Triumph Tiger 955i


Make Model

Triumph Tiger 955i




Four stroke, transverse three cylinder, DOHC, 4 valve per cylinder.


955 cc / 58.3 cu in
Bore x Stroke 79 x 65 mm
Compression Ratio 11.6:1
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Lubrication Wet sump
Engine Oil Synthetic, 10W/40


Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection


Digital inductive type  via electronic engine management.
Spark Plug NGK, DPR8EA-9
Starting Electric

Max Power

83.6 kW / 104 hp @ 9500 rpm

Max Torque

92 Nm / 9.38 kgf-m / 67ft.lbf @ 4400 rpm
Clutch Wet, multi-plate


6 speed 
Final Drive X ring chain
Frame Tubular steel perimeter swingarm twin-sided, aluminium alloy

Front Suspension

43 mm Fork with triple rate springs
Front Wheel Travel 230 mm / 9.1 in

Rear Suspension

Monoshock with remotely adjustable preload and rebound damping
Rear Wheel Travel 230 mm / 9.1 in

Front Brakes

2 x 310 mm Discs, 2 piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 285mm disc, 2 piston caliper
Wheels Front Cast, 14-spoke, 19 x 2.5in
Wheels Rear Cast, 14-spoke, 17 x 4.25in

Front Tyre

110/80 H19

Rear Tyre

150/70 H17
Trail 87.9 mm / 3.46 in
Rake 25.8º
Dimensions Length 2250 mm / 88.6 in
Width (Handlebars) 860 mm / 33.8 in
Height 1390 mm / 54.7 in
Wheelbase 1515 mm / 59.6in
Seat Height 840-860 mm / 33.1-33.8 in

Dry Weight

215kg / 474 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

24 Litres / 6.3 US gal / 5.3 Imp gal

Consumption Average

5.6 L/100 km / 16.8 km/l / 39.5 US mpg / 47.4 Imp mpg

Standing ¼ Mile  

12.5 sec / 170 km/h / 105.6 mph
Standing 0 - 1000 m 23.3 sec / 202 km/h / 125.5 mph

Top Speed

206.5 km/h / 128.3 mph
Reviews Motorcyclist / Theroad.mag-uk.org 

Triumph's trail-styled Tiger has long been one of the firm's most successful and popular models, especially in continental European countries like Germany. Originally introduced in 1992, as one of the first new-generation Hinckley Triumphs, the first Tiger used the carburetted 885cc triple engine shared with the Daytona, Trophy and Trident models.

The high-output 12-valve engine was mated to a tough steel-tube cradle frame, fitted with long-travel dirtbike-type suspension at both ends. Wire-spoked wheels, knobbly off-road tyres and a small twin headlamp half-fairing completed the Tiger's styling.

But, like most large-capacity trail-styled bikes, the big, heavy Tiger was completely unsuitable for off-road use. However, the massive weight, strong power and fragile bodywork which ruled out off-road work made the Tiger an excellent road bike, which was especially at home carrying out two-up touring duties on the autobahns and motorways of Europe.

In 1999, a revised Tiger was introduced, with an updated, fuel-injected engine, improved running gear and sleek, modern bodywork. Despite more compact styling, the new Tiger was slightly heavier, although the engine's increased power outweighed any performance deficit. A new steel perimeter frame and more refined suspension front and rear gave stif fer handling, and improved equipment levels made the Tiger even more suited to long-distance touring rides.

The latest 2001 update makes the Tiger one of the most powerful trail-styled bikes available. Triumph fitted the revamped 955cc triple engine from the Daytona 955i, and its torque figure of 67ft lb means strong, smooth acceleration from low down in the rev range. The Sagem fuel-injection is glitch-free and gives superb carburation all the way through the rev range, as well as impressive economy.

A large 24-litre (5.3 gal) fuel tank permits a fuel range easily in excess of 320km (200 miles), and official Triumph accessories like hard luggage, electrically heated grips and taller screens further enhance the Tiger's touring credentials.