Triumph Tiger 1200 GT Explorer 2023 Specs

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“The Tiger 1200’s advanced Showa semi-active suspension has been further enhanced, offering the rider greater ease and confidence. A new Active Preload Reduction feature has been developed to reduce the rear suspension preload as the Tiger 1200 slows, allowing the seat heights to be reduced.

This new feature is accessible by simply pressing the ‘Home’ button on the switch cube for one second”

The 30 litre tank GT Explorer sets the new standard for continent-crossing adventures, with range-topping specification.

Now including a new Active Preload Reduction feature for advanced suspension preload adjustment.

Price From £18,495.00

Now, with the launch of the Tiger 1200 generation, Triumph once again sets its sights on raising the bar and resetting the benchmark in the large capacity adventure world, with a line-up that represents nothing less than a complete transformation in weight, handling, triple-powered performance, character and Tiger style.

The Tiger 1200 GT family has been engineered to become the benchmark in large-capacity road-focused adventure motorcycles, with a specification, performance and technology to match, including an innovation in Blind Spot Radar technology on both Explorers. With the two Rally machines, these truly live up to their name with genuine off-road capability and all-road focus, courtesy of their 21” tubeless spoked front wheel and a chassis designed for the toughest terrain. For those really looking to go the distance and take on the world, an Explorer version of both the GT and the Rally adds a further 50% of riding range with a 30-litre tank capacity.

When the first modern Tiger hit the streets in 2010, it ignited the passions of a new generation of adventure riders and created a bloodline of triple-powered machines that have gone on to define the middleweight adventure motorcycle category and set the benchmark for handling, character, quality and all-round riding capability.

With the launch of the award-winning Tiger 900 in 2019, Triumph redefined what ‘great’ looks like and rides like, with the innovative T-plane triple engine and a revolution in handling.

Handling and comfort are a huge part of the Tiger success story, and when you ride this new generation you’ll know immediately that it has that “just right” feeling, and that it handles in a way that a large capacity Tiger has never done before. With a narrower fuel tank shaped for more confident footing and an ideal riding position, together with a low centre of gravity, the Tiger 1200 is equally at home threading through the rush hour traffic as it is tackling motorway miles and remote trails.


Wheels19″ Front / 18″ rear lightweight cast aluminium wheels
Fuel Tank30 litre aluminium fuel tank
Centre StandIncluded
Showa Semi-Active Suspension200mm travel Showa Semi Active Suspension now with New Active Preload Reduction feature. Depending on the combined weight of rider, pillion and luggage, this feature could lower the riding height by up to 20mm when the motorcycle comes to a standstill, offering greater ease and confidence.


Blind Spot RadarIncluded
Cruise ControlIncluded
Shift AssistTriumph shift assist (up and down)
Hill HoldIncluded
Riding Modes5
Tyre Pressure Monitoring SystemIncluded
Adaptive Cornering LightingIncluded
All-LED Lighting with Daytime Running LightIncluded
LED Auxiliary LightsIncluded
7 inch TFT instruments with My Triumph Connectivity SystemIncluded
ABS and Traction Control


ProtectionHand guards, aluminium skid plate, engine protection bars
Heated GripsIncluded
Heated Rider and Pillion Seats
Warranty3 years, unlimited mileage warranty


Engine & Transmission

TypeLiquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, inline 3-cylinder
Capacity1160 cc
Bore90.0 mm
Stroke60.7 mm
Max Power EC150PS / 148bhp (110.4kW) @ 9,000rpm (100PS rain mode)
Max Torque EC130 Nm @ 7,000 rpm
SystemMultipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with electronic throttle control
ExhaustStainless steel 3 into 1 header system with underslung primary silencer and side mounted secondary silencer
Final DriveShaft drive
ClutchHydraulic, wet, multi-plate, slip and assist
Gearbox6 speed


FrameTubular steel frame, with forged aluminium outriggers. Fabricated, bolt-on aluminium rear subframe.
SwingarmTwin sided “Tri-Link” aluminium swingarm with twin aluminium torque arms.
Front WheelCast aluminium, 19 x 3.0in
Rear WheelCast aluminium, 18 x 4.25in
Front TyreMetzeler Tourance, 120/70R19 (M/C 60V TL)
Rear TyreMetzeler Tourance, 150/70R18 (M/C 70V TL)
Front SuspensionShowa 49mm, semi-active damping USD forks. 200mm travel.
Rear Suspension200mm wheel travel Showa semi-active damping monoshock, with automatic electronic preload adjustment and New Active Preload Reduction feature. Depending on the combined weight of rider, pillion and luggage, this feature could lower the riding height by up to 20mm when the motorcycle comes to a standstill, offering greater ease and confidence.
Front BrakesBrembo M4.30 Stylema monoblock radial calipers, OC-ABS, twin 320mm floating discs. Magura HC1 span adjustable radial master cylinder with separate reservoir.
Rear BrakesBrembo single piston caliper, OC-ABS, single 282mm disc. Rear master cylinder with remote reservoir.
Instrument Display and FunctionsFull-colour 7” TFT instrument pack with My Triumph Connectivity System

Dimension & Weight

Width HandlebarsHandlebars 849mm, handguards 982 mm
Height Without MirrorLow screen 1436mm, high screen 1497 mm
Seat HeightAdjustable 850/870 mm
Wheelbase1560 mm
Rake24.0 º
Trail120 mm
Tank Capacity30 L
Wet Weight255kg (90% fuel – mass in running order) kg

Fuel Consumption

Fuel Consumption5.1 l/100km / 55,4 mpg (UK)
CO2 Figures119 g/km EURO 5 delaged Regulation (EU) No. 134/2014 Annex VIII

Service Interval

Service Interval10,000 miles/16,000 km or 12 months, whichever comes first

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