Triumph Tiger 800

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Triumph Tiger 800 & Tiger 800 XC
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Manufacturer Triumph Motorcycles
Production 2010
Assembly Hinckley, England
Class Dual-sport
Engine 799 cc (48.8 cu in), inline-3, 12-valve, DOHC
Bore / stroke 74.0 mm × 61.9 mm (2.91 in × 2.44 in)
Power 70 kW (94 hp) @ 9,300 rpm
Torque 79 N·m (58 lbf·ft) @ 7,850 rpm
Ignition type Electronic
Transmission 6-speed, chain drive
Frame type Steel trellis
Suspension Front: Upside down forks
Rear: Aluminium swingarm & mono-shock
Brakes

Front: twin 308 mm floating discs, Nissin 2-piston sliding calipers, Rear: single 255 mm disc, Nissin single piston sliding caliper

(Switchable ABS model available)
Tyres Front 800: 100/90ZR19
Front 800 XC: 90/90ZR21
Rear both: 150/70 ZR17
Rake, trail 800: 23.7°/86.2 mm
800 XC: 23.1°/91.1 mm
Wheelbase 800: 1,555 mm (61.2 in)
800 XC: 1,568 mm (61.7 in)
Dimensions L: 2,215 mm (87.2 in)
W: 800: 795 mm (31.3 in)
800 XC: 865 mm (34.1 in)
H: 800: 1,350 mm (53 in)
800 XC: 1,390 mm (55 in)
Seat height 800: 810–830 mm (32–33 in)
800 XC: 845–865 mm (33.3–34.1 in)
Weight 800: 210 kg (460 lb)
800 XC: 215 kg (474 lb) (wet)
Fuel capacity 19 L (4.2 imp gal; 5.0 US gal)
Oil capacity 3.7 L (3.9 US qt)

The Triumph Tiger 800 and Tiger 800 XC are dual-sport motorcycles launched in 2010 by British manufacturer Triumph Motorcycles.[1] The Tiger 800 is a more road-oriented bike, while the Tiger 800 XC is designed as a more off-road vehicle.[citation needed] Both bikes share the same frame and 799 cubic centimetres (48.8 cu in) inline-three engine, which is derived from the smaller Triumph Street Triple.[2]

Model differences[edit]

There are a number of key differences between the two models. The Tiger 800 has cast alloy wheels, with a 19-inch wheel at the front and 17-inch wheel at the back. The Tiger 800 XC has spoked wheels with alloy rims and a larger 21-inch wheel at the front.[3]

The Tiger 800 XC has longer-travel suspension at the front and rear, with 45 mm forks, compared with 43 mm on the Tiger 800. The Tiger 800 has a motorcycle saddle adjustable from 810 to 830 millimetres (32 to 33 in), while the Tiger 800 XC saddle is taller at 845 to 865 millimetres (33.3 to 34.1 in). In both cases an official Triumph accessory low seat lowers seat heights by 20mm.[1] The Tiger 800 XC has more aggressive off-road looks, including a small beak-like high-level mudguard at the front, similar to the BMW F800GS, a bike the Tiger is designed to compete against.[2] Overall the Tiger 800XC is longer, wider, taller and heavier than the Tiger 800.[3] The Tiger 800XC was named "Best Dual Sport" for 2011 by Cycle World.[4]

Both models share most components, including the engine, 19-litre (4.2 imp gal; 5.0 US gal) fuel tank, instrument panel, steel trellis frame, and brakes, which have optional ABS.[citation needed]

Model Year Changes -USA[edit]

The Tiger 800 and 800 XC were launched for the 2011 model year in the USA. At launch, they featured a silver frame and were available in the following colors: Intense Orange (XC), Venom Yellow (800), Crystal White (both), and Phantom Black (both). The fuel tank on the 800 XC also included "XC" in the logo. For the 2012 model year (March/April 2011 production), the frame color changed to black. For 2013, Khaki Green replaced Intense Orange and "XC" was no longer included in the logo on the fuel tank of the Tiger 800 XC. Sapphire Blue was included for the 800. For 2014, Triumph released the Tiger 800 XC Special Edition (SE). It features a red frame and Volcanic Black paint (black metallic with red undertones). Other changes include black passenger grab handles and black handle bars. Its $12,499 MSRP is $500 USD more than the regular Tiger 800 XC.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ash, Kevin. "Triumph Tiger 800 review". Retrieved 23 November 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Triumph Tiger 800 launch: Simon Warburton". Visordown. 7 November 2010. Retrieved 23 November 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Hilderbrand, J. C. (2 November 2010). "Triumph Tiger 800 & Tiger 800XC First Look". Motorcycle USA. Retrieved 23 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "Ten Best Bikes 2011; Greatness in motion", Cycle World (Newport Beach, California: Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S.), September 2011: 44+, ISSN 0011-4286 

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