2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 GT series debuts

2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 GT series debuts
In 2022, the new generation of Triumph Tiger 1200 is still divided into two series: GT for road and Rally for off-road. The GT series is further subdivided into three models: GT, GT Pro and GT Explore. While the chassises and engines of the three GTs are the same, they do have some differences. Let's take a look at the details of each motorcycle.

1. All three GT models use T-Plane three cranks and unequal interval ignition. Their peak power is impossible to ignore: 147 hp at 9000rpm and 96 foot-pounds of torque at 7000rpm. Compared with the previous generation Tiger 1200, the horsepower has increased by 8 hp. Power can be sent to the rear wheels via a lightweight shaft drive. The firing interval provides a short, two long (three in total) gaps so as to increase power at low revs and give a unique experience.

2. Brand new chassis---lighter and narrower than the previous generation. The new frame is nearly 12 pounds lighter and a bolted aluminum subframe provides space for the base, and the link swing arm is also 3 pounds lighter.

3. Showa provides semi-active suspension for all three models. Wheel travel drops to under 8 inches, which is 3/4 inch shorter than the Rally version's suspension. This helps to further reduce the GT Series seat height by inches. The entire GT series offers a front and rear seat drop design, and the rear seat can be lowered by another 3/4 inch.

4. The cast aluminum wheels are equipped with Metzeler Tourance tires. The combinations of front 19 and rear 18 tires are a bit different with others, but they are still within the range of the best tire choices.

5. The braking system is well equipped. Front wheels with dual 320 mm floating discs + Brembo M4.30 Stylema four-piston calipers. Magura's radial master cylinders have independent storage space and are adjustable.

6. Rider assistance is one of the many differences between the GT models. The GT Pro and GT Explorer have a quick shifter for corner lighting and hill hold reminders; the standard GT doesn't have that feature. Only the GT Explorer comes with radar blind spot reminder, tire pressure monitoring, and heated seats and handles. All GT models are equipped with cornering traction control, keyless operation (ignition, fuel cap lift and steering lock), a 7-inch TFT display that can be connected to a mobile phone via Bluetooth. Triumph's Sena Bluetooth intercom system is another option, featuring Harman Kardon sound effects.

7. The 2022 Triumph Tiger 1200GT series has three riding modes, while the Rally series has only two. Rain, road and sport three modes are available in the whole series. GT Pro and GT Explorer add off-road and rider customization modes. Off-road pro mode is still exclusive to the rally version.

8. Both the GT Pro and GT Explorer have an aluminum skid plate, while the GT does not. The GT Explorer is equipped with an engine guard - the only one in GT's entire series of motorcycles. All three motorcycles have handguards as standard equipment.

9. The lack of frills makes the standard GT the lightest of the three, weighing just 529 pounds on the road. While the GT Pro has 540 pounds, the GT Explorer has 555 pounds.

10. The 2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 series has a new body design. The body shape is more straight and the design is more neat and concise.

11. Optional Givi luggage. You can choose from a plastic Trekker travel case and top case, or an aluminum Expedition basket and top case. Long-distance riders will definitely also want to check out its adjustable screen detector and center stand.


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