I have seen several reviews that echo the following:
Lustrous Paint. Power. That's about it though.
Where do I start? Leaving me stranded on the road side every few weeks. Coil problems. Excessive front fork dive and instability in the twisties, seat, cracking plastic fairing, inaccessability...
I bought the Triumph Trophy 1200 Tourer in 1999 from the local Triumph dealer. I has 28000 km on it now, and I still haven't cured all its faults. Three days after I bought it, I was riding into Oregon on the I5 near Yreka for a week long cruise with my wife when it just died (the bike, not my wife!). Sounded like fuel starvation, totally unresponsive. I eased off the highway and put it on reserve. It took ten minutes to start, although I was convinced I still had plenty in the tank. I gassed up at the next station and was unpleasantly surprised to see that it only took about 2 galls. A hour later I was back on the side of the road. This happened half a dozen more times (totally randomly) over the next week. When we got back home, the Triumph folks just acted like they'd never heard of this. They screwed around and found "nothing". Then I surfed the net and found other owners were having the same malody. It was traced to faulty floats and bowls. Triumph wouldn't pay. Nice folks. By the time they fitted them, there wasn't much change from $500. What a scam. Fit bum floats and get repeat customers.
The next thing was that the bike started to run rough on two cylinders. Turns out the 1200 only has 3 coils for 4 cylinders. One coil runs two cylinders, the other two have their own coils. This is a legacy from the 900. I can't believe they cheaped this up! What's the price of one more coil? I'll tell ya: a lot. Yep, you guessed it. Dealer made me pay. Now the plastic fairing is cracking, the chain snatches, despite adjustment and the saddle is too hard.
I've never been happy with the heavyness around corners, and when you really push it, the forks feel light and nervous. It's not like I haven't tried to like the bike, but it's time to wave goodbye...and good ridence.