The Triumph Tiger line, complete with the GT, GT Explorer, Rally, Rally Explorer, and GT Pro
GT Explorer

Triumph: Updated 2022 Tiger Range Now Features GT Explorer and Rally Explorer

Triumph has just introduced their newly refreshed Tiger 1200 line – and they’re gunning for the big competition with their all-new 30-liter Explorers. 

Let’s get into it. 

Triumph hasn’t updated their Tiger 1200 in a hot minute – and with big fish like the Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro and the BMW R1250GSA sporting hosts of goods like advanced electronics, ergonomics, and a fantastic fuel capacity, it’s natural for Triumph to want to stir their toes in the pool with the rest of the ADV blokes. 

The Triumph Tiger line, complete with the GT, GT Explorer, Rally, Rally Explorer, and GT Pro

To that effect, Triumph’s all-new Explorer variants carry a very nice 30-liter fuel capacity, with both machines featuring six Ride Modes: Ride Modes: Road, Rain, Sport, Rider-configurable, Off-Road, and Off-Road Pro. 

When it comes to power, Triumph did the Tiger 1200 range a solid with the new ‘T-plane’ crank design, installed to improve drive pulse better. The inline triple itself also has, according to the press release, undergone a bit of a change, dropping in power from 1215cc to 1160cc; despite that, the 1200 range sports a lovely increase in power from 139bhp to 148bhp, and an increase also in torque from 90lb-ft to 95lb-ft.

How, do you ask? 

A dedicated diet, mostly.

The Triumph Tiger line, complete with the GT, GT Explorer, Rally, Rally Explorer, and GT Pro

The bike’s overall weight, depending on the variant, now registers between 240kg and 261kg, which puts the weight of the beasties around 25kg lighter. 

“Paired with the new engine is a redesigned shaft drive that’s 1.5kg lighter than the old unit,” comments an article from MCN

“The big chunks [of weight difference] have come from the swingarm and frame, which total 5.4kg lighter, in part thanks to a bolt-on aluminum subframe, but generally they’ve just trimmed the fat by ditching items that weren’t in huge demand such as the electrically adjusted screen.”

The new split radiator also helps to balance everything out, pushing the engine further forward in the chassis for better maneuverability.

The Triumph Tiger line, complete with the GT, GT Explorer, Rally, Rally Explorer, and GT Pro

Here’s a list of further perks for the range, according to the press release:

  • New category-leading Brembo Stylema® monobloc brakes, plus optimized cornering ABS with IMU
  • New rider ergonomics “designed for a comfortable and stable ride
  • All-new Triumph Blind Spot Radar System, developed in partnership with Continental
  • All-new keyless system, including ignition, steering lock, and fuel cap
  • Optimized Cornering Traction Control with IMU
  • All-new 7” TFT instruments with integrated ‘My Triumph’ Connectivity System
  • All-new Showa semi-active suspension set-up for dynamic rider control (longer travel)
  • All-new LED lighting with DRL, plus Adaptive Cornering Lights (not available on GT)
  • Hill Hold (not available on GT)
  • New twin radiator design and a minimal new silencer
  • New rider ergonomics with tailored bar and peg positions
  • All-new bodywork
  • Premium detailing and finish
  • New color schemes and graphics for each family
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

The GT Explorer and Rally Explorer also come with a little list of extra (as stated by Triumph’s press release):

  • Six Ride Modes (Road, Rain, Sport, Rider-configurable, Off-Road, and Off-Road Pro)
  • Triumph Shift Assist (standard on all except GT)
  • Heated grips
  • Heated rider and passenger seats
  • Engine protection bars
  • Tyre pressure monitoring
  • Blindspot detection radar (lane change assist incorporated)

The Triumph Tiger line, complete with the GT, GT Explorer, Rally, Rally Explorer, and GT Pro

The 2022 Triumph 1200 Range (Skim-Worthy Edition)

*as per Triumph’s press release*

Tiger 1200 GT

19” front and 18” rear cast-aluminum wheels

20-liter tank

Showa semi-active suspension

Ride Modes: Rain, Road, and Sport

Colors: Snowdonia White

Available from $19,100.00

Tiger 1200 GT Pro

19” front and 18” rear cast-aluminum wheels

Showa semi-active suspension

Ride Modes: Road, Rain, Sport, Rider-configurable, and Off-Road  

Colors: Snowdonia White, Sapphire Black, Lucerne Blue

Available from $21,400.00

Tiger 1200 GT Explorer

19” front and 18” rear cast-aluminum wheels

Heated rider and passenger seats

Engine protection bars

Tyre pressure monitoring

Blindspot detection radar (lane change assist incorporated)

30-liter tank

Ride Modes: Road, Rain, Sport, Rider-configurable, and Off-Road 

Colors: Snowdonia White, Sapphire Black, Lucerne Blue

Available from $23,100.00

Tiger 1200 Rally Pro

21” front and 18” rear tubeless spoked wheels

Ride Modes: Road, Rain, Sport, Rider-configurable, Off-Road, and Off-Road Pro

Colors: Snowdonia White, Sapphire Black, Matt Khaki

Available from $22,500.00

Tiger 1200 Rally Explorer

21” front and 18” rear tubeless spoked wheels

Heated rider and passenger seats

Engine protection bars

Tyre pressure monitoring

Blindspot detection radar (lane change assist incorporated)

30-liter tank

Ride Modes: Road, Rain, Sport, Rider-configurable, Off-Road, and Off-Road Pro  

Colors: Snowdonia White, Sapphire Black, Matt Khaki

Available from $24,200.00

The Triumph Tiger line, complete with the GT, GT Explorer, Rally, Rally Explorer, and GT Pro

What do you think? Has Triumph finally created an ADV model to give Ducati’s Multistrada 1260 Enduro and BMW’s R1250GSA a run for their money?  Comment below, letting us know what you think, check out the photo gallery below, and be sure to also check out other Triumph-related news from our archives.

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