IN STORE NOW - 148 HP AND BRISTLING WITH TECHNOLOGY
Heavyweight adventure bikes are built to eat up miles and tackle trails. The balancing
the demands of tarmac and terrain is a subtle art. Most manufacturers favor one side of
the on-/off-road equation. Instead of splitting the difference, though, the 2023 Triumph
Tiger 1200 splits the field, catering to long-haul road trippers with the GT series and
intrepid explorers with the Rally variants.
The thoroughly updated Tiger 1200 didn't just assume a split identity, it also went on a
crash diet, shedding 55 pounds. To pack on extra muscle, Triumph repurposed the 1,160cc
inline-Triple from the 2022 Speed Triple RS to pump out 148 horsepower and 96 lb-ft of
torque. Surround that punchy powerplant with a lightweight trellis frame, a cast-aluminum
Tri-Link swingarm with shaft final drive, and Showa semi-active suspension, and you end up
with one capable Tiger with more fuel capacity and other features for long-haul travel.
At the heart of the Tiger 1200 is Triumphs liquid-cooled, 12-valve, 1,160cc inline-Triple engine.
The mighty mill shares the same bore, stroke, and compression ratio as the Speed Triple
1200 RS, but a 270-degree crank, a 1-3-2 piston firing order, and shaft final drive endow the
Tiger with a personality all its own. Those preparations outfit the Tiger 1200 for life on the open
road and off the beaten path.
Road, Rain, and Sport ride modes come standard on all models and adjust the Triples character
accordingly. The GT Pro and GT Explorer add Off-Road and Rider (custom) modes, and the
Rally Pro and Rally Explorer go one step further by adding an Off-Road Pro mode. Each mode
dials the Tigers throttle response, damping settings, ABS, and traction control to the occasion,
allowing the big-bore ADV to adapt to any environment.
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