Triumph’s new big cat
The British have a new gun to battle the might of the BMW R 1200 GS
IT WAS QUITE UNDERSTANDABLE when Triumph said that they took four years to roll out the improved Tiger 1200, since they have made upto 100 improvements. Triumph in fact says that this new adventure tourer is loaded to the gills. It's not too badly priced either at `17 lakh for the XCx variant (ex-showroom, India) as it comes with a lot of improvements as compared to its predecessor.
The bike is lighter and has shed 10kg. Combined with the 140bhp and 122Nm that the 1200 in-line triple produces, this should make this big Triumph even more fleet footed than it was. The bike also gets a new Off-Road Pro riding mode and keyless ignition, which is a first for any Triumph. Additionally, it gets cornering LED lights and an electrically adjustable windshield that can be controlled via a five-way joystick. The Tiger 1200 XCx also gets heated grips and heated seats.