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As a complete package it feels very appealing

Verdict – The Triumph Tiger 1200 is a mammoth of a motorcycle and in its XCx trim it is quite capable off-road as well. While it comes loaded with a ton of hardware the engine does heat up a lot and is not suitable for Indian riding conditions. But the power delivery is just mind-blowing and the way this motorcycle handles and rides through various terrain makes it very appealing. It is quite comfortable and can do touring duties while with the different riding modes and a skilled rider, it can go to places that can only be imagined. As a flagship motorcycle in the Tiger line-up, it does come at a cost! But the capabilities almost overshadow the cost of ownership. But then if the heat and price bother, there is a younger brother under the Tiger 800 line-up which is just as capable as the Tiger 1200 XCx.

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Almost 200 new parts from the previous generation, it sure is better now

What’s Cool

* Feedback from the brakes is just astonishing
* Riding dynamics are very solid it feels like a smaller motorcycle
* The hardware on offer is very appealing and practical to a certain extent
* Looks humungous and has a lot of attention-seeking adventure bits to it

What’s Not So Cool

* Bike is tall and way taller for pillion duties
* Priced at a premium, it almost costs as much as a mid-size SUV
* Engine displaces a lot of heat which is too much for Indian riding conditions

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It is the most powerful shaft driven motorcycle in its category

Triumph Tiger 1200 XCx Specifications

* Engine: 1215cc, Liquid-Cooled, In-Line 3-Cylinder
* Power: 139 BHP @ 9350 RPM
* Torque: 122 Nm @ 7600 RPM
* Transmission: 6-Speed
* Fuel Type: Petrol
* Fuel Consumption: 16 km/l
* Frame: Single Down Tube Frame
* Tyres: 120/70/19 (Front), 170/60/17 (Rear), Metzeler
* Suspension: WP 48 mm USD Forks (Front), WP Mono Shock (Rear) Electronically Adjustable
* Brakes: Twin 305 mm Discs (Front), 282 mm Disc (Rear), Switchable ABS

Triumph Tiger 1200 XCx Dimensions

* Wheelbase: 1520 mm
* Seat Height: 835-855 mm
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 20-litres
* Kerb weight: 251 kgs (dry)

Testers’ Note:

“This motorcycle is simply not an adventure machine but more than that, with so many features on offer, it feels like a luxury car on two wheels and has the hardware to be a globetrotter, the only issue is the heat and the price, the former makes it difficult to ride in hot countries like ours.” – Faisal Khan, Editor, MotorBeam.

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