Triumph Motorcycles has announced a new enhancement for its Showa semi-active suspension on the current Tiger 1200 range.
Triumph’s new active preload reduction was created to lower the resting seat height of the Tiger 1200. This is achieved by reducing the rear suspension’s preload while the speed of the machine is reduced. The best part of this new feature is that it will be standard on every new Tiger 1200. Each Tiger in the 1200 lineup has two seat settings, for the GT lineup the seat height sits at 850mm or 870mm, while the rally models sit at 875mm and 895mm. The new Active Preload Reduction will reduce the seat height of each model by an additional 20mm, allowing for more confidence and stability for the rider while stopped.
Chief Product Officer, Steve Sargent States “The new Tiger 1200 range is already a global success, attracting new fans and increasing Triumph’s share of this highly competitive market. This new feature can be enabled on the fly, lowering the center of gravity at slower speeds, making it even more accessible, offering riders more confidence at slow speeds and better contact with the ground as they come to stop.”
The new feature will also be available for all 2023 Tiger 1200s via a software update available through Triumph Dealerships. Customers will only have to pay for labour fees to update the system and access the new suspension feature.