The Tiger 1200 Desert Edition will cost £15,500RRP and the Alpine option will cost £14,700RRP. Here’s the actual release from Triumph (below) with every bit of info about the bikes that you could possibly want to know:

Inspired by some of the world’s most thrilling motorcycle adventures from all over the world, these new motorcycles incorporate a unique high specification set-up and dedicated paint schemes, to deliver even greater adventure capability, style and value for money.

  • Two very special editions
  • Tiger 1200 Desert Edition – Inspired by epic adventures taken across the most inhospitable deserts in the world, from the Sahara, to the Kalahari and beyond.
  • Tiger 1200 Alpine Edition – Inspired by the epic alpine adventures riders have made across one of the most breathtakingly beautiful mountain ranges in the whole world.   
  • Exclusive dedicated Desert and Alpine edition paint schemes and detailing
  • Special edition ‘Sandstorm’ paint scheme with dedicated ‘Desert Edition’ graphics for the new Tiger 1200 Desert Edition.
  • Distinctive ‘Snowdonia White’ paint scheme with dedicated
    ‘Alpine Edition’ graphics for the new Tiger 1200 Alpine Edition.
  • All the distinctive and purposeful style of the exceptionally capable Tiger 1200.
  • Dedicated high specification set-up with even greater value for money
  • The new Tiger 1200 Special Editions both add to the mid-spec Tiger XRx and
    Tiger XCx specification set-up with an even higher level of equipment, designed to enhance the ride and deliver even greater value for money
  • Higher specification features:
    – Lightweight Arrow titanium silencer
    – Triumph Shift Assist
  • Incredible standard of triple powered performance, rider technology
    and premium specification equipment
  • Powerful and responsive 1,215cc triple engine, delivering peak power of 141PS @ 9,350rpm, maximum torque of 122Nm @ 7,600rpm and an incredible sound
    from a lightweight Arrow titanium silencer
  • State-of-the-art rider technology. Including: Triumph Shift Assist, adjustable full colour TFT instruments, optimised cornering ABS & traction control, up to 5 riding modes, all LED lighting, Illuminated buttons, keyless ignition, cruise control, Electrically adjustable windscreen, heated grips and multiple power sockets.
  • Premium specification equipment. Including: Triumph semi-active suspension (TSAS), Brembo Monobloc brakes, Adjustable seat height

NEW TIGER 1200 DESERT EDITION

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£15,500 RRP

Inspired by the epic motorcycle adventures the Tiger 1200 has taken across the most inhospitable and challenging deserts in the world, the new Tiger 1200 Desert Edition takes all of the distinctive and purposeful Tiger 1200 XC line-up looks and incredible capability, whilst bringing an even higher standard of finish, including:

  • Exclusive ‘Sandstorm’ special edition paint scheme.
  • Dedicated ‘Desert Edition’ graphics.
  • New metallised ‘SE’ radiator badges.

In addition to its unique paint scheme, the Tiger 1200 Desert Edition also features higher specification equipment compared to the mid spec XCx model, designed to further enhance its adventure capability and affordability. These dedicated features are;

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  • Lightweight Arrow titanium silencer
  • Triumph Shift Assist for clutchless up- and down-shifts

Tiger triple engine

The new Desert Edition features the Tiger 1200’s 1215cc Triple engine, the most powerful shaft-driven engine in its class, delivering smooth and immediate response through the gears up to a peak power of 141PS @ 9,350rpm. This is derived by the high quality engine components
(including lightweight flywheel, lighter crankshaft and magnesium cam cover) that allow the engine to spin up fast for instant power delivery and maximum torque of 122Nm @ 7,600rpm.
In addition, the lightweight Arrow titanium silencer enhances the bike’s agility and improves the already thrilling Tiger Triple soundtrack.

State-of-the-art technology

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The new Desert Edition offers a huge choice of core features and benefits to deliver a superior riding experience. This ride enhancing technology includes:

  • Adjustable full colour TFT instrument – Full colour and clear instrumentation providing precise rider information with an intuitive operation
  • Optimised Cornering ABS and Traction Control – Enabled via an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), this system supports the automatic selection of the appropriate level of ABS and Traction Control intervention by constantly measuring roll, pitch, yaw and acceleration rates, in order to calculate the lean angle. This fully integrated technology system ensures greater riding stability at all times.
  • 5 rider modes (Rain, Road, Off-Road, Off-Road PRO, Sport) – The riding modes adjust throttle response, ABS and Traction Control settings for maximum rider control in all riding conditions. The Off-Road PRO riding mode is Triumph’s most extreme off-road set-up for advanced off-road adventure, with ABS and Traction Control turned off, and an off-road throttle map.
  • All LED lighting – Providing enhanced visibility and style, Triumph’s LED signature lighting creates clear views ahead and from behind
  • High specification Triumph Semi-Active Suspension (TSAS) – Featuring premium adjustable WP suspension, allowing the rider to electronically control the type of ride
    with the TSAS controlling the front and rear suspension damping. It also automatically adapts the RSU pre-load settings to maintain optimal ride height for different rider sizes and payloads. There are two TSAS modes: Auto / Off-Road
  • Triumph Shift Assist – Providing seamless clutchless up and down gearshifts, this system facilitates silky smooth gear changes and significantly reduces rider fatigue
  • Illuminated backlit buttons – Ergonomically-designed fully backlit handlebar switch cubes and joystick to make night-time use even easier
  • Keyless ignition – Easier to live with daily, featuring a premium keyless ignition
  • Cruise control – Accessed easily through the left hand switchcube, the new single button cruise control helps to reduce rider fatigue
  • Electrically adjustable touring screen – Configure the screen height on the road through intuitive backlit switch cube for exceptional long distance comfort.
  • High levels of standard technology specification, including ride-by-wire throttle, heated grips and three power sockets including a handy USB socket under the seat.

High specification chassis

The new Tiger Desert Edition maintains the Tiger’s well known premium equipment standard with high specification Brembo brakes, adjustable WP suspension controlled by Triumph’s Semi-Active Suspension technology, and a two-position seat height (835-855 mm), adjustable by 20 mm to suit riding style and terrain.

NEW TIGER 1200 ALPINE EDITION

£14,700 RRP

Inspired by the epic alpine adventures that Tiger 1200 have enjoyed across one of the most breathtakingly beautiful mountain ranges in the world, the new Tiger 1200 Alpine Edition features all of the distinctive and purposeful Tiger 1200 XR line-up style and incredible adventure capability, whilst bringing even higher standard of finish, including:

  • Exclusive ‘Snowdonia White’ special edition paint scheme.
  • Dedicated ‘Alpine Edition’ graphics.
  • New metallised ‘SE’ radiator badges.

Based on the mid spec XRx model, the Tiger 1200 Alpine Edition adds even higher specification features in order to enhance its long distance adventure capability and affordability. These features are;

  • Lightweight Arrow titanium silencer
  • Triumph Shift Assist for clutchless up- and down-shifts

Tiger triple engine

The new Alpine Edition features the Tiger 1200’s 1215cc Triple engine, the most powerful shaft-driven engine in its class, delivering smooth and immediate response through the gears up to a peak power of 141PS @ 9,350rpm. This is derived by the high quality engine components (including lightweight flywheel, lighter crankshaft and magnesium cam cover) that allow the engine to spin up fast for instant power delivery and maximum torque of 122Nm @ 7,600rpm.
In addition, the lightweight Arrow titanium silencer enhances the bike’s agility and improves the already thrilling Tiger Triple soundtrack.

State-of-the-art technology

The new Alpine Edition offers a huge choice of ‘core’ features and benefits to deliver a superior riding experience. This ride enhancing technology includes:

  • Adjustable full colour TFT instrument – Full colour and clear instrumentation providing precise rider information with an intuitive operation
  • Optimised Cornering ABS and Traction Control – Enabled via an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), this system supports the automatic selection of the appropriate level of ABS and Traction Control intervention by constantly measuring roll, pitch, yaw and acceleration rates, in order to calculate the lean angle. This fully integrated technology system ensures greater riding stability at all times.
  • 4 rider modes (Rain, Road, Off-Road, Sport) – The riding modes adjust throttle response, ABS and Traction Control settings for maximum rider control in all riding conditions.
  • All LED lighting – Providing enhanced visibility and style, Triumph’s LED signature lighting creates clear views ahead and from behind
  • High specification Triumph Semi-Active Suspension (TSAS) – Featuring premium adjustable WP suspension, allowing the rider to electronically control the type of ride
    with the TSAS controlling the front and rear suspension damping. It also automatically adapts the RSU pre-load settings to maintain optimal ride height for different rider sizes and payloads. There are two TSAS modes: Auto / Off-Road
  • Triumph Shift Assist – Providing seamless clutchless up and down gearshifts, this system facilitates silky smooth gear changes and significantly reduces rider fatigue
  • Illuminated backlit buttons – Ergonomically-designed fully backlit handlebar switch cubes and joystick to make night-time use even easier
  • Keyless ignition – Easier to live with daily, featuring a premium keyless ignition
  • Cruise control – Accessed easily through the left hand switchcube, the new single button cruise control helps to reduce rider fatigue
  • Electrically adjustable touring screen – Configure the screen height on the road through intuitive backlit switch cube for exceptional long distance comfort.
  • High levels of standard technology specification, including ride-by-wire throttle, heated grips and three power sockets including a handy USB socket under the seat.

High specification chassis

The new Tiger Alpine Edition maintains the Tiger’s well known premium equipment standard with high specification Brembo brakes, adjustable WP suspension controlled by Triumph’s Semi-Active Suspension technology, and a two-position seat height (835-855 mm), adjustable by 20 mm to suit riding style and terrain.

Specifications

 Tiger 1200 Alpine EditionTiger 1200 Desert Edition
Engine TypeLiquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinderLiquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Capacity1,215 cc1,215 cc
Bore/Stroke85 x 71.4 mm85 x 71.4 mm
Compression Ratio11.0:111.0:1
Maximum Power141PS / 139bhp (104kW) @ 9,350rpm141PS / 139bhp (104kW) @ 9,350rpm
Maximum Torque122Nm @ 7,600rpm122Nm @ 7,600rpm
Fuel systemRide by Wire, fuel injectionRide by Wire, fuel injection
Exhaust3 into 1 header system, Arrow titanium silencer with carbon fibre end cap, side mounted3 into 1 header system, Arrow titanium silencer with carbon fibre end cap, side mounted
Final driveShaft driveShaft drive
ClutchWet, multi-plate hydraulically operated, torque assistWet, multi-plate hydraulically operated, torque assist
Gearbox 6-speed6-speed
FrameTubular steel trellis frameTubular steel trellis frame
SwingarmSingle-sided, cast aluminium alloy with shaft driveSingle-sided, cast aluminium alloy with shaft drive
Front WheelCast aluminium alloy 10-spoke 19 x 3.0 in32 spoke, aluminium rim, for tubeless tyres 19 x 3.0 in
Rear WheelCast aluminium alloy 10-spoke 17 x 4.5 in32 spoke, aluminium rim, for tubeless tyres 17 x 4.5 in
Front Tyre120/70 R19120/70 R19
Rear Tyre170/60 R17170/60 R17
Front SuspensionWP 48 mm upside down forks, electronically adjustable damping, 190 mm travelWP 48 mm upside down forks, electronically adjustable damping, 190 mm travel
Rear SuspensionWP monoshock, electronically adjustable semi active damping with automatic preload adjustment, 193 mm wheel travelWP monoshock, electronically adjustable semi active damping with automatic preload adjustment, 193 mm wheel travel
Front BrakeTwin 305 mm floating discs, radially mounted monobloc Brembo 4-piston calipers, switchable ABSTwin 305 mm floating discs, radially mounted monobloc Brembo 4-piston calipers, switchable ABS
Rear BrakeSingle 282 mm disc, Nissin 2-piston sliding caliper, switchable ABSSingle 282 mm disc, Nissin 2-piston sliding caliper, switchable ABS
Width (Handlebars)830 mm830 mm
Height Without Mirrors1,470 mm1,470 mm
Seat Height835 – 855 mm835 – 855 mm
Wheelbase1,520 mm1,520 mm
Rake23.2 º23.2 º
Trail99.9 mm99.9 mm
Dry Weight242 Kg246 Kg
Fuel Tank Capacity20 L20 L
InstrumentsTFT multi­functional instrument pack with digital speedometer, trip computer, digital tachometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, service indicator, ambient temperature, clock and Riding Modes.TFT multi­functional instrument pack with digital speedometer, trip computer, digital tachometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, service indicator, ambient temperature, clock and Riding Modes.
Fuel Consumption5.2 l/100 km (54.3 MPG)5.2 l/100 km (54.3 MPG)
CO2 Emissions122 g/km122 g/km
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