Triumph Motorcycles to Launch Tiger 800 and Tiger 1200 on March 21

On March 21, 2018, Triumph Motorcycles India will launch their new offerings for the Indian Bike lovers. The British Motorcycle Manufacturer will introduce not just one but two models i.e  800 cc and 1200 cc respectively on the same day. The 1200cc model gets a new name this time around. It gets rid of the earlier ‘Explorer’ Moniker and is now named only as the Tiger 1200. Bookings for the Tiger 1200 have been underway since January 2018. The two models come packed with a whole lot of new features and upgrades. 

Triumph Tiger 800

11.52 Lakh * On Road Price (New Delhi)
The new 2018 Triumph Tiger 800 comes with both cosmetic and mechanical updates. The most noticeable update is its improved 800 cc, in-line three-cylinder motor. It continues to churn out 94 bhp at 9,500 rpm and 79 Nm of peak torque at 8,000 rpm. Other features include:

  • A shorter first gear.
  • Enhanced off-road traction.
  • Better low-speed response and acceleration.
  • A smaller, lighter and smoother exhaust system.

On the exterior, the new Tiger 800 has had to go under the knife to sport a meaner and muscular look than its predecessor. This is complemented by the new paint schemes and decals. It also gets new LED headlamps. The bike is available in five variants. These are the XR, XCx, XRx, XRt, and XCa. XR is the base variant. Whereas XCx and XRx belong to the mid-spec variants. They all carry a single theme with three style options. The XRt and The XCa are available in three different style patterns based on a single theme. The top variants, however, get two different themes with each theme having three style variations.The mid and top spec variants further adorn an all-new, full color, TFT instrument panel. The base model will only have an LCD Panel.

Tiger 1200

Globally, The Tiger 1200 comes in six different options. Four of these are XR Variants while the remaining two are the off-road XC variants. Triumph will most probably not launch all the six variants of the 1200 cc bike. The Power bike like its predecessor runs on the same 1215 cc, in-line triple-cylinder motor, generating 141 bhp at 9,350 rpm and 122 Nm of peak torque at 7,600 rpm. The new offering now gets a lighter flywheel and crankshaft, a new magnesium cam cover. A standard Arrow exhaust is available on top-end variants.
New features for the Tiger 1200 include:

  • Self-adapting cornering lights
  • Adjustable full-color TFT screen
  • Illuminated Switchgear
  • New riding modes and hill-hold control

In addition to this, few variants are equipped with premium features like cornering ABS, integrated braking systems, shift assist, an updated cruise control as well as keyless ignition.