2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 GT Pro review Full specifications HD image Gallary. As I watch the car in front of me doing 360s on the highway at 60 mph, I quickly realize that my two-wheeled vehicle is no match for the ice-covered road. It’s 2017, and I am aboard my new 2017 Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer. Packed up heavy, I’m running from an early winter storm on the back roads of Nevada. Up until this point, things had gone okay—just cold temps and rain. But as I crested the pass, the rain turned to hail, and the road became an ice rink.
Okay, Motorcycling 101: Pull in the clutch, don’t touch the brakes, no sudden movements or steering input, and pray. As I safely glide by the completely astonished woman spinning down the road—I can still see her eyes looking at me like I was an unexplainable aberration as she slowed to a stop—I realize I am in love with this motorcycle!
1) The 2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 GT Pro looks great in Lucerne Blue, as well as Snowdonia White and Sapphire Black. It has a muscular yet proportional stance, without looking too massive, even in the Explorer model with its nearly eight-gallon fuel tank. The front-end LED lighting and DRLs look aggressive and clean.
2) Ergonomics are spot-on for my six-foot frame. Seating position comfortable with just the right reach to the bars. The seat has two height settings 0.7 inches apart. I rode most of the day in the high setting, which translated to me comfortably resting on the balls of my feet at stops. Brake and clutch levers, grip reach, footpegs, and windscreen height are all adjustable. The windscreen slides easily up and down, though I found it less effective than previous iterations.p
3) The engine, unaltered across the entire Tiger 1200 lineup, is a ripper! While still a triple, the 1160cc, 148-horsepower powerplant feels entirely different from past iterations. The motor spins up much quicker with strong, linearly delivered power that just seems to keep going and going.
4) The T-plane crank engine is designed to have more character and low-speed tractability. Most noticeable is the soundtrack—rev it up, and the triple howls beautifully.
5) The 2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 GT Pro has five ride modes—one of them user-configurable. The present modes are Sport, Road, Off-Road, and rain. Each ride mode changes the throttle response, ABS, traction control, and suspension action. Continental’s traction control and ABS are cornering aware.
6) The quick revving and powerful engine works great in all modes—almost. Roll on the throttle quickly in the Sport mode, and you experience some unwelcome abruptness unless you are gentle with the wrist—creating something of an oxymoron. This is most noticeable when riding fast through curves and changing speeds. I rode most of the day in Road mode, which had the best balance of power and smoothness. Rain mode delivers the smoothest throttle roll-on while still providing plenty of power. Off-Road mode disengages rear ABS, reduces front ABS intervention, and lowers traction control, significantly improving off-pavement performance. Defeating traction control is required for steep climbs on loose gravel.
7) The quickshifter operates flawlessly. I’m a bit old school and typically don’t use quickshifters. However, during aggressive riding through the beautiful rolling countryside, I found I was using it much more without even thinking about it. That’s a testament to how smooth and accurate it is.
8) Getting all that power to the road via a revised linkage swingarm and lighter-weight shaft drive. On the pavement, the drivetrain functioned flawlessly, delivering power to the rear without snatching over various road conditions.
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2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 GT Pro Specifications.
- Type: Inline-3
- Displacement: 1160cc
- Bore x stroke: 90.0 x 60.7mm
- Maximum power: 148 horsepower @ 9000 rpm
- Maximum torque: 96 ft-lbs @ 7000 rpm
- Compression ratio: 13.2:1
- Valvetrain: DOHC, 4vpc
- Transmission: 6-speed
- Clutch: Wet multiplate w/ assist and slipper functions
- Final drive: Shaft
- Frame: Tubular steel w/ bolt-on aluminum subframe
- Front suspension; travel: Fully adjustable semi-active Showa inverted 49mm fork; 7.9 inches
- Rear suspension: Linkage-assisted, fully adjustable semi-active Showa shock; 7.9 inches
- 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
- Front brakes: 320mm floating discs w/ Brembo Stylema M4.30 monoblock 4-piston calipers w/ Magura H1 radial master cylinder
- Rear brake: 282mm disc w/ 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
- Curb weight: 540 pounds
- Colors: Snowdonia White; Sapphire Black; Lucerne Blue
2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 GT Pro Price: $21,400 MSRP