BREAKING: Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro likely to be priced between Rs 15.75-16.25 lakh in India
Triumph Motorcycles India has confirmed to OVERDRIVE today that it is on course with the launch plan of the new Tiger 900 in the India, followed by other motorcycles. Shoeb Farooq, General Manager, Triumph Motorcycles India, confirmed to OD that the Tiger 900 Rally Pro will be the first model in the Tiger 900 range to be launched in India, which is scheduled to arrive later this month or by mid-June 2020. This is according to the company's strategy of launching the top of the line variant first followed by the mid-range and entry-level variants -something that we witnessed with the launch of new Triumph Street Triple RS.
Coming to the pricing of the Triumph Tiger 900, internationally the prices have been increased in the range of 4 percent to 7 percent, compared to the Tiger 800, and the same will be seen in India as well, confirmed Shoeb. The Tiger 800 XCa, the top of the line model in the outgoing Tiger range, is priced at Rs 15,16,700. If the international hike is anything to go by, we expect the Tiger 900 Rally Pro to be priced between Rs 15.75 lakh to Rs 16.25 lakh (ex-showroom). Unlike the six variants that are available in the international markets, Triumph India will be offering three variants - the top-spec Rally Pro will be joined by the GT and the Rally models later. This also means that India will not get the GT Pro variant that comes with an electronically adjustable rear suspension. The GT will therefore be the entry-level model for the Tiger 900 in India and will allow the brand to have an attractive entry point and a competitive price tag. The GT's prices could range between Rs 14 lakh-14.35 lakh, whereas that of the Rally is expected to be between Rs 14.60 lakh to Rs 15 lakh.
Powering the Tiger 900 is a new 888cc 12-valve, liquid-cooled, in-line, 3-cylinder engine that makes a peak power of 95.2PS and a peak torque of 87Nm. Triumph says that the power output is 9 percent more than the previous generation in the mid-range, while the torque output is 10 percent more than the previous generation. The new engine features a new crankshaft that improves character and sound, a new balancer to manage the new firing order, and new camshafts, pistons and con-rods. The highlight of the new design of the Tiger 900's chassis is the lightweight construction. The new model is 5kg lighter than the previous one, which has been achieved with a new lightweight modular chassis comprising of a steel trellis frame with a bolt-on aluminium rear subframe and bolt-on hangers, new lighter weight engine and high specification suspension and brakes. Read our detailed first ride review of Triumph Tiger 900 here.
Triumph dealerships will soon start accepting official bookings for the Tiger 900 in India, which will be brought to India through the CKD route. Shoeb has also confirmed that a select few showrooms and service centres have already opened, the rest will follow suit in the coming days. All the company touch points are adhering to the guidelines mentioned by the local government authorities. The dealerships are also working on offering a contactless experience to the existing customers as well as prospective clients.
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