Triumph’s recent launch of its updated Tiger 900 series received quite an overwhelming response. The company really worked on it and gave the motorcycles a thorough update. Now, the latest reports tell us that Triumph has now switched its focus to its bigger and more powerful Tiger 1200 whose 2021 prototype has been spotted on test.
The 2021 Triumph Tiger 1200 would feature many changes that would make it a better motorcycle overall. To begin with, it will most likely borrow the design and style cues from the new Tiger 900 series, which will be a welcome addition because the new Tiger 900 looks slimmer, sleeker, narrower, and meaner than ever before. Some of the key design changes include new LED headlights with LED DRLs, large windscreen, revised bodywork, a redesigned tail section with an updated LED taillight.
The engine of the new Tiger 1200 would also see revisions to comply with the upcoming more stringent Euro 5 emission norms next year. Its displacement should remain similar, however, we could expect to see an increase in the power and torque figures. The shaft drive will remain intact. Also, Triumph would work on making the new engine as compact as possible to reduce the bike’s overall weight, something which the Tiger 1200 suffers from. Perhaps, that’s why it has replaced the single radiator with two new smaller units tucked underneath the bodywork of the fuel tank.
What else? The 2021 Tiger 1200 would also get a new suspension setup, most probably from Showa. The wheels sizes would be changed as well.
Just like with the Tiger 900, Triumph would also change the Tiger 1200’s nomenclature. We are expecting to see a standard, Rally, and GT version of the new bike at the time of its launch. Talking about the launch, there’s no solid info on that, however, Triumph might showcase the new Tiger 1200 series at the EICMA 2020 and launch it early next year.