2020 Triumph Tiger 1200 XC Range & Desert Edition
For 2020, Triumph has released two types of adventure bikes, the 1200 XR range and the 1200 XC range. The XC models are more dedicated off-road adventure bikes, true to the spirit of multiple days on the go across a desert.
All of the XC’s are powered by a 1,215cc DOHC liquid cooled inline triple that produces 141 HP and 90 lbs-ft of torque.
The base model is the Tiger 1200 XCx, which comes with a new driver selectable mode in addition to the expected rain, dry, off-road, dirt/track, and that is off road pro. What this mode does is disengage the ABS and traction control entirely, allowing you to have the maximum amount of control and fun while nowhere near tarmac. Standard features are electronically adjustable WP shocks front and back, cornering ABS, and more off road oriented guards and a bash plate under the engine.
The top spec Tiger 1200 XCa adds adaptive cornering lighting, clutchless shifting up and down, a titanium lightweight Arrow exhaust, and LED lights all around.
The Tiger 1200 Desert Edition shares the features of the XCa, but adds a special paint scheme, graphics, and badging across the bike to make note that it is a special edition.
Pricing for each 2020 Triumph Tiger 1200 XC models and the Alpine Edition are as follows:
- 1200 XCx: $19,700 US / $22,000 CDN
- 1200 XCa: $22,00 US / $24,200 CDN
- 1200 Desert Edition: $20,100 US / $22,400 CDN
On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new Triumph Tiger 1200 XR range and the 1200 XC range in one place.
- Price: $19,700 – $22,000 US ($22,000 – $24,200 CAD)
- Key Features:
- LED Lighting
- Engine type: 1215 cc, Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
- Power: 141 HP
- Wet weight: 547 lbs (248 kg)
- Seat height: 32.87 in
2020 Triumph Tiger 1200 XR range and the 1200 XC range Specifications
|Engine||1215 cc, Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder|
|Bore x Stroke||85 mm x 71.4 mm|
|Fuel System||Ride by Wire, fuel injection|
|Exhaust||Stainless steel 3 into 1 header system, side mounted stainless steel muffler|
|Clutch||Wet, multi-plate hydraulically operated, torque assist|
|Final Drive||Shaft drive|
|Suspension Front||WP 1.89 in (48 mm) upside down forks, rebound and compression damping adjustment on fork caps, 7.48 in (190 mm) travel|
|Suspension Rear||WP monoshock, rebound damping adjustment, hydraulic preload adjustment, 7.6 in (193 mm) wheel travel|
|Brakes Front||Twin 12 in (305 mm) floating discs, radially mounted monobloc Brembo 4-piston calipers, switchable ABS|
|Brakes Rear||Single 11.1 in (282 mm) disc, Nissin 2-piston sliding caliper, switchable ABS|
|Tires Front||120/70 R19|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||5.2 gal|
|Width Handlebars||32.68 in (830 mm)|
|Height Without Mirror||57.87 in (1,470 mm)|
|Wheelbase||59.84 in (1,520 mm)|
|Trail||3.93 in (99.9 mm)|
|Seat Height||32.87 – 33.66 in (835 – 855 mm)|
|Dry Weight||547 lbs (248 kg)|