New Tiger range hits the streets and the dirt

THE 2018 Tiger 1200 XC and XR model range is about to hit the streets, with Triumph Motorcycles unveiling the most advanced Tiger models ever built, with the new models the latest addition to a legendary bloodline that began 80 years ago.

Purpose-built to handle the ultimate in on-road adventures and off-road challenges, with every single new technological innovation, engine enhancement, premium specification, and style update designed specifically to help deliver a perfect ride.

Triumph’s brand-new Tiger 1200 range has taken major steps forward with significant engineering and technological updates, and the result is an even more responsive adventure bike for both on and off-road.

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The 1200’s silhouette now carries even more style with new premium bodywork details and finish, and the new range of bikes are up to 10kg lighter than the previous generation.

The new models feature as many as 100 improvements, including improved manoeuvrability and better off-road agility and handling, and a significant engine upgrade for improved power, enhanced rider ergonomics, and comfort.

The bikes feature the highest level of state-of-the-art technology, including new adaptive cornering lighting, full colour TFT instruments, LED lighting, and a new Off Road Pro riding mode with a choice of up to six riding modes.

New illuminated back-lit switch gear joins a suite of enhancements that also includes shift assist for clutch less gear changes, key-less ignition, updated cruise control, new premium bodywork, and cast and spoked wheels.

The new 1200 series also gains a metalised tank badge and side panels, new contemporary graphics and new colours.

The new Tiger 1200 XRT and XCA models will be first to arrive available from February with the remainder of the range arriving by mid-March. The Tiger 1200 XRX will hit the market at $24,200 (all prices are plus on-road costs).

The Tiger 1200 XCX is $25,600, while the XRT variant will hit the market at $27,600. The top of the line Tiger 1200 XCA is $29,300.

Mark Holgate
Mark Holgate
A journalist with more than 24 years experience, Mark Holgate has worked with a number of regional, suburban and metropolitan newspapers, as well as stints with motoring specific publications like Which Car? Motorsport News, Auto Action and Street Machine. He is also a contributor to DriveTribe.


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