• Triumph’s Tiger 1200 and 800 grows bigger claws for 2018

    Triumph’s Tiger 1200 grows bigger claws for 2018 Adds a myriad of equipment and sheds the ’Explorer’ badge along with some meat
  • The bigger Tiger chucks the 'Explorer' badge and sticks to just '1200'
  • The 2018 Tiger looks fresh and uptight Thanks to the new bodywork, wheels, side panels, details, fit and finish and that all-LED surround lights
  • It borrows the TFT screen seen on the new Street Triple and can be controlled using the new backlit switchgear.
  • Lightweight Arrow titanium and carbon fiber silencer gives it a better soundtrack.
  • The 1200 has up to 100 improvements over the previous generation model to save 23 lbs Provides better off-road agility and handling.
  • The LED headlights get all-new innovative Triumph Adaptive Cornering Lighting Cornering lights for enhanced visibility around curves and bends
  • The 1200 boasts of enhanced rider confidence, ergonomics and comfort Thanks to the new seat compounds, revised handlebar positioning, and updated frame geometry
  • For 2018, Triumph has added enough electronic suite to tackle any variables Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), \n Optimised cornering ABS \n Traction control \n Hill hold\n Ride-by-wire throttle \n Cruise control \n Six riding modes with “Off-Road Pro"
  • The engine receives significant updates for immediate power delivery at low revs
  • The new Triumph Shift Assist gives smooth clutchless gear changes
  • The Tiger 800 gets 200 improvements over the engine and chassis components Making it more capable off-road and more comfortable
  • The powertrain sees significant improvements in the form of shorter ratio 1st gear
  • It gets new five-position adjustable windscreen and aero diffusers for segment-leading aero protection
  • Keeping the 800 looking smart is the new bodywork and decals with updated side panel designs
  • High spec Brembo brakes and Showa suspensions do their job perfectly.
  • Electronic rider aids are not as extensive as that of the 1200 but still gets enough to boast ABS, traction control, ride-by-wire throttle, cruise control and up to six riding modes including the new “Off-Road Pro” mode (XC models only)
  • It shares the new full-color TFT instrumentation, all-LED lighting and backlit switchgear seen on the 1200

Adds a myriad of equipment and sheds the ’Explorer’ badge along with some meat

For some people, adventure is about finding your way through the unknown to see things no one has and doing things most haven’t. But unless you plan on walking, you need the right tool to get there. This is where Triumph’s Tiger series comes in and sweeps you off your feet in the most humble and matured way.

As regularly updating their line-ups go, Triumph is giving their 2018 Tiger range a host of bells and whistles that will boast of having it ’Transformed,’ with a ’New Tiger Triple Engine’ and ’New Tiger Technology.’ Apart from this, the bodywork also gets mild updates to look fresh for 2018.

After their Bonneville range, it’s the Tiger models that give the British brand their numbers. So much that Triumph feels no inhibitions with having six different models each for 1215 cc and 800 cc engine mods for 2018. Both the 1200 and 800 have four road variants (XR, XRx, XRx low, and range-topping XRT), and two off-road ones (XCx and a top-spec XCA).

2018 Triumph Tiger 1200

Triumph's Tiger 1200 and 800 grows bigger claws for 2018 Exterior High Resolution Wallpaper quality
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The bigger Tiger chucks the 'Explorer' badge and sticks to just '1200'

The first thing you notice is that name. Previously all the Tigers running on the 1215cc motor had the ‘Explorer’ badging on them. But for 2018, Triumph has made things easier by just sticking to the 1200 branding.

Thanks to the new bodywork, wheels, side panels, details, fit and finish and that all-LED surround lights, the 1200 looks fresh and uptight. It borrows the TFT screen seen on the new Street Triple that can be controlled using the new backlit switchgear.

Triumph's Tiger 1200 and 800 grows bigger claws for 2018 Exterior High Resolution Wallpaper quality
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The 2018 Tiger looks fresh and uptight
Thanks to the new bodywork, wheels, side panels, details, fit and finish and that all-LED surround lights

The LED headlights get all-new innovative Triumph Adaptive Cornering Lighting for enhanced visibility when cornering. The heated grips and seats, and electrically-adjustable windscreen give in for rider comfort under cold conditions. Add keyless ignition to that.

The 1215 in-line triple boasts of having the most potent shaft-driven engine in its class that belts out 140 bhp and 91 lb-ft of torque. For 2018, the engine receives significant updates to allow it to expel immediate power delivery lower down the rev range. It also gets new Triumph Shift Assist for smooth clutchless gear changes and a lightweight Arrow titanium and carbon fiber silencer gives it a better soundtrack.

Triumph's Tiger 1200 and 800 grows bigger claws for 2018 Exterior High Resolution
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The 1200 has up to 100 improvements over the previous generation model to save 23 lbs
Provides better off-road agility and handling.
Triumph's Tiger 1200 and 800 grows bigger claws for 2018 Exterior High Resolution
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The LED headlights get all-new innovative Triumph Adaptive Cornering Lighting
Cornering lights for enhanced visibility around curves and bends
Triumph's Tiger 1200 and 800 grows bigger claws for 2018 Exterior High Resolution
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It borrows the TFT screen seen on the new Street Triple
and can be controlled using the new backlit switchgear.
Triumph's Tiger 1200 and 800 grows bigger claws for 2018 Exterior High Resolution
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Lightweight Arrow titanium and carbon fiber silencer gives it a better soundtrack.

The 1200 has up to 100 improvements over the previous generation model to save 23 lbs off of the engine, chassis and exhaust components giving it better off-road agility and handling. Adding to rider confidence is the new seat compounds, revised handlebar positioning and updated frame geometry for an enhanced rider ergonomics and comfort.

Rider aids on the 2018 models include an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), integrated braking system (developed with Continental), optimised cornering ABS & traction control, hill hold, ride-by-wire throttle, cruise control. There are up to six riding modes including the new “Off-Road Pro” mode, which allows the rider to disengage the electronic rider aids.

Triumph's Tiger 1200 and 800 grows bigger claws for 2018 Exterior High Resolution Wallpaper quality
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The 1200 boasts of enhanced rider confidence, ergonomics and comfort
Thanks to the new seat compounds, revised handlebar positioning, and updated frame geometry

Other mechanicals includes top-of-the-line units like the Triumph Semi-Active Suspension incorporating WP adjustable front and rear suspension and Brembo Monobloc 4-piston radial calipers.

Triumph Tiger 800

Triumph's Tiger 1200 and 800 grows bigger claws for 2018 High Resolution Exterior
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The Tiger 800 gets 200 improvements over the engine and chassis components
Making it more capable off-road and more comfortable

Unlike the 1200, the 800 saw a lot many buyers for its practical approach and usability as an adventure motorcycle. Seeing its success, Triumph has loaded it with even more changes and updates than the 1200 to make sure they reign the middleweight segment.

If the 1200 got 100 improvements, the 800 gets 200 improvements over the engine and chassis components making it more capable off-road and more comfortable. It shares the new full-color TFT instrumentation, heated seats and grips, all-LED lighting and backlit switchgear seen on the 1200.

Triumph's Tiger 1200 and 800 grows bigger claws for 2018 High Resolution Exterior
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The powertrain sees significant improvements in the form of shorter ratio 1st gear

Keeping the 800 looking smart is the new bodywork and decals with updated side panel designs that keep the off-road stance pronounced even better. It gets new five-position adjustable windscreen and aero diffusers for segment-leading aero protection.

The 800cc in-line triple is now mass-optimised to give out 95 ponies and 58 lb-ft of torque with a fine-tuned throttle response for immediate power delivery. The powertrain sees significant improvements in the form of shorter ratio 1st gear for enhanced off-road traction and responsiveness and gets a lighter, free-flowing silencer to create a raw soundtrack.

Triumph's Tiger 1200 and 800 grows bigger claws for 2018 High Resolution Exterior
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It gets new five-position adjustable windscreen and aero diffusers for segment-leading aero protection
Triumph's Tiger 1200 and 800 grows bigger claws for 2018 High Resolution Exterior
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It shares the new full-color TFT instrumentation, all-LED lighting and backlit switchgear seen on the 1200
Triumph's Tiger 1200 and 800 grows bigger claws for 2018 High Resolution Exterior
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High spec Brembo brakes and Showa suspensions do their job perfectly.
Triumph's Tiger 1200 and 800 grows bigger claws for 2018 High Resolution Exterior
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Keeping the 800 looking smart is the new bodywork and decals with updated side panel designs

Giving the 800 a commanding riding position is the new handlebar position and new saddle compounds that cater to all-day comfort on and off-road. High spec Brembo brakes and Showa suspensions do their job perfectly.

Electronic rider aids are not as extensive as that of the 1200 but still gets, ABS, traction control, ride-by-wire throttle, cruise control and up to six riding modes including the new “Off-Road Pro” mode (XC models only), which allows the rider to disengage the electronic rider aids.

Triumph's Tiger 1200 and 800 grows bigger claws for 2018 High Resolution Exterior
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Electronic rider aids are not as extensive as that of the 1200 but still gets enough to boast
ABS, traction control, ride-by-wire throttle, cruise control and up to six riding modes including the new “Off-Road Pro” mode (XC models only)

With all these updates coming through to 2018, the Tigers sure have enough mettle to wade off competition. Yet, the path is not all that clear especially with the GS series from BMW getting a full update as well for 2018 and KTM’s adventure motorcycles making all that noise in the industry.

A gain in performance numbers would have sealed the deal. Nonetheless, Triumph has given it the right balance of technology and approachability for riders to reach new levels of satisfaction with the 2018 Tigers.

The Tiger range also boasts over 50 optional accessories, allowing you to customise your bike to maximise your riding experience, whichever model you choose.

Prices and availability are TBD.


Reference

BMW R 1200 GS

2015 BMW R 1200 GS High Resolution Exterior
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BMW F 800 GS

2015 - 2017 BMW F 800 GS / F 800 GS Adventure
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KTM 1290 Adventure

2017 KTM 1090 Adventure R / 1290 Super Adventure R / 1290 Super Adventure T
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