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Video: Ricky Carmichael Puts New Triumph Tiger 1200 Through Its Paces

New Teaser Video Shows New Tiger 1200 Doing Things The Old Model Probably Couldn’t

Triumph is going all-out to promote the vastly upgraded Tiger 1200. In this latest teaser video, multiple MX World Champion Ricky Carmichael gets his hands on a test mule and puts it through its paces.

2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 and Ricky Carmichael

Video: Ricky Carmichael Puts New Triumph Tiger 1200 Through Its Paces
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Triumph Tiger 1200
Massive improvements for 2022: lighter, new engine with more power, better equipped

Triumph is going all-out to show us how brilliant the new 2022 Tiger 1200 Adventure bike is going to be. This latest teaser video shows multiple MX World Champion Ricky Carmichael putting a test model through its paces in forests, on dirt roads and at an MX track.

Video: Ricky Carmichael Puts New Triumph Tiger 1200 Through Its Paces
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Ricky Carmichael
Multiple MX champion helping Triumph with new MX range, puts the Tiger 1200 through its paces

Carmichael is now working with Triumph on its forthcoming off-road range but clearly he has had a bit of input into the new Tiger 1200, which makes sense: why have someone of his calibre on board unless you are going to draw on his expertise?

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Sharper
Triumph has slashed overall weight and honed chassis dynamics

In the video, Triumph are at pains to insinuate that this new Tiger 1200 is a much more hardcore adventure proposition that the outgoing model, which was always seen as being a bit too soft to challenge the likes of KTM and BMW.

Video: Ricky Carmichael Puts New Triumph Tiger 1200 Through Its Paces
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Taking the Fight to KTM
Class-leading KTM 1290 Adventure was always a target for Triumph.

The new model will, in all likelihood, be officially launched at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan in November, with the bike appearing in showrooms in the first quarter of 2022.

Video: Ricky Carmichael Puts New Triumph Tiger 1200 Through Its Paces
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New crank gives low-down torque and screaming red line: best of both worlds
Harry Fisher
Harry Fisher
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Born and raised in England, he has lived in South Africa with his family since 2002. Harry has owned examples of Triumph, Norton, BSA, MV Agusta, Honda, BMW, Ducati, Harley Davidson, Kawasaki and Moto Morini motorcycles. He regrets selling all of them.  Read full bio
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