What we know so far
New Triumph Tiger 1200: what we know so far
2021 is turning out to be a busy year for Triumph Motorcycles as the brand has many new products joining its portfolio. We’ve already seen the Street Triple 1200 RS, Street Triple 1200 RR, and the 2021 Bonneville lineup introduced this year. These will be joined by two other products – Tiger Sport 660 and Tiger 1200. Triumph Tiger Sport 660 will be released tomorrow while there is no official word on the 2021 Tiger 1200 world debut. However, we expect what to happen soon given the latest information shared by the British automaker. The company shared a few images of the Tiger 1200 prototype with minimal camouflage, suggesting that the production model may make an appearance soon. The Tiger 1200 is expected to be unveiled this year and will go on sale next year.
As measured by the 2021 Tiger 1200 prototype images shared by Triumph, the production model will look very different from the existing Tiger 1200. It will look lean and more menacing, thanks to the stylish twin LED headlights. The bike will also have a muscular fuel tank, wide handlebars, sharper folds, and a raised exhaust canister. The new flagship Triumph ADV is expected to have a new, lighter frame for improved handling and agility. The new Tiger 1200 will also drop the old nomenclature of the XR and XC variants for the GT and Rally variants, just like on the new Tiger models.
The existing Triumph Tiger 1200 comes with a 1215cc unit developing 140hp and 122Nm. This powertrain will be replaced by the 1160cc triple cylinder engine of the Street Triple 1200 series, capable of developing 148hp and 117Nm. We expect Triumph to use this powertrain in a slightly lower condition to make the ADV more maneuverable. The presence of electronic aids such as ABS when cornering, the traction control system, the six-axis inertial unit, etc. will make the new Tiger 1200 easier to handle even for less experienced pilots.