The New Triumph Tiger 1200
The Triumph Tiger 1200 lineup is all-new. New engine, new chassis, new tech and a new body. The Tiger 1200 comes in two main variants, the GT and the Rally. Both models feature 18″ rear wheels, but the GT has a 19″ front and the more off-road focused Rally runs a 21″.
Both the street oriented GT and off-road Rally can be had in either a Pro or Explorer trim with storage cases that increase in volume respectively.
An Improved 1200 Chassis
The Triumph Tiger 1200 family boasts a whole hosts of improvements over the previous generation including a new chassis. The Tiger now weighs a claimed 55 pounds less tan the model it replaces. The frame includes an aluminum subframe and a “triple-link” swingers that Triumph claims is stronger than before.
The chassis is fitted with semi-active Showa suspension and a set of Brembo Stylema brakes. What makes the Tiger especially impressive is its suite of tech that is so large it needs to be written in bullet points.
- 7″ TFT Display
- Keyless Ignition, Steering Lock and Fuel Cap
- Cornering ABS and Traction Control
- Six Riding Modes
- All LED Lighting with Adaptive Cornering Lights
- Triumph Shift Assist
- Hill Hold Control
- Blind Spot Radar (Explorer models)
- Heated Seats and Grips (Standard on Explorer)
- Tire Pressure Monitoring (Standard on Explorer)
The Tiger 1200’s also use a new 1160cc triple with 148 horsepower and 96 lb-ft of torque. To reduce the necessary maintenance, since it is an ADV, the Tiger has a shaft-drive setup at the rear.
Triumph even claims that because of their new chassis, this bike is 37lbs lighter than any of its other shaft driven competitors. The new Triumph Tiger 1200 will start at $19,100 and start arriving to dealers in the spring of 2022.