2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 is launched: new design, more powerful, lighter

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Triumph launched in Europe the new 2022 Tiger 1200, its 1200cc Bigtrail motorcycle, which arrives with a new slimmer design, more powerful and lighter than the previous model.

According to the brand, the new Tiger 1200 is more than 25 kg lighter than the previous model, bringing 9 HP more power with its new T-Plane engine.

Furthermore, it has been divided into two families: Tiger 1200 GT and Tiger 1200 Rally. In the GT family, we have three versions: Tiger 1200 GT, Tiger 1200 GT Pro and Tiger 1200 GT Explorer. In the Rally family we have two: Tiger 1200 Rally Pro and Tiger 1200 Rally Explorer.

The main feature of the Explorer versions is that they have a fuel tank with 30 liters of capacity. In other versions, the tank is 20 liters.

2022 tiger 1200 gt static

Another feature that can decide the purchase is the type and size of the wheel. In the GT family, it is aluminum alloy wheel, 19″ at the front and 18″ at the rear. In the Rally family, it is spoked wheels, 21″ at the front and 18″ at the rear.

Design

The new 2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 has a new cleaner and simpler design, looking narrower than the previous model. The frame, for example, is very visible, with little fairing and side covers.

The front was the most reworked, with new sharper LED headlamps, a new side support that connects the tank to the headlamps, and with the LED turn signals in a new position, at the height of the headlamps.

In addition, with a slimmer body, it is easier to put your feet on the floor and the seat has height adjustment, which can be even lower with an accessory.

Chassis

The 2022 Tiger 1200 arrives with a new chassis that is 5.4 kg lighter than the previous model, contributing to a reduction of over 25 kg. Compared to its closest rival (BMW R 1250 GS), Tiger 1200 is up to 17 kg lighter, according to the brand.

2022 tiger 1200 rally pro action

As mentioned, the Rally versions feature 21″ front and 18″ rear spoked wheels and Metzeler Karoo Street tires. GT versions come with aluminum alloy wheels, 19″ at the front and 18″ at the rear, and Metzeler Tourance tires.

In terms of braking, all versions have the power of Brembo Stylema and the advanced Optimized Cornering ABS system.

Finally, the semi-active suspensions comes from Showa, with a 49 mm inverted front fork. The travel is 200 mm in GT versions and 220 mm in Rally versions.

Engine and gearbox

The new 2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 arrives equipped with the new 1,160 cc T-Plane engine and the company says it is all new, that is, cylinder, piston, cylinder head, gearbox and clutch, in addition to a completely new shaft drive and bevel box.

The engine is a 3-cylinder, 1,160 cm³ with liquid cooling, capable of generating up to 110.4 kW (150 HP) of maximum power at 9,000 rpm and 130 Nm (13.2 kgfm) of torque at 7,000 rpm (9 HP and 8 Nm more than the previous model).

Finally, the exhaust muffler is new, lighter and more compact, and produces an improved soundtrack as the new T-Plane engine features firing pulses at 180, 270 and 270 degrees, resulting in one short gap and two long gaps between the firing.

2022 tiger 1200 rally static

Technology

The new Tiger 1200 features Full-LED lighting with DRL, as well as Adaptive Cornering Light (not available on GT versions), a 7″ color TFT fully digital dashboard and an all-new keyless system, including ignition, steering lock and fuel cap.

In terms of safety, it has the all-new Triumph Blind Spot Radar System (only on top versions GT Explorer and Rally Explorer), Optimized Cornering Traction Control with IMU, Triumph Shift Assist (optional on GT versions), Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (standard on ‘Explorer’ versions only) and Hill Hold (not available on GT versions).

Finally, there is also heated grips and seats (seat heating is standard on ‘Explorer’ versions only).

Availability and price

The 2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 will be available in stores across Europe from Spring 2022 with UK prices starting at £14,600. There are three years unlimited mileage warranty, with the option to extend. The high service intervals is 10,000 miles (16,000 km) or 12 months.

Anyway, for more information visit the website https://www.triumphmotorcycles.co.uk/.

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Marcelo Souza

Author, Editor and Administrator of the MotoNews World website, graduated in Accounting, passionate about motorcycles and technology.

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