Triumph Motorcycles India has launched its flagship Tiger 1200 in India. The 2022 Tiger 1200 range starts from INR 19,19,000. The Tiger 1200 is new from the ground up and gets a new engine and platform. For this generation of the Tiger 1200, Triumph also introduced new Explorer variants for the GT and Rally range. The 2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 will take on the likes of BMW R 1250 GS/GSA, Ducati Multistrada V4 and the Harley Davidson Pan America.
2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 – Variants & Pricing
India will get all the Tiger 1200 variants except the base Tiger 1200 GT. Hence, the model range in India starts with the Tiger 1200 GT Pro, which costs INR 19,19,000. India also gets the new Tiger 1200 GT Explorer, which costs INR 20,69,000. The GT range is biased towards road use and offers comfortable long-distance touring capabilities.
Meanwhile, the Rally range focuses on off-road capabilities. The range starts with the Tiger 1200 Rally Pro at INR 20,19,000 and tops out at INR 21,69,000 with the new Tiger 1200 Rally Explorer. All the prices mentioned are ex-showroom prices.
2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 – Explorer Model Highlights
The new Explorer models are available with both the GT and Rally range. The Explorer models replace the standard 20-litre tank with a larger 30-litre one. Thus, increasing the touring capabilities of the motorcycle.
As for electronics, the Explorer models add even more than the standard models. The highlight is the Continental radar system, which is standard. The radar system enables features such as a lane change warning system and a blind spot monitoring system. However, unlike the Italian competition, it misses out on the forward-facing radar system.
2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 – GT & Rally Range Overview
The GT and Rally range focuses on two very different purposes. Therefore, the major differences between them consist of suspension and tyres.
To start with, all the models get 49mm semi-active Showa upside-down forks at the front. The GT range gets front suspension travel of 200mm while the Rally range gets an additional 20mm, making it 220mm. Similarly, at the back, all models use a semi-active Showa monoshock. The monoshock also offers electronic preload adjustability. In the case of the GT range, it gets wheel travel of 200mm and 220mm in the case of the Rally range.
The other major difference is the wheels. Since the GT range focuses on on-road use, it gets 19-inch front and 18-inch cast aluminium alloy wheels. As for the tyres, it uses 120-section front and 150-section rear Metzeler Tourance tyres. The seat height of the range is adjustable between 850mm and 870mm.
On the other hand, the off-road-focused Rally range uses a 21-inch front and 18-inch spoked tubeless wheels. The front uses a 90-section, and the rear uses a 150-section Metzeler Karoo Street tyres. The larger front wheel and longer travel suspension increase the seat height. The Rally range gets an adjustable seat height between 870mm and 890mm.
2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 – Powertrain
Powering the new Tiger 1200 is an all-new engine from Triumph. It displaces 1160cc and has the new T-Plane crank first seen on the Tiger 900. The three-cylinder engine also shares its bore and stroke with the new Speed Triple 1200. However, the company says this is a vastly different and new engine. The motor produces 150 PS at 9,000 rpm and 130 Nm of torque at 7,000 rpm. In comparison, the old Tiger 1200 made 141 PS. Triumph also says it is 14 PS more than the closest shaft drive competition. The Tiger 1200 uses a 6-speed gearbox with a slip and assist clutch. All the variants on offer in India also feature a bi-directional quickshifter as standard.