Triumph has released a teaser video of the new 2022 Tiger 1200, and says that its top-of-the-line “big trail” model is in the final stages of testing and will arrive ‘soon’. This new bike was spotted in tests in Europe in 2020, and appears with a new design, mainly on the front, with sharper headlights, and a slimmer body.
This design has already been presented on the new Tiger 900, and we can see that the front has been well reworked, with new sharper LED headlights, a new side support that connects the tank to the headlights (reminiscent a little of the BMW GS), and with the LED turn signals in a new position, at the height of the headlights.
The company says the new Tiger 1200 is being designed to provide a definitive new benchmark among large-displacement Adventure motorcycles, and that it is significantly lighter than its closest competitor, say the BMW R 1250 GS.
The engine may have been updated and appears more compact, with two smaller radiators (one on each side of the fairing).
In addition, the chassis and suspension appear to have been reworked, incorporating a new rear swingarm, as well as larger wheels, 21″ at the front and 18″ at the rear (at least in this version of the images, which appears to be Rally, with spoked wheels).
The suspension appears to be higher and Showa branded (instead of the current WP), reaching up to 250mm of travel, equal to the new Tiger 900.
The new 2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 is expected to be a little more powerful and lighter than the previous model, and to have the same versions as the 900 cm³ model.
Anyway, that’s all we have so far. For now, there is no more information about the model, release date or other images of the motorcycle.