Inspired by the adventures that many of its clients have starred around the world, the British brand has surprised everyone with the Triumph Tiger 1200 Desert Edition and Triumph Tiger 1200 Alpine Edition. These are the two special editions based on their maxi-trail ‘1200’ feature new color schemes, but also a level of unique equipment that makes life much easier for you in the most ambitious adventures and also stands out for its value for money.
The Triumph Tiger 1200 is quite a wonder, with a 1215 cc, 141 hp three-cylinder engine, and gimbal transmission. The engine is capable of delivering a maximum power of 141 hp at 9,350 rpm, with a peak torque of 122 Nm at 7,600 rpm. Its constant evolution has led it to be one of the references of the maxi-trail segment, with versions that offer up to TFT color display, multiple driving modes, electronic suspensions, ABS and traction control in curve, fast charge, full-LED, proximity key, cruise control, heated cuffs, screen with electric adjustment and endless equipment possibilities and more road or more off-road orientation.
With the Triumph Tiger 1200 Desert and Alpine, they go one step further. They have equipment similar to the medium-sized versions of the family, the XRx, and XCx, and they have a unique style.
On the one hand, the Triumph Tiger 1200 Desert is based on the XCx, so we look for its off-road orientation. It has a ‘Sandstorm’ scheme with specific graphics for this edition and ‘SE’ metallic emblems on the sides of the radiator. It includes the Arrow titanium exhaust and the quick change of the XCa in addition to the Expedition aluminum suitcases with a capacity of 37 liters each (as a gift during the launch period).
For its part, the Triumph Tiger 1200 Alpine has a more asphaltic orientation based on the XRx. It is distinguished by its color scheme ‘Snowdonia White’ and its specific graphics ‘Alpine Edition’ in addition to the new metallic emblems ‘SE’ on the sides of the radiator. As for the equipment, it adds to the XRx the titanium exhaust and the Expedition suitcases as a gift during the launch promotion.
Available from the end of February in the Triumph network, the Tiger Alpine and Desert replace the “standard” XCx and XRx. The high-end versions XCa and XRt remain in the manufacturer’s catalog. The prices start from £14,700 for the Tiger Alpine and £15,500 for the Desert.