The new Tiger 1200 is expected to be available in GT Pro, GT Explorer, Rally Pro and Rally Explorer specifications with a launch expected in late May
Triumph Motorcycles India has teased the launch of the new Tiger 1200. Unveiled globally late last year, the 2022 Tiger 1200 is new from the bottom up, including a new chassis and a new, more powerful three -cylinder engine. According to the Triumph India website, India will get both the Tiger 1200 Rally and 1200 GT in Pro and Explorer specifications. Internationally, the Tiger 1200 is also available in standard GT specifications, for now, it seems that the model will not be available in India. The GT-specification model is designed for more road-biased use while the Rally-specification model gets more off-road capability, along with excellent two-on-one cruising capability. There’s no official word on a launch date yet, though we expect the new price of the Tiger 1200 to be revealed in the second half of May 2022.
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The new Tiger 1200 is 25kg lighter than its predecessor due in part to the new lightweight aluminum chassis. The overall design makes the bike look slimmer than the exit model with the exhaust also moving closer to the body. Overall, Triumph Motorcycles seems to have made a concerted effort to make the new Tiger 1200 easier to handle and maneuver, and with excellent overall capabilities.
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The new Tiger 1200 is powered by a 1,160 cc in -line three -cylinder engine, an all -new liquid cooler that produces 148 bhp at 9000 rpm and 130 Nm of peak torque at 7,000 rpm. Triumph says that the new engine features a T-plane crank and an uneven firing arrangement providing enhanced low-level maneuverability along with more attractive mid-range.
Coming to the suspension, all models for India will get a Showa USD fork on the front and a mono shock on the back with semi -active damping. The difference lies in the suspension ride with the GT offering 200mm ride as opposed to 220mm Rally. The two lines also get different wheels with the GT getting cast aluminum wheels – 19 inches at the front and 18 at the rear – while the Rally variant gets wire radial wheels – the size of the rear wheels hasn’t changed even though it gets 21- inch larger front wheels. The Tiger 1200 Rally model also gets a higher seat height compared to the GT.
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Expect the new Tiger 1200 to also fit in a set of electronic rider aids such as bend ABS, traction control, cruise control, various ride modes, hill grip assistance, bend lights and more. The Explorer model also gets a radar system that offers blind spot monitoring and lane change warning. We expect the price to start higher than the ₹ 18 lakh mark when the bike is launched in India. We’ll definitely be riding the new Tiger 1200 soon, so stay tuned for our first impressions on the Triumph Tiger family’s flagship model, here by carandbike.
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