2020 Triumph Tiger 900 now available for pre-bookings
While some premium bike makers have announced that the Covid-19 crisis has severely affected their original launch plans, on the other hand, Triumph Motorcycles India is now ready with its second brand-new launch for 2020.
The company has previously teased the arrival of the new Tiger 900 at its official website and now it has initiated pre-bookings of the bike ahead of its expected June launch. Interested customers can now reserve Triumph's upcoming adventure motorcycle at a token amount of ₹50,000.
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The Tiger 900 is a brand new product from the iconic UK-based motorcycle maker and it is not just an update to the last Tiger 800 model. It will arrive in India as a CKD product.
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The new Tiger will be launched in three variants - Rally Pro, the road-focused GT line, and Rally. There is also a base Tiger 900 but it may not arrive in India anytime soon.
Being a completely fresh model, the Tiger 900 will sport a new design, chassis, suspension, as well as powerplant. It will source power from a 888 cc, inline-triple engine which is claimed to have a twin-cylinder-like character. This engine is responsible for deliver 93.9 PS of power and 87 Nm of torque, and features a 5-speed transmission.
Some of its main features include 6 different riding modes a 7-inch TFT instrument console, My Triumph connectivity system featuring GoPro controls, Electronic cruise control, Bi-directional quick-shifter, Heated grips and heated seats featuring separate pillion control and Tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS).
Speaking on the announcement, Mr. Shoeb Farooq, Business Head - Triumph Motorcycles India said: “The Triumph Tiger has an incredibly rich history, with a bloodline of dedicated off-road models spanning the last 80+ years. It has played a significant role in establishing the premium adventure segment in the country, a niche that Triumph motorcycles helms. With the all-new Tiger 900, we want to set new benchmarks in the segment and transform every ride for maximum adventure."
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In terms of pricing, the Triumph Tiger 900 range is set to be slightly more expensive than the previously sold Tiger 800 range.