Triumph releases Tiger 800 and Tiger 1200

Triumph Motorcycles launches a brand new line-up for the Tiger 800 and Tiger 1200 Family.

The all-new TIGER 800 XC and XR

Triumph Motorcycles has launched the brand new Tiger 800 XC and XR line-up – one of its best-loved and most critically acclaimed motorcycles ever. The longest running adventure story, with a bloodline that began with the gold-medal winning Tigers of the 1936 International Six Day Trial, continues with a new generation that incorporates all of the trademark Tiger spirit and takes capability to a whole new level.

Major update to off-road capability and all road, all day comfort

  • More than 200 upgrades to the chassis and engine
  • More responsive, optimized Triple engine
  • New shorter Ratio 1st Gear enables enhanced off-road traction, low-speed maneuverability and acceleration
  • New lighter, free-flowing silencer with improved exhaust note
  • New “Off Road Pro” riding mode, with a choice of up to six riding modes
  • New five position adjustable screen
  • New high level of state of the art technology
  • New adjustable full color TFT instruments
  • New signature LED lighting
  • New illuminated, ergonomically designed, backlit switchgear and five-way joystick control
  • New updated cruise control
  • All of these add to the Tiger 800’s extensive core state of the art Technology
  • Major Triple engine update — more responsive, character and sound
  • Major engine update of the Tiger’s signature, optimized Triple power plant
  • New shorter Ratio 1st Gear
  • New lighter, freer flowing exhaust giving better sound

More Tiger style and highest-ever level of finish and detailing

  • New premium bodywork
  • New high quality badges, graphics and detailing
  • New colors
  • More contemporary and dynamic stance

The most comprehensive choice available

  • Even more choice, with both XR and XC models now even more distinctive and purposeful for their type of adventure
Tiger 800 XCA
Tiger 800 XCA


The new Tiger 800 family range

The new, significantly updated Tiger 800 XC and XR family has once again pushed the boundaries of this world-renowned range with over 200 chassis and engine upgrades. These are complemented by a suite of major off-road improvements that work hand-in-hand with carefully crafted on-road enhancements.

Triumph has specifically targeted improvements to technology, comfort, and style alongside the introduction of a new generation engine that maximizes the rider experience. As a result, the new Tiger 800 is better in every way — both on the road and off road.

Benefits of the new Tiger 800

Major technology advances: Every new Tiger 800 represents a huge step-up in rider technology with improvements including full-color TFT instruments, up to six riding modes, high-specification Brembo front brakes, optimized suspension configurations, handlebar-mounted switchcubes incorporating elegant backlit buttons, distinctive signature all-LED lighting, updated cruise control, enhanced chassis, and premium bodywork.


Next generation engine: A mass-optimized 800cc Triple engine now gives more immediate power delivery and a peak power output of 95PS. It has even more character and a lighter exhaust system with a sportier soundtrack that together transform the new generation engine. There is a new, shorter ratio first gear to enhance off-road traction, all-road low speed responsiveness, and more immediate acceleration that gives the rider a truly thrilling feel. In addition, the new Off- Road Pro riding mode on the XC models allows an advanced rider to take complete control off road.

An added dimension to comfort: Triumph has enhanced the rider ergonomics across the whole Tiger 800 range. This includes moving the handlebars back by 10mm for a more commanding riding position, higher specification Brembo front brakes and Showa adjustable suspension, new handbook- approved off-road tire specification fitment, new five-position adjustable windscreen and aero diffusers for segment-leading aero protection, and a new seat compound giving all-day riding comfort.

Premium style: Tiger signature styling is now even stronger across the latest 800 range. New premium bodywork includes high quality painted finishes with updated side panel designs, along with higher quality badges, graphics and detailing to deliver real presence. This also gives each Tiger a more contemporary and dynamic stance that highlights the on and off-road bias of each model, while retaining the distinctive and instantly recognizable Tiger 800 silhouette.

Tiger 800 core technology: The Tiger 800’s trademark handling and category-defining core technologies are the foundation of this bike’s superb riding experience. All the Tigers’ essential adventure standards are maintained with ABS, traction control, ride-by-wire throttle, cruise control, heated seats and grips, power sockets, and a two-position seat height (810-830mm on XR models, 840-860mm on XC models) adjustable by 20mm to suite riding style and terrain, and a low ride height XRx model variant that at 760 mm is 50mm lower than the standard XR range of seats.

Tiger 800 models: From the road-focused Tiger XR, mid spec XRX and range topping XRT, to the off-road hungry Tiger XCX and fully-loaded XCA — not forgetting the XRx low ride height model – there is a Tiger 800 for every person, every ride and every adventure.

Paul Stroud, chief commercial officer for Triumph Motorcycles said, “We’ve developed a host of major new technology and performance updates designed to enhance the new Tiger 800’s capability both on and off-road. With developments that complement the Tiger’s accessible and agile, easy riding style, as well as its existing distinctive Tiger poise and presence, the new 800 line-up is built for maximum adventure — every single day.”

The all-new TIGER 1200 XC and XR

Triumph Motorcycles has launched the brand new 2018 Tiger 1200 XC and XR line-up, the most advanced Tiger models ever. The all-new range is the latest addition to a legendary bloodline that began 80 years ago and has been 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.

Significantly lighter

  • Up to 22lbs (10kg) lighter than the previous generation
  • Weight savings achieved across the engine, chassis and exhaust components
  • Up to 100 improvements per motorcycle over the previous generation.
  • Delivering improved maneuverability and better off-road agility and handling.

More capable for every road and serious all-day riding

  • Significant engine upgrade for more immediate power delivery and feel, enhanced rider ergonomics and comfort.

The highest level of state-of-the-art technology ever on a Tiger

  • New Adaptive Cornering Lighting
  • New Adjustable full colour TFT Instruments
  • New All-LED lighting
  • New “Off Road Pro” riding mode, with a choice of up to six riding modes
  • New Illuminated, ergonomically-designed backlit switchgear
  • New Triumph Shift Assist for clutchless gear changes, both up and down the gearbox
  • New Keyless ignition
  • New Updated cruise control
  • All of these add to the Tiger 1200’s extensive core state-of the art tech.

Even more Tiger style

  • New premium bodywork
  • New cast and spoked wheels
  • New metallized tank badge and side panels
  • New contemporary graphics
  • New colors.

A Tiger for every adventure

  • Even more choice with both XC and XR models now even more distinctive and purposeful for their type of adventure
Tiger 1200 XCx
Tiger 1200 XCx

The new Tiger 1200 family range

Triumph’s brand-new Tiger 1200 range has taken major steps forward with significant engineering and technological updates – the result is an even more responsive adventure bike that combines both maximum enjoyment on the road with complete confidence off-road.

Purposeful, muscular and distinctive, the legendary 80-year Triumph Tiger bloodline is unmistakable. The 1200’s silhouette now carries even more style with new premium bodywork details and finish, so there’s a Tiger for every road, every rider and every adventure.

Paul Stroud, Chief Commercial Officer for Triumph Motorcycles said; “The new Tiger 1200 range is so advanced it has taken a full four years to develop, and today we’re proud to launch a family of motorcycles that altogether boasts significant class-leading engine characteristics, rider-focused technological innovations and premium styling; all in the name of first-class riding enjoyment. These are by far the most adventure-ready Tigers ever built.”

Benefits of the new Tiger 1200

Significantly lighter by up to 22lbs (10 kgs): The new Tiger 1200 range sees a substantial weight reduction of up to an incredible 10kg compared to the previous generation thanks to a range of developments across the engine, chassis and exhaust system. This has improved each model’s responsiveness and dynamic capability even further, while significantly enhancing its agility and manoeuvrability – both on and off-road. The result is an engine that delivers all the power needed for complete freedom to ride anywhere and everywhere, with a high first major service interval of 10,000 miles (16,000 km).

Technological advancements: Now even more fully loaded, no other Tiger range has ever boasted this level of state-of-the-art technology. Both XR & XC models include all-new innovative Triumph Adaptive Cornering Lighting for active enhanced visibility when cornering, updated cruise control, new adjustable full-colour TFT display screen, all-new LED lighting, new ergonomically sculpted backlit switchgear and heated grip function, new Triumph Shift Assist for smooth clutchless changes up and down the gearbox, rider-friendly keyless ignition on higher spec models, and an all-new ‘Off-Road Pro’ riding mode on the XC models.

New generation engine: Maintaining its position as the most powerful shaft-driven engine in its class with an impressive 139HP, a significant new engine update gives the Tiger 1200 a more immediate power delivery lower down the rev range and an even better soundtrack. The new torque-laden 1200cc engine enables a breathtakingly smooth reliable delivery through the torque-assist clutch, helping rider control on all surfaces. Complementing these updates are silencer developments offering the same thrilling Tiger Triple sound through an even lighter system. This new generation of Tiger is single-mindedly bred to push every adventure further, in first-class comfort.

Superior riding experience: A new seat compound, revised handlebar positioning and updated frame geometry enhances rider ergonomics for a more commanding riding position and ultra-long-distance comfort. All improvements including the new off-road tyre specifications have been carefully chosen to improve rider enjoyment.

Premium style: New elegant sculpted bodywork and stylish wheel specifications enhance the presence and muscular style of the new model, while new metallic badges, signature LED lighting and contemporary graphics create eye-catching points of interest. The Tiger 1200’s even higher quality finish includes wet-painted engine covers that contrast with the black crinkle-effect crank cases and titanium coloured powder-coated frame.

Tiger 1200 core specifications Core technology: On top of the new generation state-of-the-art technology, the new Tiger 1200 range offers a huge choice of ‘core’ features, innovations and benefits to deliver a superior riding experience; fully integrated management systems controlled by an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), integrated braking system (developed with Continental), optimised cornering ABS & traction control, hill hold, ride-by-wire throttle, and up to six riding modes to configure the motorcycle to suit its terrain at the press of a button. An electrically-adjustable windscreen, heated equipment, and power sockets make every journey even more comfortable.

High specification: The new Tiger also maintains its premium levels of finesse with high specification Brembo brakes, adjustable WP suspension controlled by Triumph’s Semi-Active Suspension technology, a two-position seat height (32.8 – 33.6in), adjustable to suit riding style and terrain, and a Low Ride Height XRx model variant that at 32-32.8 in is 0.8in (20 mm) lower than the standard seat.

Set-up and ready to go: In addition, the entire Tiger 1200 line-up is also backed by an extensive range of dedicated accessories including all-purpose aluminum luggage giving you the load capacity for any trip and to take you anywhere, any time.

Tiger 1200 models

The new XR line-up is tailor-made to deliver the ultimate on-road/off-road adventure; from the base model XR, to the mid-specification XRx and the highest specification XRT. An XRx Low Ride Height model is also available, making the Tiger 1200 even more accessible to every adventurer.
The new XC line-up has been specifically designed to respond to the most challenging of adventures thanks to a range of specialised off-road features offering even more rough terrain capability, from the XCx to the highest specification XCA.

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