Triumph likely to launch the new Tiger 900 in April, bookings now open
The Triumph Tiger 900 will be launched in India by next month and online bookings are already open. You can book the new Tiger 900 with a token amount of Rs. 1 lakh.
The Tiger gets a new 888cc engine and has dropped 2.5kg of weight because of lightweight components. There will be two variants on offer, 900 GT and Rally. The 900 is a totally different bike when compared to the outgoing model, in terms of performance, design and features the new 900 has a lot more going for it.
The TFT screen comes with an array of customizable options and features. The display is much more interactive and sporty looking. It can also pair your phone with Bluetooth so you can pick-up calls or receive texts on the go. You can also attach a go-pro and control it with the help of a switch cube on the instrument panel. The Tiger 900 offers six riding modes which are Road, Rain, Sport, Off-road, Off-road pro and Rider.
The engine is now an 888cc 12-valve, liquid-cooled, in-line, 3-cylinder that makes a peak power of 95.2PS and a peak torque of 87Nm. The engine sits in a tubular steel frame with a bolt-on subframe and the rear wheel is kept in its place by a twin sided cast aluminium alloy swingarm. The bike sits on a 19-inch front wheel and a 17-inch rear wheel with Marzocchi 45mm USD forks for the front wheel which is non-adjustable and 170mm travel for the rear suspension unit. Both the tyres get disc brakes and a tank that can hold up to 20 litres. The dry weight of the bike is 192kg and the seat height is 830mm, which may not raise a lot of complaints from the average Indian riders.
The new Tiger 900 may be priced between the price bracket of Rs. 13 lakh to Rs. 16 lakh. With the new KTM 790 Adventure that still has to make its way to India and the Honda Africa Twin which was launched recently, it only hints that there is a lot more in store for the Indian ADV market and one can only wait to see which one will triumph above all.