2018 Triumph Tiger 1200 XCx is brought into the country via CBU route; features an updated 1,215 cc in-line, three-cylinder engine making 141 PS
Triumph Motorcycles India has launched the new Tiger 1200 officially in the Indian market today and it is the first launch from the British manufacturer in this financial year. It follows the arrival of Bonneville Speedmaster and Tiger 800. The top-of-the-line adventure motorcycle has been well received in the international markets and it has entered India to rival against the likes of upcoming Ducati Multistrada 1260 and BMW R 1200GS.
It comprises of several key differences compared to the previous model. It won’t be locally assembled model like its smaller sibling, the Tiger 800, as it is imported via CBU channel. It explains why the range topping model is priced significantly higher than the Tiger 800.
Although in global markets, the Tiger 1200 is sold in six variants. India gets only the fully-loaded XCx off-road based version at a price of Rs. 17 lakh (ex-showroom). Bookings for the updated Tiger 1200 had commenced already across Triumph dealerships in the country. Let us dive into the changes on offer and first thing is the name. The Explorer moniker has been ditched and it is simply called Tiger 1200.
The 2018 Triumph 1200 XCx features visual as well as mechanical revisions accompanying a suite of comfort bids for adventure and long rides. It extracts power from a 1,215 cc in-line three-cylinder engine, which is good enough to develop a maximum power output of 141 PS at 9,350 rpm and 122 Nm of peak torque delivered at 7,600 rpm.
It is connected to a six-speed transmission. The updated Triumph Tiger 1200 gets revised cruise control, illuminated switchgear and clutch with shift assist, new IMU, LED lights and full colour TFT screen as 100 changes are claimed to be made over the last generation model. It is lighter as well courtesy of revisions to the engine, exhaust and other components.
Other main equipment are adaptive cornering lights, LED signature lights, new riding modes hill hold control, new electronic package with Off Road Pro mode, cornering ABS, traction control, keyless ignition and two-directional quick shifter.
The new XCx is offered in White, Black and Military Green colour schemes. Triumph equips the Tiger 1200 XCx with 48 mm inverted WP front forks, preload and rebound WP adjustable monoshock rear, dual purpose tyres wrapped around 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels.