Triumph has recently released their newest addition to the Tiger series, further expanding the Tiger 1200 lineup with Desert and Alpine editions. These adventure bikes are still powered by the same 1,215 cc triple-cylinder DOHC engines that have powered the Tiger Explorer since 2012. While the engine is still the same, it now boasts a claimed peak power of 141 Ps vs the 136 Ps of its predecessor.
Inspired by some of the most inhospitable and challenging deserts across the world, the Tiger 1200 Desert Edition comes with a “Sandstorm” paint scheme and graphics, radiator badges, lightweight Arrow titanium exhaust, off-road oriented wire wheels, Brembo brakes, adjustable WP suspension controlled by Triumph's Semi-Active Suspension technology, adjustable seat height, ride modes Rain, Road, Off-Road, Off-Road PRO, Sport, and Triumph Shift Assist for clutchless up downshifts.
The Tiger 1200 Alpine Edition is the more on-road oriented version of the 2020 Triumph Tiger. It also features all of the distinctive and purposeful Tiger 1200 XR line-up style and incredible adventure capability plus the “Snowdonia White” paint scheme, Arrow titanium exhaust, Triumph Shift Assist, ride modes Rain, Road, Off-Road, Sport and cast alloy wheels.
Both bikes are equipped with an adjustable full-color TFT instrument panel, cornering ABS and traction control, all-LED lighting, cruise control, electronically adjustable windscreen and key-less ignition.
Last October, the Autohub Group announced that they will be officially distributing Triumph Motorcycles here in the country after five years of “courtship” with the British motorcycle maker. Autohub Group also confirmed that their motorcycles will be more competitively priced vs. the other premium motorcycles in the Philippine market today since they will be importing from Triumph's 17-year-old Thailand factory, taking advantage of ASEAN Free Trade Agreements (AFTA). Philippine pricing for the 2020 Tiger 1200 Desert and Alpine editions are not yet available as of press time.