Triumph Motorcycles has confirmed the local release of its new Tiger 900 Bond Edition adventure bike, which builds upon the top-spec Tiger 900 Rally Pro variant with a number of James Bond-themed design elements and performance accessories.
INFO MOTO can report that the Triumph Tiger 900 Bond Edition is priced from $31,290 rideaway, with just a handful of the 250-unit production run allocated for Australia.
This puts the Bond-themed adventure bike at a $6700 premium over the Rally Pro variant, upon which it is based.
For reference, Triumph’s middleweight adventure bike range kicks off with the Tiger 850 Sport ($17,890), followed by the road-focussed Tiger 900 GT and GT Pro ($20,950, $23,990), and topping out with the Rally and Rally Pro versions ($22,190, $24,590).
The new Bond Edition is a product of the English bikemaker’s tie-up with the forthcoming James Bond movie, No Time To Die, and follows last-year’s release of a similar 007 theme bike based on the Scrambler 1200.
Distinguishing the Tiger 900 Bond Edition from the standard Rally Pro is a Matt Sapphire Black paint scheme with ‘007’ graphics and a billet-machined handlebar clamp that display’s the bike’s build number.
The bike also features black details throughout, with things like the frame, headlight finishes, side panels and engine guards receiving the blacked-out treatment.
Finishing off the Bond theme is a unique ‘007’ start-up sequence that is programmed into the Tiger 900’s 7.0-inch TFT display.
Triumph will also give customers a set of Michelin Anakee Wild off-road tyres, along with the standard-fit Bridgestone Battlax hoops, and an uprated Arrow exhaust is also fitted.
The bike retains the Tiger 900’s 888cc three-cylinder engine that is tuned to produce 70kW and 87Nm, and high-end equipment like long-travel Showa suspension, large Brembo brakes, a 21-inch wire-spoked front wheel and strong suite of rider aids.
Custom versions of the Triumph Tiger 900 and Scrambler 1200 are expected to appear in action sequences in the next Bond film.
“The Tiger 900 is the most confidence-inspiring bike,” said James Bond No Time To Die stunt coordinator.
“It allows you to really push the ride as far as you want, you can take as many liberties as you want; stand up sideways drifting in third gear, slow wheelie it, slide it Supermoto-style.”
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