Triumph Motorcycles Australia has confirmed pricing for its 2022 Tiger 1200 adventure bike range, which will hit showrooms in the second quarter from $29,990 rideaway.
Triumph Tiger 1200 GT Pro – $29,990
Triumph Tiger 1200 GT Explorer – $32,600
Triumph Tiger 1200 Rally Pro – $31,800
Triumph Tiger 1200 Rally Explorer – $33,950
At this price, the new Tiger 1200 is positioned to compete with key rivals like the BMW R 1250 GS and GSA ($26,295, $28,365), Ducati Multistrada V4 ($28,990) and Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 ($31,995).
The GT versions are the more road oriented of the Tiger 1200 family, with 19- and 18-inch cast wheels with Metzeler Tourance tyres, while the Rally variants are better suited to off-road riding with 21- and 18-inch tubeless spoked wheels shod in Metzeler Karoo Street rubber.
The GT Explorer and Rally Explorer are higher-specification grades that are distinguished by a 30-litre fuel tank, as opposed to the 20-litre capacities of the GT Pro and Rally Pro.
Explorer variants also benefit from a blind spot radar system, heated seats and grips and a tyre pressure monitor, among other upgrades.
The 2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 range is built on an all-new platform that features a version of Triumph’s 1160cc triple-cylinder engine, in this case tuned to produce 110kW and 130Nm.
For comparison, the current BMW R 1250 GS is motivated by a 1254cc 100kW/143Nm boxer motor, while the KTM 1290 Super Adventure uses a 118kW/138Nm 1301cc V-twin setup.
Notably, the new Triumph Tiger 1200 is up to 25 kilograms lighter than its predecessor, and Triumph claims it to be 17kg lighter than its closest shaft-driven competitor at 240kg (wet), thanks in part to its new lightweight frame and swingarm.
Standard across the Australian 2022 Tiger 1200 line-up is Showa semi-active suspension, a new 7.0-inch TFT dash, optimised cornering traction control and ABS, a full keyless system, electronic cruise control, a centre stand, adaptive cornering lights, an up/down quickshifter, and hill hold.
GT variants offer five rider modes, Road, Rain, Sport, custom, and Off-Road, while the Rally versions gain an extra Off-Road Pro mode for increased adjustment on slippery terrain.
As part of an overhauled styling package that is familiar to the recently updated Tiger 900 range, the new Tiger 1200 features all-new bodywork, twin radiator and exhaust, an adjustable seat and new adjustable windscreen.
The ergonomics have also been adjusted with new bar and foot-peg positioning, which Triumph says is more comfortable.
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