2018 Triumph Tiger 1200 XCX launched in India at Rs 17 lakh
We have already told you that Triumph was planning to launch four new motorcycles in India this year. The Bonneville Speedmaster and the new Triumph Tiger 800 are already here. And now the company has launched the new-gen Tiger 1200 in India at Rs 17 lakh, ex-showroom. Previously, this flagship offering was called the Tiger Explorer but now Triumph has dropped that moniker and is keeping it simpler. While internationally there are multiple variants, Triumph has chosen the XCX variant for India. Triumph dealerships in India have already started accepting bookings and the deliveries for the same is expected to start in the coming weeks.
The newly added off-road pro mode in the 2018 Tiger 1200 cuts any possible electronic intervention along with ABS and readies the suspension for pure off-road riding.
The British motorcycle manufacturer claims to have taken four years to develop the new-gen Tiger 1200 XCA. With over 100 improvements, the 2018 Tiger 1200 gets a host of cosmetic updates that make it more premium and well equipped compared to two of its staunch rivals, the BMW R 1200 GS A and the Ducati Multistrada Enduro.
The 2018 Tiger 1200 also gets adaptive cornering lights, while several features from the 2018 Triumph Tiger 800 that was launched in the country recently
The 2018 Tiger 1200 also gets adaptive cornering lights, while several features from the 2018 Triumph Tiger 800 that was launched in the country recently have been carried over, including all-LED headlamps as also the multi-coloured, high-resolution TFT display and illuminated switchgear, similar to what we have seen on the naked sport Triumph Street Triple RS. The 2018 Tiger 1200 also gets new riding modes and a hill-hold function to enhance its rideability further. Also, what's new is the off-road pro mode that is the sixth mode in the different options. This mode cuts any possible electronic intervention along with ABS and readies the suspension for pure off-road riding. The new additions to the 2018 Tiger 1200 include keyless ignition, hill hold function and also a bi-directional quick-shifter.
Depending on the variant in question, the Tiger 1200 is lighter by up to 11kg, which is welcome considering the Tiger Explorer's dry weight of 253kg.
Engine internals have been revised as well and the 2018 Triumph Tiger 1200 gets a 2.5kg lighter flywheel and crankshaft, a magnesium cam cover as also a 2.1kg lighter Arrow exhaust as standard on higher variants. Depending on the variant in question, the Tiger 1200 is lighter by up to 11kg, which is welcome considering the Tiger Explorer's dry weight of 253kg. The Tiger 1200's 1,215cc, liquid-cooled, inline three-cylinder engine produces 141PS which Triumph claims is the highest in its class for a shaft-driven motorcycle along with 122Nm.
The TFT cluster in the 2018 Triumph Tiger 1200 looks similar to that offered in the new-gen Tiger 800 and also the Street Triple RS