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Triumph Tiger 800 XC
This is a hard-core bike that you can cross continents on, whether or not there are roads going in that direction. Just load it up and go.
The three-cylinder 95PS engine, like the rest of the Tiger 800XC, is made for adventure.
With so much torque spread right across the rev range you can pull hard from low revs. That’s great for overtaking without the need to work the gearbox and touring effortlessly through mountainous terrain, but it’s also exactly what you need to dig yourself out of tough offroad situations. But this is a Triumph so there’s a lot more to it than clinical horsepower.
We gave the Tiger an animated snarl that adds a whole new layer of character. An engine that communicates and encourages you to use it to the best of its, and your, ability.
The rugged dependability applies just as much to the transmission: six gears, a tough clutch with a light lever action that’s needed in difficult conditions, and chain drive for simplicity, reduced weight and the best ground clearance This makes it easy to alter the final drive ratio for sustained low speed riding.
The ABS system on the Tiger 800XC uses the latest technology to prevent wheel lock-up in any condition you find yourself in. And it can be switched off for off-road use, in case you want to lock a wheel up deliberately.
With the Tiger 800XC you are fully equipped for all kinds of conditions, on-road and off. As standard you get the rear rack, along with the sturdy hand protectors and the coded key immobiliser for security.
The dash shows you all the information you could need including average and instant fuel economy and range remaining, fuel gauge, service indicator, gear position and clock as well as speed and engine rpm.
Serious all-weather riders expect to be able to use additional electrical equipment, so we fitted the Tiger 800XC with a high output alternator. Plenty of power for you to use heated grips, spotlights or electrically heated clothing. All of which are available as extras.
You can adjust the seat height without tools between 845mm and 865mm to suit different kinds of riding.
You never know where you’ll end up on a Tiger 800XC so you need to prepare for any eventuality.
And that can mean taking a lot of equipment with you. So luggage options include the capacious adventure-style panniers and top case, tank bags, tail packs and inner bags to suit every need.
All developed in conjunction with the Tiger 800XC, so wherever you go you can take it all with you. There’s even a clever lever behind the headlights for when the bike is loaded up, to dip them lower and compensate for the tail-down stance. No tools needed, just pull the lever and the lights are pointing along the road once again.
The suspension travel for the Tiger 800XC is a huge 220mm at the front, 215mm at the rear.
Just what you need on poor condition trails. We fitted 45mm Showa upside down forks along with a preload and rebound adjustable Showa monoshock so you can adjust for either off or on-road riding.
We needed to give you enough stopping force on the road without being too sharp or intimidating in the dirt. So at the front of the Tiger 800XC is a pair of two-piston sliding callipers and 308mm discs, with a single-piston calliper at the rear and a 255mm disc.
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