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New Triumph Tiger 900 range for 2024

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Delivering more power, torque, capability and comfort, the new Tiger 900 range from Triumph Motorcycles is raising the bar for middleweight adventure bikes in 2024.

Starting with the most important news, we can reveal that Triumph’s engineers have given the Tiger 900’s trademark three-cylinder engine a major update. This includes revised engine components, which provides 13 percent more power than before. The engine now gives 79 kW of peak power and a higher maximum peak torque figure of 90 Nm (previously 87 Nm).

The new engine also offers greater tractability lower in the rev range. With its T-plane crank and offset firing intervals, the Tiger 900 maintains its characterful and distinctive performance and sound. Additionally, it achieves enhanced performance throughout the whole rev range and up to 9 percent better fuel economy.

New instruments, seats, bodywork, and more

New marker lights (indicator lights that stay on at a low light level) provide a prominent silhouette especially at night and in poor visibility. The new range also features new 7” TFT instruments, with new graphics and menu system. Also new is a USB-C cockpit charger and My Triumph Bluetooth connectivity as standard on all models.

The new rider seat is flatter and roomier, with heated seats on Pro models. With 20 mm adjustability on the seat height for all models, and an optional heated low rider seat, height reduction of a further 20 mm is possible. This means GT models could have a seat height as low as 800 mm. Combined with the narrow stand-over width, it improves accessibility and control, according to the company.

Bringing even more Tiger attitude, the 2024 range has new bodywork across the beak, cockpit and side panels in an integrated design that gives each motorcycle a mean, adventure focused stance. New paint schemes and graphics complete the look.

A new Akrapovič silencer heads up the comprehensive list of more than 50 accessories. Customers can also choose from four tailored accessory packs, the Performance, Protection, Trekker and Expedition kits.

The new range retains all of the Tiger 900’s generous specification:

  • Optimised cornering ABS and traction control with IMU
  • Up to six riding modes including Road, Rain, Sport and Off-Road, plus Rider Configurable for the GT Pro and Rally Pro, and Off-Road Pro for the Rally Pro only
  • All-LED lighting, including signature DRL headlight and compact taillight
  • Triumph Shift Assist (GT Pro & Rally Pro)
  • Heated grips and seats (GT Pro & Rally Pro)
  • Illuminated switches
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system (GT Pro & Rally Pro)
  • Brembo Stylema Monobloc brakes
  • Model-specific premium specification suspension tuned for maximum on-road and off-road capability
  • Lightweight modular frame
  • Adjustable screen and 20 mm adjustable seat height
  • 20 litre fuel tank

Better performance

Unique to Triumph, the T-plane crank engine with its 1,3,2 firing order and distinctive, raspy triple exhaust bark, has been further developed for the new Tiger 900 range. The increased power can be felt throughout the rev-range, with a more muscular mid-range and improved acceleration.

On the road the new Tiger 900 is agile and easy to ride at low speeds, but with plenty of performance for rapid bursts of acceleration and effortless high-speed touring. In more technical off-road situations, the fine throttle control is intuitive and confidence-inspiring, according to Triumph.

Improved suspension

Each Tiger 900 variant benefits from a specific suspension set-up, said to be designed to meet the profile of the rider.

The 900 GT is fitted with high-quality Marzocchi suspension with adjustable compression and rebound damping. With 180 mm of fork travel and 170 mm of rear wheel travel, the set-up is tuned to deliver excellent road handling and long-ride comfort with the capability to tackle off-road terrain, Triumph says.

The 900 GT Pro also uses Marzocchi suspension. Adjustable forks are matched to an electronically adjustable rear suspension unit. This allows for easy and convenient preload adjustments at the touch of a button to suit riders travelling solo, with a pillion, or fully loaded.

The 900 Rally Pro uses Showa suspension, offering riders adjustability and a generous 240 mm front and 230 mm rear wheel travel. This high-quality progressive suspension set-up provides capability and versatility on all roads.

Wheels and brakes

Complementing this specific suspension, the road-focused 900 GT and 900 GT Pro have lightweight cast alloy wheels, 19” at the front and 17” at the rear, for a good balance between road handling and off-road capability. The Rally Pro uses tubeless spoked wheels with a 21” front for pure off-road performance and features a broad tyre choice.

“Best in class” Brembo Stylema brake calipers are fitted to all three new Tiger 900 models, ensuring effective stopping power and a sensitive lever feel that helps to keep braking powerful, smooth and controlled, the manufacturer says.

Enhanced capability

The 2024 Tiger 900 features new active safety features to improve visibility on the road, including a new emergency deceleration warning system. This feature activates the hazard lights when braking rapidly and automatically deactivates when the rider pulls away.

Rider modes

Optimised cornering ABS and Traction Control comes as standard across all three Tiger 900 models. Together with the ride-by-wire throttle, the level of assistance can be altered with four different standard riding modes: Road, Rain, Sport and Off-Road.

The GT Pro has five modes with the additional Rider Programmable mode allowing fine tuning to suit the rider’s preferences and riding style. The Rally Pro has six modes with the extra Off-Road Pro mode disabling ABS and traction control completely to allow the Tiger 900 Rally Pro’s capability to be fully utilised off road.

The new enhanced braking system automatically balances front and rear braking effort, working in harmony with the optimised cornering ABS system, to improve stability under hard braking to reduce stopping distances, Triumph claims.

Light clutch, quick shifts

Triumph has fitted its Slip and Assist clutch system to all three Tiger 900 models, giving light clutch lever action to reduce rider fatigue, especially for congested urban conditions and for technical off-road riding. This system also improves rear wheel control under rapid deceleration, assisting with smooth and assured corner entry on a range of surfaces, according to Triumph.

The 900 Pro models are also equipped with the Triumph Shift Assist system. This allows clutch-less gear changes for seamless acceleration and smooth deceleration.

The My Triumph Connectivity System is now standard on all Tiger 900 models. The rider can access music, phone and turn by turn navigation via the new intuitive and easy-to-read digital instruments. The 7” TFT screen is bonded to the glass for a crisp, non-reflective image. Heated grips and seats plus a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) are standard on both Pro models.

More all-day comfort

A new damped handlebar mounting system creates a more comfortable ride, while the handlebar position on the Rally Pro has been moved back by 15 mm. This slight reduction in reach improves seated comfort while also improving rider control and bike agility in the standing position when riding off road.

Triumph also says that the shape of the 20-litre fuel tank was carefully considered to provide the perfect seated riding position without compromising control when standing. An adjustable screen with five settings spanning 50 mm, ensures all riders can enjoy excellent high-speed wind protection.

Accessories

Over 50 accessories and four accessory kits are available for the new Tiger 900 range. The fully loaded Performance accessory pack includes a brand new Akrapovič silencer, the first of a number of new exhaust systems developed in partnership.

With a lightweight titanium design with carbon end caps, the new silencer delivers a 1kg weight saving and an even better sound, the manufacturer says. The pack also includes front and rear scrolling indicators with new marker light feature, and billet machined adventure footpegs.

The Protection Pack showcases key practical accessories, lower and upper engine bar kits, tank pad, sump guard, fork protectors, radiator guard and for off-road, a headlight guard kit. The Trekker and Expedition packs provide two distinct, tailored luggage options for extended touring or off-road adventures.

On the road

Triumph’s Chief Product Officer Steve Sargent said: “The Tiger 900 already has an excellent reputation as an award-winner and rally competitor, enjoying success against production motorcycles as well as purpose-built off-road machines. In fact, the Tiger 900 Rally Pro was used by World Enduro Champion Iván Cervantes, securing champion titles at the Baja Aragón Rally, 1000 Dunas Raid and Bassela Enduro in 2022.

“With such an impressive pedigree, we needed to set ourselves a high target to improve the new Tiger 900. We were focused on raising the game in the middleweight category all over again. As a result, we’ve delivered a significant step-up, with more performance, more capability, more all-day comfort, and an aggressive style and poise.”

Availability

Orders can be placed now at Triumph dealers, with bikes available for delivery from early 2024. Only the Tiger 900 GT Pro and Tiger 900 Rally Pro will be available in South Africa. Prices to be revealed closer to launch.

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