It’s clear that the folks at Triumph’s Hinckley factory have been busy. Very, very, busy. Straight on the heels of the unveiling of its Tiger Sport 660 prototype, we’ve received pictures of the company’s new Tiger 1200 prototype.
They didn’t release much more information about the bike other than to say that the machine has “…now reached final stages of testing.” But they do say that the word “transformation doesn’t do the new bike justice. Triumph boasts:
The word ‘transformation’ simply doesn’t do it justice. Designed to deliver the new ultimate large capacity adventure ride, the incredible Tiger 1200 will bring every advantage in one all-new motorcycle family. Now significantly lighter than its closest competition, with an astonishing transformation in weight, the new 1200 will combine the triple powered engine advantage with a new dimension in class-leading agility, control and handling.
From the pictures, it’s easy to see that the bike has indeed changed significantly. The new Tiger 1200 has been slimmed down. Gone are most of the bike’s plastics. In exchange, we get an almost skeletal view of the bike’s chassis. We can also see that the bike is still shaft drive. But it looks like the swingarm is now a double-sided unit.
Weight is a key parameter for the big bore ADV bikes, so it will be interesting to find out just how much lighter the new Tiger 1200 is.
We’ll provide more detailed information as it becomes available.
To whet your appetite even more, Triumph is also providing a teaser video of the bike.
Check out the video of Triumph’s new big-bore adventure offering. Then, let us know what you think about this new machine in the comments below.