A quantum leap forward in capability. That's Triumph's tag line for the new Tiger 900 range comprising 5 model variants. There is a basic Tiger 900 all-rounder, a Tiger 900 GT for on road (and a Pro version), and a Tiger 900 Rally (and a Pro version of that) for off-road. It has been built to beat the competition.
Not only is it lighter than its closest rivals, but with the advanced specification it looks a much better prospect than other middleweight adventure bikes. The 900cc Triple engine has about 10% more power and torque than the Tiger 800. New twin radiators keep the machine cool with reduced coolant volume. The ergonomics have been improved giving riders a lot more control. Even the stand-over width has been reduced to make it more comfortable with the adjustable seat height.
The suspension on the basic model and GT models has been designed by Marzocchi, whereas the Rally model uses Showa. Brakes are provided by Brembo with their Stylema product.
Technology comes courtesy of the new 7 inch TFT screen. There is new optimized cornering ABS and Traction Control, and there is all LED lighting and a secure phone storage with charging. Apparently the machine will come with Bluetooth to connect with the My Triumph app (which still hasn't appeared in any app stores yet).
The Pro variants feature Triumph Shift Assist (up and down clutchless gear changes) and additional rider modes (one on the GT, two on the Rally). The GT Pro also gets electronically controlled rear suspension.
We're fairly sure that the new Tiger 900 range will replace the Tiger 800 range. The model variants are very closely aligned and it doesn't make a lot of sense to have an 800 and a 900 in the range - people will buy the latest of course. For now, the 800 range is still available.
Prices start at £9,500 in the UK, €11.800 in Italy, $12,500 in the US.