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2009 Triumph Tiger

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The versatile Tiger has always been one of the most popular bikes in Triumph’s range and since the original was launched in 1994, winning a legion of fans the world over thanks to its all round ability. The latest Tiger lives in a genuinely different space to other bikes in its class, excelling in three distinct areas: it tours, it scratches and it commutes.

At the Tiger’s heart is the amazing 1050cc, fuel injected, three-cylinder engine. This motor, known for its addictive character, has plenty of torque and impressive amounts of horsepower, with ample reserves of both for those two-up fully laden tours. Peak power of 115PS (113bhp) is delivered at 9,400rpm, with 100Nm (74ft.lbf) torque at 6,250rpm.

The chassis features a twin-spar aluminium frame with a braced aluminium swingarm. Cast aluminium wheels are road orientated 17in variants, allowing a wide choice of tyres; the front tyre’s a 120/70 ZR17, the rear a 180/55 ZR17. The 43mm upside down fully adjustable forks and remote spring preload and rebound damping adjustable rear shock provide an almost magic carpet-like ride over all surfaces.

Twin four-piston radial calipers bite 320mm front discs, the rear 255mm disc uses a single twin-piston caliper. The Tiger’s seat height is a manageable 835mm (32.8in), matched to a dry weight of 198kg (436lbs – ABS weighs 201Kg/443lbs).

Fuel capacity is 20 litres (4.4 gal), giving an excellent touring range. Comfort has always been a strength for the Tiger and rider and pillion benefit from great ergonomics, excellent wind protection and rubber mounted handle bars and foot pegs.

Factory hard luggage is available for the Tiger, as is a tank bag, soft tail pack and heated grips, as well as a whole range of other accessory options.

2009 model year colours are popular favourites Fusion White, Jet Black, Caspian Blue and Blazing Orange. A special edition Tiger is also been introduced for 2009. Coming in a unique two-tone Matt Graphite and Matt Black combination, the SE is equipped with ABS, handguards and colour-matched panniers as standard.

Supremely comfortable, two-up tourer; sporty solo carver or sleek, stylish city bike: There are very few genuine all round motorcycles in existence – the Tiger is surely one of them.


  • Engine type - Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DoHc, in-line 3-cylinder
  • capacity - 1050cc
  • Bore/Stroke - 79 x 71.4mm
  • fuel System - Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with Sai (except nZ, Za, aU)
  • final Drive - X ring chain
  • clutch - Wet, multi-plate
  • gearbox - 6-speed
  • frame - aluminium beam twin-spar
  • Swingarm - Braced, twin-sided, aluminium alloy
  • Wheels - front; cast aluminium alloy multi-spoke 17 x 3.5in
  • rear; cast aluminium alloy multi-spoke 17 x 5.5in
  • tyres - front; 120/70 Zr 17
  • rear; 180/55 Zr 17
  • Suspension - front Showa 43mm upside down forks with adjustable preload, rebound and compression damping, 150mm travel
  • rear; Showa Monoshock with adjustable preload and rebound damping, 150mm rear wheel travel
  • Brakes - front; twin 320mm floating discs, nissin 4-piston radial calipers (aBS model available)
  • rear; Single 255mm disc, 2-piston nissin calipers (aBS model available)
  • front brake - master cylinder nissin master cylinder, 16mm diameter
  • instrument display/functions - LCD multi-function speedometer, trip computer and analogue
  • Length - 2110mm (83.1in)
  • Width (Handlebars) - 840mm (33.1in)
  • Height - 1320mm (52.0in)
  • Seat Height - 835mm (32.8in)
  • Wheelbase - 1510mm (59.4in)
  • rake/trail - 23.2°/87.7mm
  • Dry Weight - 198kg (436lbs) / aBS model: 201Kg (443lbs)
  • fuel tank capacity - 20 litres (4.4 gal / 5.2 US gals)
  • Maximum power - 115pS / 113bhp / 85kW @ 9400rpm
  • Maximum torque - 100nm / 74ft.lbf @ 6250rpm