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Triumph catching up - New Tiger 900
« on: December 04, 2019, 12:13:03 pm »
Triumph Motorcycles has revealed the new Tiger 900. It is essentially a replacement to the Tiger 800, which will come in with an updated chassis, suspension, new design and engine which is now Euro 5 compliant.

The Tiger 800 in India has appealed to the adventure biking fraternity in the country. It is among the best ADV bikes in the segment. And with this Tiger 900, Triumph aims to set the bar even higher, given the fact that it also comes in with a more powerful engine.

Set for launch in India sometime later next year, the Triumph Tiger 900 gets a redesigned frame with a bolt-on sub frame, new aluminum swingarm, new LED head lamps, DRLs and a TFT screen. It also receives longer travel suspension from Showa and is expected to be lighter than the Tiger 800.

Tiger 900 is narrower with a tighter fuel tank making it easier for rider to grip the motorcycle. It also receives an updated front fender, windscreen and sump guard which is made of plastic as compared to the aluminum finish seen on the current generation model. Triumph Motorcycles has also replaced the XR and XC variants of the Tiger 800 with GT and Rally models on the Tiger 900.

Engine specifications on the Triumph Tiger 900 includes a new 888cc, inline, 3 cylinder engine which will comply to Euro 5 and BS6 emission standards. It could make the same 94 hp power and 64 lb/ft (86 Nm) of torque.
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Re: Triumph catching up - New Tiger 900
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2019, 12:59:30 pm »
I like. I like alot.
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Re: Triumph catching up - New Tiger 900
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2019, 01:05:29 pm »
I don't understand why all manufacturers increase capacity with each new year model.  A 650 becomes a 700, 800 a 850 or 900, 1000 a 1100 and 1200 a 1250.  Till finally a 800 grows into a 1200 and they have to start over again by launching a new smaller capacity 800 again.  The mind boggles.
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Re: Triumph catching up - New Tiger 900
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2019, 01:50:02 pm »
Euro 6 regulations makes it more difficult to get the same power out of the same capacity. One of the main reasons why BMW upped the R1200GS capacity with 78cc,
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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2019, 12:04:56 pm »
I don't understand why all manufacturers increase capacity with each new year model.  A 650 becomes a 700, 800 a 850 or 900, 1000 a 1100 and 1200 a 1250.  Till finally a 800 grows into a 1200 and they have to start over again by launching a new smaller capacity 800 again.  The mind boggles.

Totally agree. What happens if they donít go back to the smaller capacity. We gonna end up with R 1400 gs it is very funny how they work. But the cell market worked the same. Large phones then went down to the tiny phones then big again.


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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2019, 12:34:01 pm »
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Re: Triumph catching up - New Tiger 900
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2019, 06:07:07 pm »
The launch video I watched on You Tube was really awesome. See Triumph is also partnering with 007 this year. I really like the look of the new bike, I love my current 800 but I'd fancy a run about on the this new beast.
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Re: Triumph catching up - New Tiger 900
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2020, 03:06:47 pm »
I have watched all the first ride vids from the Morrocan launch and it looks like a great product.  Price in SA is going to be steep though - the rally will start at 11800GBP in UK - thats lots of bikebucks!!!
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Re: Triumph catching up - New Tiger 900
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2020, 03:24:45 pm »
 :drif: :drif: :drif: daai rooi GT....
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Re: Triumph catching up - New Tiger 900
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2020, 10:14:37 am »
:drif: :drif: :drif: daai rooi GT....

Cant wear or be seen in or on anything red...but damn that green white looks smart. Thanks for the pics...very sexy bikes.
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Re: Triumph catching up - New Tiger 900
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2020, 10:22:46 am »
Wonder what the confirmed prices will be, see there are 5 models...3 x GT and 2 x Rally.
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Re: Triumph catching up - New Tiger 900
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2020, 12:54:35 pm »
Wonder what the confirmed prices will be, see there are 5 models...3 x GT and 2 x Rally.

2 x Rally versions? Do you know why?
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Re: Triumph catching up - New Tiger 900
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2020, 01:17:17 pm »
I like the green one a lot. Best sounding bike I've ever had was the 800 XC, random bikers from Harleys to R1's would stop beside me & comment on her song.
 

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Re: Triumph catching up - New Tiger 900
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2020, 01:30:37 pm »
Wonder what the confirmed prices will be, see there are 5 models...3 x GT and 2 x Rally.

2 x Rally versions? Do you know why?

Different ride modes.....Rally and Rally pro...

This article explains..https://www.motorcycle.com/top10/10-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-2020-triumph-tiger-900.html
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« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2020, 10:57:08 pm »
I want  :drif:
 

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Re: Triumph catching up - New Tiger 900
« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2020, 03:36:48 pm »
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Re: Triumph catching up - New Tiger 900
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2020, 03:53:15 pm »
I've just ordered mine - a Rally Pro.
 

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Re: Triumph catching up - New Tiger 900
« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2020, 03:56:39 pm »
I've just ordered mine - a Rally Pro.

oh awesome!! tell us more, what was your reasoning? Are you trading the GS? Have you ridden it?

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« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2020, 05:22:52 pm »
I've just ordered mine - a Rally Pro.

oh awesome!! tell us more, what was your reasoning? Are you trading the GS? Have you ridden it?

Is it stil R215k?
I have recently retired and I needed to 'de-clutter'.
We have plans to move to a smaller place sometime.
I needed one bike that fits all and I decided that a middleweight adventure bike is the way to go.
I rode the new BMW 850 GS (a loan bike from Fourways Motorrad whilst my 1200 GS was in for service).
I was very impressed with the GS and in most ways it is probably better than the Tiger.
One of the issues I have with the 850GS is that the engine is made in China.
Now it is probably manufactured to the highest BMW standard but I have a personal mission not to buy Chinese because of the recent 'Wuhan' Virus which the Chinese Communist Party purposely let spread around the world.
I think the engine as well as the TFT display is better but it does not have the looks, nor the 'X' factor of the Tiger.
I have sold my 14 year old GS1200 Adv and my 9 year old Suzuki DR650.
I traded my Thruxton R in at Triumph Sandton and I hope to take delivery of the Tiger toward the end of the week.
I won't do much dirt and I never have.
You may ask why I didn't choose the more road orientated GT instead.
Well I just like spoked wheels and also the look of the green one with the white frame.
I am extremely impressed with the Tigers quickshift and the nice 'rorty' engine sound that the new T-plane firing order gives it.
I'm not impressed with the high prices in the Triumph accessory catalogue. The luggage kit will need to come later when I have some more cash.
The total cost including 'on the road' is R231 950.01 with absolutely no accessories.