Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming new Triumph Tiger 1200 ahead of its official launch, take a look –
Triumph has confirmed that the Tiger 1200 will be offered in India in both GT and Rally trim lines. While the former is road-specific, the latter is more off-road focused. In total, the Tiger 1200 will be available in four variants – GT Pro and GT Explorer, & Rally Pro and Rally Explorer.
The new Tiger 1200 gets a redesigned front-end with a new sleeker looking headlamp, with a LED DRL running across the width. The bodywork has been redesigned to make it look more aggressive than the outgoing model. The GT Pro and GT Explorer variants come equipped with road-biased tyres with alloy wheels, while the two Rally variants are shod with dual-purpose rubber wrapped around spoked rims.
The 2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 will be available with two standard colour options, namely Sapphire Black and Snowdonia White. In addition, the Rally Pro and Rally Explorer variants will be offered with an exclusive Matt Khaki Green option, whereas the GT Pro and Explorer variants will be offered with a unique Lucerne Blue paint scheme. The Pro versions get a 20-litre tank, while the Explorer variants will be offered with a larger 30-litre tank.
Powering the 2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 is a new 1160 cc T-Plane liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, inline 3-cylinder engine that belts out 150 PS of max power at 9,000 rpm, 9 PS more than its predecessor. The engine has a maximum torque output of 130 Nm, delivered at 7,000 rpm, and is mated to a 6-speed transmission with a hydraulic slip and assist clutch.
The 2022 Tiger 1200 is based on a tubular steel frame, with a bolt-on aluminium rear subframe. Triumph claims that it has managed to reduce the weight of the motorcycle by 25 kg, thanks to the new and lighter frame, as well as the lighter swingarm.
The suspension duties are handled by Showa 49 mm, semi-active damping USD forks up front with 200 mm travel, along with a Showa semi-active damping monoshock with automatic electronic preload adjustment and 200 mm wheel travel. at the back.
The braking setup on the ADV bike consists of twin 320 mm floating discs at the front with Brembo M4.30 Stylema monoblock radial calipers, and a single 282 mm disc with Brembo single piston caliper at the rear.
The features on offer with the new Tiger 1200 will include Triumph’s all-new Blind Spot Radar System developed in partnership with Continental, which offers two ADAS features – Blind Spot Assist and Lane Change Assist.
Also on offer will be a 7-inch TFT screen with a keyless system for the ignition, steering lock and fuel filler cap, six riding modes alter the throttle response, Traction Control, ABS and suspension settings to suit rider preferences and terrain, multi-setting heated grips, adjustable rider and pillion seats, hill-hold control, all-LED lighting with adaptive cornering lights, cruise control, USB charger, and a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).
Rivals and expected price
Upon arrival, the Triumph Tiger 1200 will directly put up against the likes of Harley Dadvidson Pan America 1250, BMW R 1250 GS, as well as the Ducati Multistrada V4 in the Indian market. The flagship Triumph adventure tourer could carry a price tag of around Rs 20 lakh.