the rear wheel, just as when new. Uses no oil and the engine noise is only slightly louder than my other (number 204) identical model with 20,000 recorded miles. MPG was 37 MPG over 140,000 miles, but I decided to renew the carb jets and found the earliest (larger) jets were still fitted, so replaced them with rec. size. MPG is 10% better now.
I also have 1000 Daytona, 1200 Daytona, TT600 and 675 for comparison. All totally reliable.
Anyone with a question on these earliest bikes can email me on firstname.lastname@example.org and I will try to help.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th February, 2015