Triumph Tiger 900 review

A new name for a new generation, the Tiger 900 family represents a quantum leap forward in capability, with two ranges opening up a world of urban, long-distance and extreme off-road riding adventures. An all-new aggressive attitude and style, a more powerful 900cc triple engine, state-of-the-art technology and an incredible standard of specification delivers a new benchmark in adventure motorcycles.

Design
Triumph Tiger 900

The Triumph Tiger 900 has undergone a serious makeover. Derived from the Tiger Tramontana that Triumph rallied on in the 2018 Pan-Africa rally, the new Tiger 900 bears sleek LED headlights, small beak and slimmer body panels. Underneath the skin though, there is a larger 20-litre fuel tank.

Performance

Triumph has upped the displacement on its middleweight Tiger with the inline three-cylinder engine now displacing 888cc. Max power remains the same at 95PS like the old motor but torque has seen a sizeable bump up to 87Nm, which is 8Nm more. It also gets a new firing order, producing a bassier and raspy sound. There are minor changes to the transmission but it remains a six-speed unit with a slip-and-assist clutch. There are plenty of electronic aids on the Tiger 900. The traction control and ABS intervention levels are aided by a six-axis IMU developed in conjunction with Continental. On the off-road oriented Tiger 900 Rally and Rally Pro models, suspension hardware is provided by Showa. The units on Rally variants have more travel with the 45mm USD fork now fully adjustable. For the first time, the middleweight Tiger also gets 21-/17-inch sidewall-laced spoke rims that are shod with Bridgestone Battlax Adventure rubber. On all variants of the Triumph Tiger 900, you get the same braking components. The front wheel gets two 320mm rotors, each acted upon by Brembo Stylema calipers. At the rear, you find a 255mm disc with a Brembo single-piston sliding caliper.

Features
Triumph Tiger 900

All lighting systems are LED lit. The Rally and GT variants get a new 7-inch colour TFT screen. The My Triumph connectivity module comes as standard on the Rally Pro trim while it is an optional accessory on the other two. Each one of these trims also gets heated grips, underseat mobile phone storage compartment and USB charger.

Triumph Tiger 900 Price: The new Triumph Tiger 900 is expected to be priced between Rs 14.35- 15.50 lakhs

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