The 2020 Tiger 900 is a new model for Triumph, a motorcycle that was designed to bridge the gap between the entry level Tiger 800 and the serious enthusiast Tiger 1200 ranges. The Tiger 900 is powered by an 888cc liquid-cooled DOHC inline triple producing 94 HP and 64 lbs-ft of torque.
The Tiger 900 base model is the all-rounder. It is designed equally to be able to handle normal riding on pavement, as well as being able to do light off-road adventure duty, such as trail riding down a packed dirt road. This is not to say, however, that Triumph skimped on the model.
A full rigid steel frame forms the core of the bike, with a bolt on subframe and cast aluminum swingarm helping reduce weight. Brembo brakes are standard front and back, as are Marzocchi non adjustable front forks and semi-adjustable rear suspension. A full color 5 inch TFT lets you control all the electronics on the bike including the rider mode selections.
The 2020 Triumph Tiger 900 starts at $12,500 US/$14,100 CDN.
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Stainless steel 3-into-1 header system, side mounted stainless steel silencer
Marzocchi 45 mm upside down forks, non-adjustable.
Marzocchi rear suspension unit, manual preload adjustment, 6.69 in (170 mm) rear wheel travel.
Twin 320 mm floating discs, Brembo Stylema 4-piston Monobloc calipers. Radial front master cylinder, ABS
Single 255 mm disc. Brembo single-piston sliding caliper, ABS
Fuel Tank Capacity
5.28 US gal (20 L)
32.67 in (830 mm)
Height Without Mirror
55.51-57.48 in (1,410-1,460 mm)
61.25 in (1,556 mm)
5.24 in (133.3 mm)
31.88-32.67 in (810-830 mm)
423 lbs (192 kg)
2020 Triumph Tiger 900 Features
EXCITING ADVENTURE OPTIONS
Do you want a powerful new Adventure bike with all the road-going technology, capability and comfort you’ll ever need? Then the Tiger 900 GT is perfectly set up for your needs. Or do you want all that plus the added off-road capability to negotiate even the most extreme adventures with confidence? If so, the Tiger 900 Rally range is the perfect choice for you.
The Tiger 900 GT – Built for maximum urban adventure, proper long-distance travel and everything in between, the GT range has all the performance, equipment and technology to approach every ride with confidence and excitement.
The Tiger 900 Rally – Our most advanced dual-purpose motorcycles, built for maximum off-road adventure and all-day riding capability, control and comfort, the Tiger 900 Rally range sets a new benchmark for handling, specification and style.
NEW 900cc TRIPLE ENGINE
A larger capacity new 900cc triple engine brings improved performance to the Tiger 900. A new firing order was incorporated for a more engaged Tiger riding experience giving up to 9% more power across the rev range and a high-overall-peak power of 94 HP @ 8,750 rpm, plus 10% more peak torque than the Tiger 800 predecessor. The Tiger 900’s new T-plane triple crank and new 1,3,2 firing order has improved the character, off-road feel and on road performance of the engine and gives a more aggressive and engaging T-plane triple soundtrack with a more distinctive triple bark.
There’s also enhanced cooling performance from an all-new twin radiator set-up which improves air-flow management to reduce the ambient heat levels felt by the rider and reduce the volume of coolant. For added convenience, the new Tiger 900 range has a more easily accessible air filter.
ALL-NEW CLASS-DEFINING CHASSIS
Maximum agility and capability with exceptional handling – The new Tiger 900 is lighter overall by up to 11 pounds. The combination of new lightweight modular frame, new lighter weight engine, high-specification suspension and premium category-leading Brembo brakes delivers a significant improvement in agility and capability, ensuring exceptional handling in all riding scenarios. Each Tiger 900’s center of gravity was revised, moving 1.57 inches forward and 0.78 inches down compared with the predecessor 800 to deliver an enhanced weight distribution between the front and rear wheel and better low speed balance in all riding scenarios, all while maintaining the Tigers’ excellent ground clearance.
Improved ergonomics – Narrower standover width improves rider comfort, particularly when stop-start riding. Handlebars are now 0.39 inches closer to the rider giving a more comfortable upright riding position, and dedicated footrest positions for each Tiger 900 model are optimized for the style of riding.
Adjustable seat height – All models feature a built-in, easily adjustable two-position seat height mechanism which enables the rider to change the seat height by 0.78 inches to their preferred setup. The Tiger 900, Tiger 900 GT and Tiger 900 GT Pro have an 31.88 – 32.67-inch seat height; the Tiger 900 Rally and Tiger 900 Rally Pro have an 33.46 – 34.25-inch seat height; and the Tiger 900 GT Low Ride Height version has a 29.92 – 30.70-inch seat height.
TAILORED SUSPENSION AND BRAKES SETUPS
Tiger 900 and Tiger 900 GT – The models have a tailored suspension setup developed to deliver a ride that raises the bar in the middleweight Adventure segment.
The 900 and GT models have Marzocchi 45mm upside down cartridge front forks that deliver 7.08-inches (180mm) wheel travel. On the GT and GT Pro models, these have manually adjustable compression and rebound damping.
The Rear Suspension Unit delivers 6.69-inches (170mm) wheel travel, and is manually adjustable for preload and rebound damping on the GT model.
The top-spec GT Pro RSU features a new electronically adjustable suspension setup, developed in collaboration with Marzocchi.
Tiger 900 Rally – To reflect the advanced off-road performance of the Tiger 900 Rally range, the ultimate in suspension capability is delivered by a Showa suspension setup.
Both Rally models have 45mm Showa upside down cartridge forks with manual adjustment of preload, rebound and compression damping, and 9.44-inches (240mm) wheel travel. On the rear there is a gas pressurized RSU, adjustable for preload and rebound damping, with 9.05-inches (230mm) rear wheel travel.
All the bikes in the new Tiger 900 lineup feature a category-leading brake setup with top-spec Brembo Stylema® brakes. These are Brembo’s highest performing calipers – lightweight, compact, and carefully-sculpted. The reduced volume around the pistons and brake pads reduces the internal space occupied by brake fluid to deliver a more immediate response, and the increased airflow around the brake pads help the calipers cool quicker for even better performance.
A host of technology innovations were included on this new Tiger 900 range of motorcycles.
The mid- and top-spec Tiger 900 GT and Rally models feature new full-color 7-inch TFT instruments which display comprehensive ride information, plus new optimized cornering ABS and traction control for improved safety. The range offers up to six riding modes to tailor your ride depending on your needs, and core technology for all GT and Rally models is set at a high level, including all-LED lighting, heated grips, cruise control, handguards, and secure cell phone storage with charging.
Top-spec technology for the GT Pro and Rally Pro models includes the integrated My Triumph connectivity system with Bluetooth® module fitted as standard, enabling phone and music operation, turn-by-turn navigation, and GoPro control via the switch cubes and displayed on the TFT instruments. There is also Triumph Shift Assist that allows up and down gear changes without the use of the clutch, and Tire Pressure Monitoring System for added rider safety and convenience. In addition, heated rider and pillion seats, and LED fog lights are fitted as standard.
ALL-NEW AGGRESSIVE STYLE AND ATTITUDE
As well as an all-new design, new premium bodywork reflects revised finishes and cleaner lines that give the Tiger 900 a more distinctive and dominant adventure stance, with each model having enhanced details and touches that amplify their dual road and off-road bias.
Emphasizing its all-road capability and exceptional agility, the new Tiger 900 has a narrow standover width and is designed with a lighter front-end, reduced bodywork scale, more aggressively styled fuel tank and advanced, lightweight frame.
The GT and Rally ranges come in three premium color schemes: Pure White, Sapphire Black and Korosi Red color options for the GT and GT Pro; and Pure White, Sapphire Black and Matte Khaki color options for the Rally and Rally Pro. The base Tiger 900 model is available in Pure White.
Add to your adventure with two inspiration kits and over 65 genuine Triumph accessories designed to enhance your Tiger 900’s practicality, comfort, performance and style, including an all new range of luggage and protection accessories. The Trekker inspiration kit brings together a superb choice of luggage and touring adventure accessories that are perfect for the Tiger 900 GT range, while the Expedition inspiration kit showcases the incredible off-road capability of the Tiger 900 Rally range.
ACCESSIBLE LOW RIDE HEIGHT OPTION
The Tiger 900 GT model is also available in an even more accessible Low Ride Height version. A host of interrelated design features including dedicated forks and RSU and a uniquely tuned suspension setup enabled a seat height that is 1.96 inches lower than the standard Tiger 900. As with all Tiger 900 bikes, this model has a built-in 0.78-inch seat height adjustment which means the Tiger 900 GT LRH seat height range is 29.92 – 30.70 inches instead of the standard 31.88 – 32.67 inches.
TOP-SPEC EXTRA FEATURES
If you’re considering a top-spec Tiger 900 ride, these are the additional ‘Pro’ features you’ll enjoy.
Tiger 900 GT Pro Features – A new electronically controlled Rear Suspension Unit which allows the rider to set the rear suspension preload and damping via the TFT instruments, with four preload settings: Rider, Rider & Luggage, Rider & Pillion, and Rider & Luggage & Pillion. This can be combined with nine different damping levels to find the perfect combination for your riding adventures. Unique to the top-spec Pro, new Triumph Shift Assist enables smooth and comfortable up and down clutchless gear changes.
There’s also a fifth riding mode, so as well as GT-standard Road, Rain, Off-Road and Sport modes, the GT Pro has an extremely useful Rider-Programmable mode to precisely tailor the bike’s setup to your riding needs. Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) alerts the rider if tire pressure falls below optimum levels and is a standard feature on the top-spec Tiger 900 GT Pro. Additionally, the integrated My Triumph connectivity system is a standard feature which enables phone, GoPro and GPS use, while heated rider and pillion seats maximize comfort, and illuminated switches provide an extra style and convenience in low-light situations.
Tiger 900 Rally Pro Features – Unique to the top-spec Pro models, the new Triumph Shift Assist ensures smooth comfortable changes with up and down clutchless gear changes.
While the Rally model has four riding modes (Road, Rain, Off-Road and Sport), the Rally Pro has two additional riding modes – Rider-Programmable and Off-Road Pro – which deliver a precision riding setup for even more extreme off-road riding and advanced adventure capability. Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) alerts the rider if tire pressure falls below optimum levels and is a standard feature on the top-spec Tiger 900 Rally Pro. To complete your top-spec Tiger 900 ride, the Rally Pro features the integrated My Triumph connectivity system, heated rider and pillion seats, and innovative backlit switches for an extra premium ride.