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All-new Triumph Tiger 900 spotted testing

Written by Parichay Malvankar

Spotted on test, this is the new Triumph Tiger 900 which will be launched in 2020. This is the next-generation model of the Triumph Tiger and will replace the Tiger 800 series. We expect Triumph to showcase a production-ready model at the INTERMOT or EICMA shows in 2019, and bring these bikes to India sometime in 2020. The Triumph Tiger series has been well accepted worldwide by touring and adventure touring enthusiasts and a bigger engine is always welcome.

Although this is a pre-production prototype, it gives us a fair idea of what to expect. The 2020 Triumph Tiger 900 will ride on an all-new chassis, will get sleeker body work making it an easy to maneuver motorcycle in the city, new LED headlamps and LED tail lamps, new off-road spec rims, new suspension and other geometry, along with the obvious luggage and pannier mounts. The 2020 Triumph Tiger 900 is also expected to be lighter, which will result in brisk performance backed by the new engine.

Rumours are doing the rounds that there would be a new 888cc, liquid-cooled engine on offer with power output in the range of over 100 PS. When launched, the Triumph Tiger 900 with sleeker dimensions will find the Honda Africa Twin as its primary rival. Expect all the latest engine tech to be incorporated so that the Tiger has an edge over competition. Riding modes, traction control, ABS will most definitely be on offer.

The bike was seen with a high mounted exhaust, obviously because the Tiger is an off-road capable motorcycle and will have good water wading abilities as well. The close up on the engine also reveals 3 exhaust head pipes, hinting at a 3-cylinder engine layout. Knuckle guards, dual front disc brakes, tank shrouds, engine bash plate, etc. was seen on the spyshots.