Triumph has launched the all-new Tiger 1200 XCx in India at a price tag of Rs 17 lakh (ex-showroom). Previously known as Triumph Tiger Explorer, the Tiger 1200 is Triumph’s flagship adventure bike in the Indian market and the new model took four years to be developed. It appears with a tweaked design, more agility, better low-speed performance and improved engine as well.
Speaking about its design, the adventure bike gets new all-LED headlamps, adaptive cornering lights, large windshield, knuckle guards integrated to the handlebars, 5-inch multi-coloured and high-resolution TFT display. It also sports illuminated ergonomically designed switchgear. The bike appears 11 kg lighter compared to the previous Tiger Explorer. So far, the bike has taken design inspiration and borrowed elements from the 2018 Triumph Tiger 800.
Apart from the design tweaks, the new Triumph Tiger 1200 also boasts better maneuverability and handling capacity compared to its predecessor. In order to make the riding safer and comfortable, the bike manufacturer has added several state-of-art technologies to the machine on two wheels. These technologies include shift assist for clutches gear changing, updated cruise control, keyless ignition, optimized cornering ABS, optimized cornering traction control, ride-by-wire throttle, five different riding modes including off-road Pro mode, hill hold control etc.
To offer the rider greater comfort, the bike gets semi-active suspension with WP suspension and RSU. For braking it gets twin large disc brakes up front and a single disc brake at rear. The meaty off-road focused tyres are designed to perform their duty on rough terrains and they are wrapped around the new multi-spoke wheels add zing to the bike. It gets power from a 1,215 cc liquid-cooled, inline three-cylinder engine capable of churning out 139 bhp of peak power and 122 Nm of peak torque.