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2020 Tiger 1200 XCa Triumph Adventure Bike Review Specs

When you’re ready to take part in Adventure Riding, the 2020 Tiger 1200 XCa Triumph Adventure Bike lets you leave the world behind with a Tiger that’s just as good off-road as it has always been.

The new Triumph Tiger is more agile and capable than ever, thanks to a 10 kg weight saving, state-of-the-art triple engine, and significant technological and ergonomic advances.

As the top model, it has adaptive LED corner lighting, slight shift assists for smooth clutchless gear changes, a premium aero silencer and six riding modes, including ‘Rider Programmable’ and ‘Off-Road Pro.’

The Top Spec XCa has more advanced technology and capabilities than anything else seen on the XCx. It includes LED adaptive cornering lighting, Trump’s Shift Assist system which allows smooth clutchless gear changes while maintaining high speeds, when descending from steep inclinations or when fully loaded, hot riders and Hill hold function, and a tailor-to-screen for better stability when traveling on plane seats.

2020 Tiger 1200 XCa Triumph Adventure Bike – Features and Specs

2020 Tiger 1200 XCa Triumph Adventure Bike

Significantly lighter by up to 10kgs

Due to improvements in the chassis, engine, and exhaust system, the new Triumph Tiger 1200 series gives a significant weight loss of up to 10kg compared to the previous generation. It enhances each model’s responsiveness and mobility, improving its agility and gait both on and off the road. As a result, the engine offers all the power needed for the freedom to go anywhere and everywhere with the first major service interval of 10,000miles (16,000km).

Technological Advancements

No other Triumph Tiger series has ever offered this advanced technology degree, which is now even more so. The Triumph XR and Triumph XC models have improved visibility during cornering, updated cruise control, an all-new adjustable full-color TFT display screen, brand new LED lighting, ergonomically sculpted backlit switchgear, and brand-new innovative trim for warm grip function. Features adaptive cornering lighting. Further Triumph shift assists for smooth up and down clutchless changes in the gearbox, lace ignition suitable for riding on higher models, and new ‘off-road.’

New generation engine

With a fantastic 141ps, the Tiger 1200 preserves its position as the most powerful shaft-powered engine in its class. Significantly newer engine upgrades offer the Tiger 1200 more immediate power delivery below the rpm range and better audio. The motorcycle is equipped with the new 1200cc Torque engine; the Torque Assist Clutch offers a breathtaking, smooth and consistent power delivery, helping the rider control all conditions. These upgrades are completed with silencer innovations that offer the same passionate Tiger triple sound with a lighter system. The new 2020 Tiger 1200 XCa Triumph Adventure Bike is designed to enhance every experience into first-class luxury.

2020 Tiger 1200 XCa Triumph Adventure Bike

Superior riding experience

Rider ergonomics are further enhanced with an all-new compound seat, modified handlebar positions, and frame geometry for a more excellent commanding riding posture and extra long-distance comfort. New off-road tire springs are carefully selected for better ride satisfaction.

Premium style

The new 2020 Tiger 1200 XCa Triumph Adventure Bike’s presence and powerful appearance are enhanced by an all-new sculptural bodywork and fashionable wheel specs. In contrast, the unique metal markings, trademark LED lighting, and modern graphics provide the most exciting places of interest. The new wet Triumph Tiger 1200 engine comes with an even higher quality finish with a black crankcase effect crank casing and a contrast of titanium-colored powder-coated frame.

Tiger 1200 core specifications Core technology

In addition to the latest generation of state-of-the-art technology, the new Tiger 1200 range offers a wide range of ‘basic’ features, innovations and benefits to provide a superior riding experience, including fully integrated management systems controlled by Inertial Measurement. Unit (IMU), Integrated Braking System, Optimized Cornering ABS and Traction Control, Hill Hold, Ride by Wire Throttle and six ride modes to customize the motorcycle. Every trip is more enjoyable with electrically adjustable windshields, heating devices and power outlets.

2020 Tiger 1200 XCa Triumph Adventure Bike

High specification

The new Tiger also maintains its superior level with high-spec Brembo brakes, adjustable WP suspension controlled by Triumph’s semi-active suspension technology, and the height of the two-position seat (835-855 mm) be adjusted according to 20 mm. Ride style and region and low riding height XRx model variant are 20 mm lower than the standard seat at 815-835 mm.

Set up and ready to go

In addition, the complete Tiger 1200 lineup is supported by a wide selection of dedicated accessories, including all-purpose aluminum luggage which allows you to carry loads for every trip and carry you anywhere, anytime that provides the capability.

Latest Generation 141PS Triple Engine

The most powerful shaft-powered engine in the class has enough overhaul for more quick power lower downs and aero silencers on top-spec versions.

2020 Tiger 1200 XCa Triumph Adventure Bike

Full-color TFT devices with adjustable capability and bright switchgear

The rider controls the dynamic new full-color 5-inch TFT gauges, ergonomically designed switch cubes, and standard colorful buttons.

Lighting for adaptive cornering

To provide more visibility at night, new innovative cornering lighting technology adapts automatically and slowly to the cornering action of motorcycles.

UpTo Six-Riding Modes Including New ‘Off-Road Pro’

Choose from six-mode for greater enjoyment, including ‘Road,’ ‘Rain,” Sports,’ ‘Off-Road,’ ‘Rider Program Able,’ and an all-new ‘Off-Road Pro.’

Triumph Shift Assist

Triumph-designed technology that lets up/down gears smoothed without using a clutch saves riding pressure.

Signature All-LED Lighting

LED headlights, taillights, indicators, auxiliary lights, and special daytime running lights (DRL) are all included for greater visibility and mood.

2020 Tiger 1200 XCa Triumph Adventure Bike

Better Riding Ergonomics

The redesigned structure of the seat and the altered geometry of the handlebars offer a commanding ride posture and comfort for a broader spectrum of riders.

Even More Tiger Style

The new premium bodywork, road and off-road wheels, and the most satisfactory degree of finishing with premium graphics and finishes add to the distinctive look of the Tiger.

Exceptional Control

Triumph Semi-active Suspension (TSAS), enhanced cornering ABS, and optimized cornering traction control is critical components of our integrated technical system, which offer the best rider confidence.

Hill Hold

The hull hold stops the motorbike from sliding backward or forwards while starting on a steep incline/fall. It is instrumental when fully loaded.

Premium Specification Equipment

Brembo front brakes, electronically adjusted screen, WP suspension, an integrated braking system, and a torque-assist clutch are some of the standard features.

Up To 11kg Lighter

Significant weight loss (up to 11kg) over the entire 1200 range provides better agility and slower gait.

Next Generation 141PS Triple Engine

The powerful shaft-powered engine in the class has enough overhaul for more quick power lower downs and aero silencers on top-spec versions.

2020 Tiger 1200 XCa Triumph Adventure Bike


One can even add more comfort, capacity and mood with over 50 authentic Triumph accessories. Using an online configurator, you can customize the trip with luxurious amenities such as an aluminum belly pan, warm grip, heated low rider and plane seats, a more significant turning screen, an aero silencer and engine protection bars. Triumph standard equipment includes an aluminum top box and panniers, waterproof inner bags, a tank bag and a variety of soft equipment alternatives. Our accessories are subject to the same rigorous testing as our motorcycles and come with a two-year warranty.

Expedition Pack

We’ve developed an ‘Expedition Pack’ that you need to embark on a journey on your new Tiger 1200 to add a considerable level of fast touring ability and taste.

The Expedition Pack includes black ‘weight-improving’ metal cheese with a mounting rail kit, a blacktop box, a protective rubber tank pad, a molded backrest pad, and frame protectors.

2020 Tiger 1200 XCa Triumph Adventure Bike – Price

The new 2020 Tiger 1200 XCa Triumph Adventure Bike is available for $22,000 only.

2020 Tiger 1200 XCa Triumph Adventure Bike – Technical Specifications

Engine & Transmission

Type Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Capacity 1,215cc
Bore 3.35 inches (85mm)
Stroke 2.81 inches (71.4mm)
Compression 11.0:1
Max Power EC 141 Hp (104 kW) at 9,350rpm
Max Torque EC 90 FT-lbs (122 Nm) at 7,600rpm
System Ride by Wire, fuel injection
Exhaust Stainless steel three-into-one header system, side-mounted stainless steel muffler
Final Drive Shaft drive
Clutch Wet, multi-plate hydraulically operated, torque assist
Gearbox 6-speed


Frame Tubular steel trellis frame
Swingarm Single-sided, a cast aluminum alloy including shaft drive
Front Wheel 32-spoke and aluminum rim for tubeless tires 19 x 3 inches
Rear Wheel 32-spoke and aluminum rim for tubeless tires 17 x 4.5 inches
Front Tire 120/70 R19
Rear Tire 170/60 R17
Front Suspension WP 1.89 in (48 mm) upside-down forks, electronically adjustable damping, 7.48 in (190 mm) travel
Rear Suspension WP mono-shock, electronically adjustable semi-active damping including automatic preload adjustment, 7.6 in (193 mm) wheel travel
Front Brakes Twin 12 inches (305mm) floating discs, radially fixed monobloc Brembo 4-piston calipers, switchable ABS
Rear Brakes Solo 11.1 inches (282 mm) disc, Nissin 2-piston sliding caliper, switchable ABS
Instrument Display & Functions TFT multi¬functional instrument pack has a digital speedometer, a trip computer, digital tachometer, fuel gauge, gear position indicator, service indicator, ambient temperature, clock, and six-rider modes (Road/Off¬road/Off-Road Pro/Sport/Track/Rider-Customizable)

Dimensions & Weights

Width Handlebars 36.61 inches (930 mm)
Height Without Mirror 60.63 inches (1,540 mm)
Seat Height 32.87 – 33.66 inches (835 – 855 mm)
Wheelbase 59.84 inches (1,520 mm)
Rake 23.2-degree
Trail 3.93 inches (99.9 mm)
Dry Weight 547 lbs (248 kg)
Tank Capacity 5.2 gal

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