Tiger 1200 GT Pro Review

"All the power in the world..." 

The Tiger 1200 GT Pro was built for the very best of road adventures, designed with fantastic comfort and breath-taking power to keep your adrenaline pumping all day long. We handed over our demo bike over to Ryan, our Aftersales Advisor, to really get to grips with this new model.

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The Tiger 1200 Review - Ryan Insight Engine, Power and Torque

How was the engine, power and torque?

"The Tiger 1200 GT Pro is unbelievably fast. It packs an almighty kicking engine with snappy aggressive power and punchy torque energy that'll give even the experienced rider an adrenaline rush. You get six silky smooth gears and awesome functionality built-in, like the hydraulic clutch, shaft drive and quick-shifter - which combined, make this an unfogettable riding experience. I like the simplicity of the engine and the way Triumph has mapped the power output and the engine gives the characteristics of a twin with the muscle of a triple, which would be a blessing off-road. The fuel tank was a bonus - I found I filled up and could quite easily forget about fuel for the remainder of the week."

How was the handling, brakes and riding position?

"This model is surprisingly good at handling for a larger bike. Usually large bikes like this feel a little tractor-like to move around, but this felt light and agile. Out on the road, filtering was pretty simple - the width of the model was easy to manoeuvre and you can effortlessly get through traffic safely. I also liked the seat height, a noticeable height which gave you fantastic visibility of what's ahead. 

I did do a little riding with my misses on the back too - she found it especially comfortable in comparison to my current ride, a Tiger 800. She liked the seat height as it let her feel more involved in her surroundings and the ride itself.  She also liked the amount of grabbing rail available."

The Tiger 1200 Review - Ryan Insight Brakes, Handling, Riding position
The Tiger 1200 Review - Ryan Insight Technology and features

What technology/features does it have and was there anything you found particularly useful?

"The bike itself has quite a range of technology, one of which was the feature allowing you to change the name on the welcome message (class touch from Triumph)! I really felt that made the bike your own, the fact it welcomed you onto the saddle. The bike was packed with other premium features too like the quick shifter, dampening and cruise control, which I suppose you come to expect from Triumph in today's top-end range. Due to riding in the U.K. I was blessed with awesome riding weather. (I got caught in the rain almost every time I went out!) But the heated seats and grips made this a bit more comfortable, letting me avoid those cold and wet rider blues!"

What modifications would you make to this motorcycle?

"Changing things on this motorcycle would be purely down to personal preference - some of the things I like, others may not - and vice versa! That being said I would add vibration resist pads or some softer foot pegs, as for me I prefer slightly less engine shake. Due to this bike being an obvious colossal force, I feel like the exhaust note could be further enhanced... I would attach a SE Project slip-on just to amplify what's already there in my opinion.

Then just for brand loyalty more than anything, I'd add some Michelin Road 6's for that added extra grip at high speeds or wet conditions."

The Tiger 1200 Review - Ryan Insight Modifications and Accessories
The Tiger 1200 GT Pro Review with Ryan - Overall Review

How would you rate the Tiger 1200 GT Pro overall?

"Overall, the bike's a fantastic power-house ready to send you flying down the motorway. I cannot preach more about how powerful this bike is, how great it is at handling and the number of features you'll be given at your fingertips. Triumph has definitely given this bike bundles of noticeable character and it will carry the Tiger 1200 name higher than it's been before - this could well and truly be the kingpin of larger adventure motorcycles. The best features for me were the crisp brakes, great pillion friendliness, modern technology and the rider presence you get from riding it. I felt great riding the Tiger 1200 and according to the misses... I looked the part too!"

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