Priced starting Rs 13.70 lakh for the GT variant, the new Triumph Tiger 900 has been launched in 3 trims. The Tiger 900 sports a sharper new dragon, is lighter, torquier, and packs more electronic wizardry
The wait is over, Triumph has just launched the Tiger 900 at a starting price of Rs 13.70 lakh for the road-biased GT trim. Triumph has also launched the Rally and Rally Pro variants at Rs 14.35 lakh and Rs 15.50 lakh respectively.
Triumph claims that not a single part has been carried forward from the old Tiger 800 and that is evident in the 900’s design. Up front it gets sleeker looking headlamps, redesigned beak, and a new windscreen. The fuel tank, seat, and the exhaust are new as well. The Tiger 900 looks leaner, more tightly packed than its predecessor, and the rider ergonomics have changed too.
The Tiger 900 sports an all-new 888cc three-cylinder motor that produces 92.6bhp and 87Nm - 8Nm more than before. To ensure that the bike has better low-end grunt, the Tiger 900 has a revised firing order of 1-3-2 as well. Aside from the rise in torque output, the weight too has dropped, resulting in an overall improvement in performance.
The Tiger 900, in the road-focused GT variant gets Marzocchi springs while the off-road biases Rally trims sit on Showa-sources units. In terms of tech, the Tiger is now finally in line with its competitors. It now gets cornering ABS, bi-directional quickshifter, traction control, riding modes, and more.
Just like before, the Tiger 900 will compete against the likes of the BMW F 850 GS, Ducati Multistrada 950, Honda Africa Twin and the Kawasaki Versys 1000.
Here's a look at how the prices of the Tiger 900 compare with the old Tiger 800.
|Old Tiger 800||New Tiger 900|
|XR||Rs 12 lakh|
|XRx||Rs 13.39 lakh||GT||Rs 13.70 lakh|
|XCx||Rs 14.03 lakh||Rally||Rs 14.35 lakh|
|XCa||Rs 15.17 lakh||Rally Pro||Rs 15.50 lakh|