8 REASONS TO RIDE the epic new Tiger 1200
However long the ride, and however epic your journey, the Tiger 1200 is ready to go anywhere and take on anything.
The Tiger 1200 range quite simply features the most advanced motorcycles that Triumph have ever produced, and each comes with new innovative rider-focused technology together with commanding rider ergonomics, and a thrilling engine that gives responsive power delivery together with all of the hair-raising sound and thrilling torque you'd expect from the Triumph Triple engine.
As with the previous Tiger Explorer range, these Tiger 1200s come in two distinct flavours; the XR models are built for road going excellence, while the XC models offer a premium all-road ride together with everything you'll need for really pushing your off-roading to the absolute limit.
With their trademark agile handling, commanding riding position, purposeful silhouette and premium specification of equipment, every Tiger delivers to the highest standard of style, comfort and control.
1. Much lighter
Triumph engineers have managed to create incredible weight savings across the Tiger 1200 range of up to 11KG. These weight savings have been extensively made across the Tiger 1200’s engine, chassis and exhaust to deliver riders even more manoeuvrability and even better off-road handling, when the going gets tough.
2. TRIPLE engine
For thrilling performance and responsive feel.
The 1215cc Tiger triple engine is the most powerful shaft-driven engine in its class – bringing an exciting and immediate response lower down with breathtakingly smooth reliable delivery through the gears up to a peak power of 141PS at 9,350rpm. This has been achieved by the development of efficient engine components (e.g. small flywheel, light crankshaft, magnesium cam cover) that allow the engine to spin up faster for instant power delivery. In addition, the latest silencer developments contributed to a lighter system that improves the already thrilling Tiger Triple soundtrack.
3. Adaptive cornering lighting
Available as standard on the top spec XC and XR 1200 models, adaptive cornering lighting is an active rider system that automatically illuminates a series of stylish LED lights creating maximum visibility as you enter a corner. The degree of lean is calculated by the Tiger's powerful Inertial Measurement Unit which sequentially triggers additional LED lights accordingly; so the greater your cornering angle, the greater your visibility into the corner. The Tiger’s adaptive lighting system has a soft diffused light introduction phase that avoids how other systems can startle oncoming traffic and more importantly the Tiger’s system shines the light right into the corner rather than just a section of the road close to the bike.
4. Full-colour TFT instrument display
The Tiger 1200 mid and top spec bikes boast a 5 inch full-colour TFT instrument display for optimum rider access to all of the bike’s control systems. This advanced display means it’s easy to see a host of essential information in vivid colour in all lighting conditions, and ergonomically-designed backlit switchcubes and 5 way joystick allow you to quickly change readings, usage data, and riding modes with intuitive fingertip control even when you're on the move.
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"Off-Road Pro" riding mode
The Tiger 1200’s Off-Road Pro riding mode is an advanced off-road setting that gives the rider maximum control over their ride precisely when they need it. Essentially, Off-Road Pro switches off ABS and traction control, and (where appropriate) sets the semi-active suspension set-up to 'Off-Road' so you can really push your motorcycling to the limit.
Triumph Shift Assist
Triumph has developed an exclusive system called Triumph Shift Assist that allows the Tiger 1200 rider to make smooth up and down gear changes without the use of the clutch, and even when maintaining accelerator position. Featured as standard on the top specification Tiger 1200s and available as optional equipment on the mid spec bikes, the Triumph Shift assist system significantly reduces rider fatigue especially over long distances and demanding terrains.
7. COMMANDING ERGONOMICS FOR OPTIMUM RIDER COMFORT
For this latest generation Tiger 1200, Triumph has updated the handlebar and rider geometry to encourage a more commanding riding position, and developed a seat compound and construction that leads to better all-round comfort whether seated on the road or stood up while off-roading. The Tiger 1200 is proof that 'more power' doesn't have to mean 'less comfort' or 'reduced handling'.
8. CUSTOMISABLE TO MEET YOUR RIDING NEEDS
Over 50 accessories are available to add to or adapt your Tiger's comfort, capability and travel requirements. For example, enabling fully loaded long distance travel, the exclusive Expedition Pack – which comprises stylish panniers and top box (with mounting kits), backrest pad and tank pad – will help you achieve this.
Ever since the very first Triumph Tigers won three gold medals in the 1936 International Six Days Trial, the commitment to be the best lives on in every Tiger.