Triumph has confirmed that a new Tiger is on its way through a teaser video, which also tells us that the Tiger has been ‘transformed’ with a ‘new Tiger triple engine’ and ‘new Tiger technology’. In accordance with the existing Tiger range, the new motorcycle will also have on and off-road versions. What appears to be a 21-inch wire-spoke front wheel can be seen in the video, which is found on the current Tiger 800 XCX, the more off-road focused variant of the 800 range. The video most likely shows the updated 2018 Tiger 800 and 1200 models that will be making world premiere at the upcoming 2017 EICMA Motorcycle Show on 7th November. The new Tiger will have an updated front end with new headlamps, a larger windscreen and a BMW GS-like beak mudguard.
There will also be a new colour-TFT instrument console, similar to the Street Triple RS, but will have a joystick controller on the left side of the handlebar for easy access.
There has not much been revealed about the powertrain but it is expected to be a three-cylinder with better low-down torque and should have better fuel efficiency. The current Tiger 800 is powered by a three-cylinder engine that makes 93 bhp and 79 Nm of peak torque.
Other changes will include revised front and rear adjustable suspension, new Brembo braking components and better electronics. The model will get adjustable ABS and Traction Control, multiple riding modes and much more.
The 800 and 1200 are also being rationalised, with the name ‘Explorer’ dropped from the bigger model and both available in a range of guises bearing matching designations. They are: XR, XRX and XRT for road-biased editions of varying spec; and XCX and XCA for the more off-road capable iterations.
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