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ADV NewsTriumph Reveals Full Specs, Availability & Pricing of New Tiger 1200

Triumph Reveals Full Specs, Availability & Pricing of New Tiger 1200

Everything you need to know about Triumph’s next-gen Tiger 1200 range.

Published on 12.07.2021

After a slow drip of teasers, Triumph has finally unveiled their next-gen Tiger 1200 with sweeping changes to the range. Redesigned from the ground up, the revamped machine is completely transformed with a new generation T-plane triple engine, a much lighter chassis, new wheel sizes, optimized ergos, state-of-the-art rider tech, and more. With no screw left unturned, the 2022 Tiger 1200 now makes more power and torque, is significantly lighter and more compact than its predecessor, and offers more focused performance on and off-road. 

2022 Triumph Tiger 1200

All-New Tiger 1200 Range

The next-gen Tiger 1200 will come in 5 different flavors, making it more tailored and focused to suit the different needs of adventure riders. Like its smaller brother, the Tiger 900, the range will be divided into 2 families: ‘GT’ models with a more touring-oriented focus and the ‘Rally’ line-up with a dirt-focus. 

The new road-focused ‘GT’ and higher spec ‘GT Pro’ come with 19” front and 18” rear cast wheels, plus all-new Showa semi-active suspension with 7.9 inches (200mm) of travel, tuned for optimal road-focused adventure riding. 


In turn, the new Rally Pro brings for the first time a dedicated 21” front and 18” rear tubeless wire-spoked wheel set-up, plus the new Showa semi-active suspension with 8.7 inches (220 mm) of suspension travel, tuned for dirt-focused all-terrain riding. 

Completing the new 5 bike line-up, Triumph introduces for the first time two new 7.9 gallon (30 L) tank Tigers, with the new Rally Explorer and the GT Explorer. Both machines are equipped with the new Triumph Blind Spot Radar system and have the highest level of specification.

More Powerful T-Plane Triple Engine

2022 Triumph Tiger 1200

According to Triumph, the higher performance T-plane triple offers the low down tractability of a twin at the bottom end, making it great off-road, combined with the performance benefits of a triple at the top end, which makes the Tiger even better on the road. Technically, the T-plane crank gives the new Tiger 1200 engine firing pulses at 180, 270 and 270 degrees, resulting in one short gap and two long gaps between the firing, delivering improved character and tractability at low rpm.

The new 1160cc engine provides a performance boost with 147.9 hp peak power at 9,000 rpm, — 9 horsepower up compared to the previous generation, making it the most powerful shaft drive motorcycle in the class. The torque is also higher than its predecessor, with 95.9 ft-lbs of peak torque at 7,000 rpm — 5.9 ft-lbs up on the previous engine.

In addition to the step-up in power and torque, the new engine, tune and T-plane triple crank also bring improved acceleration and a more responsive and exciting character. Compared to the previous generation engine, absolutely everything is new, including new bore and stroke, crank, cylinder head, gearbox and clutch, and a completely new lower maintenance shaft drive. Overall, every single component has been designed to be significantly lighter and more compact, which has allowed the new engine to have a much tighter overall package, transforming the riding dynamics. 

Add to that the new minimal lightweight silencer, and the result is a significantly enhanced soundtrack, with a new distinctive triple tone and bark.

Lighter, All-New Chassis

2022 Triumph Tiger 1200

Following an extensive mass optimization redesign across the whole bike, the new generation is now more than 55 lbs (25kg) lighter than the previous Tiger. Triumph further states that the new bike is up to 37 lbs (17kg) lighter than the closest shaft drive competition, based on a comparable specification of motorcycle. 

2022 Triumph Tiger 1200

For this new generation, each Tiger 1200 family now comes equipped with dedicated wheel dimensions, tailored to suit the adventures that different riders want. On the Rally Pro and Rally Explorer, there is a 21”/18” tubeless spoked set-up for all-road ability, and on the GT, GT Pro and GT Explorer there is 19”/18” cast aluminium arrangement for more dynamic road riding. Metzeler Tourance tires are fitted to all of the GT models, while the Rally models feature Metzeler Karoo Street tires for all-terrain riding. For more technical off-road riding, the Michelin Anakee Wild tires are also available as an option.

Class-leading Brembo Stylema brakes are fitted to all Tiger 1200 models for powerful and progressive performance. Stopping power provided by the Brembo calipers is managed by the advanced Optimized Cornering ABS system fitted to all of the new models, which is supported by a sophisticated IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit). This system continuously measures the motorcycle’s movement to calculate the lean angle of the bike and deliver the optimum level of ABS intervention. Magura HC-1 levers, adjustable for reach, deliver a progressive feel and further enhance rider comfort and control. 

Making a significant contribution to the transformation in weight and handling capability, the Tiger’s new frame, which is 11.9 lbs (5.4kg) lighter than the previous design, features a bolt-on aluminium rear sub-frame and bolt-on pillion hangers, enhancements developed from customer feedback. Additional weight savings come from the new aluminium fuel tank and all-new tri-link swingarm, which is 3 lbs (1.36kg) lighter and stronger than the previous single-sided set-up, and incorporates a smaller and lighter shaft drive and bevel box.

2022 Triumph Tiger 1200

Optimized Ergos

Bringing the rider enhanced comfort and control, all of the next-gen 1200s come with a new seat that has been slimmed down at the front, where it meets the tank. All models also feature a built-in easily adjustable two-position seat mechanism which enables the rider to change the seat height by 20mm to their preferred set-up. For the GT, GT Pro and GT Explorer there are two seat height settings – 850mm and 870mm, while for the Rally Pro and Rally Explorer these are 875mm and 895mm. Through the accessory-fit low seat option, customers will also be able to lower the seat position by an additional 20mm.

2022 Triumph Tiger 1200

A further enhancement to comfort is provided by the new easily adjustable screen, with a simple one-handed adjustment mechanism, plus new aero screen diffusers that deflect the wind off both the rider and pillion. The handlebar position has also been optimized to suit each model in the Tiger 1200 range. These are 20mm wider than the previous generation for improved off-road control. On the GT Explorer and Rally Explorer, the handlebars are 16mm higher than the other models in the line-up to deliver an even more commanding position. The foot peg positions have also been refined to deliver the optimum rider comfort and control for each model.

All models within the Tiger 1200 line-up have an extensive level of protection for a more secure and comfortable ride: handguards are standard for all models, aluminium skid-guard is fitted as standard on the GT Pro and GT Explorer, while an aluminium sump guard is a standard fit for the Rally Pro and Rally Explorer. Additional protection is provided on the GT Explorer and both Rally variants by the engine protection bars, while the Rally Explorer also comes with fuel tank protection bars. These items can all be added as accessories to the models where they are not standard fit.

Packed With Technology

The new generation sets a new standard for Tiger technology, with the introduction of a host of advanced features designed to enhance the ride and offer a step up in safety, comfort and control.

2022 Triumph Tiger 1200

The GT Explorer and Rally Explorer exclusively feature the all-new Triumph Blind Spot Radar system, developed in partnership with Continental, which delivers two key safety features. ‘Blind Spot Assist’ uses a rear facing radar to let the rider know when another vehicle is in their blind spot, and ‘Lane Change Assist’, which gives a more prominent warning if the rider indicates to change lane and there is a vehicle approaching. Optimized Cornering Traction Control comes as standard on all of the new line-up, which is supported by the bike’s advanced IMU to deliver the optimum traction control response for the riding conditions. 

2022 Triumph Tiger 1200

All of the key information the rider needs is presented through the new 7” TFT instruments with an optically bonded display, which features a new graphics package. The My Triumph Connectivity System is also fitted as standard on all models, enabling phone calls, turn-by-turn navigation and GoPro control.

Depending on the model, there are up to 6 riding modes available, which adjust throttle response, ABS, traction control and suspension settings for maximum rider control in all riding conditions. The Off-Road Pro riding mode, exclusive to the Rally Pro and Rally Explorer models, is Triumph’s most extreme off-road set-up for advanced off-road adventure, with ABS and traction control turned off, and an off-road throttle map. Rain mode has been tailored to deliver the most intervention and is limited to 100 horsepower for enhanced safety and control when conditions are compromised.

  • Tiger 1200 Rally Pro and Rally Explorer:
    Road, Rain, Sport, Rider-configurable, Off-Road and Off-Road Pro  
  • Tiger 1200 GT Pro and GT Explorer:
    Road, Rain, Sport, Rider-configurable and Off-Road  
  • Tiger 1200 GT: 
    Rain, Road and Sport
2022 Triumph Tiger 1200

Great visibility in any riding condition is ensured by the new full LED headlight with a distinctive new signature Daytime Running Light (DRL). Additional visibility and illumination whilst cornering is provided by the lean-sensitive new Adaptive Cornering Lights, which come as standard on all models except the Tiger 1200 GT. 

Triumph Shift Assist and Hill Hold comes as a standard feature on all models, except the Tiger 1200 GT where they are available as an accessory upgrade. Triumph Shift Assist enables easy up and down gear-shifting without needing to use the clutch. Hill Hold prevents the bike from rolling backwards when setting off on a steep incline, applying the rear brake until sensing the rider is starting to move off. 

For enhanced long distance riding comfort in every weather condition, all models except the Tiger 1200 GT come with heated grips as standard, plus the GT Explorer and Rally Explorer also come with heated rider and pillion seats, and also a Tire Pressure Monitoring System to ensure the highest possible level of rider safety. For all other models, heated seats and TPMS can be added as an accessory option. 

Completing the new Tiger’s comprehensive technology package, all of the new models come with a host of additional features designed to enhance the ride, including intuitive and easily accessible switch cubes with unique-in-segment 5-way joystick control, plus illuminated switches and under seat storage with USB charger. Adjustable electronic cruise control and a center stand also come as standard on all models except the Tiger GT.

New Styling and Bodywork

2022 Triumph Tiger 1200

Each model family has been designed with a more focused look, with the GT family delivering even more road biased style, while the Rally family brings more of an  off-road stance, courtesy of the new 21’’ front wheel set-up.

The new generation also features a much slimmer waist and more compact design with narrower stand over, which not only makes it easier to get your feet on the floor, but also makes it easier to move around on while riding. 

Accessory Range

  • 50+ Genuine Triumph Accessories for capability, comfort, style, technology and protection 
  • Full luggage systems – all hard luggage developed in partnership with Givi 
    – New Trekker panniers – moulded luggage, side/corner opening
    – New 52 litre Trekker twin helmet top box with upholstered passenger backrest 
    – New Expedition panniers – alloy luggage, top opening
    – New 42 litre Expedition top box with two-piece passenger backrest
2022 Triumph Tiger 1200
2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 Rally Explorer.
  • Comprehensive protective range
    – Precision engineered tubular stainless-steel engine and tank protection
  • Heated seating options
    – Rider, pillion, standard height and low seat options
  • New Triumph Sena Bluetooth communication system 
    – Dedicated new partnership with the leading motorcycle communication brand, Triumph Sena headset featuring a new Harman Kardon sound system
2022 Triumph Tiger 1200
2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 GT Pro in Lucerne Blue.
  • Adjustable screen aero deflector
  • Triumph Shift Assist
  • LED fog lights
  • Scrolling LED indicators
  • Center stand
  • All new Triumph Sena Bluetooth headset, a new partnership, which works with the integrated My Triumph Connectivity System and comes with Sena’s updated sound system by Harman Kardon
  • Triumph Track+ tracking system
  • Triumph Protect+ alarm system

Colors, Pricing and Availability

The new Tiger 1200 will hit dealer floors in Spring 2022 with a starting price of $19,100 USD for the Tiger 1200 GT base model. The bike will be offered with new color schemes and graphics for each family:

  • Tiger 1200 Rally Pro and Rally Explorer
    – Snowdonia White
    – Sapphire Black 
    – Matt Khaki 
  • Tiger 1200 GT Pro and GT Explorer
    – Snowdonia White
    – Sapphire Black 
    – Lucerne Blue
  • Tiger 1200 GT
    – Snowdonia White 

GT: $19,100 USD ($22,300 CAD); GT Pro: $21,400 ($24,800 CAD); GT Explorer: $23,100 ($27,600 CAD); Rally Pro: $22,500 ($25,800 CAD); Rally Explorer: $24,200 ($28,700 CAD).

The new machine will have a three year unlimited mileage warranty, with the option to extend. Service intervals: 10,000 miles (16,000 km) / 12 months

2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 Specs

Engine Type:Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, inline 3-cylinder
Capacity:1160 cc
Bore:90.0 mm
Stroke:60.7 mm
Maximum Power:150 PS / 147.9 bhp (110.4 kW) @ 9,000 rpm
Maximum Torque:130 Nm (96 lb-ft) @ 7,000 rpm
Fuel System:Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with electronic throttle control
Exhaust:Stainless steel 3 into 1 header system with underslung primary silencer and side mounted secondary silencer
Final Drive:Shaft drive
Clutch:Hydraulic, wet, multi-plate, slip & assist
Gearbox:6 speed
Frame:Tubular steel frame, with forged aluminium outriggers. Fabricated, bolt-on aluminium rear subframe.
Swingarm:Twin-sided “Tri-Link” aluminium swingarm with twin aluminium torque arms. 
Front Wheel:All GT: Cast aluminium, 19 x 3.0in; All Rally: Spoked (tubeless), 21 x 2.15in.
Rear Wheel:All GT: Cast aluminium, 18 x 4.25in; All Rally: Spoked (tubeless), 18 x 4.25in.
Front Tire:All GT: Metzeler Tourance 120/70R19 (M/C 60V TL); All Rally: Metzeler Karoo Street 90/90-21 (M/C 54V TL)
Rear Tire:All GT: Metzeler Tourance 150/70R18 (M/C 70V TL); All Rally: Metzeler Karoo Street 150/70R18 (M/C 70V TL)
Front Suspension:Showa 49mm USD forks with semi-active damping (All GT: 200mm travel; All Rally: 220mm travel). 
Rear Suspension:Showa monoshock with semi-active damping and automatic electronic preload adjustment (All GT: 200mm travel;  All Rally 220mm travel).
Front Brakes:Brembo M4.30 Stylema monoblock radial calipers, OC-ABS, twin 320mm floating discs. Magura HC1 span adjustable radial master cylinder with separate reservoir.
Rear Brakes:Brembo single piston caliper, OC-ABS, single 282mm disc. Rear master cylinder with remote reservoir.
Instruments:Full-color 7” TFT instrument pack with My Triumph Connectivity System
Length:GT: 2245 mm; GT Pro: 2245 mm; GT Explorer: 2256 mm; Rally Pro: 2270 mm; Rally Explorer: 2296 mm
Width:849 mm (handlebars), 982 mm (handguards)
Height Without Mirrors:All GT: 1436 – 1497 mm (adjustable screen); All Rally: 1487 – 1547 mm (adjustable screen)
Seat Height:All GT: 850 – 870 mm (adjustable); All Rally: 875-895 mm (adjustable)
Wheelbase:1560 mm
Rake:All GT: 24.1°; All Rally: 23.7°
Trail:All GT: 120 mm; All Rally: 112 mm
Wet weight (90% fuel):All GT: 530 lbs (240 kg); GT Pro: 540 lbs (245 kg); GT Explorer: 562 lbs (255 kg); Rally Pro: 549 lbs (249 kg); Rally Explorer: 575 lbs (261 kg)
Fuel Tank Capacity:GT/GT Pro/Rally Pro: 5.3 gallons (20 liters); GT Explorer/Rally Explorer: 7.9 gallons (30 liters)
MSRP Pricing ($USD)GT: $19,100; GT Pro: $21,400; GT Explorer: $23,100; Rally Pro: $22,500; Rally Explorer: $24,200

Author: ADV Pulse Staff

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December 7, 2021 4:55 pm

Impressive specs – they have reduced the weight significantly however still a fairly heavy bike. Also seat height is still on the high side especially for the GT (road) versions of this bike. Blind spot monitoring is a great safety feature. All in all an impressive bike that will get expensive when fully equipped.

December 14, 2021 6:30 pm

It would be high on my list if I were looking for a big bore ADV and could spend 20+ G’s.


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