Triumph unveil 2020 Tiger 900 range

2020 Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro

Triumph has put more “tiger” into their 2020 Tiger 900 range with 10% more torque, LED lighting, a quickshifter, Brembo brakes, a bigger tank and more electronic aids.

They’ve also made the model names more common sense than the Tiger 800 XRX, XCX, XRT and XCA.

The new models are:

2020 Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro
GT Pro and Rally Pro
  • Tiger 900 Rally and Rally Pro for serious off-road adventuring;
  • Tiger 900 GT and GT Pro for touring on all roads; and
  • Tiger 900 base model.

There is expected to be a price hike of under $1000, but there is no confirmation yet on pricing or availability in Australia.

Current prices range from $18,550 to $21,300.

More tiger

The obvious change is the bigger capacity now up from 800cc to 888cc and compliant with 2020 Euro5 emissions regulations.

It has 10% more peak torque (87Nm compared with 78Nm) , but power is the same at 70kW, but there is 9% more in the midrange.2020 Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro

The three-cylinder engine has a new firing order of 1/3/2 that Triumph says gives more responsive delivery and more tiger growl from the intake.

Power delivery, ABS and traction are controlled by a new IMU developed by the German Continental electronics company.

There are also up to four riding modes, depending on model, with the fourth customisable to rider preferences.

Tiger 900 chassis

2020 Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro
Rally Pro

All models come with Showa (Rally and Rally Pro) or Marzocchi suspension which is electronically adjustable on the GT Pro’s rear shock.

It allows the rider to adjust four preload settings and nine damping settings through the instruments and a button on the left handlebar.

The Tiger 900 has new lightweight modular steel trellis frame with separate, bolted-on subframe and pillion hangers, dropping 7kg in total weight.

Brakes are now Brembo with the base model getting Stylema 4 four-piston calipers and 320mm discs at the front wheel and a single-piston caliper with a 255mm disc at the back.

GT and Rally add cornering ABS.

Fuel range should be improved with a 20-litre tank, which is 1.1L larger.

Creature comforts2020 Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro

Except for the base model, they get a host of creature comforts including backlit switches, cruise control and heated grips. 

GT Pro and Rally Pro also have heated rider and pillion seats and tyre pressure monitors.

All models now have full-colour TFT instruments, although it’s a smaller screen on the base model.

They GT Pro and Rally Pro are also set up for use with the optional My Triumph Bluetooth connectivity system that allows riders to use their phone through the bike for navigation, calls and music.

There will also be a range of moire than 65 accessories for the new Tiger 900 models.

There are two new luggage ranges created in partnership with Givi – the Trekker side-opening panniers with 52 litre twin helmet top box, and the Expedition top-opening panniers, with matching 42 litre top box.

They come in these colour options:

Tiger 900 Rally & Rally Pro: Matt Khaki, Sapphire Black and Pure White, all featuring contemporary new decals and a distinctive white frame inspired by the ‘Tiger Tramontana’ rally bike;

Tiger 900 GT & GT Pro: Korosi Red, Sapphire Black and Pure White, all featuring premium tank badges and contemporary new decals; and

Tiger 900: Pure White.

2020 Triumph Tiger 900 tech specs

2020 Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro
GT and Rally Pro

TIGER 900

TIGER 900

GT

TIGER 900

GT PRO

TIGER 900

RALLY

TIGER 900

RALLY PRO

Engine Type Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Capacity 888cc
Bore Stroke 78 x 61.9mm
Compression 11.27:1
Max Power 70kW @ 8750rpm
Max Torque 87Nm @ 7250rpm
System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Exhaust Stainless steel 3 into 1 header system, side mounted stainless steel silencer
Final Drive O-ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 6 speed
Frame Tubular steel frame, bolt on sub frame
Swingarm Twin-sided, cast aluminium alloy
Front Wheel Cast alloy, 19 x 2.5in Spoked Tubeless, 21 x 2.15 in
Rear Wheel Cast alloy, 17 x 4.25in Spoked Tubeless, 17 x 4.25 in
Front Tyre 100/90-19 90/90-21
Rear Tyre 150/70R17 150/70R17
Front Suspension Marzocchi 45mm upside-down forks, non-adjustable Marzocchi 45mm upside-down forks, manual rebound and compression damping adjustment, 180mm travel

(140mm GT LRH)

Showa 45mm upside-down forks, manual preload, rebound damping and compression damping adjustment, 240mm travel
Rear Suspension Marzocchi rear suspension unit, manual preload adjustment, 170mm rear wheel travel Marzocchi rear suspension unit, manual preload and rebound damping adjustment, 170mm wheel travel (151mm LRH) Marzocchi rear suspension unit, electronically adjustable preload and rebound damping, 170mm wheel travel Showa rear suspension unit, manual preload and rebound damping adjustment, 230mm wheel travel
Front Brake Twin 320mm floating discs, Brembo Stylema 4 piston Monobloc calipers. Radial front master cylinder, ABS Twin 320mm floating discs, Brembo Stylema 4 piston Monobloc calipers. Radial front master cylinder, Optimised Cornering ABS

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