Triumph Motorcycles has boosted the appeal of its Tiger 1200 and 800 adventure models with lighter weight and more technology.
The bikes have been unveiled at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan.
Triumph claims the Tiger has more than 200 upgrades including LED lighting, lighter exhausts, better ergos, six riding modes, up/down quick shifter, updated cruise control, full-colour TFT instruments, back-lit controls, keyless ignition, switchable ABS and traction control, and improved off-road ability.
Part of that improved dirt capability is a shorter first gear.
Weight savings are as much as 10kg on the big 1200cc model which now drops the Explorer name.
The lighter weight leads to faster acceleration and Triumph has also retuned the engine for more response and revised the exhausts for more Tiger “growl”.
They have also had a cosmetic makeover including new wheels.