After months of teasing us, and even tapping the services of America’s GOAT of motocross racing, Ricky Carmichael, Triumph Motorcycles finally uncovers the all-new Tiger 1200 adventure bike range.
New for 2022
The all-new Tiger 1200 range is packed with all-new features for the 2022 model year onwards. Among the significant changes vs the outgoing model is that the all-new Tiger 1200 range is at least 25 kilograms lighter, more powerful, and has a longer fuel range (for those with 30L tank).
Triumph even boasts that the new Tiger 1200 is at least 17 kilos lighter than the closest shaft-driven adventure bike available in the market today.
At the heart of the new Tiger 1200 is the T-plane parallel-twin engine. With an 1,160 displacement, Triumph’s new T-plane engine churns out 150 Ps of power and 130 Nm of torque. For comparison, the BMW R 1250 GS HP with its 1,254cc boxer-twin engine, has an output of 138 Ps of power and 143 Nm of torque, while the Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 Special, with its 1,250cc V-twin engine, has an output of 152 Ps of power and 127 Nm of torque.
Additionally, the all-new Tiger 1200 range boasts a newly-developed lightweight chassis, complete with bolt-on aluminum subframe and tri-link swingarm.
In terms of technology, the all-new Tiger 1200 range is equipped with an abundance of new computer-aided riding aids. For example, the range-topping GT Explorer and Rally Explorer are equipped with the Triumph Blind Spot Radar System, which was developed in partnership with Continental.
Besides the usual riding modes, ABS and traction control, Triumph has also optimized these for cornering safety. The TFT screen is now bigger at 7-inches and can be connected via Bluetooth to a smartphone.
Stopping power is provided by Brembo, while the semi-active suspension is provided by Showa – the same company that supplies the suspension system for Honda and Harley-Davidson for their flagship models.
The all-new Tiger 1200 range is available in the following trims: GT, GT Pro, and GT Explorer equipped with a 30-liter fuel tank. These trims get 19-inch front and 18-inch rear cast wheels.
On the other hand, the Rally Pro and Rally Explorer are equipped with off-road biased 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wire wheels. The Rally Explorer also gets the larger, 30-liter fuel tank.
PH Availability will be in April 2022. Price is yet to be announced by our friends from Triumph Motorcycles Philippines.