Overland Expo has Revealed the 2023 Ultimate Motorcycle Build: A Triumph Tiger 1200 Rally Pro
Posted on May 25 2023
Those in attendance at Overland Expo West 2023 were among the first to see the 2023 Overland Expo Ultimate Motorcycle Build. Revealed on the first day of perhaps the largest gathering of overland enthusiasts in North America, the Overland Expo Ultimate Motorcycle Build was unveiled to attendees, and it did not disappoint.
The Ultimate Motorcycle Build is built on the newly redesigned 2023 Triumph Tiger 1200 Rally Pro and has been modified for round-the-world travel with components and accessories from some of the top companies in the motorcycle industry including DENALI Electronics.
The 2023 Triumph Tiger 1200 Rally Pro is an extraordinary adventure motorcycle that pushes the boundaries of off-road exploration to new heights. Designed for the most daring adventurers, it combines rugged capability with refined comfort, offering a fantastic riding experience. Powered by a mighty 1,215cc triple engine, it unleashes impressive power and torque, effortlessly tackling any terrain with confidence. The advanced suspension system, featuring electronically adjustable WP suspension components, ensures remarkable handling and stability, allowing riders to conquer even the most challenging landscapes. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including cornering ABS, traction control, and multiple riding modes, it offers unrivaled performance and safety in most any situation. With its striking aesthetics, premium finishes, and ergonomic design, the Tiger 1200 Rally Pro captivates both onlookers and riders, embodying the essence of adventure in a motorcycle that dares to explore the unknown.
When building a motorcycle for long trips, our opinion is that high-performance lighting in essential. The Ultimate Tiger Build is outfitted with a pair of DENALI D7 Driving Lights for insane amounts of light for illuminating the trail or spotting critters in the road. The D7s attach to the crash bar using the DENALI Articulating Bar Clamp Mount. A set of DENALI D2 Driving Lights are mounted in the stock driving light location for enhanced conspicuity on road and off. The rear of the Tiger is illuminated with DENALI T3 Switchback Turn Signals mounted on the license plate that operate as a running light, brake light, and turn signal. The build is rounded out by a DENALI SoundBomb Mini Horn. All of the Ultimate Motorcycle Build lighting is controlled by two DENALI CANsmart Controllers that enable complete control of the motorcycle’s lighting from the OEM controls without modifying the bike in any way or throwing any fault codes.
The handlebars of the Tiger 1200 are equipped with RAM Mounts to securely hold riders' cellphones. Utilizing an adaptable ball and socket system, RAM Mounts offer excellent grip, effectively dampening shocks and vibrations. The RAM Quick-Grip holder, with its spring-loaded mechanism, ensures a snug and reliable fit for larger phones, eliminating the need for additional rubber tethers. In addition, the Tiger 1200 features Doubletake Mirrors held in place by RAM components, enhancing rearview visibility for riders.
In order to enhance the adventurous and exploratory aesthetic of the motorcycle, Taco Moto skillfully crafted a graphic wrap featuring an abstract world map design. Taco Moto takes pride in producing some of the most inventive and captivating graphics currently available in the market.
The beautiful wrap is protected by a set of crash bars from Outback Motortek, who supplied all of the protection products for the Ultimate Build. A 5mm skid plate protects the underside of the bike from damage, while the luggage racks allow the Tiger to carry all of the necessary bags and gear.
Speaking of bags, the Ultimate Motorcycle Build has plenty of luggage. For extensive adventure journeys requiring essential camping gear, the Tiger motorcycle is outfitted with Mosko Moto's Backcountry Panniers and a Backcountry Duffel. These bags are expertly crafted with robust construction and reinforced materials, designed to withstand the demanding conditions of adventure travel. The Backcountry Panniers feature a user-friendly quick-mount wedge system, allowing effortless detachment from the bike, while the proprietary 'Speed-Pin' latch ensures secure attachment during rides.
Equipped with Bridgestone Battlax Adventure Cross AX41 tires, The Ultimate Overland Motorcycle is prepared for a wide range of adventures. These 40/60 tires boast a proprietary tread pattern design, specialized compound, and a high-cross sectional area. With these features, the Tiger is primed to conquer various terrains, ensuring exceptional performance and versatility during all your thrilling expeditions.
The Overland Expo Ultimate Motorcycle Build will be on display at all of the remaining Overland Expo events (PNW, Mtn West, and East) and will be handed off to industry professionals to be put to the test on trails across the country in between events. Once the event season concludes, the Ultimate Build will be auctioned off on bringatrailer.com. 100% of the proceeds from the auction will benefit the Overland Expo Foundation- a non-profit organization tasked with protecting overland travel for generations to come. Plan to visit an Overland Expo show this year, stop by the DENALI Electronics booth, and then check out the Motorcycle Build. Who knows, it might be yours come November.