Revamped Triumph Tiger 1200 sheds more of its disguise …


Triumph has offered a more detailed look at the next generation Triumph Tiger 1200 ahead of its imminent world premiere.

The flagship of the Tiger adventure motorcycle range – recently expanded with the addition of the Triumph Tiger Sport 660 – the current 1200 has soldiered on in the face of newer competition and an overhaul of the sister Tiger 900 in 2019.

The time has now come for the British firm’s biggest cat to undergo a revamp for 2022 with the latest images indicating a significant redesign that is both in-keeping with the look of its stablemates while showcasing its own identity with a handful of unique traits.

Though this isn’t our first look at the Tiger 1200 after a series of action shots were released in September, these are the first static images that provide a better clue as to the ADV’s profile.

Despite Triumph’s snazzy attempts to trick the eye with its own branded camouflage, the 2022 Tiger 1200 appears slimmer and more lithe than the current model, while the front-end appears to show a more angular finish to the headlights and vented beak than the more rounded appearance of the 900.

Full details of the model are being kept under wraps until it debuts but Triumph has already confirmed the triple-cylinder engine – shared with the Speed Triple 1200 – will be available in a T-plane configuration.

The design features crankpins placed at 0°, 90°, and 180°. This configuration combined with Triumph’s, 1,3,2, firing order gives the bike an uneven delivery, with two short gaps between the first two firing pules and then a long gap before the third arrives.

The result is a chunky low-down delivery, similar to a V-twin below 3,000rpm, and a more traditional three-cylinder delivery higher up the rev-range.



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