The Triumph Tiger 900 is underpinned by a new chassis & suspension and it also comes with a new 888cc heart that makes 8Nm more than before. Bookings had commenced in May for a minimum amount of ₹50,000.
After a long wait and much speculation, we finally have an official date for the launch of the new Triumph Tiger 900. The middle-weight adventure tourer will be launched in India on 19th June. Triumph was initially scheduled to bring the Tiger 900 to India in May but was forced to delay the launch in light of the lockdown.
The Tiger 900 is not a facelift, it is an all-new model. In fact, Triumph claims that not a single component has been borrowed from the previous Tiger 800. The Tiger 900 bids adieu to the old engine, and now gets an all-new 888cc three-cylinder heart with a revised firing order of 1-3-2. This, Triumph says, has ensured that the motorcycle has better low-end punch.
A welcome change in the Tiger 900 is the rationalising of its variant range. Triumph has ditched the old nomenclature and will now have two primary trim options – GT & Rally – and variations within them. As the name rightly suggests, the GT will be road-focused while the Rally will be off-road biased. Suspension duties are performed by Marzocchi springs on the GT Pro while the Rally Pro will sit on Showa-sourced units. The Tiger 900 also gets a new 7.0-inch TFT display for the instrumentation which connects with Bluetooth and also offers turn-by-turn navigation. As far as electronics package goes, the new Tiger finally gets some much-needed updates like cornering ABS, bi-directional quickshifter, riding modes and more.
The Triumph Tiger 900 will compete against the likes of the BMW F 850 GS, Ducati Multistrada 950, and the Honda Africa Twin. Expect the Tiger 900 to demand a premium over its predecessor with a starting price of about ₹13 lakh.