2020 Triumph Tiger 900-uae-dubai

We knew about the new Tiger. Triumph has been testing it for quite some time now. It released a teaser last month which told us the launch date, December 3rd. And now the all-new 2020 Triumph Tiger 900 is officially out.

The 2020 Tiger gets a new nomenclature. There are 6 variants in total – 900, 900 GT, 900 GT Low, 900 GT Pro, 900 Rally, and 900 Rally Pro. The GTs are built primarily for touring purposes whereas the two Rally variants are designed to handle the off-road bit.

2020 Triumph Tiger 900-uae-dubai

All the 6 variants are powered by the same new 888cc, 3-cylinder engine that produces around 94 horsepower and 8750 rpm and 87 Nm of torque at 7250 rpm. They are also mated to a 6-speed gearbox. One of the key features of this new 888cc engine is its unique 1-3-2 firing order.

The new 2020 Triumph Tiger 900 is still clearly a Tiger, however, Triumph has worked on some of its parts to make it appear newer and sportier. For example, the front end carries a new LED headlight assembly that gives the bike an angrier, meaner, and badass look. Triumph has also narrowed the seat which would help the rider to grip the fuel tank better while standing.

Now let’s talk about some of the key differences between the variants. The base model along with all the GT variants sport 19- and 17-in cast alloy wheels at the front and rear respectively, whereas the Rally variants have been given spoke wheels with the front one being larger – 21-in – in size.

As for the suspension, the base model gets Marzocchi 45mm USD non-adjustable forks at the front and Marzocchi rear suspension unit with manual preload adjustment. On the other hand, the GT variants benefit from the adjustable front forks and rebound adjustment at the rear shock. If we talk about the Rally models, they get Showa 45mm fully adjustable forks at the front with long-travel and adjustable Showa at the rear.

2020 Triumph Tiger 900-uae-dubai

Triumph has also worked to keep the new Tiger as light as possible. For that, it has installed a new chassis and a bolt-on subframe. Even the new engine has some components that helped the brand to keep the weight in check.

The new Tiger comes with 6 riding modes, traction control, and a new TFT dash. The top-end model even has heated grips, shift assist, and tyre pressure monitoring system.

The starting price of the new Triumph Tiger 900 is $12,500 or AED 45,913. Its main rivals are KTM 790 Adventure and BMW F850 GS.