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Kurang sebulan selepas Triumph Motorcycle melancarkan Tiger 1200 Desert dan Alpine Edisi Terhad, pengeluar motosikal Britain itu didakwa sedang menguji sebuah jentera baharu.

Disyaki sebagai Tiger 1200 2021, Ride Apart melaporkan jentera tersebut ketikai ni sedang menjalani ujian.

Sumber: Ride Apart

Mengekalkan rekaan seperti yang terdapat pada Tiger 900, namun Tiger 1200 ini tampak berbeza seperti model sebelumnya terutamanya ketiadaan bonggol besar di bahagian tangki.

Menariknya, model ini dilihat tidak lagi menggunakan ‘single sided swingarm’!

Sementara nadi Tiger 1200 ini dijangka masih lagi mengekalkan enjin 3-silinder yang merupakan identiti Triumph.

(SUMBER: Ride Apart)

  • Ernie Vigil akan berlumba menggunakan motosikal Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE di perlumbaan NORRA Mexican 1000 Rally.
  • Dia telah mengalami kecederaan sebelum perlumbaan Baja 1000 Rally dan niat untuk perlumbaan terpaksa dilupakan.
  • Rangkaian motosikal Triumph Scrambler 1200 adalah motosikal scrambler yang paling sedia ‘off-road’.


  • Ernie Vigil will now race the Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE at the NORRA Mexican 1000 Rally.

  • He was injured before the Baja 1000 Rally and the program was shelved.

  • The Triumph Scrambler 1200 line-up is the most off-road capable among all scramblers.

Ernie Vigil is back and will race a Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE at the NORRA Mexican 1000 Rally.

Triumph announced their plans to return the Baja 1000 Rally following the launch of the Scrambler 1200 XE and XC as they were keen to show that the Scrambler 1200 line-up is the most off-road capable among all scramblers. This was why it is dubbed the “Real Deal”.

Additionally, the rally is a homecoming of sorts for the manufacturer as Steve McQueen and Bud Ekins won there numerous times on the TR6 Trophy.

However, an injury befell rider Ernie Vigil (who’s also Triumph’s stunt rider) and the plans were shelved.

But Vigil has now fully recovered and the program is back online. He has since trained on the Scrambler 1200 for more than 9,000 kilometres in off-road conditions.

The Scrambler 1200 XE that vigil rides will be mostly stock. The only additions are to make the bike safe for desert rallying such as a desert racing seat, lights, grips and extreme profile sand tyres. The suspension, engine, electronics are all stock.

While the NORRA Mexican 1000 Rally doesn’t sound as glamorous as the Baja 1000 Rally, it actually uses the same route as the Baja Rally in Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. As the name suggests, it covers 1,000 miles (1600 kilometres) through the desert strewn with deep sand, rocks and quicksand.

  • Triumph is the exclusive engine supplier for the Moto2 class in 2019.

  • Moto2 teams are beginning to test the new engine.

  • The engine is based on the 765cc, inline-Triple based from the Street Triple RS.

Triumph Motorcycles is slated to supply the standard engine to Moto2 teams beginning next year (2019) as Honda’s current contract ends at the end of the 2018 season. Please click on the link below for our coverage.

Check out this 2019 Triumph-powered Kalex Moto2 bike!

As such, Moto2 teams have begun testing the engine this year in preparation for the new season. Do note that Moto2 teams consist of frame builders such as Kalex, Speed Up, NTS and KTM (including Suter and Moriwaki at one point) who build frames and chassis around the spec engine which was based on Honda’s CBR600RR from 2010.

Triumph Moto2 engine being tested about a Triumph Daytona – courtesy of Ultimate Motorcycling

With the advent of a new engine supplier, these teams would have to build frames and chassis to suit the new engine’s mounting points and power characteristics. This should mean close competition in the season ahead as the teams obtain new data on handling and tyre wear.

The latest rider to test the 765cc, inline-Triple based on the new Street Triple (please click here for our review) was Alex Marquez, multiple MotoGP champion Marc Marquez’s younger brother, on the EG 0,0 Marc VDS Kalex – Triumph.

Alex tested the new engine in the new Kalex at Motorland Aragon yesterday, following Julian Simon and Ricky Cardus’s tests aboard the KTM on the previous day. Jesko Raffin had also tested for Kalex, while Alex De Angelis tested the engine for NTS.

During testing at Valencia earlier this year, Jesko Raffin posted a time that was 1.3 seconds faster than the lap record set by 2016 Moto2 champion, Johann Zarco – using a standard 765cc triple engine from the Street Triple RS! Raffin commented that he encountered “zero problem” with the powerplant. Another rider had commented about the engine’s abundance of low-down and mid-range torque.


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