The spied 2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 looks a lot slimmer than the previous big ADV from Hinckley
The 2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 has been spied on foreign soil and here we have some of the clearest pictures of a mule that had shed its camouflage.
Triumph has been dropping teasers, be it images or in video format, of the bike throughout this month and the world seemingly can’t get enough of it.
However, those images did not reveal the most important design aspect of the bike, for the mules were always camouflaged. Now though, thanks to these recent set of images, speculations can be dispelled.
Unlike recent Tiger models, the beak of the motorcycle has been set rather low. It also has twin LED headlights, LED blinkers, a tall flyscreen, long-travel inverted front forks and hand guards up front.
The ‘fairing’ of the motorcycle, essentially fuel tank extensions, have breather panels on each side and have been designed to keep the rider well insulated from turbulent air.
Sadly, the recently spied 2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 did not come with side panels. But, that exposed the subframe of the adventure motorcycle along with part of the frame.
Other things that can be seen include a high-set exhaust canister, well-padded seats, pillion grab handles, top box, tyre hugger, quite a big fuel reservoir, simple LED tail lamp and the shaft drive.
Riding on staggered wire-spoked wheels fitted with knobblies, the new generation Tiger 1200 will be powered by the Speed Triple 1200 RS’ (and RR’s) 1160cc 3-cylinder engine which will be fitted with a T-plane crankshaft.
Unlike the naked (and the cafe racer), the ADV will not have 180 PS on tap, but should come with about 150-160 PS and a healthy amount of twisting force low down, which will be plenty enough, especially if Triumph manages to keep the weight of the bike under control.
In terms of technology, the new Tiger 1200 has the same 5-inch TFT display as the Speed Triple and it should feature smartphone connectivity, ride modes, cruise control, cornering ABS, lean-sensitive traction control and semi-active suspension.
Expect to see a more road-focused variant with a smaller front wheel and different tyres to be on offer along with the hardcore model which should make its debut by November and be available at showrooms overseas by early next year.