There’s no question that, when it comes to motorcycles, Triumph isn’t just a name. These exceptional bikes are reliable, beautiful, and outstanding performers. Any Triumph is usually a good choice, but the 2021 Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro is worth a closer look. From its wicked and sleek good looks, it’s easy to see why Triumph chose the name “Tiger.” Stalking down the street on this beast is enough to make anyone feel like an apex predator. Better still, you can take a 2021 Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro off the streets. Let’s dive into what makes this such an exceptional machine.
Take A Look At This Wild Ride
The 2021 Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro is a thing of beauty. This full-size ADV bike is not for the faint of heart, and inexperienced riders may want to take it slow as they get used to the sheer mass of this ride. At 505 pounds with a full tank, you’ll really feel the high-set tank at lower speeds, and it can take some getting used to. That said, a 5.3-gallon tank will take you a long way on this machine. According to Cycle News, they got forty-eight-point-six miles per gallon. That should get you around two-hundred-fifty miles per tank easily. You can get this beast in three colorways; Sapphire black, matte khaki, and pure white. Sharp-looking angles dominate the 2021 Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro’s style, from the illuminated switchgear and heated grips on the handlebars to the heated seats and sharply angled taillight. Looking at this bike, you can see it’s built for speed and endurance. If, for example, a Harley Davidson is all sleek curves and smooth, sweeping artistry, then this is its’ opposite. The framework reminds us of something from science fiction.
Triumph showed the world a whole different side of its amazing bikes when it introduced the Tiger 800’s. These bikes lived up to all the hype of their brand name. More importantly, the Tiger 800s were and remain incredibly reliable bikes. They were so well designed there was only a single recall ever issued. According to Motorcycle News, the Tiger 800 XCs in 2011 and early 2012 had an issue with a return spring on the optional center-stand. While it’s never good to hear about a part recall, it is common in vehicles, which was an optional part. Moreover, the new 900’s don’t appear to have any similar issues. What they do have is a history of excellent on and off-road experience to draw on.
Our favorite feature is the rider-programmable Off-Road Pro and Rally Pro setting. This gives you a different fuel map for low-speed riding. Sure, tearing up the dirt is great, but you will eventually need to take it easy for some obstacles. With this cool addition, the 2021 Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro helps you avoid running on empty no matter where you take it. When you’re a hundred miles from the nearest road, communing with nature and your inner beast, it’s not the time to get stranded. The Triumph Connectivity Bluetooth system keeps you in touch with Rally Pro and a whole suite of other features. You get the best ride, less stress, and easy access, all with the hands-off convenience of Bluetooth. Best of all, Rally Pro is just one of the six riding modes. So, when it’s time to head home, you’ll have an easier time on the highway and city streets as well.
It Gets Better
As though a heated seat and grips weren’t enough, there’s more to the 2021 Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro than you notice on a first glance. LED fog lights help you see in any conditions, and the illuminated switchgear on the handlebars makes it easier to ride at night. Light yet durable aluminum frame and the detachable subframe is a smart choice. Plus, once you’ve ridden this bike, you’ll wonder how you ever did without the multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection. There’s plenty of Tiger to love, but the wheels are the heart of any ride, and everything about the Tiger’s wheel system is thoughtfully curated for optimal rides. A sixty-one-inch wheelbase is proportionally perfect for this machine. Meanwhile, Rally Pro’s spoked, tubeless wheels, twenty-one inches in front and seventeen inches in the back, are paired with outstanding breaks. There are two 320mm floating discs in the front, four-piston monoblock calipers, Brembo Stylema, and a radial front master cylinder. In the back, it’s a single 255mm disc and Brembo 1-piston sliding caliper.
Altogether, you get a smooth, stable ride over roads and an optimal off-road experience with light to moderate terrain. The stopping power and handling are fantastic. Better still, you get integrated tire pressure monitoring, so you’ll always know if you need to air up at your next stop. Going off-road is dangerous, so the 2021 Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro has ingenious safety features included as well. Cornering ABS and traction control are standard. Cruise control is welcome, though slightly unexpected. It will certainly make it easier to take the scenic route home after an adventure. Finally, you get the aluminum skid plate and engine protection bars, Triumph Shift Assist for quick shifting, and a liquid cooling system to prevent a host of other potential ride-ruiners. Everything about this bike is made to take you from the highway, down the roads less traveled, then get you home again with sleek feline grace.
If you didn’t already know you wanted a 2021 Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro, we’re sure you do now, and we don’t blame you. Triumph has always made exceptional motorcycles, but the Tiger is a real beast. Like the animal it’s named after, this is a bike built to conquer the wilds or at east handle off roading in style. It has plenty of power, but the style is really what makes a Tiger stand out. Whether the bike earned the name or the name inspired the bike, it is a purr-fect match.