The near-900cc adventure bike segment has heated up by a few degrees in the past few months. BMW unveiled the new F 900 GS, Honda updated its Africa Twin, and Husqvarna has dazzled up the Norden 901. Now, after watching from the sidelines, Triumph has finally joined the party and announced a sizable update for the Tiger 900. The ADV promises more punch, refreshed features, and a shuffled variant list for 2024, all of which make it a serious contender in the segment. Let’s take a look at what’s changed and unchanged.
The Triumph Tiger 900 Now Comes In Three Variants
Triumph’s Tiger lineup is one of the most widespread in the business. There’s the Tiger 660, Tiger 850, Tiger 900, and the flagship Tiger 1200, where the last two have several variants. So for 2024, the company has trimmed things down by limiting the Tiger 900 to three variants. It comes in GT, GT Pro, and Rally Pro, bidding adieu to the ‘Rally’ from 2023.
The 2024 Tiger 900 GT and GT Pro come in three colors, namely Carnival Red, Snowdonia White, and Graphite. All three have bespoke graphics for added punch. Meanwhile, the Tiger 900 Rally Pro is available in Matt Khaki Green, Ash Grey, and Carbon Black. Again, these have bespoke graphics, while the first livery also has a white chassis.
Each Variant Employs An Updated 888cc, Triple-Cylinder Engine
Under the skin, each 2024 Tiger 900 variant has an updated 888cc, triple-cylinder engine. The mill now has new pistons, intake ports, camshafts, and a 15 mm longer intake. This, along with the reworked exhaust and catalytic converter, results in an output of 106.5 horsepower and 66.4 pound-feet–up from 93 HP and 64 pound-feet. Despite the boost in power, Triumph also claims a nine percent increase in fuel efficiency and emissions.
These numbers help the Tiger 900 lineup take on its rivals much better than before, and even punch above its weight. For instance, the peak power is not only more than the BMW F 900 GS and the KTM 890 Adventure, but it also one-ups the 2024 Honda Africa Twin. Lest we forget, the raspy triple howl is also the best in the biz (in our books).
|Specification||2024 Triumph Tiger 900||2023 Triumph Tiger 900|
|Engine||888cc, triple-cylinder||888cc, triple-cylinder|
|Power||106.5 horsepower at 9,500 RPM||93.9 horsepower at 8,750 RPM|
|Torque||66.4 pound-feet at 6,850 RPM||64 pound-feet at 7,250 RPM|
Features Of The Triumph Tiger 900 Go Under The Knife Too
With added ponies, you need modern features and the 2024 Tiger 900 doesn’t disappoint. You now look at a seven-inch TFT instrument cluster–borrowed from the Tiger 1200. Smartphone connectivity is standard on all variants, along with riding modes, cornering traction control, cornering ABS, slipper clutch, and an emergency hazard light system (it flashes under hard braking).
As for variant-wise differences, the GT, GT Pro, and Rally Pro boast four, five, and six riding modes, respectively. Road, Rain, Sport, and Off-Road are standard on all, while the GT Pro has an extra customizable mode. The Rally Pro then adds another Off-Road Pro mode to the mix. Also, the ‘Pro’ variants come with a bi-directional quickshifter (offered as an accessory on the GT).
Triumph Has Left The Tiger 900’s Underpinnings Unchanged
Aside from the changes, the lineup’s underpinnings have been carried on from 2023. So the GT employs adjustable 45 mm USD forks (7.1 inches travel) and monoshock (6.7 inches travel), sourced from Marzocchi. This is topped by 19/17-inch cast wheels, wrapped in Metzeler Tourance tires. Brakes comprise fancy Brembo Stylema calipers up top. The GT Pro has a similar setup, with the only difference being electronic adjustability outback.
In the meantime, the Rally Pro has Showa 45 mm USD forks and monoshock. These are adjustable and offer 7.1/6.7 inches of travel (F/R). This is topped by 21/17-inch spoke wheels, shod with tubeless Bridgestone off-road rubber. More details are in the table below.
|Specification||2024 Triumph Tiger 900 GT/GT Pro||2024 Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro|
|Chassis||Tubular trellis||Tubular trellis|
|Front suspension||45 mm Marzocchi USD forks||45 mm Showa USD forks|
|Rear suspension||Marzocchi monoshock||Showa monoshock|
|Front brakes||2x 320 mm discs||2x 320 mm discs|
|Rear brake||255 mm disc||255 mm disc|
|Seat height||32.2 inches||33.8 inches|
|Weight||489 pounds||503 pounds|
The 2024 Triumph Tiger 900 Starts At $14,995
If you like what you see, we have more good news. That’s because these updates come at no extra cost. The Tiger 900 GT and GT Pro cost $14,995 and $16,895, while the 900 Rally Pro sells for $17,395 (all the same as the 2023 models). So you get more bang for your buck with the latest update.
This also means the rival list doesn’t change. The GT and GT Pro go against the Ducati Multistrada V2 and V2 S, whereas the Rally Pro primarily rivals the KTM 890 Adventure R and Ducati DesertX.
Source – Triumph U.S.A, CycleWorld
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