Motorcycles of UK has unveiled the new Tiger 1200 that is a lot lighter than
its predecessor, more powerful and comes with class leading handling and
specification, plus of course, Triumph’s new T-plane triple performance
company claims that the all-new Tiger 1200 has been designed to be the world’s
most capable, agile and manoeuvrable large capacity adventure motorcycle. Included
in the new Tiger line-up, for the first time, are two all-new 30 litre tank
Tiger Explorer options.
new Tiger 1200 family can be divided broadly into the GT family and the Rally
family. The Tiger 1200 GT family is tailor made for the perfect road-focused
adventure ride, with 19” front and 18” rear cast aluminium wheels. The Tiger 1200 GT and the GT Pro get a 20-litre
fuel tank, while the Tiger 1200 GT Explorer gets a 30-litre tank.
Tiger 1200 Rally family is ideally tailor made for the perfect all-terrain
adventure, with 21” front and 18” rear
tubeless spoked wheels. The family consists of the Tiger 1200 Rally Pro with a
20-litre tank and the Tiger 1200 Rally Explorer with a 30-litre tank.
all new Tiger 1200 has got a transformation in weight, capability and
specification. The model is more than 25kg lighter than the previous generation
and up to 17kg lighter than the closest shaft drive competition, says the
company. It gets a new dedicated wheel dimensions for enhanced capability
tailored to the ride. As mentioned earlier, it is 21” front/18” rear tubeless
spoked set-up for off-road supremacy i.e.
the Rally Pro & Rally Explorer, it is 19” front/18” rear cast aluminium
set-up for dynamic road riding capability which includes the GT, GT Pro &
GT Explorer. Fuel tank capacity has gone up to 30 litres for the Explorer
new Tiger 1200 gets an all-new light weight chassis, new lightweight frame with
bolt-on rear aluminium subframe and pillion hangers, new lighter and stronger
‘tri-link’ swingarm and new
category-leading Brembo Stylema monobloc brakes plus optimised cornering ABS
incredible stopping power provided by the Brembo calipers is managed by the
advanced Optimised Cornering ABS system fitted to all of the new models, which
is supported by a sophisticated IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit), which
continuously measures the motorcycle’s movement (pitch rate, yaw rate, roll
rate, vertical acceleration, lateral acceleration, longitudinal acceleration)
to calculate the lean angle of the bike and deliver the optimum level of ABS
new Tiger 1200 now has advanced Showa semi-active suspension set-up tuned for maximum road and off-road capability, it gets
a slimmer waist and a more compact overall design, new rider ergonomics
designed for a comfortable and stable ride and adjustable seat height, which
can be lowered even further with an accessory low seat.
the GT, GT Pro and GT Explorer there are two seat height settings –850mm and
870mm, while for the Rally Pro and Rally Explorer these are 875mm and 895mm.
Through the accessory-fit low seat option, customers will also be able to lower
the seat position by an additional 20mm.
further enhancement to comfort is provided by the new easily adjustable screen,
with a simple one-handed adjustment mechanism, plus new aero screen diffuser that
deflect the wind off both the rider and pillion.
T-plane triple engine advantage continues and in fact this unique crankshaft
setting ensures that the new 1160cc triple engine is now designed to set a new
benchmark for engine character. There’s more power of 150PS@9000rpm and more
torque with 130Nm@7000rpm. That translates to 9PS more than the previous
new the T-plane triple crank brings the best of both worlds, with the low down
tractability of a twin at the bottom end, making it great off road, combined with
the performance benefits of a triple at the top end, which makes the Tiger even
better on the road where riders spend most of their time. Technically, the T-plane crank gives the new
Tiger 1200 engine firing pulses at 180, 270 and 270 degrees, resulting in one
short gap and two long gaps between the firing, delivering improved character
and tractability at low rpm.
addition to the step-up in power and torque ,the new engine, tune and T-plane
triple crank also bring improved acceleration and a much more responsive and
exciting character, where the uneven firing interval gives excellent feel and
tractability at the bottom end, combined with the really strong triple power
and torque delivery all the way through the rev range. Completing the
transformation, every Tiger features the new lightweight low-maintenance shaft
drive, a key practical advantage valued by adventure touring riders.
to the previous generation engine, absolutely everything is new, including new
bore and stroke, crank, cylinder head, gearbox and clutch, and a completely new
shaft drive and bevel box. Overall, every single component has been designed to
be significantly lighter and more compact, which has allowed the new engine to
have a much tighter overall package, transforming the riding dynamics.
with the new minimal lightweight silencer, you get a significantly enhanced
soundtrack, with a new distinctive triple tone and bark.
the technology front, the new Tiger 1200 gets all-new Triumph Blind Spot Radar
System, developed in partnership with Continental which is available on the GT
Explorer and Rally Explorer only. Then you have the all-new Showa semi-active
suspension set-up for dynamic rider control, an all-new 7” TFT instruments with
integrated My Triumph Connectivity System .
on the model, there are up to 6 riding modes available, which adjust throttle
response, ABS, traction control and suspension settings for maximum rider
control in all riding conditions. The Off-Road Pro riding mode, exclusive to
the Rally Pro and Rally Explorer models, is Triumph’s most extreme off-road
set-up for advanced off-road adventure, with ABS and traction control turned
off, and an off-road throttle map. Rain mode has been tailored to deliver the
most intervention and is limited to 100PS for enhanced safety and control when
conditions are compromised.
you get all-new keyless system, including ignition, steering lock and fuel cap,
all-new LED lighting with DRL, plus Adaptive Cornering Lights the latter not
being available on GT, Triumph Shift Assist which is standard on all except GT,
heated grips and seats with the heated seats standard on GT Explorer &
Rally Explorer only, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System which comes standard on GT
Explorer & Rally Explorer only and Hill Hold feature which is again not
available on GT.
coming to the styling, the new Tiger 1200 gets a more dominant adventure
focused stance and poise with new bodywork, new twin radiator design and
minimal new silencer, new rider ergonomics with tailored bar and peg positions,
all-new bodywork, premium detailing and finish and new colour schemes and
graphics for each family.
list of accessories for the new Tiger 1200 is also quite extensive. It includes
all hard luggage developed in partnership with Givi, new Trekker panniers that
has moulded luggage, side/corner opening, new 52 litre trekker twin helmet top
box with upholstered passenger backrest, new expedition panniers that comprises
alloy luggage, top opening, new Triumph Sena Bluetooth communication system with
the Triumph Sena headset featuring a new HarmanKardon sound system.
models within the Tiger 1200 line-up have an extensive level of protection for
a more secure and comfortable ride: handguards are standard for all models,
aluminium skid-guard is fitted as standard on the GT Pro and GT Explorer, while
an aluminium sump guard is a standard fit for the Rally Pro and Rally Explorer.
Additional protection is provided on the GT Explorer and both Rally variants by
the engine protection bars, while the Rally Explorer also comes with fuel tank
protection bars. These items can all be added as accessories to the models
where they are not standard fit.
The motorcycle has a service interval
of 16,000kms or 12 months.
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