TRIUMPH MOTORCYCLES NEW 2020 TIGER 1200 DESERT AND ALPINE SPECIAL EDITIONS

Inspired by the world’s most epic motorcycle adventures

Triumph is pleased to announce two new very special Tiger 1200s, the Tiger 1200 Desert edition and Tiger 1200 Alpine edition. Inspired by some of the world’s most thrilling motorcycle adventures from all over the world, these new motorcycles incorporate a unique high specification set-up and dedicated paint schemes, to deliver even greater adventure capability, style and value for money.

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  • Two very special editions
    • Tiger 1200 Desert Edition – Inspired by epic adventures taken across the most inhospitable deserts in the world, from the Sahara, to the Kalahari and beyond.
    • Tiger 1200 Alpine Edition – Inspired by the epic alpine adventures riders have made across one of the most breathtakingly beautiful mountain ranges in the whole world.
  • Exclusive dedicated Desert and Alpine edition paint schemes and detailing
    • Special edition ‘Sandstorm’ paint scheme with dedicated ‘Desert Edition’ graphics for the new Tiger 1200 Desert Edition.
    • Distinctive ‘Snowdonia White’ paint scheme with dedicated
      ‘Alpine Edition’ graphics for the new Tiger 1200 Alpine Edition.
    • All the distinctive and purposeful style of the exceptionally capable Tiger 1200.
  • Dedicated high specification set-up with even greater value for money
    • The new Tiger 1200 Special Editions both add to the mid-spec Tiger XRx and
      Tiger XCx specification set-up with an even higher level of equipment, designed to enhance the ride and deliver even greater value for money
    • Higher specification features:
      – Lightweight Arrow titanium silencer
      – Triumph Shift Assist
  • Incredible standard of triple powered performance, rider technology
    and premium specification equipment
    • Powerful and responsive 1,215cc triple engine, delivering peak power of 141PS @ 9,350rpm, maximum torque of 122Nm @ 7,600rpm and an incredible sound
      from a lightweight Arrow titanium silencer
    • State-of-the-art rider technology. Including: Triumph Shift Assist, adjustable full colour TFT instruments, optimised cornering ABS & traction control, up to 5 riding modes, all LED lighting, Illuminated buttons, keyless ignition, cruise control, Electrically adjustable windscreen, heated grips and multiple power sockets.
    • Premium specification equipment. Including: Triumph semi-active suspension (TSAS), Brembo Monobloc brakes, Adjustable seat height

NEW TIGER 1200 DESERT EDITION

£15,500 RRP

Inspired by the epic motorcycle adventures the Tiger 1200 has taken across the most inhospitable and challenging deserts in the world, the new Tiger 1200 Desert Edition takes all of the distinctive and purposeful Tiger 1200 XC line-up looks and incredible capability, whilst bringing an even higher standard of finish, including:

  • Exclusive ‘Sandstorm’ special edition paint scheme.
  • Dedicated ‘Desert Edition’ graphics.
  • New metallised ‘SE’ radiator badges.

In addition to its unique paint scheme, the Tiger 1200 Desert Edition also features higher specification equipment compared to the mid spec XCx model, designed to further enhance its adventure capability and affordability. These dedicated features are;

  • Lightweight Arrow titanium silencer
  • Triumph Shift Assist for clutchless up- and down-shifts

 

Tiger triple engine

The new Desert Edition features the Tiger 1200’s 1215cc Triple engine, the most powerful shaft-driven engine in its class, delivering smooth and immediate response through the gears up to a peak power of 141PS @ 9,350rpm. This is derived by the high quality engine components
(including lightweight flywheel, lighter crankshaft and magnesium cam cover) that allow the engine to spin up fast for instant power delivery and maximum torque of 122Nm @ 7,600rpm.
In addition, the lightweight Arrow titanium silencer enhances the bike’s agility and improves the already thrilling Tiger Triple soundtrack.

 

State-of-the-art technology

The new Desert Edition offers a huge choice of core features and benefits to deliver a superior riding experience. This ride enhancing technology includes:

  • Adjustable full colour TFT instrument – Full colour and clear instrumentation providing precise rider information with an intuitive operation
  • Optimised Cornering ABS and Traction Control – Enabled via an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), this system supports the automatic selection of the appropriate level of ABS and Traction Control intervention by constantly measuring roll, pitch, yaw and acceleration rates, in order to calculate the lean angle. This fully integrated technology system ensures greater riding stability at all times.
  • 5 rider modes (Rain, Road, Off-Road, Off-Road PRO, Sport) – The riding modes adjust throttle response, ABS and Traction Control settings for maximum rider control in all riding conditions. The Off-Road PRO riding mode is Triumph’s most extreme off-road set-up for advanced off-road adventure, with ABS and Traction Control turned off, and an off-road throttle map.
  • All LED lighting – Providing enhanced visibility and style, Triumph’s LED signature lighting creates clear views ahead and from behind

 

  • High specification Triumph Semi-Active Suspension (TSAS) – Featuring premium adjustable WP suspension, allowing the rider to electronically control the type of ride
    with the TSAS controlling the front and rear suspension damping. It also automatically adapts the RSU pre-load settings to maintain optimal ride height for different rider sizes and payloads. There are two TSAS modes: Auto / Off-Road
  • Triumph Shift Assist – Providing seamless clutchless up and down gearshifts, this system facilitates silky smooth gear changes and significantly reduces rider fatigue
  • Illuminated backlit buttons – Ergonomically-designed fully backlit handlebar switch cubes and joystick to make night-time use even easier
  • Keyless ignition – Easier to live with daily, featuring a premium keyless ignition
  • Cruise control – Accessed easily through the left hand switchcube, the new single button cruise control helps to reduce rider fatigue
  • Electrically adjustable touring screen – Configure the screen height on the road through intuitive backlit switch cube for exceptional long distance comfort.
  • High levels of standard technology specification, including ride-by-wire throttle, heated grips and three power sockets including a handy USB socket under the seat.

 

High specification chassis

The new Tiger Desert Edition maintains the Tiger’s well known premium equipment standard with high specification Brembo brakes, adjustable WP suspension controlled by Triumph’s Semi-Active Suspension technology, and a two-position seat height (835-855 mm), adjustable by 20 mm to suit riding style and terrain.

 

NEW TIGER 1200 ALPINE EDITION

£14,700 RRP

Inspired by the epic alpine adventures that Tiger 1200 have enjoyed across one of the most breathtakingly beautiful mountain ranges in the world, the new Tiger 1200 Alpine Edition features all of the distinctive and purposeful Tiger 1200 XR line-up style and incredible adventure capability, whilst bringing even higher standard of finish, including:

  • Exclusive ‘Snowdonia White’ special edition paint scheme.
  • Dedicated ‘Alpine Edition’ graphics.
  • New metallised ‘SE’ radiator badges.

Based on the mid spec XRx model, the Tiger 1200 Alpine Edition adds even higher specification features in order to enhance its long distance adventure capability and affordability. These features are;

  • Lightweight Arrow titanium silencer
  • Triumph Shift Assist for clutchless up- and down-shifts

 

Tiger triple engine

The new Alpine Edition features the Tiger 1200’s 1215cc Triple engine, the most powerful shaft-driven engine in its class, delivering smooth and immediate response through the gears up to a peak power of 141PS @ 9,350rpm. This is derived by the high quality engine components (including lightweight flywheel, lighter crankshaft and magnesium cam cover) that allow the engine to spin up fast for instant power delivery and maximum torque of 122Nm @ 7,600rpm.
In addition, the lightweight Arrow titanium silencer enhances the bike’s agility and improves the already thrilling Tiger Triple soundtrack.

 

State-of-the-art technology

The new Alpine Edition offers a huge choice of ‘core’ features and benefits to deliver a superior riding experience. This ride enhancing technology includes:

  • Adjustable full colour TFT instrument – Full colour and clear instrumentation providing precise rider information with an intuitive operation
  • Optimised Cornering ABS and Traction Control – Enabled via an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), this system supports the automatic selection of the appropriate level of ABS and Traction Control intervention by constantly measuring roll, pitch, yaw and acceleration rates, in order to calculate the lean angle. This fully integrated technology system ensures greater riding stability at all times.
  • 4 rider modes (Rain, Road, Off-Road, Sport) – The riding modes adjust throttle response, ABS and Traction Control settings for maximum rider control in all riding conditions.
  • All LED lighting – Providing enhanced visibility and style, Triumph’s LED signature lighting creates clear views ahead and from behind
  • High specification Triumph Semi-Active Suspension (TSAS) – Featuring premium adjustable WP suspension, allowing the rider to electronically control the type of ride
    with the TSAS controlling the front and rear suspension damping. It also automatically adapts the RSU pre-load settings to maintain optimal ride height for different rider sizes and payloads. There are two TSAS modes: Auto / Off-Road
  • Triumph Shift Assist – Providing seamless clutchless up and down gearshifts, this system facilitates silky smooth gear changes and significantly reduces rider fatigue
  • Illuminated backlit buttons – Ergonomically-designed fully backlit handlebar switch cubes and joystick to make night-time use even easier
  • Keyless ignition – Easier to live with daily, featuring a premium keyless ignition
  • Cruise control – Accessed easily through the left hand switchcube, the new single button cruise control helps to reduce rider fatigue
  • Electrically adjustable touring screen – Configure the screen height on the road through intuitive backlit switch cube for exceptional long distance comfort.
  • High levels of standard technology specification, including ride-by-wire throttle, heated grips and three power sockets including a handy USB socket under the seat.

 

High specification chassis

The new Tiger Alpine Edition maintains the Tiger’s well known premium equipment standard with high specification Brembo brakes, adjustable WP suspension controlled by Triumph’s Semi-Active Suspension technology, and a two-position seat height (835-855 mm), adjustable by 20 mm to suit riding style and terrain.

 

 

 

 

Specifications

 

  Tiger 1200 Alpine Edition Tiger 1200 Desert Edition
Engine Type Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Capacity 1,215 cc 1,215 cc
Bore/Stroke 85 x 71.4 mm 85 x 71.4 mm
Compression Ratio 11.0:1 11.0:1
Maximum Power 141PS / 139bhp (104kW) @ 9,350rpm 141PS / 139bhp (104kW) @ 9,350rpm
Maximum Torque 122Nm @ 7,600rpm 122Nm @ 7,600rpm
Fuel system Ride by Wire, fuel injection Ride by Wire, fuel injection
Exhaust 3 into 1 header system, Arrow titanium silencer with carbon fibre end cap, side mounted 3 into 1 header system, Arrow titanium silencer with carbon fibre end cap, side mounted
Final drive Shaft drive Shaft drive
Clutch Wet, multi-plate hydraulically operated, torque assist Wet, multi-plate hydraulically operated, torque assist
Gearbox  6-speed 6-speed
Frame Tubular steel trellis frame Tubular steel trellis frame
Swingarm Single-sided, cast aluminium alloy with shaft drive Single-sided, cast aluminium alloy with shaft drive
Front Wheel Cast aluminium alloy 10-spoke 19 x 3.0 in 32 spoke, aluminium rim, for tubeless tyres 19 x 3.0 in
Rear Wheel Cast aluminium alloy 10-spoke 17 x 4.5 in 32 spoke, aluminium rim, for tubeless tyres 17 x 4.5 in
Front Tyre 120/70 R19 120/70 R19
Rear Tyre 170/60 R17 170/60 R17
Front Suspension WP 48 mm upside down forks, electronically adjustable damping, 190 mm travel WP 48 mm upside down forks, electronically adjustable damping, 190 mm travel
Rear Suspension WP monoshock, electronically adjustable semi active damping with automatic preload adjustment, 193 mm wheel travel WP monoshock, electronically adjustable semi active damping with automatic preload adjustment, 193 mm wheel travel
Front Brake Twin 305 mm floating discs, radially mounted monobloc Brembo 4-piston calipers, switchable ABS Twin 305 mm floating discs, radially mounted monobloc Brembo 4-piston calipers, switchable ABS
Rear Brake Single 282 mm disc, Nissin 2-piston sliding caliper, switchable ABS Single 282 mm disc, Nissin 2-piston sliding caliper, switchable ABS
Width (Handlebars) 830 mm 830 mm
Height Without Mirrors 1,470 mm 1,470 mm
Seat Height 835 – 855 mm 835 – 855 mm
Wheelbase 1,520 mm 1,520 mm
Rake 23.2 º 23.2 º
Trail 99.9 mm 99.9 mm
Dry Weight 242 Kg 246 Kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 20 L 20 L
Instruments TFT multi­functional instrument pack with digital speedometer, trip computer, digital tachometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, service indicator, ambient temperature, clock and Riding Modes. TFT multi­functional instrument pack with digital speedometer, trip computer, digital tachometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, service indicator, ambient temperature, clock and Riding Modes.
Fuel Consumption 5.2 l/100 km (54.3 MPG) 5.2 l/100 km (54.3 MPG)
CO2 Emissions 122 g/km 122 g/km

 

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Notes to Editors

About Triumph

  • The Triumph Moto2™ 765cc race engine is a development of the class-leading Street Triple RS 765cc road motorcycle with the same visceral soundtrack.

 

  • First established in 1902, Triumph Motorcycles celebrated 117 years of motorcycle manufacture in 2019. For more than three decades, Triumph Motorcycles has been based in Hinckley, Leicestershire, and has produced iconic bikes that perfectly blend authentic design, character, charisma and performance.

 

  • Building around 65,000 bikes per year, Triumph is the largest British motorcycle manufacturer and has around 650 dealers across the world.

 

  • This focus, innovation and engineering passion has today created a broad range of bikes suited to all motorcycle riders, including the stunning new Rocket R and GT, new higher performance Street Triple 765RS, iconic Scrambler 1200, epic Speed Triple, class defining Tiger 800, transcontinental Tiger 1200, iconic Triumph Bonneville family including the sporty Speed Twin, Bonneville Bobber, legendary Thruxton, accessible Street Twin, Street Scrambler and iconic Bonneville T120 and T100, plus an exciting and accessible A2 range of Triumph motorcycles.

 

  • Triumph currently employs around 2,000 personnel worldwide and has subsidiary operations in the UK, North America, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan, Sweden (Scandinavia), Benelux, Brazil, India, China and Thailand as well as a network of independent distributors. Triumph has manufacturing facilities in Hinckley, Leicestershire, and Thailand plus CKD facilities in Brazil and India.

 

  • The Triumph Bonneville, famously named to celebrate Triumph’s 1956 land speed record on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA, was the original British superbike and a race-winner straight out of the crate, chosen by famous motorcyclists of the past for its legendary handling, style, and character. It’s that handling, character and style, married to modern rider-focused technology that makes the new Bonneville family THE authentic modern classic choice today.

 

  • Triumph has a glorious racing history, competing in and winning races in almost every class and field of motorcycle sporting achievement. From winning the second ever Isle of Man TT in 1908, through to 1960s road and track domination in Europe and America, right up to contemporary racing achievements with the 675cc Triumph triple powered 2014 Daytona 200 win, the 2014 Isle of Man Supersports TT win, the 2014 and 2015 British Supersports titles and World SuperSport racing, and again this year, with another victory at the Isle of Man Supersports TT, piloted by Peter Hickman. And of course with the new generation 765cc triple engine powering the 2019 Moto2™ championship, Triumph’s racing legend continues.