Triumph Trophy 900


Make Model

Triumph Trophy 900


1996 - 97


Four stroke, transverse three cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder.


885 cc / 54 cu in
Bore x Stroke 76 x 55 mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio 10.6:1
Lubrication Wet sump
Engine Oil 10W/40


3 x 36 mm Mikuni carburetors


TCI (Transistor Controlled Ignition)
Starting Electric
Spark Plug NGK, DPR8EA-9

Max Power

71.4 kW / 98 hp @ 9000 rpm

Max Power Rear Wheel

68.1 kW / 91.3 hp @ 9000 rpm

Max Torque

83 Nm / 8.46 kgf-m / 61.2 ft/lb @ 6500 rpm
Clutch Wet, cable operated


6 Speed 
Final Drive Chain
Frame Steel, trellis frame

Front Suspension

43 mm Telescopic forks

Rear Suspension

Tri-link rising rate with adjustable preload.

Front Brakes

2 x 296 mm Floating discs, 4 piston Nissin calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 255 mm disc, 2 piston Nissincaliper

Front Tyre

120/70 VR17

Rear Tyre

160/60 VR18
Rake 27o
Trail 4.1 in
Wheelbase 1490 mm / 58.7 in
Seat Height 780 mm / 30.7 in

Dry Weight

217 kg / 478.4 lbs
Wet Weight 250 kg / 551 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

25 Litres / 6.6 US gal / 5.5 Imp gal

Consumption Average

6.8 L/100 km / 14.8 km/l / 34.8 US mpg / 41.8 Imp mpg

Braking 60 km/h - 0

14.5 m / 47.6 ft

Braking 100 km/h - 0

41.4 m / 135.8 ft

Standing ¼ Mile  

12.4 sec / 176.0 km/h / 109 mph

Top Speed

212.5 km/h / 132 mph

The Trophy 900 is a smaller capacity version of the firm's 1200 Trophy tourer, and looks externally similar. A large touring fairing with tall windscreen and full weather-protection is wrapped round one of Hinckley Triumph's oldest frame and engine designs. The steel-tube spine frame was the original 'modular' frame fitted to almost all of the first generation of new Triumphs in 1991, and the 885cc triple engine is just as old. Both chassis and engine are eminently suitable for this touring role, although a shaft final drive would have extended the Trophy's usefulness. Hard luggage as standard and a large fuel tank underline the Trophy's usability though; it can go as far as is needed, in speed and comfort.

For riders looking to travel long distances in comfort and style, with plenty of performance and enjoyment along the way, Triumph's Trophy tourer has plenty to offer - with a choice of 1180cc four-cylinder or 885cc three-cylinder power plant.

The trademark Trophy blend of excellent weather protection from a highly efficient full fairing, roomy riding position, generous dual-seat and top-quality integrated luggage system makes either model unbeatable for touring pleasure, whether solo or heavily loaded with a passenger and luggage.

Both engines are well suited to the Trophy, as they are noted for strong performance at low and medium engine speeds and yet also produce plenty of power at higher revs. The big 1180cc unit delivers a massive 104N.m (77ft.lb) of torque at just 5000rpm whilst the 855cc engine combines smooth-revving power with addictive three-cylinder character.

For a dedicated tourer the Trophy is a very capable all-rounder, not least thanks to its outstanding sporting ability. A rigid steel frame, high-quality suspension and generous ground clearance combine to make Triumph's long-distance machine great fun on a twisty road.

Thoughtful detailing enhances the bike's appeal. From the powerful and visually striking chrome-rimmed twin headlamps, via the generously large fuel tank, to the color co-ordinated and impressively capacious panniers - also available to match the new Sunset Red paint scheme - the Trophy is as efficient as it is enjoyable to ride.