Triumph announced two special edition versions of the Tiger 1200 inspired by desert and mountain landscapes. The Desert Edition and Alpine Edition models are based on the mid-tier Tiger 1200 XCx and XRx, respectively, but add titanium Arrow exhaust, shift assist and, of course, special edition paint and graphics.
The Tiger 1200 Alpine Edition is based on the XRx, the middle-tier model from the more road-biased side of the family, above the XR but below the XRt. Like the XRx, the Alpine Edition comes standard with semi-active suspension, an adjustable TFT full color display, keyless ignition and LED lighting. Triumph calls the paint scheme “Snowdonia White”, while the graphics feature a mountain motif. The Alpine Edition also comes with a metallized “SE” badge on the radiator covers.
The Alpine Edition is priced at $19,300, or $400 more than the XRx but $2,000 less than the XRt.
Representing the more off-road oriented side of the family, the Tiger 1200 Desert Edition slots is based on the XCx. This means it receives wire spoke wheels instead of the Alpine’s cast wheels and an extra Off-Road Pro ride mode. The special edition paint is called “Sandstorm”, with the graphics incorporating sand dunes. The Desert model also gets the SE badge on the radiator shrouds.
The 2020 Triumph Tiger 1200 Desert Edition is priced at $20,100, a $400 premium over the XCx but still a good step below the $22,000 Tiger 1200 XCa.