Meet the All-New 2020 Triumph Tiger 900. Specs and photos

The new Tiger 900 features new frame, new suspension, new features, updated engine. And it’s lighter

The middleweight adventure class just got more crowded. Triumph presents an all-new Tiger. It’s not just an Euro 5 compliant update, but a brand new model. It's lighter, it features new  suspension and class-leading brakes and a larger engine. Finally, the welded subframe and foot-pegs are gone, and we also got rid of the XC, XCa, XRx… there’s a new name. 

The Tiger 900 comes in three different versions: The Tiger 900 (basic), the GT & GT Pro (urban approach, more expensive, more tech), the Rally & Rally Pro (well, you can guess it). 

The engine is “more responsive” with a light torque increase (10%), but the power is quite the same - 95 horsepower. Same as the BMW F850GS (the main rival) and KTM 790 Adventure. The Africa Twin and the V-Strom just got a bit more powerful. The firing interval is 1,3,2, for “greater character and feel”. We’re getting curios about it. Triumph also says that the higher capacity engine is also offering more power througout the whole range, especially in the mid-range, so it will be more fun to ride. 

The dry weight (no fuel): ranging between 192 kg (Tiger 900) and 201 (Tiger 900 Rally Pro). So the wet weight should be around 212-222 kg. A bit lighter than standard Africa Twin (226 kg wet), lighter than the F850GS (about 230 kg), and, in its basic version, as light as the KTM 790 Adventure (189 kg dry). 

The new Tiger 900 is up to 5 kg lighter than the previous one thanks to a new steel trellis frame. But the most important thing is the modular construction, with bolt-on aluminum rear sub-frame and bolt-on pillion hangers. 

The suspension - Marzocchi and Showa instead of WP

The previous Tigers used WP suspensions, but the new models are featuring Marzocchi (Tiger 900 and 900 GT) and Showa (Rally & Rally Pro). The Pro models are also getting eletronically adjustable damping on the rear and mechanically-adjustable fork. 

MARZOCCHI SHOWA
TIGER 900 TIGER 900 GT TIGER 900 GT PRO TIGER 900 RALLY & RALLY PRO
Front 45mm USD cartridge forks
Non adjustable
180mm wheel travel
45mm USD cartridge forks
Manual adjustment of compression & rebound damping
180mm wheel travel
45mm USD cartridge forks
Manual adjustment of compression & rebound damping
180mm wheel travel
45mm USD cartridge forks
Manual adjustment of preload, rebound & compression damping
240mm wheel travel
Rear Gas pressurised RSU Manual preload adjustment
170mm wheel travel
Gas pressurised RSU Manual preload adjustment & rebound damping adjustment
170mm wheel travel
(151mm LRH version)
Gas pressurised RSU, electronically adjustable for preload & rebound damping
170mm wheel travel
Gas pressurised RSU, adjustable for preload & rebound damping
230mm wheel travel

The Brakes: all the new Tiger 900 models are featuring the Brembo Stylema brakes - the most advanced braking system in this class. 

The fuel tank is larger - 20 litre, and the adjustable screen is new - you can adjust it through a new mechanism, by a single hande. 

The ergonomics have been optimized - narrower seat and handlebars are 10 mm closer - this should improve both the seating and the standing riding position. It will be very interesting to see how it’s changed since Triumph always had a more street-oriented approach in this segment. Additionally, each model has a dedicated and unique footrest position to suit the expected style of riding, and a built-in easily adjustable two-position seat height mechanism. This enables the rider to change the seat height by 20mm to their preferred set-up.

For the tech-guys, the GT, GT Pro, Rally & Rally Pro, are featuring a 7-inches TFT dash. However, the new My Triumph Connectivity system and app are only available for the Pro Versions. This system is offering bluetooth connection, turn-by-turn navigation and GoPro control. 

As for the electronics, there’s a new cornering ABS and traction control with IMU (not on the basic model), and you got up to six riding modes, depending on the version. The Rally Pro is getting an additional Off-Road Pro compared to the others. 

Tiger 900 Rally Pro: Rain, Road, Sport, Off-Road, Rider-configurable & Off-Road Pro
Tiger 900 GT Pro: Rain, Road, Sport, Off-Road & Rider-configurable
Tiger 900 Rally & Tiger 900 GT: Rain, Road, Sport & Off-Road
Tiger 900: Rain & Road

There’s a new look also, with an all-new LED headlight. The big headlight is gone now, and there’s a smaller one instead. The whole styling is different, with a more sleek and more compact bodywork. 

Colour Options

Tiger 900 Rally & Rally Pro: Matt Khaki, Sapphire Black and Pure White, all featuring contemporary new decals and a distinctive white frame inspired by the ‘Tiger Tramontana’ rally bike

Tiger 900 GT & GT Pro: Korosi Red, Sapphire Black and Pure White, all featuring premium tank badges and contemporary new decals

Tiger 900: Pure White

65+ dedicated new accessories

A range of over 65 genuine Triumph accessories are available for the new Tiger 900 models. There are two new luggage ranges created in partnership with Givi – the Trekker side-opening panniers with 52 litre twin helmet top box, and the Expedition top-opening panniers, with matching 42 litre top box. Plus there are accessories for added comfort, protection, capability, style and security.

Two new inspiration kits deliver a complete package of accessories designed to suit different riding needs, which can be used as inspiration for riders to create their own perfect bike.

The fully loaded ‘Trekker’ inspiration kit showcases the Tiger’s touring capability with the Trekker panniers with powder coated mild steel mounting kit, Trekker top box and backrest, the sliding carriage kit, tank pad and screen deflector.

Alternatively, the ‘Expedition’ inspiration kit showcases the more overt off-road focused accessories available with the Expedition panniers and stainless steel mounting kit, 40 litre roll bag, headlight guard, fork protectors, aluminium radiator guard, upper engine bars and LED fog lights.

The Triumph Tiger 900 Specs

 

TIGER 900

TIGER 900

GT

TIGER 900

GT PRO

TIGER 900

RALLY

TIGER 900

RALLY PRO

Engine Type

Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder

Capacity

888 cc

Bore Stroke

78 x 61.9 mm

Compression

11.27:1

Max Power

95.2 PS / 93.9 bhp (70 kW) @ 8,750 rpm

Max Torque

87 Nm @ 7,250 rpm

System

Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection

Exhaust

Stainless steel 3 into 1 header system, side mounted stainless steel silencer

Final Drive

O-ring chain

Clutch

Wet, multi-plate

Gearbox

6 speed

Frame

Tubular steel frame, bolt on sub frame

Swingarm

Twin-sided, cast aluminium alloy

Front Wheel

Cast alloy, 19 x 2.5 in 

Spoked Tubeless, 21 x 2.15 in

Rear Wheel

Cast alloy, 17 x 4.25 in

Spoked Tubeless, 17 x 4.25 in

Front Tyre

100/90-19

90/90-21

Rear Tyre

150/70R17

150/70R17

Front Suspension

Marzocchi 45mm upside down forks, non-adjustable

Marzocchi 45mm upside down forks, manual rebound and compression damping adjustment, 180mm travel

(140mm GT LRH)

Showa 45mm upside down forks, manual preload, rebound damping and compression damping adjustment, 240mm travel

Rear Suspension

Marzocchi rear suspension unit, manual preload adjustment, 170mm rear wheel travel

Marzocchi rear suspension unit, manual preload and rebound damping adjustment, 170mm wheel travel (151mm LRH)

Marzocchi rear suspension unit, electronically adjustable preload and rebound damping, 170mm wheel travel

Showa rear suspension unit, manual preload and rebound damping adjustment, 230mm wheel travel

 

Front Brake

Twin 320mm floating discs, Brembo Stylema 4 piston Monobloc calipers. Radial front master cylinder, ABS

Twin 320mm floating discs, Brembo Stylema 4 piston Monobloc calipers. Radial front master cylinder, Optimised Cornering ABS

 

Twin 320mm floating discs, Brembo Stylema 4 piston Monobloc calipers. Radial front master cylinder, Optimised Cornering ABS

 

Rear Brake

Single 255mm disc. Brembo single piston sliding caliper, ABS

Single 255mm disc.

Brembo single piston sliding caliper.

Optimised cornering ABS.

Single 255mm disc.

Brembo single piston sliding caliper.

Optimised cornering ABS

Width Handlebars

830mm

930mm

930mm

935mm

935mm

Height

(Without Mirrors)

1410-1460mm

1410-1460mm

(1385-1435 mm LRH)

1410-1460mm

1452-1502mm

1452-1502mm

Seat Height

810-830mm

810-830mm 

(760-780mm LRH)

810-830mm

850-870mm

850-870mm

Wheelbase

1556mm

1556mm

(1545mm LRH)

1556mm

1551mm

1551mm

Rake

24.6 º

24.6 º

(24.1 º LRH)

24.6 º

24.4 º

24.4 º

Trail

133.3mm

133.3mm

(130.0mm LRH)

133.3mm

145.8mm

145.8mm

Dry Weight

192 kg

194 kg

(193 kg LRH)

198 kg

196 kg

201 kg

Tank Capacity

20 L

20 L

20 L

20 L

20 L

Fuel Consumption

5.2l/100 km (55.4 MPG)

CO2 Emissions

EURO 5 Standard: 119 g/km

 

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