Triumph has been building quite a lot of hype around its upcoming flagship adventure bike, the new Tiger 1200. The Hinckley company has been releasing teasers every now and then, each of which highlighting new and exciting details about the upcoming machine. On November 2, 2021, Triumph yet again took to social media and dropped another teaser on the new bike.
In the official video linked below, several new details about the upcoming flagship machine have been unearthed. For starters, it's clear to see that the new bike sports a heavy redesign as opposed to the outgoing model. It seems that Triumph has carried over some of the Tiger 900's slim and sporty traits onto the Tiger 1200, as the liter-class ADV now touts a svelter silhoutte.
What's more is that there are also significant changes to the bike's underpinnings—changes which are sure to deliver an enhanced riding experience both on and off-road. For starters, we find a new swingarm assembly which features a double-sided construction. Gone is the previous bike's single-sided unit. It also appears that Triumph has revised the bike's shaft-drive system, as it looks quite a lot different from that of the old Tiger 1200.
The incoming model also boasts a redesigned tubular steel trellis frame. Contributing to its athletic stance, the new Tiger's frame is exposed in several areas, highlighting Triumph's initiatives towards a less-is-more approach. Other revisions come in the form of the cooling system. Particularly, the radiator seems to have been relocated at a higher position, likely to accommodate a shorter wheelbase. The bike clearly has a taller ground clearance, too, which clearly suggests that Triumph is positioning this machine for more aggressive, off-road-focused riding. Expect the new Triumph Tiger 1200 to make its global debut very soon—possibly in EICMA, which is slated for later this month.