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Triumph boosts Tiger 1200 and 800 appeal

Tiger 1200 XC

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.

Tiger 800 XC - tiger 1200
Tiger 800 XC

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.

Tiger 800 Tiger 1200

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”.

Tiger 1200 XR
Tiger 1200 XR

They have also had a cosmetic makeover including new wheels.

Tiger 1200 and 800 comes in a variety of XR road-biased and XC off-road focused models.

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Tiger 800 XR

The updates will be necessary to compete against the updated Honda Africa Twin, the new BMW F 850 GS and the KTM 790 Adventure.

No word yet from Triumph Australia on arrival or pricing.