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Major update for Triumph Tiger 1200

February 15, 2024

The most notable update is the provision of automatic height control as standard on all versions, including the step-up Triumph Tiger 1200 GT Pro. This system lowers the engine with active spring preload reduction. In practice, that means the engine drops 20 mm just before you come to a stop. This allows you to reach the ground a little easier with your feet, very nice if you don’t have too long legs. When driving away, it rises back to its normal position.

Engine Tiger 1200 made smoother

Furthermore, Triumph refined the 1,160cc three-cylinder engine with changes to the modified crankshaft, alternator motor and balance shaft. As a result, the three-pitter should gain in smoothness and deliver more torque at low revs. The clutch has also been addressed so that first gear engagement is smoother.

Sitting comfort improved

The driver’s seat has been made flatter, improving seat comfort. The saddle is a bit wider as a result. If that makes it harder for you to get your boots on the ground, there’s always the lower saddle. That leads to 20 millimeters of lower seat, on the GT Pro it will be 830 millimeters and on the Rally Pro it will be 855 millimeters. Triumph moved the footpegs up a bit on the GT models because some riders sometimes used them to hit the asphalt when cornering.

New colors for Tiger 1200

New colors will also be available for the Triumph Tiger 1200 family for the 2024 model year. The Tiger 1200 GT Pro and GT Explorer are now available in striking Carnival Red, in addition to the already available Snowdonia White and Sapphire Black. The Tiger 1200 Rally Pro and Rally Explorer are available in the stylish new Matt Sandstorm and Jet Black, in addition to the popular Matt Khaki.

Triump Tiger 1200 slimmed down in 2021

The current generation of the Triumph Tiger 1200 was introduced in 2021. The bike differed in almost everything from its predecessor, with Triumph paying very close attention to weight reduction, which, depending on the version, resulted in a gain of about 30 kg. The GT models are a bit lower and, due to their smaller wheel diameter, more geared toward riding on paved roads. The Rally versions have a large 21-inch front wheel with spoke rim, offer a higher seat and are also geared for off-road use. In both, the three-cylinder engine produces 150 hp at 9,000 rpm and 130 Nm of torque at 7,000 rpm.

Also read the review of the Triumph Tiger 1200 GT Pro 2022