For next year’s riding season, the boys from Hinckley have released the 2020 Triumph Tiger 900, which comes in five variants. These are the Tiger 900 Rally and Rally Pro for heavy-duty riding, the more touring oriented Tiger 900 GT and GT Pro and the base model Tiger 900.
Now Euro 5 compliant, the inline-triple in the Tiger has been given a bump in capacity to 888 cc from the previous 799 cc in the Tiger 800 and now produces 93.9 hp at 8,750 rpm and 87 Nm of torque at 7,250 rpm. Mated to a six-speed gearbox, final drive for the Tiger 900 is by chain.
With five models in the new Tiger 900 range, Triumph has broadly divided the range into adventure touring and the more serious overlander tourer side of things. Main differentiation in nomenclature between models is the GT and Rally models, further divided into Pro variants.
For the Tiger 900 GT, intended for adventure touring, the GT and GT Pro models come with 45 mm diameter upside-down forks with manual adjustment of compression and rebound damping and 180 mm of travel. Meanwhile, the rear end of the Tiger 900 GT comes with RSU manually adjustable preload and rebound monoshock while the GT Pro model gets electronically adjustable for preload and rebound damping with 170 mm travel.
Moving up the range, the the Tiger 900 Rally and Rally Pro come with fully-adjustable 45 mm upside-down forks with 240 mm of travel while the rear gets a preload and rebound adjustable monoshock with 230 mm travel. For the base model Tiger 900, front suspension uses a non-adjustable 45 mm diameter upside-down forks and preload adjustable monoshock.
Braking is done with Brembo Stylema 4 callipers clamping 320 mm discs across the range, with the GT and Rally models getting Optimised Cornering ABS that is omitted on the base model Tiger 900. Seat height is adjustable on all Tiger 900s by 20 mm, with the base and GT models with between 810 mm and 830 mm seat height and the Rally and Rally Pro models getting between 850 mm and 870 mm, the exception being the Low Ride Height (LRH) Tiger 900 GT with 760 mm to 780 mm.
The instrument panel in the Tiger 900 is a 7-inch TFT-LCD with four display and four colour options. Optional Bluetooth My Triumph connectivity is available on the Tiger 900 GT and Rally and comes as standard equipment on the Pro versions.
Riding aids have a similar upgrade, now with six riding modes in the Tiger 900 Rally Pro – Rain, Road, Sport, Off-Road, Rider-configurable and Off-Road Pro while the Tiger 900 Rally omits the Off-Road Pro and Rider-configurable mode. For the Tiger 900 GT, the GT model gets Rain, Road, Sport and Off-Road and the GT Pro gets an additional Rider-configurable mode leaving the base model Tiger 900 with only Rain and Road modes.
LED lighting is found all-round on the Tiger 900 with LED DRLs while the GT Pro and Rally Pro models come with LED auxiliary riding lights. An up-and-down quickshifter comes standard for the Pro versions of the Tiger 900 and available as a option for the rest of the range.
Other rider conveniences include a 5-volt USB power socket for charging and mobile phone storage under the seat and illuminated switches with a 5-way joystick, electronic cruise control and heated grips for the Tiger 900 GT and Pro range, omitted for the base model. The top-of-line Tiger Pro models also come with heated rider and passenger seats and tyre pressure monitoring system.
Colour options for the 2020 Triumph Tiger 900 Rally and Rally Pro are Matt Khaki, Sapphire Black and Pure White with graphics inspired by the Triumph Tramontana rally machine. The Tiger 900 GT and GT Pro are available in Korosi Red, Sapphire Black and Pure White and the base model Tiger 900 comes only in Pure White.
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