Rumors about a new Triumph Tiger 900 have swirled recently, and that had me thinking it would come soon. When I didn’t see it at EICMA, I thought maybe it would be next year, but I was wrong. The company let it be known in a teaser video that it will debut the model on December 3rd.
Shortly after, the company released another longer teaser video that shows the bike in action. It’s included below. The Tiger is all-new for 2020. There are two versions—the 900 Rally and the GT. Obviously the GT model will be more of the touring bike and the Rally will be more of your off-road hardcore bike.
It’s unclear at this time if Triumph plans to keep the Tiger 800 in the lineup or if it plans to phase that model out in favor of the 900. There’s also the case to be made that you could keep bot. Triumph could position the 800 as the middleweight bike and the 900 as the higher one between it and the 1200. I know there’s not a ton of displacement difference, but depending on how the engine is tuned and how the rest of the bike is, there could be enough of a difference between the models.
I’m looking forward to the reveal of this bike. I’m all for another adventure bike, but I’m starting to wonder how many different ones we need. I know there are a lot of buyers out there looking for different things, but I wonder how many more ADV bikes can continue to sell well. This one, though, I anticipate will have no issues selling.