First look at the 2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 GT range [12 Fast Facts + 26 Photos]
The Triumph Tiger 1200 2022 family tree is divided into two branches. We told you about the 2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 Rally models with a focus on off-roading. Now is the time to focus on the three street-oriented Triumph Tiger 1200 GT 2022 ranges: the GT, GT Pro and GT Explorer. Although all three GTs share the same chassis and the same base engine, there are some differences. Let’s take a look at what each Tiger 1200 GT has to offer.
- All three models receive the new triple T-plane with its uneven firing order. The power peaks are impressive: 147 horsepower at 9,000 rpm and 96 lb-ft of torque at 7,000 rpm. That’s an eight horsepower increase over the previous Tiger 1200 engine. Power is sent to the rear wheel via a lighter shaft drive. The firing order provides one short spread and two long spreads, which improves low-end power and a distinctive feel.
- The chassis is also new, lighter and narrower than before. There’s a new frame that weighs almost 12 pounds lighter and has a bolted aluminum subframe that fits the passenger mounts. The swingarm fitted with a linkage is still three pounds lighter.
- The pendant light is courtesy of Showa. All three GTs have semi-active suspension. Wheel travel drops below eight inches at each end, about 3/4 of an inch shorter than the Rally suspension. This makes it possible to reduce the seat height of the GTs. The GTs have a two-position seat height. There is also an optional low seat another 3/4 inch lower.
- The cast aluminum wheels have Metzeler Tourance rubber. The 19/18 inch wheel pairing is a bit unusual, although it still allows for a good tire selection.
- Braking is first-rate, thanks to Brembo M4.30 Stylema calipers running on 320mm floating discs. Magura takes care of the radial master cylinder, which has a separate reservoir and is adjustable.
- Driver aids abound and are one of the differentiators between GT variants. The GT Pro and GT Explorer have a quickshifter, cornering sensitive lighting and handling, all absent on the standard GT. Only the GT Explorer benefits from a radar system for blind spots, tire pressure monitoring and seat and grip heating. The three GTs have a 7-inch TFT screen with Bluetooth connectivity to your smartphone, traction control adapted to cornering, keyless operation (ignition, fuel cap and steering lock). A Triumph Sena Bluetooth intercom system is available as an option, with Harman Kardon sound.
- The Triumph Tiger 1200 GT 2022 has three driving modes, its brothers benefiting from two additional models. Sport, Road and Rain are present on all three GTs. The GT Pro and GT Explorer have an Off-Road mode, as well as a user-configurable mode. Off-Road Pro remains a Rally mode only.
- The GT Pro and GT Explorer get an aluminum skid plate, while the GT has to do without. The GT Explorer is fitted with engine guards, the only motorcycle in the GT range to come standard with this equipment. All three GTs have hand guards as standard.
- The lack of adornments makes the standard GT the lightest of the trio, sitting curbside at 529 pounds. Add 11 pounds for the GT Pro and 22 pounds for the GT Explorer.
- The new body is common to all Triumph Tiger 1200s from 2022. The new GTs have a more upright stance with less bodywork.
- Luggage developed by Givi is optional. You can choose between the Trekker plastic cases and top case, or the aluminum Expedition saddlebags and top case. Long-distance riders will also want to lean into the adjustable screen finder and center stand.
- Look for the 2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 GT range at your local dealerships in the spring. The 2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 GT has an MSRP of $ 19,100 and is available exclusively in Snowdonia White. The GT Pro costs $ 21,400, while the GT Explorer gets a price tag of $ 23,100. In addition to Snowdonia White, the GT Pro and GT Explorer are available in Lucerne Blue or Sapphire Black.
We tested the Triumph Tiger 1200
2022 Tiger Triumph 1200 GT (and GT Pro and GT Explorer) Specifications
- Type: Inline-3
- Displacement: 1160cc
- Bore x stroke: 90.0 x 60.7 mm
- Maximum power: 148 horsepower at 9,000 rpm
- Maximum torque: 96 ft-lbs at 7,000 rpm
- Compression ratio: 13.2: 1
- Valvetrain: DOHC, 4vpc
- Transmission: 6 speed
- Clutch: wet multi-disc with assist and slip functions
- Final drive: shaft
- Frame: tubular steel with bolted aluminum subframe
- Front suspension; Travel: Fully adjustable 49mm semi-active Showa inverted fork; 7.9 inch
- Rear suspension: Fully adjustable, semi-active, linkage assisted, Showa shock absorber; 7.9 inch
- Wheels: cast aluminum
- Front wheel: 19 x 3.0
- Rear wheel: 18 x 4.25
- Tires: Metzeler Tourance
- Front tire: 120/70 x 19
- Rear tire: 150/70 x 18
- Brakes, front: 320mm floating discs with Brembo Stylema M4.30 4-piston monoblock calipers with Magura H1 radial master cylinder
- Rear brake: 282mm disc with Brembo single piston caliper
- ABS: Cornering ABS
DIMENSIONS and CAPACITIES
- Wheelbase: 61.4 inches
- Rake: 24.1 degrees
- Trail: 4.7 inches
- Seat height: 33.5 or 34.2 inches
- Fuel tank capacity: 5.2 gallons (GT Explorer: 7.9 gallons)
- Curb Weight: 529 lbs (GT Pro: 540 lbs; GT Explorer: 562 lbs)
- Snowdonia White
- Sapphire Black (GT Pro and GT Explorer only)
- Lucerne Blue (GT Pro and GT Explorer only)
- 2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 GT Price: $ 19,100 MSRP
- 2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 GT Pro Price: $ 21,400 MSRP
- 2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 GT Explorer Price: $ 23,100 MSRP
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