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Here’s everything you need to know about the new Tiger 900 supplemented by beautiful imagery

Triumph has been working on its next range of models to meet the upcoming Euro 5 emission norms and it all begins with this, the Tiger 900. Meant as a replacement for the Tiger 800, the Tiger 900 has more to it than just a larger emission-compliant engine. Check out the image gallery below to know what is new on the new kitty.

Triumph has used the Tiger Tramontana as design inspiration for the new 900. The motorcycle looks a lot more enduro-ish with its short beak and compact body dimensions.

The enduro look is enhanced by the presence of the new menacing LED headlight.

Triumph has given the Tiger 900 a larger 7-inch colour TFT dash. There are four dedicated layouts to choose from. On the Pro variants, you also get the My Triumph Bluetooth connectivity module as standard, while it has to be bought as an accessory with other models.

Triumph has altered the chassis of the new Tiger 900 to accommodate the new engine. It gets a new rear bolt-on subframe. Even the riding ergos have been altered. The handlebars are 10mm closer to the rider. There is a slight cause of concern on the Rally models as the seat height has gone up from 840mm in the lowest setting to 850mm. However, Triumph states the new seat is narrower, which should allow shorter riders to get their feet on the ground easily.

There is no reason to worry on the GT models as the seat height at the lowest setting is 810mm.

The new future emission-friendly 888cc triple cylinder motor is nothing like its predecessor. On paper, this engine might be making the same power -- 95PS -- but the tune is quite different as it gets a unique 1-3-2 firing order. There is more accessible power throughout the rev range. Peak torque of 87Nm (8Nm more than the 800) kicks in at just 7250rpm.

The electronic suite on the Tiger 900 gets the addition of IMU-based ABS system. The cornering ABS has been developed in conjunction with Continental. On the Rally Pro model, there are six rider modes to choose from: Rain, Road, Sport, Rider, Off-Road and Off-Road Pro. The last rider mode disables both ABS intervention as well as shuts off traction control.

On the GT bikes, Marzocchi suspension units are employed. The front USD (180mm travel) is compression and rebound adjustable while the rear monoshock (170mm travel) gets preload and rebound adjustability.

For the first time, Triumph has used an electronically adjustable rear monoshock, which you can find on the GT Pro trim. There are nine levels of damping control and four fixed preload settings.

The Rally versions get Showa suspension units. The front USD (240mm travel) is fully adjustable while you can only adjust the preload and rebound settings on the rear monoshock (230mm travel).

Triumph has finally given the Tiger sidewall-laced 21-/17-inch spoke rims that allow for tubeless tyres to be fitted. The Rally models will get Bridgestone Battlax Adventure rubber as standard. But as an option you can also spec the Tiger 900 with Pirelli Scorpion Rally tyres.

On the Tiger 900, Triumph has made use of Brembo's top-of-the-line Stylema radial calipers. These are the same units found on the Ducati Panigale V4 and also on Triumph' torque monster, the Rocket 3.

We can expect Triumph to ride in these new Tiger 900 models to India by mid-2020.

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