2018 Triumph Tiger 1200 XRt and XCx

Upgraded Triumph Tiger costs more

The 2018 Triumph Tiger 1200 has more than 100 upgrades and a 10kg saving, but it will cost between $2400 and $2600 more. Now called the Tiger 1200, dropping the Explorer from the name, the new bikes arrive in Australia from February. The XRx will be $24,200 (previously $22,700), the XCx is $25,600 (was $24,200), …

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Triumph Tiger XCx from Oliver's Motorcycles, Moortooka

Triumph Tigers ready for touring

Triumph has added two flagship models to their Tiger range that are well-equipped for long-range touring. They are the Tiger 800 XRT ($17,890 +ORC) and the Tiger 800 XCA ($19,390) both arriving in June. That brings the Tiger range up to six with three XR on-road models (XR $15,090, XRx $16,590) and three XC off-road …

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Compass Expeditions joins Triumph

Motorcycle travel company Compass Expeditions has joined forces with Triumph Australia to run two annual motorcycle adventures in Australia. The inaugural event is the Triumph Otway Dirty RATS weekend in late March 2014 while the second event is the Triumph Flinders Ranges Dirty Rats Adventure in August. Read my story on the Flinders tour here. …

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Triumph RAT adventure rally

Triumph has been following BMW’s footsteps into the dirt over the past couple of years with Tiger adventure models and now they are doing it with their own adventure safari. Much like the famous BMW GS Safaris, owners of Triumph adventure bikes are invited to the inaugural National Off Road RAT Rally. The five-day ride …

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Triumph Tiger Sport

Triumph Tiger Sport review

Triumph has fine-tined its Tiger 1050 from adventure to sports. The more sporty version has 50mm lower suspension and therefore a lower seat height, sportier suspension, a 14kg diet program and extra features such as switchable ABS and their first automated indicators. The Triumph Tiger Sport arrives at the highly competitive list price of $15,990 (plus …

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Aprilia Caponord reader review

Motorbikewriter.com gives readers an opportunity to review your own bike or a bike you may have ridden. In coming months I hope to have some rider apparel giveaways for the best contributions. Send your review to hinchm@hotmail.com. This review comes from “Dakar tragic” Guy Basile who travelled to South American in January 2013 to follow …

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Triumph Tiger 1050 Sport launch

I’m heading off in the rain this afternoon to the Gold Coast for the launch tomorrow of the Triumph Tiger 1050 all-road tourer. It’s going to be even wetter tomorrow, so it will be interesting to see how the Tiger handles the conditions (I suppose a Pommy bike should feel right at home!). The 1050 …

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