The Triumph Tiger 900 bike has been launched in India. The bike is available in both off-road as well as road-based version. Triumph Tiger 900 has been introduced in three variants ,i.e., Tiger 900 range start at ₹ 13.7 lakh for the GT variant and go up to ₹ 15.5 lakh for the top-spec Rally Pro model. The Tiger 900 Rally variant is priced at ₹ 14.35 lakh. The bikes come with BS6 compliant engines.
The Triumph Tiger 900 GT is the road-going model, with alloy wheels, lower seat height, and less equipment. While the Rally and Rally Pro are the off-road biased variants with wire-spoked wheels, more off-road equipment and a higher seat height. The Tiger 900 will be brought to India through the CKD route, just like the Street Triple RS which was launched some time back. Triumph started taking bookings for the Tiger 900 a few weeks ago, for a token amount of ₹ 50,000.
The TFT instrument console is all-new and allows you to customise the display from multiple options. Also, the rider can now connect smartphone to the motorcycle via Bluetooth and access calls, messages and even navigate oneself. The Triumph Tiger 900 can also be connected to a GoPro action camera and the same can be operated from the left switchgear. The motorcycle also gets ride-by-wire and up to six riding modes, which are Road, Rain, Sport, Off-Road, Off-Road Pro and Rider. The motorcycle also gets a 6-speed inertial measurement unit. There is an option to customise the ABS, traction control, cornering ABS as well.
The highlight of the new design of the Tiger 900’s chassis is the lightweight construction. The new model is 5kg lighter than the previous one, which has been achieved with a new lightweight modular chassis consisting of a steel trellis frame with a bolt-on aluminium rear subframe and bolt-on hangers. Triumph has also upgraded the cycle parts on the Tiger 900 to make it more competitive.
The Triumph 900 range is powered by a new 888cc 12-valve, liquid-cooled, in-line, 3-cylinder engine that makes a peak power of 95.2PS and a peak torque of 87Nm. Triumph claims that the power output is 9 percent more than the previous generation in the mid-range, while the torque output is 10 percent more than the previous generation. The new engine employs a new crankshaft that improves character and sound, a new balancer to manage the new firing order, and a new set of camshafts, pistons and con-rods.
The new Tiger 900 gets over 65 accessories along with two inspiration kits in India. these two kits are the Trekker (For Tiger 900 Rally and Rally Pro) and the Expedition (For Tiger 900 GT). In terms of competition, the Triumph Tiger 900 goes up against the likes of the BMW F 750 GS, F 850 GS, Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin and the Ducati Multistrada 950 range.