Triumph has teased the all-new Tiger 1200. The manufacture has handed out images of the prototype giving us an idea of how the new flagship adventure motorcycle from Triumph will look like.
Triumph Motorcycles has handed out pictures of the prototype of the upcoming Tiger 1200. While the specification and other details have been kept a secret, all that the brand has confirmed is that the upcoming motorcycle will pack a new in-line three engine. The styling will be very close to what we have observed on the Triumph Tiger 900, and that is very evident in the teaser images.
Currently the Triumph Tiger 1200 – which is on sale in the international market – gets a 1,215cc in-line three-cylinder engine. That engine will most likely be phased out and could be replaced with a new 1,160cc three-pot engine that is offered in the recently launched Speed Triple 1200 RS. The state of tune will be more inclined towards a strong initial and mid-range, which is best suited for most adventure motorcycles. Expect the power output to be close to 160bhp and 130Nm.
The new engine will be housed in an all-new chassis, and yes, Triumph confirms the new Tiger 1200 will be based on a new and lighter platform. The current generation Tiger 1200 tips the scale at 242kg (dry). The newer model of the Tiger 1200 will be lighter, and Triumph claims to offer an improved weight distribution.
What we can tell from the pictures is that Triumph has gone ahead with a more conventional design for the swing arm, and have given a single-sided swingarm a miss with this iteration of the Tiger 1200. The larger wheel size – 19-inch front and 17-inch rear – shall be retained along with its spoke wire design.
The 2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 will make its global debut in the coming months and the British Motorcycle maker will launch the new flagship ADV in India by early 2022. The new Triumph Tiger 1200 will directly rival BMW R 1250 GS in terms of segment positioning and pricing.