Triumph introduces a new upgrade to enhance accessibility for its flagship adventure motorcycle.
Two years following its initial launch, Triumph is unveiling an innovative addition to the revamped Tiger 1200, sure to be warmly welcomed by riders of shorter stature. Inspired by Harley's Pan America's 'Adaptive Ride Height system,' this new enhancement on the Tiger, known as 'Active Preload Reduction,' effectively lowers the seat height when the bike comes to a stop.
This latest feature seamlessly integrates with the Tiger's Showa semi-active suspension, now available across the entire Tiger 1200 range. Specifically, it can lower the resting seat height by up to 0.78 inches (20mm), adapting to the combined weight of the rider, passenger, and cargo by reducing the rear suspension preload as the Tiger 1200 decelerates.
When combined with the optional low seat accessory, the Tiger's Active Preload Reduction can bring the seat height down to 31.9 inches (810 mm) for GT variants and 32.8 inches (835 mm) for Rally variants.
New Tiger 1200 owners can effortlessly activate this minimum preload feature by pressing the 'Home' button on the right switch cube for just one second, as it will now be a standard feature on all new Tiger 1200 motorcycles.
Triumph's Chief Product Officer, Steve Sargent, remarks, "This new feature can be activated on the fly, lowering the center of gravity at slower speeds, enhancing accessibility, boosting rider confidence at low speeds, and ensuring better ground contact when coming to a stop."
For existing 2023 Tiger 1200 customers, the Active Preload Reduction will also be made available through a software update, which can be performed by authorized Triumph dealerships during the next scheduled service. Existing customers will not incur an upgrade fee to access this new feature, although standard dealership labor rates will apply for the service of the motorcycle.
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