Confirmed: Triumph Tiger 900 to be launched in India on June 19
The most anticipated motorcycle from Triumph Motorcycles India, the Tiger 900 will be launched in India on June 19, confirmed the company. The company will be bringing the ADV in three variants, starting from the range starter GT, Rally and the top of the line Rally Pro. While the initial plan was launch the motorcycle in May this year, the ongoing pandemic made Triumph push it to June. Company dealerships all across the country have already started accepting bookings at Rs 50,000 along with setting up a dedicated website wherein interested customers can make an online booking
Triumph intended to the launch the Rally Pro variant first and then add the GT and the Rally variants later. This was according to the company's strategy of launching the top of the line variant first followed by the mid-range and entry-level variants. However, we believe Triumph Motorcycles will be launching all the three variants together. Internationally, the prices have been increased in the range of 4 percent to 7 percent, compared to the Tiger 800, and the same will be seen in India as well, confirmed Shoeb Farooq, Business Head, Triumph Motorcycles India. The Tiger 800 XCa, the top of the line model in the outgoing Tiger range, is priced at Rs 15,16,700. If the international hike is anything to go by, we expect the Tiger 900 Rally Pro to be priced between Rs 15.75 lakh to Rs 16.25 lakh (ex-showroom). The GT's prices could range between Rs 14 lakh-14.35 lakh, whereas that of the Rally is expected to be between Rs 14.60 lakh to Rs 15 lakh.
Powering the Tiger 900 is a new 888cc 12-valve, liquid-cooled, in-line, 3-cylinder engine that makes a peak power of 95.2PS and a peak torque of 87Nm. Triumph says that the power output is 9 percent more than the previous generation in the mid-range, while the torque output is 10 percent more than the previous generation. The new engine features a new crankshaft that improves character and sound, a new balancer to manage the new firing order, and new camshafts, pistons and con-rods.
The highlight of the new design of the Tiger 900's chassis is the lightweight construction. The new model is 5kg lighter than the previous one, which has been achieved with a new lightweight modular chassis comprising of a steel trellis frame with a bolt-on aluminium rear subframe and bolt-on hangers, new lighter weight engine and high specification suspension and brakes. Read our detailed first ride review of Triumph Tiger 900 here.
Starts Rs 13,70,000