Triumph Motorcycles has just launched the 2018 Triumph Tiger 1200 XCx in India. The top-of-the-line Tiger variant is priced at Rs. 17 lakhs and will reach India as a Completely Built Up (CBU) product. Triumph will only offer one variant of the Tiger 1200 – the XCx – in the Indian market as opposed to 6 variants of the bike available in the global markets.
Triumph already assembles the smaller sibling, Tiger 800, in India, but the Tiger 1200 is expected to garner lower demands, which is why it will be imported as CBU. It gets many updates that make it better than the outgoing version. The new Tiger has become lighter by 10 kg, thanks to the weight savings in engine and chassis components.
The bike continues to use the 1,215cc inline 3-cylinder engine that generates a maximum of 141 Bhp at 9,350 rpm and 122 Nm at 7,600 rpm. The engine gets a 6-speed transmission and the power is transferred to the rear wheel through a final shaft drive.
Mr. Vimal Sumbly, Managing Director, Triumph Motorcycles India Pvt. Ltd., commented,
“As the pioneer in this category, the remarkable Tiger 1200 series with its state-of-the-art features and rider-focused technology is suited for both on and off-road riding, ensuring superb stability and control. It is a bike that allows riders to gratify their desired adventure, to go anywhere and everywhere- be it in a daily commute to an adventure on difficult terrains spreading the corners of the Earth. These developments complement the Tiger’s agility, its easy riding style, as well as its existing distinctive Tiger poise – the new 1200 is built for an advanced level of adventure and maximum dominance.”
The bike also gets an all-new fully digital TFT screen that is also used on the new-generation Tiger 800. The bike also gets an all-new LED headlamp system, new “Off-Road Pro” riding mode among the six modes available, new switchgear, new Triumph Shift Assist for clutchless gear changes, new keyless ignition and updated cruise control. The bike gets cornering ABS too. The Tiger XCx takes on the likes of BMW R 1200 GS and the Ducati Multistrada 1200 in India.