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ADV NewsTriumph Tiger 1200 Line Gets Range Of Upgrades For 2024

Triumph Tiger 1200 Line Gets Range Of Upgrades For 2024

The British brand boosts the refinement and comfort of its flagship adventurer.

Published on 02.15.2024

Two years after its launch, Triumph is announcing new features and enhancements to the 2024 Tiger 1200 range. The updates include further refinements to the engine, enhanced comfort and ergonomics, improved cornering ground clearance, reduced seat height with Active Preload Reduction, and more.

2024 Triumph Tiger 1200 changes

For the new year Triumph has discontinued the base GT model, shrinking the Tiger 1200 lineup to only four variants instead of five: the GT Pro, GT Explorer, Rally Pro and Rally Explorer (see below for variants coming to the US). The more touring-oriented ‘GT’ models feature 19”/18” cast wheels while the dirt-oriented ‘Rally’ line-up boasts a 21”/18” tubeless wire-spoked wheel set-up. 

2024 Triumph Tiger 1200 changes

At the heart of the Tiger 1200 is still the 1160cc Triumph triple engine pumping out 147 HP and 95.8 LB-FT of torque but for 2024 Triumph says the lineup now delivers an even more-refined riding experience, with better low speed control.


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With changes to the crankshaft, alternator rotor, and balancer to increase engine inertia, plus some associated engine calibration changes, the Triumph engineering team has been able to create a smoother and more precise low rev torque delivery. Customers will be able to feel the increased smoothness while accelerating or decelerating, especially at low speeds. An updated clutch design will also mean that riders experience a smoother engagement when changing into first gear.

2024 Triumph Tiger 1200 changes
2024 Triumph Tiger 1200 changes

Triumph has also enhanced the all-day comfort of the Tiger 1200 for riders looking for long-distance touring capability. The powerplant itself is now even smoother and more refined, thanks to a revised engine balancing strategy, which improves comfort through all the key rider touchpoints.

2024 Triumph Tiger 1200 changes

The rider seat has been re-designed with a flatter profile, providing more space for the rider which will help reduce fatigue on longer trips. The accessory low seat has also been designed to be significantly more comfortable. This option reduces the seat position by .78” (20mm) to give a lowest seat height of 32.67” (830mm) on the GT variants and 33.66” (855mm) on the Rally variants. A longer clutch lever has also been introduced, providing increased space for riders’ fingers, adding further comfort especially on longer journeys.

2024 Triumph Tiger 1200 changes
2024 Triumph Tiger 1200 changes

Triumph has also increased the cornering ground clearance of the Tiger 1200 GT models, by lifting the footpeg positions and moving them closer to the bike. The new Active Preload Reduction feature, which was revealed in August 2023, offers the rider greater confidence by reducing the rear suspension preload as the Tiger 1200 slows to a stop, lowering the seat height by up to .78” (20mm), simply by pressing the ‘Home’ button on the switch cube for one second.

2024 Triumph Tiger 1200 changes

Variants Coming To US

In the US, Triumph says only the Tiger 1200 Rally Explorer and GT Explorer models with a bigger 7.92 gal (30 liter) tank and blind spot detection will be available for model year 2024. As for the other variants, Triumph explains “[they] will look to take MY25 Rally Pro and GT Pro models in the USA at a future date.”

Both 2024 variants are expected to hit US dealers in May and will be available with new colors. The Tiger 1200 GT Explorer will be offered in eye-catching Carnival Red, as well as the previous options of Snowdonia White and Sapphire Black with an MSRP of $23,795. The Tiger 1200 Rally Explorer will be available in new Matte Sandstorm, and Jet Black options, as well as the popular Matte Khaki, all with an MSRP of $24,895.

2024 Triumph Tiger 1200 Specs

GT ProGT ExplorerRally ProRally Explorer
Engine Type:Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, inline 3-cylinderLiquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, inline 3-cylinderLiquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, inline 3-cylinderLiquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, inline 3-cylinder
Capacity:1160 cc1160 cc1160 cc1160 cc
Bore:3.54″3.54″3.54″3.54″
Stroke:2.38″2.38″2.38″2.38″
Compression:13.2:113.2:113.2:113.2:1
Max Power EC:147 HP / 150PS (110.4kW) @ 9,000rpm147 HP / 150PS (110.4kW) @ 9,000rpm147 HP / 150PS (110.4kW) @ 9,000rpm147 HP / 150PS (110.4kW) @ 9,000rpm
Max Torque EC:130 NM – 95 Lb/Ft @ 7,000 rpm130 NM – 95 Lb/Ft @ 7,000 rpm130 NM – 95 Lb/Ft @ 7,000 rpm130 NM – 95 Lb/Ft @ 7,000 rpm
System:Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with electronic throttle controlMultipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with electronic throttle controlMultipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with electronic throttle controlMultipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with electronic throttle control
Exhaust:Stainless steel 3 into 1 header system with underslung primary silencer and side mounted secondary silencerStainless steel 3 into 1 header system with underslung primary silencer and side mounted secondary silencerStainless steel 3 into 1 header system with underslung primary silencer and side mounted secondary silencerStainless steel 3 into 1 header system with underslung primary silencer and side mounted secondary silencer
Final Drive:Shaft driveShaft driveShaft driveShaft drive
Clutch:Hydraulic, wet, multi-plate, slip and assistHydraulic, wet, multi-plate, slip and assistHydraulic, wet, multi-plate, slip and assistHydraulic, wet, multi-plate, slip and assist
Gearbox:6 speed6 speed6 speed6 speed
Frame:Tubular steel frame, with forged aluminum outriggers. Fabricated, bolt-on aluminum rear subframe.Tubular steel frame, with forged aluminum outriggers. Fabricated, bolt-on aluminum rear subframe.Tubular steel frame, with forged aluminum outriggers. Fabricated, bolt-on aluminum rear subframe.Tubular steel frame, with forged aluminum outriggers. Fabricated, bolt-on aluminum rear subframe.
Swingarm:Twin sided “Tri-Link” aluminum swingarm with twin aluminum torque arms.Twin sided “Tri-Link” aluminum swingarm with twin aluminum torque arms.Twin sided “Tri-Link” aluminum swingarm with twin aluminum torque arms.Twin sided “Tri-Link” aluminum swingarm with twin aluminum torque arms.
Front Wheel:Cast aluminum, 19 x 3.0inCast aluminum, 19 x 3.0inSpoked (Tubeless). 21 x 2.15in.Spoked (Tubeless). 21 x 2.15in.
Rear Wheel:Cast aluminum, 18 x 4.25inCast aluminum, 18 x 4.25inSpoked (Tubeless). 18 x 4.25in.Spoked (Tubeless). 18 x 4.25in.
Front Tire:Metzeler Tourance, 120/70R19 (M/C 60V TL)Metzeler Tourance, 120/70R19 (M/C 60V TL)Metzeler Karoo Street, 90/90-21 (M/C 54V TL)Metzeler Karoo Street, 90/90-21 (M/C 54V TL)
Rear Tire:Metzeler Tourance, 150/70R18 (M/C 70V TL)Metzeler Tourance, 150/70R18 (M/C 70V TL)Metzeler Karoo Street, 150/70R18 (M/C 70V TL)Metzeler Karoo Street, 150/70R18 (M/C 70V TL)
Front Suspension:Showa 49mm, semi-active damping USD forks. 7.87″ travel.Showa 49mm, semi-active damping USD forks. 7.87″ travel.Showa 49mm, semi-active damping USD forks. 8.66″ travel.Showa 49mm, semi-active damping USD forks. 8.66″ travel.
Rear Suspension:Showa semi-active damping monoshock, with automatic electronic preload adjustment. 7.87″ wheel travel.200mm wheel travel Showa semi-active damping monoshock, with automatic electronic preload adjustment and New Active Preload Reduction feature. Depending on the combined weight of rider, pillion and luggage, this feature could lower the riding height by up to 0.78in when the motorcycle comes to a standstill, offering greater ease and confidence.220mm wheel travel Showa semi-active damping monoshock, with automatic electronic preload adjustment and New Active Preload Reduction feature. Depending on the combined weight of rider, pillion and luggage, this feature could lower the riding height by up to 0.78in when the motorcycle comes to a standstill, offering greater ease and confidence220mm wheel travel Showa semi-active damping monoshock, with automatic electronic preload adjustment and New Active Preload Reduction feature. Depending on the combined weight of rider, pillion and luggage, this feature could lower the riding height by up to 0.78in when the motorcycle comes to a standstill, offering greater ease and confidence
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.Brembo M4.30 Stylema monoblock radial calipers, OC-ABS, twin 320mm floating discs. Magura HC1 span adjustable radial master cylinder with separate reservoir.Brembo M4.30 Stylema monoblock radial calipers, OC-ABS, twin 320mm floating discs. Magura HC1 span adjustable radial master cylinder with separate reservoir.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.Brembo single piston caliper, OC-ABS, single 282mm disc. Rear master cylinder with remote reservoir.Brembo single piston caliper, OC-ABS, single 282mm disc. Rear master cylinder with remote reservoir.Brembo single piston caliper, OC-ABS, single 282mm disc. Rear master cylinder with remote reservoir.
Instrument Display and Functions:Full-color 7” TFT instrument pack with My Triumph Connectivity SystemFull-color 7” TFT instrument pack with My Triumph Connectivity SystemFull-color 7” TFT instrument pack with My Triumph Connectivity SystemFull-color 7” TFT instrument pack with My Triumph Connectivity System
Width Handlebars:Handlebars 33.42″, Handguards 38.66″Handlebars 33.42″, handguards 38.66″Handlebars 33.42″, Handguards 38.66″Handlebars 33.42″, handguards 38.66″
Height Without Mirror:Low screen 56.53″, high screen 58.93″Low screen 56.53″, high screen 58.93″Low screen 58.54″, high screen 60.9″Low screen 58.54″, high screen 60.9″
Seat Height:Adjustable 33.46/34.52″Adjustable 33.46/34.52″Adjustable 34.44/35.23″Adjustable 34.44/35.23″
Wheelbase:61.41″61.41″61.41″61.41″
Rake:24.0 º24.0 º23.7 º23.7 º
Trail:4.72″4.72″4.4″4.4″
Tank Capacity:5.28 Us Gal7.92 US Gal5.28 Us Gal7.92 US Gal
Wet Weight:540lbs564lbs548.9lbs578lbs
Service Interval:10,000 miles (16,000 km) /12 months, whichever comes first10,000 miles (16,000 km) /12 months, whichever comes first10,000 miles (16,000 km) /12 months, whichever comes first10,000 miles (16,000 km) /12 months, whichever comes first

Author: ADV Pulse Staff
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Fred FlannD
Fred Flann
February 16, 2024 4:15 am

Any competition to BMW is good since their decision to stop selling any service information or repair tools. I’m sure parts will be next. Buying a BMW now is like buying an iPhone. Ride it for a few years and throw it away.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson
February 16, 2024 6:26 pm

This totally sucks because I just bought a 2023 Rally Explorer. I guess the good thing is the Tigers have been very reliable for a first to the USA year bike.

Eric Altman
Eric Altman
February 17, 2024 10:36 am

Nope.

ADV Pulse
ADV Pulse
February 17, 2024 10:47 am

That is information directly from Triumph. Sorry to pop your ChatGPT bubble lol.

Joseph Doubleday
Joseph Doubleday
February 17, 2024 12:36 pm
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I stand corrected! I apologize. I am so confused how a longer clutch lever helps with anything on this bike. Can’t wrap my head around it but maybe someone can explain.

ADV Pulse
ADV Pulse
February 19, 2024 7:16 pm

It’s just an ergonomics tweak. The longer lever makes more room for the rider’s fingers.

Fred FlannD
Fred Flann
February 17, 2024 12:15 pm

Wow, longer clutch lever. Sell your 2023 and buy this new and improved model! Finance it at 9%, too

Paul
Paul
February 18, 2024 5:16 am

Yep, all good – and 2 years from now, Triumph will be wheeling out their 2026 1200 Tiger, saying how ‘much more refined’ and ‘better’ it is than the outgoing 2024 model……

Kai
Kai
February 22, 2024 1:10 pm

Reading slogans like this one from the Triumph web page, I can just laugh: “However long the ride, however epic the journey, our breed of Tigers are ready to go anywhere and take on anything.”
Those believing this I am recommending to check out e g Noraly “Itchy Boots” videos from Africa and then imagine loading 265kg of motorcycle in a canoe to get to the other side of that river. Just one example how unsuitable those huge monsters are for real exploring.

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