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2021 Triumph Tiger 1200 XC [Model Overview]

2021 Triumph Tiger 1200 XC

Unlimited Adventure: The 2021 Triumph Tiger 1200XC Range

The Triumph Tiger 1200 XC remains a crucial part of the 2021 Triumph line-up. While it hasn’t experienced any upgrades from previous years, this classic British-made adventure motorcycle continues to impress in whatever form it takes. Within the Tiger 1200 XC sub-range, there are two models for riders to choose from: the Tiger 1200 XCx and Tiger 1200 XCa.

Both of these Triumph Motorcycles draw power from a 1,215 cc liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder that produces 141 horsepower and 90 lb-ft of peak torque. The engine is powerful and responsive, delivering a confidence-inspiring ride experience, no matter what terrain you’re tackling.

In XCx form, the Tiger 1200 comes equipped with five riding modes (Road, Rain, Sport, Off-road, and Off-Road Pro), updated cruise control, Triumph semi-active suspension, adjustable front and rear suspension, optimized cornering ABS and traction control, a torque-assist hydraulic clutch, Brembo brakes, and so much more.

The premium XCa model features all of the same specs as the XCx but with a number of exciting extras. Chief among these include an additional “rider programmable” riding mode, Triumph Shift Assist, hill hold control, billet machined parts, a titanium and carbon fiber Arrow silencer, and adaptive cornering lights.

For 2021, the Tiger 1200 XC models are available in three color options: Crystal White, Jet Black, or Matte Khaki Green.

The 2021 Triumph Tiger 1200 XC starts from $19,700 USD / $22,000 CAD.

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2021 Triumph Tiger 1200 XC in one place.

2021 Triumph Tiger 1200 XC

Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $19,700 USD / $22,000 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • Significantly upgraded 1215cc Triple engine
    • 5 riding modes: Off-Road Pro, Road, Rain, Off-Road, and Sport
    • Triumph Semi-Active Suspension (TSAS)

Main Specs

  • Engine: 1,215 cc liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, inline 3-cylinder
  • Power:  141 HP
  • Torque: 90 lbs-ft
  • Dry Weight: 547 lbs (248 kg)
  • Seat Height: 32.87 – 33.66 in (835 – 855 mm)

2021 Triumph Tiger 1200 XC

2021 Triumph Tiger 1200 XC Specifications

From Triumph


Engine  1,215 cc liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, inline 3-cylinder
Power 141 HP
Bore x Stroke 85 mm x 71.4 mm
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Fuel System Ride by Wire, fuel injection
Starter Electric
Exhaust Stainless steel 3 into 1 header system, side mounted stainless steel muffler


Clutch Wet, multi-plate hydraulically operated, torque assist
Transmission 6-Speed
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
Tires Rear
170/60 R17
Fuel Tank Capacity 5.2 gal
Color  Crystal White, Jet Black, Matte Khaki Green


Spark Plugs
Headlight LED
Tail Light LED


Overall Length
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 534 lbs (242 kg)



2021 Triumph Tiger 1200 XC

2021 Triumph Tiger 1200 XC Features


Improving off-road capability and on-road handling, an amazing weight saving over its predecessor (and the greatest saving in the Tiger XC line-up) has been achieved with over 100 enhancements across the whole motorcycle.


Thrilling new generation Tiger 1200 XC<small>A</small> 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 road and off-road riding.


A premium Arrow silencer reflects the XC<small>A</small>’s top of the range status and delivers an even more thrilling Tiger triple soundtrack.


The highest specification XC includes a host of advanced features including; adaptive cornering lighting, six riding modes, Triumph Shift Assist, LED fog lights, heated rider and pillion seats and hill hold.


The XC A comes with a range-topping six riding modes. With ‘Rain’, ‘Road’, ‘Off-Road’, ‘Sport’, ‘Rider Programmable’ and the new ‘Off-Road Pro’ mode, the XC<small>A</small> is ready for every challenge.


Better all-round capability. Stylish all-black wheels with a 32-spoke, aluminum rim, front wheel fitted with Metzeler Tourance tubeless tires (front R19 x 3″, rear R17 x 4.5″) and optional handbook-approved off-road Pirelli Scorpion set-up.


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.


The Tiger 1200 XC<small>A</small> features an adjustable ‘2 position’ seat mechanism allowing the rider to lower seat height by 0.78 inches from 33.6 inches to 32.8 inches to suit their style and provide a more comfortable riding experience.


Twin 12 inches floating discs and radially mounted 4-piston monobloc Brembo calipers with new BRM10B brake pads on the front, and a single 11.1 inches disc with Nissin 2-piston sliding caliper on the back.


The XC<small>A</small> premium adjustable WP suspension is delivered by the Triumph Semi Active Suspension (TSAS) system which allows the rider to set a level of electronic control over how the bike reacts to the ride.

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  1. Have had BMW GS of various types, oil cooled, liquid cooled, etc. Newer BMWs less impressive than earlier versions…better machine, had two Yamaya Super Teneres, and very good motorcycle for long trips. More relaxing for 500 mil days, less buzz, less quick wiggle than BMW, steady and solid.
    Now, the Triumph. the second I have owned, the first another era, a 200cc Tiger cub…1960 or so. The Triumph is an exceptionally well made machine, nice fitments and accessories, and is very stable on road. If I had any complaint at all, would like the seat to be more firm…That is it. for the money, I see it as a bargain, and reliable long haul adventure machine.

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