Triumph has refreshed its middleweight adventure bike with new engine components, a fresh TFT, added safety equipment and more The Tiger 900 has been with us since 2020, and in the cutthroat world that is the middleweight adventure bike segment, that’s a long time. It’s no surprise, then, to see Triumph release a comprehensively updated version of the machine for the 2024 model year.
The headline changes concern the engine. The 888cc triple features various new components, providing a 13 per cent increase in power to give a new total of 106bhp “while gaining more torque and tractability at low RPM,” Triumph says. The newfound poke doesn’t come at the expense of fuel economy – in fact, that’s been improved by nine per cent. As before, it retains the T-plane crankshaft which provides an offset 1, 3, 2 firing order (as opposed to the more typical 1, 2, 3), giving twin-cylinder-like qualities lower in the rev range.
The 900 also gets a whole host of new safety features, including something commonly found in the car world – flashing hazard lights for when you’re braking heavily. There are also new ‘marker lights’ to make the bike easier to spot in low-visibility conditions, plus tweaked cornering ABS and traction control. How these behave depends on which of the four modes – Road, Rain, Sport and Off-Road – are in use. Rally Pro models have an ‘Off-Road Pro’ mode that bins off the ABS and TC entirely. All trim levels have a slip-and-assist clutch fitted as standard. Also new and also fitted to all versions of the 900 is the seven-inch, bonded-glass TFT ‘My Triumph Connectivity’ display, through which the rider can access music, mobile phone functions and turn-by-turn navigation.
That should make longer journeys that little bit nicer, as will the reshaped seat, which features 20mm of adjustability. On the Tiger GT and GT Pro, this gives a seat height of 820mm to 840mm, while for the Rally Pro 860mm to 880mm. Further making your next tour more pleasant is a damped handlebar mounting system. As is the case for the outgoing model, the Tiger 900 is built around a tubular steel trellis main frame with a separate aluminium rear subframe. To that a Marzochi 45mm upside-down fork providing 180mm of travel and a 170mm monoshock from the same brand. The GT has manually adjustable preload and rebound damping, while on the GT Pro, the suspension can be fiddled with electronically.
The Rally Pro lives up to its name with 240mm front travel from a 45mm fully adjustable Showa fork with 230mm from an also fully adjustable Showa monoshock at the other end.
Triumph Tiger 900 price and release date
The range starts at £12,195 on the road for the entry-level Tiger 900 GT model. The £13,895 Tiger 900 GT Pro adds the electronic suspension, heated grips and seats, a quickshifter and a tyre pressure monitoring system. Those goodies are carried over to the more off-road-focused Tiger 900 Rally Pro, which is £14,495. Orders are open now, and first deliveries will start in early 2024.
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