Triumph seems to be completely in an aggressive mode. The British motorcycle maker has just unveiled the new Speedmaster and Bobber Black along with the Factory Visitor Centre in the UK, and now a spy picture, of what could be the 2018 Triumph Tiger 1200, has come up.
This test bike was spotted near Triumph’s test facility in Spain. Reports also suggest that there was more than one test bike, the other one could be the Tiger 800. Triumph has not released any official announcement on this matter.
The picture here tells us about a few changes that we’re pretty sure Triumph is going to implement in the upcoming Tiger range, because even the test motorcycle looks quite production-ready, isn’t it? The first thing we noticed is the cleaner front end. Triumph has made it less bulky than the outgoing model. It looks nice. It would sport a new set of headlights which are most probably be full LED units. There also seems to be a horizontal strip of LEDs right below the main headlight assembly. These might be the DRLs. We also see a fog lamp on each side. This might be something that Triumph would provide in the top-end variant of the Tiger. The other motorcycles of this range would get this accessory as an option.
We can also expect the new Triumph Tiger 1200 to get the full TFT dashboard that we’ve seen in the latest model of the Street Triple. Triumph doesn’t provide sat-nav functionality in any of its models but if they could begin with this one, it would be great, because not only the Tiger 1200 would stand tall along with its competition, but also the inclusion of a sat-nav system would definitely attract new potential customers. Triumph may also incorporate its new three-touch cruise control system that has been debuted on the latest Speedmaster and Bobber Black.
We can also expect some changes in the engine of the 2018 Triumph Tiger 1200. Triumph might play around a little bit with the power and torque figures to make sure the bike is suitable for the kind of audience that it will target. No confirmation on anything from Triumph as of now. We will keep you guys updated on this new model and other ones from the British company. Stay tuned.