Triumph has given its excellent Tiger 900 ADV tourer range another revamp for 2024, and the upper-middleweight triple now has a big old dollop of extra power and torque, plus a lighter chassis, and extensive upgrades to the running gear, equipment and electronics.
First up is that engine: still a three-cylinder DOHC 12v unit, with an 888cc capacity and 78×61.9mm bore and stroke, it’s now got new pistons, with raised compression up to 13:1, revised cylinder head with bigger ports and more efficient combustion chamber design, and new camshafts on both inlet and exhaust side.
The result is an extra 13 per cent peak power, up from 95ps to 108ps (106.5bhp) at 9,500rpm, which is a healthy boost for sure. Torque is up to 66 ft lb (90 Nm) and the firm’s T-plane crank gives an off-beat firing order thanks to a 180/270/270 degree 1-3-2 firing order – claimed to give the benefits of a twin low-down and a triple at high revs.
Finally, there’s a new inlet and exhaust design with 15mm longer trumpets and a single catalyst design in the headers. All that – and a nine per cent cut in fuel economy, which gives a claimed 425km range from the 20 litre fuel tank.
On the chassis front, there’s new Brembo Stylema brake calipers up front with 320mm discs on all three bikes in the range – the GT, GT Pro and Rally Pro – as well as a radial master cylinder.
Suspension is by Marzocchi on the GT and GT Pro road-focused bikes, with 45mm fully adjustable USD front forks, and rear shocks with preload and rebound adjustment – which is electronic on the GT Pro.
The Rally Pro gets a completely different setup from Showa with 240mm travel on the 45mm USD forks up front and 230mm rear, and full adjustability both ends. The Rally also gets a 21” front wheel more suited to offroad use, with wire spoked rims, while the GTs have a 19” front and cast aluminium wheels.
Tyres are chosen to suit as well: Metzeler Tourance Next on the GTs and more knobbly Bridgestone Battlax Adventure on the Rally.
Triumph has stuck with a steel tube trellis main frame with bolt-on aluminium rear subframe, and claims weight savings in engine and chassis: wet weight with 90 per cent fuel load is now 219kg on the GT, 222kg on the GT Pro and 228kg on the Rally Pro.
When it comes to electronics and touring gizmos, the Hinckley outfit has ratcheted things up another notch too. All three bikes get a new chunky seven-inches of full colour LCD TFT dashboard display, with USB C high power charging socket plus a 12v charging socket, and another USB charging point in a secure phone compartment under the seat, ideal for when using the Bluetooth link to the dashboard.
Cruise control, cornering traction and cornering ABS are common across the range, with the Pro models getting an up/down quickshifter as standard (it’s an option on the base GT).
Everyone gets heated grips as standard, while there are heated pillion and rider seats on the Pro models, which also get tyre pressure monitoring and a centre stand. The Rally Pro also has engine and fairing protection bars, and an alloy sump guard.
There are four riding modes on the base GT, with the GT Pro having an extra Rider custom mode, and the Rally Pro adding Off-Road Pro for six in total.
It’s a big update for one of Triumph’s already-great models. We can’t wait to try it out.
The new Tiger 900 range will be in dealer by the start of 2024, priced at £12,195 for the base Triumph Tiger 900 GT, £13,895 for the GT Pro and £14,495 for the Rally Pro.
Triumph Tiger 900 2024 SPECS
ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION
|Tiger 900 GT||Tiger 900 GT Pro||Tiger 900 Rally Pro|
|Type||Liquid Cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, inline 3-cylinder|
|Maximum power||108 PS / 106.5 bhp
(79.5 kW) @ 9,500 rpm
|Maximum torque||90 Nm (66 ft lb) @ 6,850 rpm|
|Fuel system||Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with electronic throttle control|
|Exhaust||Stainless steel 3 into 1 header system, side mounted stainless steel silencer|
|Final drive||O-ring Chain|
|Clutch||Wet, multi-plate, slip and assist|