The new generation Triumph Tiger 1200 will be lighter and more powerful than its predecessor
The Triumph Tiger 1200 is shaping up well and has entered the final stages of testing already. The British bike manufacturer has thus revealed a few official testing images of the upcoming big adventure bike.
Triumph only says that the bike will be “significantly” lighter than its closest competition and more powerful than its predecessor.
However, the images reveal more information than Triumph would like. For one, the pictures show a hardcore ‘Rally’ variant with knobbly tyres, wire-spoked wheels, engine guards and additional lights.
Thus, it is evident that there will be a road-focused GT variant with cast alloy wheels, regular tyres and different suspension setup on offer as well. The bike also has a new trellis frame, a new dual-sided swingarm and the shaft drive is different too.
To be powered by a 3-cylinder engine that can be traced to the one powering the Speed Triple 1200 RS, the big adventure bike from Triumph should have loads of power which will obviously be more than the 139 HP of the previous generation Tiger 1200.
The new engine will also help save weight and aid in packaging. Another part that will help in terms of overall packaging is the radiator. Now, split into 2 units, this should allow the bike to have a shorter wheelbase.
It should come equipped with fully adjustable semi-active suspension, at least as an optional extra, while Braking will be taken care of by twin discs clamped by Brembo Stylema radial calipers up front.
Like any modern motorcycle, the Triumph Tiger 1200 should be packed with the latest gizmos. Full-LED lights, riding modes, ABS, traction control, smartphone connectivity, navigation, among other features are likely to be offered.
Since the prototype testing images of the adventure bike have been revealed, the world premiere of the motorcycle should not be far away.