Triumph have celebrated their ongoing association with James Bond and the latest film in the long-running franchise, No Time to Die, by releasing a special Tiger 900 Bond Edition.
Based on the latest Tiger 900 Rally Pro adventure bike that was used for No Time to Die’s stunt sequences, the Tiger 900 Bond Edition is identified by 007 design touches, along with some added extras, and will be limited to just 250 units globally.
The much-delayed release of No Time to Die means the Tiger 900 is the second ‘Bond Edition’ to be released in connection with the 25th instalment of the 007 franchise, following the Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition that was unveiled last year. The Scrambler 1200 XE also features in the movie.
Each Tiger 900 Bond Edition is finished in Matt Sapphire Black that’s unique to this model, with the frame, radiator shrouds, auxiliary light shrouds, forks, crash bars, sump guard, headlight finishers, pillion peg hangers and seat on the Bond Edition getting an all-black finish, too.
The fuel tank features ‘007’ decals in bronze, with ‘Bond Edition’ identification on the upper beak and embroidered into the pillion seat. There’s also a bespoke 007 start-up animation for the Tiger’s 7.0-inch TFT instrument screen.
Each unit carries its individual build number on the handlebar clamps and will be supplied with a Certificate of Authenticity.
The factory muffler on the Bond Edition is replaced with an Arrow silencer that features a brushed metal finish and carbon fibre detailing. Two sets of tyres will be supplied, too: the standard Bridgestone Battlax hoops and a set of more aggressive Michelin Anakee Wild rubber, but these may be replaced with Pirelli Scorpion Rally tyres for the Australian market.
These extras and additions aside, the Bond Edition is unchanged from a standard Tiger 900 Rally Pro, so features the same 888cc liquid-cooled triple producing 70kW and 87Nm, as well as the same six-speed transmission.
Other carryover Tiger 900 Rally Pro features on the Bond Edition include manually-adjustable Showa off-road suspension front and rear, Brembo brakes (dual 320mm front discs with Stylema four-piston monobloc calipers, 255mm rear disc with single-piston sliding rear caliper), a 21-inch front and 17-inch rear spoked wheel combo, centre stand, fog lights and a 20-litre fuel tank.
Tech features include switchable cornering ABS and cornering traction control, six riding modes (including a rider-configurable mode), tyre pressure monitoring, the Shift Assist up-and-down quickshifter and My Triumph connectivity that offers turn-by-turn navigation, phone call control, music control and GoPro operation.
Like the Tiger 900 Rally Pro, the Bond Edition features heated rider and pillion seats, as well as LED lighting all round, including the illuminated switchgear.
Of the 250 units of the Tiger 900 Bond Edition, only a handful have been allocated for Australia, with a $31,290 ride away pricetag - a full $6,300 dearer than the Tiger 900 Rally Pro.
Due to arrive in May, 2022, local allocation of the Bond Edition will most likely have been accounted for by the time you read this, but contact your Triumph dealer to confirm availability and get more details.