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Cycle News 2020 Issue 14 April 7

Cycle News is a weekly magazine that covers all aspects of motorcycling including Supercross, Motocross and MotoGP as well as new motorcycles

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2020 TRIUMPH TIGER 900 RALLY PRO R I D E R E V I E W P52 T he Tiger family of versatile Triumph- branded motorcycles have been around for a bit. Off-road competition models date back to the 1930s and respected ISDT competi- tion mounts. The moniker's world-travel chops were formed in the early '70s with Ted Simon's four-year, 78,000-mile, around-the-world ADV lifestyle-defining trip and accompanying memoir, Jupiter's Travels. Simon's journey spearheaded the adventure motorcycling lifestyle many enjoy or aspire to live today. Interestingly, it's brands like BMW and KTM that come to mind for many when they think of worldwide adventure travel today. To grab some of the growing dual-sport/ad- venture/travel market share, Triumph hopes an all-new ambush of Tiger models will put them in top consideration and get more Triumphs crisscrossing the globe. Triumph's new range of adventure bikes is deep. There are five variations of Tiger for 2020 and the near future with the base Tiger 900 in street trim, Tiger 900 GT, a more feature-laden and premium-component-containing street tourer, and the Tiger 900 Rally, the off-road guts and glory of the house. Both the GT and Rally come in "Pro" models that feature the best build specs and highest tech. In honor of Jupiter's Travels globe-trotting spirit, and my unashamed bias to spoked wheels and knobby tires, we're only talking about the off- road model of Triumph's new Tiger 900 family today—we will cover the GT's later. Rally on! T I G E R IS THE 2020 TRIUMPH TIGER 900 RALLY LINEUP READY TO

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