Triumph: What To Expect At EICMA 2019
Here’s what Triumph could be bringing to one of the biggest motor shows in the world!
Until now, we have seen Triumph launching the new Street Triple RS, the limited-edition Daytona 675 and the insanely-powerful Rocket 3. Meanwhile, the engineers back at Hinckley were working on several projects, which we believe could make their debut at the EICMA. Along with the next-gen Tiger 800 and the new Thruxton 1200 RS, here’s what else could be seen at Triumph’s booth at this year’s EICMA:
2020 Tiger 800:
The Tiger 800 hasn’t received a major update for a while now, but it seems like with the new emission norms kicking in from next year, Triumph is planning to give the Tiger 800 a major makeover. Spy shots of the 2020 Tiger 800 were out a few months back, and the images reveal that the upcoming next-gen Tiger 800 will be leaner and probably more powerful than before!
In terms of design, the 2020 Tiger 800 gets a new front end with a new windscreen and revised eyebrow-like LED DRLs. The fuel tank also seems to be sleeker compared to the current-gen model, which should make it easier to grip while riding. And it’s not just that the new Tiger 800 has received a cosmetic update. There are major mechanical changes as well. For instance, it gets a new bolt-on subframe rather than the welded subframe on the current model.
We expect Triumph could have increased the engine capacity from 800cc to around 900cc to comply with the upcoming European emission norms. With this increased capacity, we expect the 2020 Tiger to belt out around 110PS. There’s no word from the company about the official date, but the 2020 Tiger could be launched by mid-2020.
Thruxton 1200 RS:
The British bike maker shared a small teaser of the upcoming Thruxton 1200 RS on its social media channels. Now, there’s no official word out yet, but it is highly likely that Triumph could unveil the new variant at the 2019 EICMA. The upcoming Thruxton 1200 RS will sit in between the R variant and the limited-edition TFC variant. We expect Triumph to equip the upcoming RS variant with top-notch components as well. For instance, the Showa big piston forks from the ‘R’ variant could be swapped with Ohlins. As the name suggests, the Thruxton 1200 RS will be powered by a 1200cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine, but we expect the bike maker to retune the motor to produce a bit more power than the R variant, which belts out 97PS of power and 112Nm of torque. Unlike the TFC variant, the new Thruxton 1200 RS will be a proper production model, so expect Triumph to bring it our shores sometime next year.
Bonneville Bobber TFC:
Speaking of TFC (Triumph Factory Custom), Triumph will give one of the most gorgeous motorcycles ever to come out of Britain its special TFC treatment. As of now, there’s no teaser image or video out there from Triumph, but what we do have is a spy shot which surfaced online back in July. Being a TFC model, expect the new Bobber to get a slight cosmetic update over the standard model. The spy shots also reveal that bike will come equipped with dual front discs with Brembo M50 radial calipers. Additionally, it gets inverted fork instead of the traditional unit. As of now, there’s no information about the engine specs, but we expect Triumph might have tuned the engine to meet the new emission norms.
Euro 5-compliant models:
With the new European emission norms all set to kick in from next year, it is highly likely that bike makers will bring Euro 5-compliant motorcycles. Currently, Triumph hasn’t revealed any Euro 5-compatible motorcycle, so we expect the British bike maker to showcase of couple updated motorcycles.