2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 launched, starts at Rs 19.19 lakh

    Triumph’s flagship adventure tourer arrives to take on the BMW R 1250 GS, Ducati Multistrada V4 and Harley-Davidson Pan America.

    Published On May 24, 2022 11:30:00 AM


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    Triumph has launched the 2022 Tiger 1200 in India with prices starting at Rs 19.19 lakh. There are four variants on offer, with the most affordable being the GT Pro. We also get the Rally Pro (Rs 20.19 lakh), as well as two versions with more features and larger, 30-litre fuel tanks – the GT Explorer (Rs 20.69 lakh) and the Rally Explorer (Rs 21.69 lakh).

    The GT versions are the more street-oriented variants which roll on alloy wheels, while the Rally variants are more off-road ready and come with wire-spoke wheels.

    2022 Triumph Tiger 1200: competition check

    The previous generation of the Tiger 1200 was on sale in India in the BS4 era and was priced around the Rs 17 lakh mark. While this new motorcycle has become more expensive, its pricing is on par with its main rivals. The BMW R 1250 GS is priced between Rs 20.5 lakh-22.5 lakh, the Harley-Davidson Pan America starts at Rs 18.25 lakh and goes up to Rs 21 lakh, while the Ducati Multistrada is the most expensive of the lot costing between Rs 19.75 lakh-24.15 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi).

    2022 Triumph Tiger 1200: what’s new

    Pretty much everything on this motorcycle is new – the platform, engine and chassis. The motor in question is an 1,160cc inline-triple with a T-plane crankshaft, and even though it shares many of its numbers with the engine in the Speed Triple 1200, Triumph says it’s a completely different motor. Output figures stand at 150hp and 130Nm, which makes the new Tiger well equipped to take on the competition.

    There has been a big focus on shedding weight: the new frame is 5.5kg lighter than before, the double-sided swingarm sheds 1.5kg over the single-sided design of the predecessor, and this new Tiger gets aluminium fuel tanks. The end result is that the updated bike is over 25kg lighter than its predecessor.

    2022 Triumph Tiger 1200: features

    The 2022 Tiger 1200 is brimming with technology, and even comes with headline-grabbing features like a radar system that facilitates a blind spot and lane change warning system. But the Ducati Multistrada has an edge over the Tiger as it also offers a forward-facing radar with adaptive cruise control. Nevertheless, the Tiger’s brochure is vast, featuring lean sensitive cornering lights, a 7-inch Bluetooth-equipped TFT display, electronic suspension, up to six riding modes, an up/down quickshifter, hill hold, cruise control, heated grips and keyless operation. And if that wasn’t enough, the Explorer variants even get a tyre-pressure monitoring system and heated rider and pillion seats.

    The bike clearly gets all the bells and whistles that one could possibly ask for. But how does it fare in the real world? Check out our video review right here.

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