A new 2018 Triumph Tiger teaser trailer has been released, confirming that new models will be revealed in detail at the EICMA Show in Milan, Italy. With the full details out on November 7th, 2017, take a look at the video and we’ll share what we already know after you’ve watched it.
So the video refers to a transformation, with a new Tiger Triple Engine and new Tiger Technology. And splits the riding between Tarmac and off-road. It suggests that the current option to choose a more road or dirt focused model may well continue.
So what do we know about the new 2018 Triumph Tiger range?
Obviously any new models will feature updated bodywork, and it appears the 1200 and 800 models will get an updated and slightly sharper look. Although it doesn’t seem like a radical transformation yet.
What will change is that the headlights looks to have gone full LED with daytime running lights. At the moment there are eight different options in both the Tiger 800 and Tiger Explorer (1200cc) ranges, with the XR models designed more for road use, and the XC designation for more hardcore off-road riding. Given that the Street Triples and Bonnevilles have all had capacity and power increases due to engine overhauls, it seems likely that the smaller Tiger will benefit from something similar, whether or not the Explorer also follows suit. Either way, the Explorer name seems to be getting dropped in favour of focusing on the capacity and model designation.
The changes seem to have reduced the size of the sump and radiator, which allows for the what looks like a 21-inch spoked wheel, which you can currently find on the off-road 2017 Triumph Tiger 800 XCX, but the 1200cc bikes stop at a 19 inch.
And there also appears to be a new TFT dash unit.
The Triumph Tiger was originally launched in 2010, with the Triumph Tiger Explorer appearing at EICMA in 2011.
Still, only a few days to go until the details get confirmed.