1993 Triumph Trophy 1200 from United Kingdom
The best for tall people!!!
It is treacherous on new tyres with wet overbanding on the road.
It is expensive if you want Triumph parts.
It uses a lot of oil, i.e. 1 cc per mile.
Its battery needed replacing with a gel battery with 190 Amps cold-crank capacity.
It accelerates the best, i.e. torque hits in at about 3000 RPM.
It gets up to 70 MPH without going much over 4000 RPM.
It gets over 10 miles per litre, i.e. 250 miles per tank.
It handles well and the owner's manual says not to ride it at a constant speed for any length of time, i.e it is a country racer, (not a tourer).
It has a lean angle of 45 degrees above 5 MPH.
It is vibrationless with K&N air filters and rejetting of the carburettors.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th March, 2007
1st Aug 2007, 20:09
Great review of a fantastic bike. I've had mine for two years now. Avoided expensive servicing cost from Triumph, by taking my bike to a classic car and bike mechanic. Have it serviced every every 6k miles.
Triumph parts are very expensive, so buy replacement parts from the discounted stores on the net, or from bike breakers. Plenty around these days. My major expense is fuel, but then I don't ride it economically. :~)
Through Germany I got my bike up to 145mph; not bad for a machine almost 15 years old.