Triumph Tiger 900 makes 94bhp and 87Nm from its 900cc inline-3 engine
With the configurator section of Triumph Motorcycles India website listing Tiger 900 as an option, we can now predict that the motorcycle will be launched in the country soon. If the lockdown (which currently extends to 3 May 2020) is lifted as planned, Triumph Tiger 900 could be launched in May itself. The company can also consider an online launch in case things are delayed further due to corona virus pandemic. It may be recalled that 2020 Triumph Street Triple RS was launched online earlier this week. Bookings were also opened online.
Triumph Motorcycles India’s portfolio currently has Tiger 800 and Tiger 1200 in the Adventure range. Reports state that Tiger 900 is a replacement to Tiger 800 to become the brand’s entry-level adventure motorcycle in the country. Outside, Triumph Motorcycles sells all three Tiger models. In international markets, Tiger 900 comes in five variants: standard, GT, GT Pro, Rally and Rally Pro. On the Indian market, Triumph Motorcycles is expected to offer only GT and Rally variants.
Triumph Tiger 900 gets fresh premium bodywork and is slimmer than Tiger 800. It looks a lot more aggressive with its sculpted fuel tank and full-LED headlamp. The standover width has been reduced to improve rider comfort, especially in stop-start riding conditions. Handlebars are now closer to the rider, which coupled with the new footrest positions, ensure a comfortable upright riding stance. Colour options include Pure White, Sapphire Black, Korosi Red and Matte Khaki.
Powering Tiger 900 is a new 900cc inline-3 engine that generates about 94bhp at 8,750rpm and 87Nm at 7,250rpm. Compared to Tiger 800, torque has increased by 10%. The new engine not only offers improved performance but also ensures an aggressive aural experience. The motorcycle is equipped with all-new twin radiators that reduce the ambient heat experienced by the rider.
Triumph Tiger 900 range offers advanced features such as a new full-colour 7.0-inch TFT instrument console, six riding modes, heated grips, cruise control, and secure phone storage (with charging). Cell phone paring is also available with My Triumph connectivity system, which is offered as standard with GT Pro and Rally Pro variants. A GoPro can also be attached and controlled via dedicated switch cubes on the handlebar. In terms of safety, Tiger 900 gets new optimized cornering ABS, tyre pressure monitoring system, LED fog lights and traction control.
Bookings for Triumph Tiger 900 have not officially started. However, you can probably contact your nearest dealership to check if they are taking bookings. Triumph Tiger 900 is expected to be priced higher than the model it will be replacing. This essentially brings the starting price anywhere between Rs 12 lakh to 14 lakh ex-showroom.