- Will only be available in XCx variant
- Upgraded bodywork, electronics and technology.
- Priced Rs 1.75 lakhs lesser than the previous model.
The 2018 Triumph Tiger 1200 has finally arrived in India with a price tag of Rs. 17 lakhs (ex-showroom, India). The bike is brought in as a CBU (Completely Built-up Unit) and will only be available in the off-road focused XCx variant.
For this model year, the bike lets go of the ‘Explorer’ moniker and gets minor revisions in its bodywork, an upgraded electronics package and new technological features. It gets an LED headlamp which incorporates a cornering function and an angle-adjustable, five-inch TFT instrument cluster borrowed from its younger sibling, the Tiger 800.
The 2018 Tiger 1200 XCx’s electronic package gets 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, bi-directional quickshifter and keyless ignition as standard. Powering the bike is a 1200cc, inline-three cylinder engine that produces 139bhp and 122Nm of torque is mated to a six-speed transmission and final shaft drive. The 2018 Tiger 1200 has also gone through various weight saving measures and is 10kgs lighter than the previous model at 260kg.
Triumph has equipped the Tiger 1200 XCx with top-spec hardware. Suspension duties are taken care of by 48mm inverted front forks and a preload and rebound adjustable monoshock; both WP units. Braking hardware is sourced by Brembo on both ends. The off-road biased Tiger 1200 rides on 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheel shod with dual-purpose tyres.
The bike is offered in three paint schemes- white, black and military green. The Tiger 1200 XCx faces direct competition from the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure and the Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro in the country.