I had given up motorcycling for a time; work, family, and a variety of things all conspired to pull me away, but deep inside, I was miserable. Every time I saw a motorcycle pass by or saw advertisements and stories about adventure bikes in remote places, something pulled strings deep, deep in my heart. I longed to pack up an adventure bike and just go. Whatever the road brought, I would be prepared—a nomad. The 2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 Rally Pro was the motorcycle I needed, but it didn’t exist yet.When my kids were older,
Copyright 2022, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.
by Michael Gougis
Triumph knows its customers. And while the company is a player in the performance, sporting and racing segment – winning the Daytona 200, winning in World Supersport, the sole engine supplier in Moto2 – Triumph knows that for many of its clients performance isn’t their primary interest. Or, as one Triumph manager said, “Those customers don’t care about another 5 PS (4.93 bhp).”
The company proved that last year with its Gold Line special models. Produced for one year only, the specials were visually distinctive, offering an element of exclusivity for