Whilst our spy snappers have been out getting shots of the 765 Daytona AND the Thruxton R Black – they’ve also grabbed this motorcycle too, and it’s a doozy. This is the heavily updated Triumph Tiger 1000.

The radiator’s split, allowing the more streamlined bike’s downtubes to exit the engine in a more compact way, the bike is getting upgrades to its suspension (they look like Ohlins units), there’s a much bigger TFT screen that’s likely to be touch-sensitive, the end can stays in the same place but the bike gets a new subframe (no more trellis) and the bodywork has been trimmed down and pulled back towards the rider’s knees.

There’s a new sump guard which has been seriously beefed up and the Brembo calipers look to be upgraded too. The bike’s swingarm has come in for some work and looks quite different to what’s on the current 800. At the back, the pillion seat looks to be a touch smaller than on the current bike and the 2020 model’s rear lights and entire back-end bodywork has been sharpened up and slimmed down also.

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Expect the bike to be unveiled officially later this year and to go on sale as part of the 2020 model year range.

Tony Carter

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