For 2020, Triumph has released two types of adventure bikes, the 1200 XR range and the 1200 XC range. The XR range is more road focused, aiming to be the ultimate adventure touring bikes that have the ability to go down dirt roads and do some very light off-roading.
All of the XR’s are powered by a 1,215cc DOHC liquid cooled inline triple that produces 141 HP and 90 lbs-ft of torque.
The base 1200 XR has everything you would expect a common sense adventure bike to have. WP high durability forks up front, WP monoshock at the rear. Aluminum spoke wheels. Rider modes for dry, rain, dirt/track, and rider configurable. ABS and traction control.
The 1200 XRx takes everything the XR has, and adds a more responsive map on the ride-by-wire throttle. Inertial stability control also is added on, giving a 6 axis reading to keep your bike upright in hard cornering and braking situations. As well, electronically adjustable WP suspension front and rear is added.
The 1200 XRx Low is the same as the 1200 XRx, but with a seat height at 31 inches instead of 33.5. No other differences.
The 1200 XRt has all of the features of the 1200 XRx, yet uses higher spec materials to drop nearly 25 lbs in weight. It also features the addition of electronic cruise control, dynamic cornering ABS, and clutchless shifting.
The 1200 Alpine Edition of the XR range is the top of the line motorcycle for the road-going adventure rider. It has all of the features of the XRt, but gains a titanium exhaust from Arrow with a carbon fiber silencer end. As well, there is a specific Alpine White color scheme.
Pricing for each 2020 Triumph Tiger 1200 XR models and the Alpine Edition are as follows:
1200 XR: $16,500 US / $18,900 CDN
1200 XRx and XRx Low: $18,900 US / $21,200 CDN
1200 XRt: $21,300 US / $23,500 CDN
1200 Alpine Edition: $19,300 US / $21,600 CDN
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Single 11.1 in (282 mm) disc, Nissin 2-piston sliding caliper, switchable ABS
Fuel Tank Capacity
32.68 in (830 mm)
Height Without Mirror
57.87 in (1,470 mm)
59.84 in (1,520 mm)
3.93 in (99.9 mm)
32.87 – 33.66 in (835 – 855 mm)
534 lbs (242 kg)
2020 Triumph Tiger 1200 XR Range & 1200 Alpine Edition Features
LIGHTER BY 4.4 LBS
The XR is an impressive 4.4 pounds lighter than its predecessor, enhancing its handling and maneuverability, and achieved through changes across the whole motorcycle including a lighter flywheel, crankshaft, exhaust silencer and battery.
OWERFUL AND RESPONSIVE ENGINE
The base specification Tiger 1200 XR engine delivers more peak power (139 HP at 9,350rpm) and maximum torque of 90 FT-lbs (at 7,600rpm), for more immediate delivery and even better all day, smooth reliable riding.
MASS OPTIMISED EXHAUST
The short and light exhaust delivers a notably thrilling Tiger triple soundtrack.
The XR comes equipped with the latest generation of Triumph’s ride-by-wire throttle, switchable ABS and switchable traction control, cruise control and handy USB and 12v power sockets.
The base XR features three riding modes, with ‘Rain’, ‘Road’, and ‘Off-Road’ to suit the riding conditions and enhance the rider’s control.
NEW WHEELS AND HIGH QUALITY TIRES
Significantly enhanced specifications for better all-round capability, the XR model has new stylish black aluminum cast wheels fitted with Metzeler Tourance tubeless tires (front R19 x 3″, rear R17 x 4.5″).
Optimised for every day practicality, the ergonomics are developed in order to deliver a unique ride for a wider range of riders and riding styles; including a comfortable seat compound and comfortable yet sporty handlebar position for great control both off-road and on.
Contemporary premium bodywork and the highest ever level of finish and detailing with premium graphics and finishes to enhance that muscular Tiger 1200 style.
ADJUSTABLE SEAT HEIGHT
The Tiger 1200 XR features an adjustable ‘2 position’ seat mechanism allowing the rider to lower seat height by .78 inches from 33.6 inches to 32.8 inches to suit their style and provide a more comfortable riding experience.
Twin 12inches floating discs and radially mounted 4-piston monobloc Brembo calipers with new BRM10B brake pads on the front, and a single 11.1inches disc with Nissin 2-piston sliding caliper on the back.
High quality manually adjustable suspension; WP 1.8inches upside-down forks can be set for rebound and compression damping, and rear suspension WP monoshock RSU is adjustable for preload and rebound damping.
PREMIUM SPECIFICATION EQUIPMENT
There is an incredible level of standard equipment including integrated braking system, torque assist clutch and electronically adjustable screen, all enabling the Tiger 1200’s supreme capability.