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Triumph Tiger 900 breaks cover

The new Triumph Tiger 900 have officially been unveiled – here are the specs features and pictures you need to know

THE new 2020 Triumph Tiger 900 has officially been unveiled at a special event at the Triumph factory in Hinckley today. The new machine features an all-new 900cc engine Euro5 compliant engine, new TFT dash, riding modes and of course that heavily revised new look.

Launched in 2010, the Tiger 800 quickly became a fan favourite thanks to its lightweight, rideability and unmistakable three-cylinder engine character. For 2020 the new Tiger 900 has been graced with a host of new features and styling updates – here’s everything you need to know.

What’s new with the 2020 Triumph tiger 900

  • 10% more torque and 9% more mid-range
  • New 20l fuel tank
  • IMU controlled traction control and ABS
  • LED lights
  • Up and down quickshifter – GT Pro and Rally Pro only
  • Revised styling
  • Brembo Stylema calipers across the range

Engine

As with most bikes looking to circumnavigate the latest round of Euro regulations, the latest Tiger gets a capacity hike in the form of a 900cc, three-cylinder engine. Internally the new engine has a a bespoke firing order – 1-3-2 – which Triumph claim will give the bike a more responsive delivery, improved character and intake howl under load.

Performance for the new machine is up over the old model, with 10% more peak torque than the old machine, with 87Nm (64ft-lbs) @ 7,250rpm. Power is also up, with 9% more in the mid-range and 95ps (93hp) @ 8,750rpm.

New names, riding modes and spec

While the new bikes all still wear the Tiger moniker that’s been synonymous with the brand for over 80-years, the divisions within the range are now clearer. Gone are previous – and slightly confusing – XC, XR, XCA and XRT categories. Instead we have three new models of the bike, with five trim and spec levels across the three machines.

  • Tiger 900 Rally and Rally Pro – Designed for off-road adventure riding
  • Tiger 900 GT and GT Pro – Designed for long distance touring and mild off-road riding
  • Tiger 900 – The base model of the 2020 Triumph tiger 900

To help cement the new Tiger at the top of the mid-weight adventure segment, the machine now features a Continental developed, IMU controlled ABS and traction control system on the GT, GT Pro, Rally and Rally Pro variants of the bike.

As with the old Tiger, the new 900 includes a host of riding modes that adjust the throttle map, ABS and traction control settings for optimum performance and control.

  • Tiger 900 Rally Pro: Rain, Road, Sport, Off-Road, Rider-configurable & Off-Road Pro
  • Tiger 900 GT Pro: Rain, Road, Sport, Off-Road & Rider-configurable
  • Tiger 900 Rally & Tiger 900 GT: Rain, Road, Sport & Off-Road
  • Tiger 900: Rain & Road

The GT, GT Pro, Rally and Rally Pro models also come equipped with a host of creature comforts including backlit switches, cruise control and heated grips. The top-spec GT Pro and Rally Pro models also get heated seats – pillion and rider controlled – and tyre pressure monitoring system as standard.

The base Tiger 900 now features a 5” TFT dash, with all other models including a 7” TFT dash. Triumph is claiming that the system will be ready to use with the My Triumph Bluetooth connectivity system – allowing handsfree phone control, MP3 music selection and turn-by-turn navigation through the new dash – on the GT Pro and Rally Pro versions of the bike only.

The Tiger 900 GT Pro gets electronic rear suspension

In a first for mid-weight adventure machine, the GT Pro version of the Tiger 900 will wear top-spec Marzocchi electronically adjustable rear suspension. The system allows the rider to adjust the rear preload and damping settings through the TFT dash and lefthand switch-cube. Users can choose from nine levels of damping control, ranging from Comfort (softest) to Sport (firmest), and four preload set-ups.

The rest of the range wear either manually adjusted Marzocchi units or Showa manually adjusted suspension on the Rally Pro version of the bike.

Triumph Tiger 900 spec 

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

888 cc

Bore Stroke

78 x 61.9 mm

Compression

11.27:1

Max Power

95.2 PS / 93.9 bhp (70 kW) @ 8,750 rpm

Max Torque

87 Nm @ 7,250 rpm

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 2.5 in 

Spoked Tubeless, 21 x 2.15 in

Rear Wheel

Cast alloy, 17 x 4.25 in

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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