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All-new Triumph Tiger 1200 officially teased ahead of India launch

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Triumph Motorcycles India has released a teaser video of the Tiger 1200 on its social media handles ahead of its imminent launch. However, the Indian arm of the British manufacturer has not announced a launch date for the Ducati Multistrada V4-rivaling adventure tourer. Meanwhile, Triumph Motorcycles India commenced the pre-bookings for this motorcycle in December 2021.

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The 2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 gets a revamped design, a new motor, is based on a new platform while it also gets tons of new features. Powering the ADV bike is a new 1,160 cc inline three-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that puts down 150 PS of power at 9,000 RPM and 130 Nm of torque at 7,000 RPM. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission.

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Coming to the suspension, all models for India will get Showa USD fork up front and rear mono-shock with semi-active damping. The difference comes down to the suspension travel with the GTs offering 200mm of travel as against the Rally’s 220mm. The two lines also get different wheels with the GTs getting cast aluminium wheels – a 19-incher in the front and 18 at the rear – while the Rally variants get wire-spoke wheels – rear wheel size is unchanged though it gets a larger 21-inch front wheel. The Tiger 1200 Rally models also get a higher seat height as compared to the GTs.

The engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and Triumph says that the all-new Tiger 1200 is the most powerful shaft-driven adventure motorcycle. Moreover, this adventure tourer weighs 25 kg less than its predecessor and up to 17 kg lighter than its arch German rival. That being said, the new Tiger 1200 tips the scale at 240 kg for the road-biased GT version and 265 kg for the off-road-focused Rally range.

The new Tiger 1200 gets a 20-litre fuel tank as standard while its Explorer versions come with a larger 30-litre fuel tank. It gets electronically-controlled Showa semi-active suspension while the braking duties are performed by Brembo Stylema callipers. In terms of features, it gets a new 7.0-inch TFT display with smartphone connectivity, GoPro control, etc. Upon launch, the Triumph Tiger 1200 will rival the likes of BMW R 1250 GS, Ducati Multistrada V4, Honda Africa Twin, etc.

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