Triumph Motorcycles launches a brand new line-up for the Tiger 800 & Tiger 1200 Family.
Tiger 800XC and Tiger 800XR
The new, significantly updated Tiger 800 XC and XR family has once again pushed the boundaries of this world-renowned range with over 200 chassis and engine upgrades. These are complemented by a suite of major off-road improvements that work hand-in-hand with carefully crafted on-road enhancements.
Triumph has specifically targeted improvements to technology, comfort, and style alongside the introduction of a new generation engine that maximizes the rider experience. As a result, the new Tiger 800 is better in every way – both on the road and off road.
Major technology advances
Every new Tiger 800 represents a huge step-up in rider technology with improvements including full-color TFT instruments, up to six riding modes, high-specification Brembo front brakes, optimized suspension configurations, handlebar-mounted switchcubes incorporating elegant backlit buttons, distinctive signature all-LED lighting, updated cruise control, enhanced chassis, and premium bodywork.
Next generation engine
A mass-optimized 800cc Triple engine now gives more immediate power delivery and a peak power output of 95PS. It has even more character and a lighter exhaust system with a sportier soundtrack that together transform the new generation engine. There is a new, shorter ratio first gear to enhance off-road traction, all-road low speed responsiveness, and more immediate acceleration that gives the rider a truly thrilling feel. In addition, the new Off- Road Pro riding mode on the XC models allows an advanced rider to take complete control off road.
An added dimension to comfort
Triumph has enhanced the rider ergonomics across the whole Tiger 800 range. This includes moving the handlebars back by 10mm for a more commanding riding position, higher specification Brembo front brakes and Showa adjustable suspension, new handbook- approved off-road tire specification fitment, new five-position adjustable windscreen and aero diffusers for segment-leading aero protection, and a new seat compound giving all-day riding comfort.
Tiger signature styling is now even stronger across the latest 800 range. New premium bodywork includes high quality painted finishes with updated side panel designs, along with higher quality badges, graphics and detailing to deliver real presence. This also gives each Tiger a more contemporary and dynamic stance that highlights the on and off-road bias of each model, while retaining the distinctive and instantly recognizable Tiger 800 silhouette.
Tiger 800 core technology
The Tiger 800’s trademark handling and category-defining core technologies are the foundation of this bike's superb riding experience. All the Tigers' essential adventure standards are maintained with ABS, traction control, ride-by-wire throttle, cruise control, heated seats and grips, power sockets, and a two-position seat height (810-830mm on XR models, 840-860mm on XC models) adjustable by 20mm to suite riding style and terrain, and a low ride height XRx model variant that at 760 mm is 50mm lower than the standard XR range of seats.
Tiger 800 models
From the road-focused Tiger XR, mid spec XRX and range topping XRT, to the off-road hungry Tiger XCX and fully-loaded XCA – not forgetting the XRx low ride height model – there is a Tiger 800 for every person, every ride and every adventure.
Paul Stroud, Chief Commercial Officer for Triumph Motorcycles said; "We've developed a host of major new technology and performance updates designed to enhance the new Tiger 800's capability both on and off-road. With developments that complement the Tiger's accessible and agile, easy riding style, as well as its existing distinctive Tiger poise and presence, the new 800 line-up is built for maximum adventure – every single day."
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Tiger 1200XC and Tiger 1200XR
Purposeful, muscular and distinctive, the legendary 80-year Triumph Tiger bloodline is unmistakable. The 1200's silhouette now carries even more style with new premium bodywork details and finish, so there's a Tiger for every road, every rider and every adventure.
Paul Stroud, Chief Commercial Officer for Triumph Motorcycles said; "The new Tiger 1200 range is so advanced it has taken a full four years to develop, and today we're proud to launch a family of motorcycles that altogether boasts significant class-leading engine characteristics, rider-focused technological innovations and premium styling; all in the name of first-class riding enjoyment. These are by far the most adventure-ready Tigers ever built."
Significantly lighter by up to 22lbs (10 kgs)
The new Tiger 1200 range sees a substantial weight reduction of up to an incredible 10kg compared to the previous generation thanks to a range of developments across the engine, chassis and exhaust system. This has improved each model's responsiveness and dynamic capability even further, while significantly enhancing its agility and manoeuvrability – both on and off-road. The result is an engine that delivers all the power needed for complete freedom to ride anywhere and everywhere, with a high first major service interval of 10,000 miles (16,000 km).
Now even more fully loaded, no other Tiger range has ever boasted this level of state-of-the-art technology. Both XR & XC models include all-new innovative Triumph Adaptive Cornering Lighting for active enhanced visibility when cornering, updated cruise control, new adjustable full-colour TFT display screen, all-new LED lighting, new ergonomically sculpted backlit switchgear and heated grip function, new Triumph Shift Assist for smooth clutchless changes up and down the gearbox, rider-friendly keyless ignition on higher spec models, and an all-new 'Off-Road Pro' riding mode on the XC models.
New generation engine
Maintaining its position as the most powerful shaft-driven engine in its class with an impressive 139HP, a significant new engine update gives the Tiger 1200 a more immediate power delivery lower down the rev range and an even better soundtrack. The new torque-laden 1200cc engine enables a breathtakingly smooth reliable delivery through the torque-assist clutch, helping rider control on all surfaces. Complementing these updates are silencer developments offering the same thrilling Tiger Triple sound through an even lighter system. This new generation of Tiger is single-mindedly bred to push every adventure further, in first-class comfort.
Superior riding experience
A new seat compound, revised handlebar positioning and updated frame geometry enhances rider ergonomics for a more commanding riding position and ultra-long-distance comfort. All improvements including the new off-road tyre specifications have been carefully chosen to improve rider enjoyment.
New elegant sculpted bodywork and stylish wheel specifications enhance the presence and muscular style of the new model, while new metallic badges, signature LED lighting and contemporary graphics create eye-catching points of interest. The Tiger 1200’s even higher quality finish includes wet-painted engine covers that contrast with the black crinkle-effect crank cases and titanium coloured powder-coated frame.
Tiger 1200 core specifications Core technology
On top of the new generation state-of-the-art technology, the new Tiger 1200 range offers a huge choice of 'core' features, innovations and benefits to deliver a superior riding experience; fully integrated management systems controlled by an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), integrated braking system (developed with Continental), optimised cornering ABS & traction control, hill hold, ride-by-wire throttle, and up to six riding modes to configure the motorcycle to suit its terrain at the press of a button. An electrically-adjustable windscreen, heated equipment, and power sockets make every journey even more comfortable.
The new Tiger also maintains its premium levels of finesse with high specification Brembo brakes, adjustable WP suspension controlled by Triumph's Semi-Active Suspension technology, a two-position seat height (32.8 – 33.6in), adjustable to suit riding style and terrain, and a Low Ride Height XRx model variant that at 32-32.8 in is 0.8in (20 mm) lower than the standard seat.
Set-up and ready to go
In addition, the entire Tiger 1200 line-up is also backed by an extensive range of dedicated accessories including all-purpose aluminium luggage giving you the load capacity for any trip and to take you anywhere, any time.
Tiger 1200 models
The new XR line-up is tailor-made to deliver the ultimate on-road/off-road adventure; from the base model XR, to the mid-specification XRx and the highest specification XRT. An XRx Low Ride Height model is also available, making the Tiger 1200 even more accessible to every adventurer.
The new XC line-up has been specifically designed to respond to the most challenging of adventures thanks to a range of specialised off-road features offering even more rough terrain capability, from the XCx to the highest specification XCA.
To learn more about the 2018 Triumph Tiger Family, including full specs, visit TriumphMotorcycles.com
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