Apart from its classic, retro-style machines, as well as its performance oriented three-cylinder street bikes, Triumph also has a range of adventure touring motorcycles under the Tiger moniker. Available in two flavors, the Triumph Tiger is available either with a 900cc inline-three cylinder engine, or a larger, more powerful 1,200cc triple. To entice oday’s generation of adventure-thirsty riders, Triumph has announced that it will be upgrading the Tiger 1200.
The Hinckley company first released a teaser for the new heavyweight adventure bike in September, 2021, exhibiting the bike’s impressive off-road capabilities. This big bike, for all intents and purposes, proved itself to be quite the capable hooligan machine on the dirt—surely capable of bringing its A-game to the likes of the BMW R 1250 GS and the Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports. To spice things up even further, the British icon partnered up with Motocross icon Ricky Carmichael to showcase the off-road capability of its upcoming enduro model lineup, as well as the upcoming Tiger 1200.
In the Triumph’s latest teaser released just a couple of days ago, the Tiger 1200 flexes its road-going muscles tackling the sweeping roads of the British countryside. This could be a possible hint that Triumph will also be releasing the Tiger 1200 in GT trim, similar to what we find in the Tiger 900 GT. At present, the current generation Tiger 1200 is quite the capable machine, thanks to its long-travel suspension, powerful engine, and robust construction.
Surely, when Triumph rolls out the updated Tiger 1200 into the market, it will add some much-needed flavor to the ever popular high-displacement segment, and challenge machines like KTM’s new and improved 1290 Super Adventure, and even the new Ducati Multistrada V4. Expect Triumph to showcase the new Tiger 1200, as well as other bikes like the Tiger Sport 660 and Speed Triple 1200 RR in this year’s edition of EICMA, to be held in Milan, Italy, this coming November.