The All-New Tiger 1200 XC and XR

Triumph Motorcycles has launched the brand new 2018 Tiger 1200 XC and XR line-up which they claim to be the most advanced Tiger models ever.

The all-new range is the latest addition to a legendary bloodline that began 80 years ago and has been purpose-built to handle on-road adventures and off-road challenges, with every single new technological innovation, engine enhancement, premium specification, and style update designed specifically to help deliver a perfect ride.

Triumph’s brand-new Tiger 1200 range has taken major steps forward with significant engineering and technological updates – the result is an even more responsive adventure bike that gives maximum enjoyment on any surface.

Purposeful, muscular and distinctive, the legendary 80-year Triumph Tiger bloodline is unmistakable. The 1200’s silhouette now carries even more style with new premium bodywork details and finish, so there’s a Tiger for every road, every rider and every adventure.

The new Tiger 1200 range sees a substantial weight reduction of up to 10kg compared to the previous generation thanks to a range of developments across the engine, chassis and exhaust system. This has improved each model’s responsiveness and dynamic capability even further, while significantly enhancing its agility and manoeuvrability – both on and off-road.

The result is an engine that delivers all the power needed for complete freedom to ride anywhere and everywhere, with a high first major service interval of 16,000 km.

Maintaining its position as the most powerful shaft-driven engine in its class with an impressive 104kW, a significant new engine update gives the Tiger 1200 a more immediate power delivery lower down the rev range and an even better soundtrack.

The new torque-laden 1200cc engine enables a breathtakingly smooth reliable delivery through the torque-assist clutch, helping rider control on all surfaces. Complementing these updates are silencer developments offering the same thrilling Tiger Triple sound through an even lighter system.

Now even more fully loaded, no other Tiger range has ever boasted this level of state-of-the- art technology. Both XR & XC models include all-new innovative Triumph Adaptive Cornering Lighting for active enhanced visibility when cornering, updated cruise control, new adjustable full-colour TFT display screen, all-new LED lighting, new ergonomically sculpted backlit switchgear and heated grip function, new Triumph Shift Assist for smooth clutchless changes up and down the gearbox, rider-friendly keyless ignition on higher spec models, and an all-new ‘Off-Road Pro’ riding mode on the XC models.

A new seat compound, revised handlebar positioning and updated frame geometry enhances rider ergonomics for a more commanding riding position and ultra long-distance comfort. All improvements including the new off-road tyre specifications have been carefully chosen to improve rider enjoyment.

New elegant sculpted bodywork and stylish wheel specifications enhance the presence and muscular style of the new model, while new metallic badges, signature LED lighting and contemporary graphics create eye-catching points of interest. The Tiger 1200’s even higher quality finish includes wet-painted engine covers that contrast with the black crinkle-effect crank cases and titanium coloured powder-coated frame.

The new Tiger 1200 XRt and XCa models will be first to arrive and will be available from February with the remainder of the Tiger 1200 range arriving by mid-March with Manufacturer List Pricing as follows:

Tiger 1200 XRX – $24,200 Inc GST + On-road costs
Tiger 1200 XCX – $25,600 Inc GST + On-road costs
Tiger 1200 XRT – $27,600 Inc GST + On-road costs
Tiger 1200 XCA – $29,300 Inc GST + On-road costs

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