2011 Triumph Tiger 800 & 800XC Review [Video] —

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Triumph Tiger 800

800cc of Grrrrrrrrr!

Photos by Nelson

The introduction of the 2011 800 and Tiger 800XC tripled intended) Triumph ’s adventure-touring The three-cylinder Tiger 800s the off-road prowess of the old Tiger’s and deliver a warning shot the bow of BMW ’s F800GS.

Whereas the Tiger is more of a sport-touring rig with suspension competing against the of Ducati’s Multistrada 1200, the new 800s are constructed to … and unpaved elements. To illustrate the of the newest Tiger’s off-road Triumph invited a group of to a two-day ride that challenge the Tigers on the street and in the

Sure, the presence of Triumph America CEO, Greg kept the group of pampered from pooh-poohing the inhumane but apprehensions remained. Kittrelle journalistic mutiny by announcing be a catered BBQ accompanied by our selection of beer.

Before embarking on our exploration of outback, Triumph’s Chris refocused the group on the job before us by the distinctions between the slightly streetable Tiger 800 and the 800XC’s components. The dissimilar attributes the spoked, 21/17-inch front/rear combo of the XC vs. the 19/17-inch setup of the 800’s alloy wheels; the fork that is 2mm larger in and offers 1.6 inches more and other differences including suspension, seat height, width, wet weight, etc. comparison spec sheet).

The sheet also reveals differences between the Tiger and the such as 10mm more suspension travel for the GS compared to the XC, an 18-lb weight advantage for the BMW (7 lbs to the standard Tiger), a 9-hp for the Triumph but 4 ft-lbs more for the GS.

What this information regarding the better choice of between the two competing brands I’m not because, although I thunk it a idea, Triumph didn’t my wisdom when it came to an F800GS for us to ride. Hopefully, our to BMW for an F800GS will soon be and we can complete this destiny.

However, of the two Tiger models, multiple days and hundreds of on both, I’m now an authority on the intricacies on model’s handling and performance. The I possess is so grand this could become the Dianetics of articles. But before I get all L. Ron Hubbard, me to abridge my knowledge with condensed version of the details: The XC is and handles better in the dirt.

and sweet but also the truth. gives the XC a taller seat (longer travel suspension and a front wheel) is also provides the XC with better manners. In addition to the aforementioned components, the XC gets an upgraded shock that boasts 1.8 more travel than the Tiger, a remote reservoir and adjustability.

The XC’s handlebar is also 2.7 wider, which goes a way in providing better leverage off-road riding applications.

this in mind it’s no the XC is capable of absorbing larger obstacles than the standard but unless you’re riding at through terrain more than a fire road, the Tiger is probably sufficient for off-road purposes. As a person ridden sportbikes across firma similar to what we in San Diego county (albeit at a speed), I may not be the best gauge, but I was happy on the standard Tiger it was paralleling the Mexican border on an dirt road or carving switchbacks outside Julian, CA.

Triumph Tiger 800
Triumph Tiger 800

Although the XC’s surplus travel had it diving more aggressive road riding, it as severe as I feared. In fact, the XC and standard Tiger exhibited a suspension package that the bikes from teetering and forth when braking and

A notable and expensive deficiency during our outing wasn’t the itself, but rather its accessories. The rugged saddlebags ($800) are built to withstand a Dakar-esque and I liked their lockable, easy-off design that appeal to commuters. But a component is as strong as its weakest part, and on saddlebags it’s the attachment

Twice I witnessed bags off of fellow journalist bikes slow-speed, front-end washouts in the Off-road warriors will for more robust mounts.

are merited for the Tiger’s new 799cc which is based on Triumph’s 675cc Triple. Exhibiting of low-end and mid-range grunt, the three-cylinder engine is even impressive for its lack of vibration. Not during my two-hour freeway to and from San Diego did I feel the to remove my throttlehand from the bar in to shake out the tingles and restore flow.

Yeah, it’s that

Another nicety is the adjustable on both model Tigers. or decreasing the seat height on is a simple process of removing the and repositioning the height bar and returning the to its position on the bike. Why more seats do not provide a seat this simple is a mystery.

I didn’t appreciate was the unendearing of a spittoon echo emanating the catalytic converter. This Pop pinging sound was present on Tiger I rode, but under on certain bikes the sound a ceramic warble that my earplugs around 7000 Only certain bikes this sound, while didn’t, and some journos even hear the noise, so it as if this noise occurrence may be a

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