Gallery: 2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 GT Pro and Rally Explorer in Malaysia, at

Released at the end of 2021, the 2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 saw its Malaysian release shortly after taking bookings, when we first met quickly. The Tiger 1200 now has an official launch and media session with the Tiger 1200 GT Pro and Tiger 1200 Rally Explorer, priced at RM115,900 and RM130,900, respectively, without road tax, insurance and registration.

This compares favorably with the initial market competition for the Tiger 1200 in Malaysia, the BMW Motorrad R1200GS, priced at RM124,500, and retailed at R1200GSA, RM136,500, without insurance. Of the five variants available in the local market based on market response and demand, Triumph Malaysia will bring only Tiger 1200 Pro and Rally Explorer models.

All new from the ground up, designed with a very simple overview from Tiger 1200 Triumph CEO John Blur, “Make it light, make it fast.” It is shown to be 25 kg lighter than the Tiger 1200 predecessor model and 17 kg lighter than its nearest competitor.

In addition to weight loss, the 2022 Tiger 1200 brings 58% more power than the previous Tiger 1200, as well as a 49% increase in torque. It, with a 10% weight loss, plots to give the new Tiger 1200 improved acceleration.

The difference between the Tiger 1200 GT Pro and the Rally Explorer is the wheel sizing, the GT Pro comes with 19-inch front and 18-inch rear cast alloy wheels, with Metzeler Tourance rubber shades at 120/70 and 150/70 widths.

Meanwhile, the Tiger 1200 Rally Explorer gets a full-on-road ready spoken wheel, a 21-inch hoop at the front and an 18-inch unit at the rear. The tires are Tubless Metzella Karu Street, a 90/90 at the front and 150/70 at the rear.

In addition to the wheel sizing and tire type, the Tiger 1200 GT Pro, which is further designed for road touring use, comes with a 20-liter fuel tank, where the Rally Explorer gets a 30-liter unit. This difference is borne in wet weights, the GT Pro tipping the 245kg scale while the Rally Explorer weighs 261kg fully fuel and ready to go.

Naturally, the Rally Explorer Rider stands tall on the ground, giving the two-position seat a height of 875 mm in the low position and 895 mm in the high setting. For the GT Pro, the seat height can be set to 850 or 870 mm, the optional lower seat option further reduces the seat height by 20 mm.

The Shova Tiger 1200 offers semi-active suspension, a 49mm upside-down fork at the front and a monocoque at the rear. It offers GT Pro 200mm suspension travel front and rear, while Rally Explorer gets 220mm suspension travel.

The premium braking material from Brembo is the Tiger 1200’s standard equipment, the front 320mm disc with M4.30 Stylema monoblock four-piston caliper and Magura HC1 span adjustable radial master cylinder. A single-piston Brembo caliper with 282mm disc serves as a standard fitting stopping rear wheel with two-channel ABS.

In the engine room, a liquid-cooled T-plane inline-triple that mimics the behavior of a two-cylinder displaces 1,160 cc, delivering 148 hp at 9,000 rpm and 127 Nm of torque at 7,000 rpm, whose power reaches the ground. A quickshipper-equipped six-speed gearbox and shaft final drive. For those interested, the R1200GS delivers 134 hp at 7,750 rpm and 143 Nm of torque at 6,250 rpm.

The Tiger 1200 comes with Continental Blind Spot Warning Radar and Lane Change Assist Standard, a complete suite of riding aids, with cornering ABS. In addition, the Tiger 1200 GT Pro gets five ride modes – Road, Rain, Sport, Off-Road and Custom – Rally Explorer is getting an additional “Off-Road Pro” mode.

In addition to the four-level traction control with full “off” mode for off-road use, the Tiger 1200 also gets cruise control and heel hold control, center stand, eight-step manually adjustable windshield, hand guard and heated grips. Rally Explorer displays information on a 7-inch TFT-LCD screen with My Triumph connectivity to the rider’s smartphone standard and an optional addition to the GT Pro.

Other riding features include a keyless start, USB charging and a 12 volt power socket, and a backlit switchgear on the handlebar pad. The color options of the Tiger 1200 GT Pro are Lucerne Blue, Sapphire Black and Snowdonia White, while the Rally Explorer is available in Sapphire Black and Snowdonia White with RM1,000 extra with matte khaki green paint scheme.

Gallery: 2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 GT Pro

Gallery: 2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 Rally Explorer

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