- Gets a new name.
- Exhaustive list of upgrades.
- To be priced around Rs 20 lakhs.
Globally, the Tiger 1200 is offered in six versions, although we expect either of the two off-road-biased XC variants to be launched here. The manufacturer claims that the Tiger 1200 gets around 100 upgrades all-over. For 2018, the Tiger 1200 drops the 'Explorer' moniker from its name and gets a few revisions in its bodywork along with new features. The most visible change is the LED headlamps which get a cornering function. The Tiger 1200 now gets the five-inch full colour TFT screen that also features on the Street Triple RS and Tiger 800.
The electronic package now includes an 'Off Road Pro' mode with the existing five-riding modes and an updated cruise control system. It also gets cornering ABS, a traction control system, a bi-directional quickshifter and keyless ignition as standard. Powering the bike is a 1200cc, inline-three cylinder engine that is mated to a six-speed transmission and final shaft drive. This unit produces 139bhp and 122Nm of torque. The 2018 Tiger 1200 tips the scales at 260kg; 10kg lighter than its predecessor.
Triumph has equipped the adventure tourer with top-spec hardware. While braking is sourced by Brembo, a WP setup takes care of suspension duties on both ends. The bike is available in two trims in global markets- XR and XC. However, we can expect the off-road biased, spoke-wheel XC version to be launched tomorrow.