2018 Triumph Tiger 1200 is expected to be brought into India via CBU channel; uses an updated inline 1,215 cc three-cylinder engine producing 141 PS
Triumph Motorcycles’ India arm will be officially launching the new Tiger 1200 on the 11th of May and it is going to be the first launch from the British manufacturer this financial year. The range-topping adventure motorcycle has been highly reputed in the foreign markets and it will be making its way into India to rival the likes of some serious competitors like upcoming Ducati Multistrada 1260 and BMW R 1200GS.
Bookings are said to have begun already across Triumph dealerships in India for an amount of Rs. 2 lakh. The 2018 Triumph Tiger 1200 comprises of a slew of significant differences compared to the recently launched Tiger 800 which entered India following the arrival of Speedmaster earlier this year. It won’t likely be a locally assembled model as Tiger 800 and could be imported via CBU route. It explains the substantial higher pricing of range-topping Tiger 1200 over the smaller sibling.
International markets see the model being sold in six different variants, but only two variants – Tiger 1200 XC and the Tiger 1200 XR – will be made available for India. The former is off-road based while the latter is a road-biased variant. We can expect the prices to start at around Rs. 18 lakh (ex-showroom) for the XR version and the fully-loaded XC could be sold at around Rs. 21 lakh (ex-showroom).
The upcoming model has the Explorer name removed and it is simply called Tiger 1200. The 2018 Triumph 1200 comes with cosmetic and mechanical updates as well as a suite of comfort bids for adventure 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 2018 Triumph Tiger 1200 features updated cruise control, LED lights, full colour TFT screen, illuminated switchgear and clutch with shift assist among 100 other changes over the previous generation model. It is 10 kilos lighter and possesses adaptive cornering lights, LED signature lights, new riding modes hill hold control, etc.