Triumph has upgraded its top-shelf adventure offering today. The 2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 has been officially launched and is available in four variants: GT Pro (Rs 19.19 lakh), Rally Pro (Rs 20.19 lakh), GT Explorer (Rs 20.69 lakh) and the Rally Explorer (Rs 21.69 lakh) (all prices, ex-showroom Delhi). 

Right, so what’s new on the new Tiger? Pretty much everything. The Triumph Tiger 1200 motorcycle gets a new platform, engine, chassis and a boat-load of futuristic features. Powering it is 1,160cc inline-triple, which makes 152hp and 132Nm of torque. 

The state of tune, however, will vary based on the variant. For instance, the GT-spec bikes are targeted toward more road use and employ alloy wheels. While the GT models are off-road friendly alternatives with wire-spoke wheels. The latter also gets a bigger 30-litre fuel tank as standard. 

The engineers at Triumph have also tweaked the chassis of the motorcycle, with the new frame said to be 5.5kg lighter than before. The single-sided swingarm has made way for a double and is 1.5kg lighter than the older bike. Overall, with the new aluminium fuel tank, the 2022 iteration of the bike is a whopping 25kg lighter than the BS4 era model!

The modifications are extended to the electronics too. Triumph has given the Tiger 1200 features like a radar system functionality that offers blind spot detection and lane change warning. Then there’s the 7.0-inch TFT display with smartphone connectivity, lean-sensitive cornering lights, electronic suspension, a quickshifter, hill hold assist, cruise control, keyless ignition and six different riding modes. 

In case you opt for the GT variants, Triumph will also throw in a tyre-pressure monitoring system along with heated rider and pillion seats. 

In terms of competition, the new Triumph Tiger 1200 has the advantage of being the most affordable offering among its peers. It’ll compete against the BMW R 1250 GS, the Harley-Davidson Pan America and the Ducati Multistrada.

( Image credits: Triumph India )