New 2020 
Triumph Tiger 1200 Desert
Special Edition

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Inspired by the world’s most epic motorcycle adventures
Triumph is pleased to announce two new very special Tiger 1200 Desert edition. Inspired by some of the world’s most thrilling motorcycle adventures from all over the world, this new motorcycles incorporate a unique high specification set-up and dedicated paint schemes, to deliver even greater adventure capability, style and value for money.

Tiger 1200 Desert Edition – Inspired by epic adventures taken across the most inhospitable deserts in the world, from the Sahara, to the Kalahari and beyond.   

Exclusive dedicated Desert edition paint schemes and detailing  
Special edition ‘Sandstorm’ paint scheme with dedicated ‘Desert Edition’ graphics for the new Tiger 1200 Desert Edition. 
All the distinctive and purposeful style of the exceptionally capable Tiger 1200.

Dedicated high specification set-up with even greater value for money
The new Tiger 1200 Special Edition add to the mid-spec
Tiger XCx specification set-up with an even higher level of equipment, designed to enhance the ride and deliver even greater value for money

Higher specification features:
– Lightweight Arrow titanium silencer
– Triumph Shift Assist

Incredible standard of triple powered performance, rider  technology
and premium specification equipment 

Powerful and responsive 1,215cc triple engine, delivering peak power of 141PS @ 9,350rpm, maximum torque of 122Nm @ 7,600rpm and an incredible sound
from a lightweight Arrow titanium silencer 
State-of-the-art rider technology. Including: Triumph Shift Assist, adjustable full colour TFT instruments, optimised cornering ABS & traction control, up to 5 riding modes, all LED lighting, Illuminated buttons, keyless ignition, cruise control, Electrically adjustable windscreen, heated grips and multiple power sockets.
Premium specification equipment. Including: Triumph semi-active suspension (TSAS), Brembo Monobloc brakes, Adjustable seat height

Inspired by the epic motorcycle adventures the Tiger 1200 has taken across the most inhospitable and challenging deserts in the world, the new Tiger 1200 Desert Edition takes all of the distinctive and purposeful Tiger 1200 XC line-up looks and incredible capability, whilst bringing an even higher standard of finish, including:
Exclusive ‘Sandstorm’ special edition paint scheme. 
Dedicated ‘Desert Edition’ graphics.
New metallised ‘SE’ radiator badges.
In addition to its unique paint scheme, the Tiger 1200 Desert Edition also features higher specification equipment compared to the mid spec XCx model, designed to further enhance its adventure capability and affordability. These dedicated features are;
Lightweight Arrow titanium silencer
Triumph Shift Assist for clutchless up- and down-shifts

Tiger triple engine
The new Desert Edition features the Tiger 1200’s 1215cc Triple engine, the most powerful shaft-driven engine in its class, delivering smooth and immediate response through the gears up to a peak power of 141PS @ 9,350rpm. This is derived by the high quality engine components (including lightweight flywheel, lighter crankshaft and magnesium cam cover) that allow the engine to spin up fast for instant power delivery and maximum torque of 122Nm @ 7,600rpm.

In addition, the lightweight Arrow titanium silencer enhances the bike’s agility and improves the already thrilling Tiger Triple soundtrack.

State-of-the-art technology 
The new Desert Edition offers a huge choice of core features and benefits to deliver a superior riding experience. This ride enhancing technology includes:

Adjustable full colour TFT instrument – Full colour and clear instrumentation providing precise rider information with an intuitive operation

Optimised Cornering ABS and Traction Control – Enabled via an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), this system supports the automatic selection of the appropriate level of ABS and Traction Control intervention by constantly measuring roll, pitch, yaw and acceleration rates, in order to calculate the lean angle. This fully integrated technology system ensures greater riding stability at all times.

5 rider modes (Rain, Road, Off-Road, Off-Road PRO, Sport) – The riding modes adjust throttle response, ABS and Traction Control settings for maximum rider control in all riding conditions. The Off-Road PRO riding mode is Triumph’s most extreme off-road set-up for advanced off-road adventure, with ABS and Traction Control turned off, and an off-road throttle map.

All LED lighting – Providing enhanced visibility and style, Triumph’s LED signature lighting creates clear views ahead and from behind

High specification Triumph Semi-Active Suspension (TSAS) – Featuring premium adjustable WP suspension, allowing the rider to electronically control the type of ride
with the TSAS controlling the front and rear suspension damping. It also automatically adapts the RSU pre-load settings to maintain optimal ride height for different rider sizes and payloads. There are two TSAS modes: Auto / Off-Road

Triumph Shift Assist – Providing seamless clutchless up and down gearshifts, this system facilitates silky smooth gear changes and significantly reduces rider fatigue

Illuminated backlit buttons – Ergonomically-designed fully backlit handlebar switch cubes and joystick to make night-time use even easier

Keyless ignition – Easier to live with daily, featuring a premium keyless ignition

Cruise control – Accessed easily through the left hand switchcube, the new single button cruise control helps to reduce rider fatigue

Electrically adjustable touring screen – Configure the screen height on the road through intuitive backlit switch cube for exceptional long distance comfort.
High levels of standard technology specification, including ride-by-wire throttle, heated grips and three power sockets including a handy USB socket under the seat.

High specification chassis
The new Tiger Desert Edition maintains the Tiger’s well known premium equipment standard with high specification Brembo brakes, adjustable WP suspension controlled by Triumph’s Semi-Active Suspension technology, and a two-position seat height (835-855 mm), adjustable by 20 mm to suit riding style and terrain.

Specifications  Tiger 1200 Desert Edition

Engine Type
Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder

1,215 cc

85 x 71.4 mm

Compression Ratio

Maximum Power
141PS / 139bhp (104kW) @ 9,350rpm

Maximum Torque
122Nm @ 7,600rpm

Fuel system
Ride by Wire, fuel injection

3 into 1 header system, Arrow titanium silencer with carbon fibre end cap, side mounted

Final drive
Shaft drive

Wet, multi-plate hydraulically operated, torque assist


Tubular steel trellis frame

Single-sided, cast aluminium alloy with shaft drive

Front Wheel
32 spoke, aluminium rim, for tubeless tyres 19 x 3.0 in

Rear Wheel
32 spoke, aluminium rim, for tubeless tyres 17 x 4.5 in

Front Tyre
120/70 R19

Rear Tyre
170/60 R17

Front Suspension
WP 48 mm upside down forks, electronically adjustable damping, 190 mm travel

Rear Suspension
WP monoshock, electronically adjustable semi active damping with automatic preload adjustment, 193 mm wheel travel

Front Brake
Twin 305 mm floating discs, radially mounted monobloc Brembo 4-piston calipers, switchable ABS

Rear Brake
Single 282 mm disc, Nissin 2-piston sliding caliper, switchable ABS

Width (Handlebars)
830 mm

Height Without Mirrors
1,470 mm

Seat Height
835 – 855 mm

1,520 mm

23.2 º

99.9 mm

Dry Weight
246 Kg

Fuel Tank Capacity
20 L

TFT multi­functional instrument pack with digital speedometer, trip computer, digital tachometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, service indicator, ambient temperature, clock and Riding Modes.

Fuel Consumption
5.2 l/100 km (54.3 MPG)

CO2 Emissions
122 g/km

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