Triumph Tiger 800

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Triumph Tiger 800
Tiger800a.jpg
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)
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)
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 is a dual-sport motorcycle 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]

For the 2015 model year, the Tiger 800 used a second generation 800 cc engine with drive-by-wire throttle which Triumph claimed improved fuel economy by 17%. Traction control was also added. Optional versions of the Tiger 800 included various combinations of cruise control, auto-cancel indicators, an advanced trip computer, multiple driving modes. Hardware in some versions included engine-protection bars, an aluminum sump guard, a center stand, WP suspension, and which included adjustable front forks.

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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