2018 Triumph Tiger 1200 bookings open: Here’s what sets it apart from the Tiger Explorer

We expect the bikes to launch later in Feb or early March and will feature a host of updates in all six variants, four of which are bound for India. The new leaner Triumphs which have lost between 2 and 11 kilos in all variants.

By: | Updated: January 28, 2018 12:34 PM

The Triumph Motorcycles India, have opened booking for the ultra revised 2018 Triumph Tiger 1200. The exceptional Tiger range that were unveiled last year, but we had no confirmation as to when Triumph India were bringing the bikes to India. Although we suspected that they would make it to shelves by early this year. Proving once again how aggressive Triumph India’s strategy really is, Triumph have already opened bookings for the 1200 which has dropped the Explorer Moniker in the new generation. We expect the bikes to launch later in Feb or early March and will feature a host of updates in all six variants, four of which are bound for India. The new leaner Triumphs which have lost between 2 and 11 kilos in all variants.

Speaking to Express Drives at the launch Managing Director at Triumph Motorcycles India, Vimal Sumbly said that they have started bookings for the Tiger 1200 as of the 10th of January for an pre-booking price of Rs 2 lakh. The Tiger 1200 will get new adaptive cornering lights, all-LED lights, an adjustable full-colour TFT screen, illuminated switchgear, new riding modes and hill-hold control across the mid and top-spec variants. The Tiger is also likely to get a new braking system which will integrate the front and back brake action, shift assist, keyless-start and cornering ABS alongside the fresh new cruise control system.

In terms of motors the Tiger 1200 will use the Explorers 1215cc triple inline motor, albeit with a few tweaks, including some revised tweaks like a lighter flywheel and crank-shaft, a lighter magnesium cam cover and an arrow exhaust system as standard on top end variants. The motor will now make 141 hp at as low as 9350 rpm and a staggering 122 Nm of torque at 7.600 rpm.As of now, Triumph is yet to announce which four models will make it to India but we expect price lines to go between 17-20 lakh.

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