2012 Triumph Tiger 1050/Tiger 1050SE
- Updated for 2012 with revised ergonomics, improved
suspension and numerous detail changes
- Outstandingly versatile motorcycle with 115PS
- Sporting chassis with 17” alloy wheels
and adjustable 43mm upside down forks
- Comfortable 835mm seat gives a commanding riding
- SE edition includes panniers, handguards and
ABS brakes as standard
- Standard two-year unlimited mileage warranty
Triumph’s popular Tiger 1050 has been given
a sporty new look for 2012 with an improved specification,
new colours and graphics.
A truly versatile motorcycle, the Triumph Tiger
1050 is a rare creature, one that is equally at home
in the urban jungle or wide open prairies. It is this
ability to do all things equally well that has made
the Tiger 1050 one of Triumph’s best selling
models in recent years and given it a huge following
around the world.
Sit astride the Tiger 1050 and you will understand
just why so many year-round riders choose one as their
daily ride. The tall (835mm) riding position gives
the rider a commanding view over the traffic, with
the well appointed saddle facilitating comfortable
day-long riding. New for the 2012 model are high specification
black anodised tapered aluminium handlebars. These
are 20mm lower than the previous steel items to give
more sporting riding position.
While the Tiger 1050 is perfectly at home on the
commute and open highway, it is on twisting roads
where it really excels. Triumph has endowed the Tiger
1050 with a chassis that would not be out of place
on a sports bike.
The aluminium twin spar frame features a braced
aluminium swingarm and light 17” alloy wheels
fitted with sporting road tyres. The 43mm inverted
front forks are fully adjustable for preload, rebound
and compression damping, with the rear monoshock unit
also adjustable for preload and rebound. For 2012,
the Tiger 1050 features redesigned internals and new
damping characteristics front and rear, with a stiffer
spring at the rear.
The result is a more controlled ride, both solo
and with a passenger, with reduced dive under braking.
The rear suspension unit spring rate has gone up from
108 to 139 N/mm, a 29% increase, to improve body control
and two-up handling.
The Tiger 1050’s effortless power comes from
a 115PS version of Triumph’s legendary 1050cc
triple which delivers 98Nm of torque at just 6250rpm.
Braking comes from twin four-piston radial calipers
gripping 320mm front discs. Combined with the commanding
riding position, the Tiger 1050’s chassis and
engine combination adds up to a motorcycle that inspires
confidence and is deceptively easy to ride. With a
fuel capacity of 20 litres, the Tiger 1050 is capable
of covering over 200 miles between fuel stops.
New graphics adorn the fairing of the 2012 Tiger
1050, with a number of items ‘dechromed’
for a more contemporary look. Wheels, sprocket carrier
and brake calipers are among the many components to
now feature a black finish and are complemented by
graphite footrest hangers and control plates, while
silencers and heel guards now take on a brushed, rather
than polished, steel finish.