Triumph India has sent out a press release stating that it will be launching the Triumph Speedmaster, Tiger 800 and Tiger 1200 within the next few months. The bikes will be CKD units and will play a part in Triumph's goal to have all its models assembled in the country. Currently, the British bikemaker's portfolio consists of 90 per cent CKD units, which Triumph aims to increase to 100 per cent, thus making its bikes more affordable than a completely built unit (CBU).
The Speedmaster is based on the Bonneville Bobber’s underpinnings but carries a different cruiser design. It features slightly swept-back beach handlebars and forward-set footpegs for the traditional cruiser laidback riding position. The rear subframe is longer, to accommodate a pillion seat. Features include LED headlamps with inset DRLs and a single-pod analogue speedometer with a digital readout. The 1200cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine comes is the same High Torque (HT) spec motor that also powers the Bobber and the T120. It makes 77PS at 6100rpm and 106Nm of torque at 4000rpm. Ride-by-wire allows for two riding modes - Road and Rain. Also on the roster are switchable traction control and cruise control.
The new Tiger 800 receives more than 200 engine and chassis updates. Triumph says the motor is more responsive at low revs. Power output, at 95PS, remains unchanged. First gear is shorter while the exhaust is lighter and emits a better sound as well. The most noticeable design feature is the new LED headlamps. The bodywork gets aero diffusers to channel air away from the rider and ensure less wind noise. The riding position has been revised for more comfort while touring. Features include a colour TFT screen similar to the Street Triple RS, five-way joystick cube on the left switchgear, and more refined cruise control.
The 2018 Tiger 1200 gets new graphics and colour options. Other design additions are new alloy wheels.The new headlamp gets LED lighting and adaptive cornering lights. Features include a full-colour TFT screen and keyless ignition. Overall weight has dropped by 10kg. The 1215cc inline-triple motor develops 141PS at 9350rpm and 122Nm of torque at 7600rpm. Ride-by-wire has been optimised for better engine response at low revs. A new Arrow exhaust enhances aural quality. Riding modes get an additional ‘Off-road Pro’ mode which allows the rider to deactivate all electronic aids.The 6-speed transmission gets a new bi-directional quick-shifter.
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