2020 Triumph Tiger 900 Featured In New James Bond Movie ‘No Time To Die’
The movie also features the Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE
- The 2020 Triumph Tiger 900 range was unveiled yesterday.
- It is lighter, leaner and torquier than the Tiger 800 range.
- The new James Bond film will be released in April 2020.
The official trailer for the 25th James Bond movie ‘No Time To Die’ was just released recently. Apart from exotic Aston Martins, the suave spy from Britain will also be riding motorcycles from iconic British brand, Triumph. In fact, the movie features the recently-unveiled 2020 Triumph Tiger 900 along with the Scrambler 1200 XE. The ADV used in the film features accessories like Arrow exhaust, tail tidy kit, crash guards, clutch cover and auxiliary lamps. On the other hand, the scrambler 1200 gets mods like a raised front fender, slash-cut exhausts, a full-length bash plate and a new livery.
The 2020 Triumph Tiger 900 is sleeker and is based on a lighter frame and a new 888cc inline-triple. While the new motor makes the same amount of power as the Tiger 800’s 799cc engine (95.1PS), it has been tuned to offer a punchier mid-range. Peak torque is up by 10 per cent, at 87Nm. The engine works alongside a 6-speed transmission with assist and slipper clutch. The Pro variants (Rally Pro and GT Pro) feature a bi-directional quickshifter as standard.
Triumph has equipped the new bike with a lighter trellis frame linked to a bolt-on aluminium subframe. The frame is suspended on inverted cartridge fork and gas-charged monoshock - both from Marzocchi for the base model as well as the GT and GT Pro. The Rally lineup gets Showa suspension on both ends. For optimum braking prowess, Triumph offers Brembo Stylema calipers up front and cornering ABS as standard in the GT and Rally variants. Highlights of the electronic aids include Road, Rain, Sport, Off-road, Off-road Pro and a rider customisable mode.
James Bond stunt coordinator Lee Morrison said, “Triumph gave us early Tiger 900 prototypes before launch so we could film in three key locations well before the bike’s official reveal. I have to say that we have literally thrown everything at them. Big craggy sharp rocks, deep boggy mud, high speeds, big jumps and huge climbs and descents across a variety of conditions. The Tigers really have stood up to the task incredibly well, with no mechanical issues, and to me this really proves their go-anywhere credentials.”
The latest Bond movie is set to be released on April 2, 2020. Triumph is likely to launch the new Tiger 900 in mid-2020. The base model is likely to cost about Rs 1 lakh over the existing entry-level Tiger 800 which retails at Rs 12 lakh (ex-showroom, India). In the UK, the base Tiger 900 costs GBP 9,500 (around Rs 8.86 lakh on road), which is GBP 300 (around Rs 27,900) more than the base Tiger 800.