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– 2001 Triumph Tiger
The Tiger is a supremely versatile bike whose rugged looks, torquey powerplant, long-travel suspension and thoughtful ergonomics blend to give performance, practicality and touring comfort.
A popular enduro-styled all-rounder, the Tiger has been uprated this year with a new 955cc three-cylinder engine producing 105PS (104bhp) – making it the most powerful machine in its class.
This new fuel-injected, 12-valve engine is the first of a new, third generation of Triumph’s three-cylinder unit (the first being the carburetted engine introduced in the early ‘90’s, and the second being the fuel-injected triple engine launched on the Daytona and Speed Triple in 1996). The starter sprag clutch and alternator have been moved to the end of the crankshaft resulting in a reduction in weight and improved engine refinement, with less mechanical noise especially at idle, whilst the gearchange selector mechanism has been redesigned to give a smoother, more positive action. In addition the new engine features high-pressure die-cast (HPDC) crankcases, which facilitates improved consistency of manufacture and casting accuracy.
The Tiger motor’s prodigious midrange torque output, rising to a peak of 97N.m (72ft.lb) at 6200rpm, is very much a characteristic of the triple, as is its smoothness throughout the rev range.
With its enduro-style chassis giving a roomy, upright riding position, the Tiger provides excellent visibility, enhancing rider safety as well as allowing maximum enjoyment of the view. The seat can be adjusted to suit a range of rider heights.
Chassis design combines a purpose-designed steel perimeter frame with high quality, long travel suspension. Both the front forks and rear monoshock have been designed primarily for road riding, and cope superbly with a wide variety of surfaces. The suspension and rigid frame combine with well-chosen geometry to make the Tiger agile and enjoyable through the most demanding corners, yet ensure stability at speed and when heavily loaded. Twin front and single rear disc brakes with twin-piston calipers provide reassuring and controllable stopping power.
Featuring new, more aggressive graphics, the bike retains the distinctive twin-headlamp look for which the Tiger has become known. The bike’s excellent night-time visibility is matched by the efficiency with which the frame-mounted fairing shields the rider from wind with minimal turbulence.
Clever fuel tank design allows a large 24 litre (5.3 gal) capacity, facilitating long distances between refills, while keeping weight well forward for optimum balance and allowing the rear of the tank to be kept slim. The Tiger’s roomy dual-seat also enhances the bike’s long-distance ability, helping make it an ideal companion for touring with or without a pillion. That is especially true when the bike is fitted with Triumph’s optional panniers, which were purpose designed as an integral part of the machine.
NEW FEATURES FOR 2001
HPDC fuel-injected, 955cc three cylinder motor producing 105PS (104bhp) at 9,200rpm, making the Tiger the most powerful enduro-styled bike on the market.
Peak torque is a generous 97Nm (72lb.ft) at 6,200rpm, with a broad spread across the rev range.
Triumph’s first three-cylinder engine with high-pressure die-cast crankcases for increased consistency of manufacture.
Starter drive and alternator on end of crankshaft as on TT600.
New six-speed gearbox for smooth, more positive action.
New, aggressive colours and graphics.
Lightweight 955cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 3-cylinder engine with DOHC, 12 valves.
Lotus-designed cylinder head ports for optimum efficiency.
Oil cooler for improved engine temperature control.
Spin-on oil filter for easy maintenance.
Magnesium cam, clutch, water pump and outlet covers for light weight.
Lightweight polymer sprocket cover.
Cable operated clutch for additional weight saving.
Sagem MC1000 electronic engine management, with automatic cold start
compensation and self-diagnostic capability.
Reprogrammable injection mapping to match accessory performance silencer.
Closed loop catalytic converter in some markets.
Individual plug top coils for stronger sparks and reduced weight.
Durable stainless steel exhaust headers with balancer designed to boost mid-range power and fitted with a bash plate as standard.
Frame-mounted fairing with powerful twin headlights.
Tubular steel perimeter frame, using engine as a structural member.
Anodised aluminium alloy swing-arm with eccentric chain adjusters.
Rising rate monoshock rear suspension with remote preload adjustment and adjustable rebound damping.
Long travel 43mm forks with rubber stanchion protectors.
Dual-purpose tyres mounted on spoked wheels with lightweight aluminium
Stainless steel braided front brake lines.
Adjustable seat height, from 840mm (33.1in) to 860mm (33.8in), to suit a wider range of riders.
Hand protection guards.
Clear instrumentation including: digital speedometer and clock, odometer and trip meter, tachometer, fuel and temperature gauges, with warning lights for turn signals, main beam, oil pressure, fuel gauge and neutral.
Hazard warning lights.
Lightweight polymer fuel tank with 24 litre (5.3 gal Imp, 6.1 gal US) capacity.
Cast aluminium rack with durable powder coating.
2001 Triumph Tiger Specifications:
Type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Bore/Stroke 79 x 65mm
Compression Ratio 11.2:1
Fuel System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Ignition Digital – inductive type – via electronic engine management system
Primary Drive Gear
Final Drive X ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Frame Tubular steel perimeter
Swingarm Twin sided, aluminium alloy with eccentric chain adjuster
Wheels Front 36 spoke, 19 x 2.5in
Rear 40 spoke, 17 x 4.25in
Tyres Front 110/80 H 19
Rear 150/70 H 17
Suspension Front 43mm forks with triple rate springs
Rear Monoshock with remotely adjustable preload and rebound damping
Brakes Front Twin 310mm discs, 2 piston calipers
Rear Single 285mm disc, 2 piston caliper
Length 2175mm (85.6in)
Width 860mm (33.8in)
0Height 1345mm (52.9in)
Seat Height 840 – 860mm (33.1 – 33.8in)
Wheelbase 1550mm (61.0in)
Rake / Trail 28º/ 92mm
Weight (Dry) 215kg (474lb)
Fuel Tank Capacity 24 litres (6.4 gal US)
PERFORMANCE (measured to DIN 70020)
Maximum Power 105PS (104bhp) at 9,500 rpm
Maximum Torque 92Nm (67ft-lbf) at 4,400 rpm
Service intervals: 6000 miles
Warranty: 2 years unlimited mileage
Riders Association Triumph membership included
Specifications are subject to change without notice, in accordance with national regulation and legislations.