Triumph Motors has finally unveiled the Tiger 1200. It is now significantly lighter, agile and more powerful than its previous avatar. The all-new Tiger now gets updated styling, modern electronic features and comes with advanced driving dynamics. It will be available in five variants – GT, GT Pro, GT Explorer, Rally Pro and Rally Explorer. As the name suggests, GT line variants are more focused on the road-adventure ride, whereas the rally-spec variants are perfect for the all-terrain adventure. The top-of-the-line variant-GT Explorer and Rally Explorer comes equipped with 30 litres of a fuel tank.
The 2022 Tiger 1200 sheds out 25kg of weight compared to its predecessor, which improves the motorcycle’s dynamic capabilities. The 1160 cc triple motor now churns out 150 PS of maximum power at 9000 rpm and 130 Nm of torque at 7000 rpm. A total is 9 PS more than the previous generation and 8 Nm more than its earlier generation. The Tiger 1200 is one of the most powerful shaft-driven adventure-tourer in its class at its current output. Apart from the enhanced power and torque figures, the new triple plane crank engine promises excellent tractability at the bottom end, combined with strong power and torque delivery all the way through the rev range. Meanwhile, a slipper clutch with a six-speed gearbox comes as a standard across all the variants.
The Tiger 1200 comes with dedicated wheel dimensions. Its GT family is equipped with 19-inch front and 18-inch rear cast aluminium wheels, tuned to deliver a road-focused adventure ride. The rally family gets dedicated 21-inch front and 18 inches rear tubeless wire spooked wheels tailored for an adventure ride. Talking about the suspensions, the road-focused GT variant gets an all-new Showa semi-active suspension. The Rally variants get the same Showa semi-active suspension but with 20 mm longer travel suited for the off-road adventure. Up to 6 riding modes are available, which adjust throttle response, ABS, traction control, and suspension settings for maximum rider control in all riding conditions. The Tiger 1200 GT wears Metzeler Tourance tyres, whereas Tiger 1200 Rally comes equipped with Metzeler Karoo street tyres. It gets Brembo Stylema monobloc brakes with optimised cornering ABS with IMU.
The all-new Tiger 1200 is brimming with the tech as far as the features are concerned. The GT Explorer and Rally Explorer exclusively features the all-new Triumph Blind Spot Radar system, developed in partnership with Continental, which delivers two key safety features – blind spot assist and lane change assist. Optimised Cornering Traction Control also comes as standard across all variants. The motorcycle now gets equipped with a 7-inch TFT display, which comes with MyTriumph connectivity, enabling riders to access a wide range of controls and access turn by turn navigation guidelines.
The British manufacturer’s Tiger 1200 will now be easy to maintain as it gets three years of unlimited mileage warranty with a high service interval of 16000km or 12 months. The all-new Tiger 1200 goes up against the BMW 1250 GS, Ducati Multistrada V4 and the newly launched Harley Davidson Pan America.