Triumph Tiger 900 range now gets a larger BS6 compliant 900cc triple-cylinder engine with more power and torque
The British motorcycle manufacturer has globally unveiled the 2020 version of the popular adventure bike, Tiger, this time with a larger 900cc engine. Triumph Tiger 900 will come in six variants – Tiger 900, Tiger 900 GT, 900 GT Low, 900 GT Pro, 900 Rally, and 900 Rally Pro. Out of these the Tiger 900 is the base variant and GT is focused more towards highway touring. The Rally, on the other, is made for hard-core off-road adventures.
Triumph Tiger 900 has more dynamic design which is expressed by full LED headlights with LED DRLs. The bike is powered by a newly developed 888cc in-line three-cylinder engine which develops 95bhp at 8750rpm and 87Nm of twisting force peaking at 7250rpm. Torque is up by about 10% when compared to the Tiger 800 and has 9% more mid-range grunt. This new engine has unique 1-3-2 firing order which gives it a better character and feels along with distinctive exhaust sound.
Leaving the base Tiger 900 variant, the GT & GT Pro, Rally & Rally Pro has state-of-the-ar electronics aids for the rider.
5-inch instrument cluster
Road and Rain riding modes
GT & GT Pro, Rally & Rally Pro
7-inch TFT instrument cluster
Integrated My Triumph connectivity system
IMU-based cornering ABS, cornering traction control
Six ride modes- Road, Rain, Sport, Rider, Off-road, Off-road Pro (Rally Pro)
Mobile phone storage with USB charging
Electronic cruise control
GT Pro and Rally Pro
Off-road Pro riding mode is Tiger Rally pro special
Two-way quickshifter with Triumph Assist
Tire Pressure Monitoring system
The GT series is transformed for better on-road rides with a front 19-inch alloy wheel and 17-inch rear one. Rally series, on the other hand, has larger 21-inch spoke wheel a the front while a 17-inch does the job at rear. Braking duties are performed by twin 320mm rotors gripped by Brembo Stylema 4-piston monobloc callipers at the front and single 255mm rotor at the rear wheel with single-piston floating Brembo calliper. While the base Tiger 900 misses out on the cornering ABS tech, all other variants come with IMU-assisted cornering ABS system.
Coming to the suspension, there is a 45mm USD fork at the front and gas-charged monoshock (with manual preload) at the rear across all the variants. However, the base variant comes with non-adjustable Marzocchi units with GT & GT pro has a manual adjustment at both ends again sourced from Marzocchi. Tiger 900 GT has 180 and 170 front and rear wheel travel respectively. The Rally series has Showa sourced adjustable suspension with 240mm and 230mm wheel travel at the front and the rear respectively.
The lowest seat is available on the GT Low with a seat height range from 760-780mm. The 900, GT, and GT Pro have 810-830mm seat height while the Rally has an adjustable seat height range from 850-870mm. Kerb weight of the Tiger 900 range is from 192kf on the base variant to 201 kg on the Rally Pro. All the variants have a fuel tank capacity of 20 litres which will let you travel about 400 km in a single tankful.
Triumph Tiger 900 is available in only Pure White colour option.
Colour options – Korosi Red, Sapphire Black and Pure White, all featuring premium tank badges and contemporary new decals is available on the GT and GT Pro.
Rally & Rally Pro is available in Matt Khaki, Sapphire Black and Pure White colour options, all featuring contemporary new decals and a distinctive white frame inspired by the ‘Tiger Tramontana’ rally bike
At present, Tiger 800 range starts from Rs 11 lakh and top of the line variant Tiger XCa is priced at Rs 15.16 lakh ex-showroom. We expect that the new Tiger 900 range will come with a premium of about 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh on the current showroom price. India launch will happen in the second quarter of the calendar year 2020.
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