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I've been riding 37 years but I am new to Triumphs.
I'm interested in buying a brand new or almost brand new Tiger Rally 900. I am interested in this particular bike because of its light weight as I plan to hang it on the back of my motorhome.
What is the difference between the 900 and 1200 engines? Can a 900 be punched out bigger? Why does the 1200 Rally weigh so much more than the 900 Rally? The shaft drive cant be that heavy.
Thanks for any info.
 

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You want to increase the engine capacity even before riding the bike ? Maybe it's the wrong bike for you ? Maybe you should look at the new Multistrada V4.
 
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You want to increase the engine capacity even before riding the bike ? Maybe it's the wrong bike for you ? Maybe you should look at the new Multistrada V4.
Actually, yes. I guess it comes down to... I want a 1200 engine in a Rally 900 package.
I just figured there would be stroker or big bore kits available but I'm not finding any info on the subject. I did look at a Multistrada but it's too heavy for what I'm trying to do and I also plan to do some trail riding. I also don't care for Ducati's valve setup.
 

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Very rare to find big bore/stroker kits for new modern bikes. Too expensive and with modern machining tolerances are already quite tight not leaving much room to update or mod a motor.
 
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I notice that the 900 has a 3.07" bore and a 2.437" stroke where the 1200 has a bigger 3.54" bore but a shorter 2.38" stroke.
I wonder if the 900 cylinders could be bored out and a 1200 rotating assembly could be installed with headwork or even a 1200 head?
It would be way easier to just buy a 1200 Rally but I don't want the extra 117 pounds of curb weight. The 1200 is 549lbs vs the 900 at 432lbs.
 

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And yes a good part of the added weight is the drive shaft, they're heavy.
 

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How can someone judge the T900 power to weight ratio without even have tried it?
Unless being a Pro rider, I doubt it wouldn’t have enough power/nimbleness to satisfy most riders and that you can ride it at 9/10th+
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It would be way easier to just buy a 1200 Rally but I don't want the extra 117 pounds of curb weight. The 1200 is 549lbs vs the 900 at 432lbs.
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Something is not correct with your figures

Weight measured by Motorrad both with full Tank
Tiger 900 GT Pro 227 kg = 500 lbs
Tiger 1200 GT Pro 251 kg = 553 lbs
Difference 24 kg = 53 lbs

I estimate for the Rally - Pro the difference ist about the same.
 

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Something is not correct with your figures

Weight measured by Motorrad both with full Tank
Tiger 900 GT Pro 227 kg = 500 lbs
Tiger 1200 GT Pro 251 kg = 553 lbs
Difference 24 kg = 53 lbs

I estimate for the Rally - Pro the difference ist about the same.
You are correct!
I went back and rechecked Triumph's 2022 model website. The 900 spec lists dry weight and the 1200 spec lists wet weight. I didn't catch that before and now I am wondering what the "dry" weight of the 1200 Rally might be.
Thanks!
 
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