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ADV NewsTriumph Releases New Teaser Video & More Details for 2022 Tiger 1200

Triumph Releases New Teaser Video & More Details for 2022 Tiger 1200

The Hinckley-based brand drops another round of teasers.

Published on 09.16.2021

Well it looks like we’re getting the details about the new Triumph Tiger 1200 in small, bite-sized pieces. Today we received news from the Hinckley-based manufacturer about the all-new 1200cc triple powerplant going into the 2022 Tiger, along with some additional action photos and video footage. 

As predicted, the new Tiger 1200 is getting a T-Plane triple, just like the updated Tiger 900. The T-Plane features a unique 1, 3, 2 firing order for greater character and feel. In the case of the Tiger 900’s T-Plane Triple, the result is more feedback from the engine to the rider, a more distinctive engine sound, improved tractability and throttle feel, and more low-end grunt. In a nutshell, it makes the triple sound and feel more like a V-Twin. 

2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 coming

We expect the new 1200 T-Plane triple to offer similar improvements as Triumph states, “The new T-Plane triple is beautifully smooth and refined, with incredible response and tractability, equally perfect for kicking up the dirt, sweeping through the corners, or crossing continents in style… The new 1200 engine brings all of the low-down torque delivery of a twin, married to the top end punch and incredible soundtrack that only the Triumph triple delivers.” 


How much power can we expect? They go on to claim the new Tiger will have “more power and character than its closest competition, the only other shaft driven bike in the class.” Last time we checked there were two shaft drive bikes in the class. We assume they are talking about the BMW R1250GS but we’ll forgive them for not remembering the Yamaha Super Tenere ES, which hasn’t been significantly updated in ages.

2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 coming
2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 teaser

And we couldn’t help but notice Triumph clarifying they are talking about shaft-driven competitors in their latest claim. In their previous release, Triumph announced the new Tiger 1200 will be “significantly lighter than its closest competition.” When interpreted broadly, this had us wondering if they were talking about all of the bikes in the liter-plus category, including KTM’s 160-horsepower, 478-pound (dry) 1290 Super Adventure. At 542 pounds dry, the Tiger 1200 definitely has some flab to trim. Dropping 65 pounds may be a tall ask for a shafty, but perhaps they can get it below 500 dry. For comparison, the Tiger 900 lost 10-20 pounds compared to the Tiger 800, while going up in displacement.

So for now enjoy a little more teasing and we’ll report back when we receive more details.

Author: Rob Dabney

Rob Dabney started a lifelong obsession with motorcycles at the age of 15 when he purchased his first bike – a 1982 Honda MB5. Through his 20’s and 30’s he competed in off-road desert races, including the Baja 250, 500 and 1000. Eventually, his proclivity for exploration led him to dual sport and adventure riding. Rob’s never-ending quest to discover what’s around the next bend has taken him on Adventures in Mexico, North Africa, Europe, and throughout the American West. As a moto journalist, he enjoys inspiring others to seek adventure across horizons both near and far.

Author: Rob Dabney

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5 thoughts on “Triumph Releases New Teaser Video & More Details for 2022 Tiger 1200

  1. I was just thinking the other day how great it would be if honda came out with a modern NX650. Just a modern thumper that comes in around 400lbs that could do some light duty trails and highway cruising. I know it’s a pipe dream but one can wish. That has nothing to do with this article other than the fact that I have no interest in these expensive beasts.

  2. Downsizing. Had a Tiger Explorer, traded for a KTM 790 Adv R. Even losing ~150 lbs. still leaves a big tall machine. How low can you go?

  3. Love the old triple not so sure about the new T-Plane triple. Hopefully in addition to reducing weight they also lower the center of gravity. Other improvements I would like to see include improved heat management and a manageable seat height. Having said that the Tiger 1200 is likely out of my price range, also most of my riding is road touring with some gravel, there are other less expensive bikes that will meet my needs including the Tiger 900.

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