- Features a more aggressive design theme
- Could get a larger 888cc powerplant
- Likely to be called the Tiger 900
Triumph seems to be actively working on upgrading its Tiger line-up. It was just a few days ago that we had reported about the next-gen Tiger being spied, which was its off-road XCA variant. Now, the British bike maker was spotted testing the road-biased XR variant of the adventure tourer.
The biggest change the Tiger is expected to receive is a higher-displacement motor. Going by the rumors, the next-gen AVDV might be powered by an 888cc, in-line triple engine with higher power output of around 100bhp, 6bhp gain from the current 94bhp. Owing to the increase in displacement, it is also speculated to be christened as the Tiger 900 while dropping the current ‘800’ suffix. Besides the reworked powerplant, it also seems to sport a new exhaust setup. Other mechanical changes will come in the form of a revised chassis and sub-frame along with higher-spec brakes and suspension.
In term of looks, Triumph has taken a more aggressive and minimalistic approach. The motorcycle sports a compact set of LED headlamp along with a taller windscreen. The side panels and radiator cowl have also been replaced by more angular and sharper set of panels. At the rear, while the sub-frame continues to be exposed, the LED tail lamp is now a more compact unit. Furthermore, Triumph could also equip the next-gen Tiger range with better suite of electronics.
The 2020 Triumph Tiger XR, along with the recently spied XCA, are likely to be unveiled at the 2019 EICMA show in Milan. Accompanying the ADV will be the new Daytona 765 and probably the next-generation Street Triple.
Source - BikeSocial