Triumph has simplified their variant nomenclature and will only bring the Tiger 900 in two forms – the GT and Rally. The former being the road-biased and the later is for off-road duties. The new Tiger is lighter and packs more tech than before
Just a month after the launch of the 2020 Street Triple RS, Triumph is all set to bring in the new Tiger 900. The British motorcycle manufacturer has just released some teaser images of their upcoming ADV hinting at its launch in the near future. While the bike hasn’t yet been showcased in India, it has been unveiled in the international market. In fact, earlier this year in February, Jared even got a chance to ride the new Tiger 900 in Morocco. Follow this link for a detailed review.
The Tiger 900 now gets an all-new 888cc three-cylinder heart, with a changed firing order, which is now 1-3-2. This change, Triumph claims, has been done to improve the low-end punch from the motor. The engine sends 92.6bhp to the rear wheel and develops max torque of 87Nm. Aiding the improvement in performance, the weight of the engine has now also reduced by 2.5kg. The outgoing Tiger 800 was starting to show its age, especially in comparison to some of the other models out there. The new Tiger 900 gets an advanced electronics package with cornering ABS, riding modes, switchable traction control (only in the Rally Pro trim), and bi-directional quick-shifter.
While the old Tiger 800 looks bulky and heavy, the new Tiger 900 seems to have a relatively leaner and much more chiselled body. The headlight, as well as the rest of the body, looks a lot sleeker than before, making it a lot less intimidating. The Tiger 900 also gets an all-new chassis and suspension setup underneath. The road-centric Tiger 900 GT Pro gets Marzocchi springs, while the off-road biased Rally Pro comes with Showa suspension at both ends. The Tiger 900 also gets a 7.0-inch colour display for the instrument cluster that comes with Bluetooth connectivity, turn-by-turn navigation, and more.
Expect Triumph to bring in the Tiger in the near future. The new Tiger is sure to demand a premium over the outgoing model. Expect the Tiger 900 to start at around Rs 14 lakh.
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