ENGINE & CAPABILITY
A closer look at the engine and capability of the new benchmark in the adventure category.
TIGER 900cc ENGINE
TRIPLE ENGINE POWER
With a higher 900cc capacity, and innovative new configuration, the all-new Tiger 900 engine delivers more power across the entire rev range, with a high peak power of 95 PS (70kW) @ 8,750 rpm and 9% more than the previous generation in the mid-range. Torque is also significantly increased, peaking at 87 Nm @ 7,250 rpm, which is a massive 10% more than previous generation.
The new 900cc triple engine has been designed with new ‘Siamese’ liners that allow increased capacity and torque, a new crankshaft that improves engine character and sound, a new balancer to manage the new firing order, and new camshafts, pistons and con rods.
NEW FIRING ORDER
The all-new higher capacity and higher performance 900cc engine is now fully Euro 5 compliant, and has a new T-plane triple crank with new unique 1,3,2 firing order for greater character and tractability at low rpm plus improved off-road feel.
The result is enhanced rider connection to the rear wheel, refined on road performance and an incredibly distinctive T-plane triple soundtrack.
The result of that is a much closer association to the throttle character, sound and feel of a twin lower down, whilst maintaining all the torque, feel and delivery in the mid-range and top-end of a triple.
All Tiger 900 models feature a slip and assist clutch, which is optimised to reduce clutch lever effort for the rider. This adds to the Tiger 900’s ride comfort so it’s easier to ride for longer as well as during stop/start riding such as urban commutes. The reduced clutch packaging also facilitates a narrow engine design.
An all-new twin radiator set-up delivers enhanced cooling performance, with better air-flow management that reduces the ambient heat levels felt by the rider, plus a mass optimised set-up which reduces coolant volume. There is also an all-new airbox which now has a more easily accessible air filter, and a lower engine position which lowers the bike’s centre of gravity, improving handling and low speed balance. These new designs really add to this range’s ride-enhancing capability.
AJUSTABLE SEAT HEIGHT
All Tiger 900 models feature a built-in easy adjustable 2-position seat mechanism that is designed to allow the rider to change the seat height by 20mm to their preferred set-up. The Tiger 900, GT and GT Pro seat height range is 810 – 830mm, and the Rally and Rally Pro seat height range is 850 – 870mm.
Accessible Low Ride Height
A dedicated lower ride height version of the mid-spec Tiger 900 GT is available which delivers a seat that is 50mm lower than standard. This is achieved by a host of interrelated changes including dedicated forks and RSU with a tuned suspension set-up. This lower seat version, like all other Tiger 900 models, additionally features a further 20mm seat height adjustment, which means the Tiger 900 GT LRH (low ride height) seat height range is 760 – 780mm.