2011 Triumph Tiger 800 First Ride — Motorcycle USA

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Triumph Tiger 800
Triumph Tiger 800

2011 Triumph Tiger 800 Ride

See our two-day ride Southern California with a fleet of new Triumph adventure Watch them in action the 2011 Triumph Tiger 800 Ride Video .

What way to celebrate July 4th than a motorcycle that embodies Freedom from the confines of the jungle. Liberty to explore any Triumph introduced the 2011 800 this year after lot of around its new middleweight adventure machine.

As a midsize ADV motorcycle, the new has a lot to live up to in regards to its intended use and a market competitor in the BMW F800GS. offers the bike in two versions, one a street emphasis, and one targeted at We’ve already tested the version which you can read in the 2011 Triumph Tiger 800 XC Ride and see how it stacks up against the BMW in the Triumph Tiger 800 XC Comparison

Even though the two British share most of the same components, Triumph invited us to the road-going Tiger 800 during a camping trip in Southern

Powered by a fuel-injected Inline-Triple in a steel-trellis chassis, the primary between the 800 and 800 XC are the suspension and wheels. The has a unique engine displacement for the manufacturer, but it does borrow its throttle bodies from the 675 sportbike. The adventure machines’ makes 799cc of usable and torque. Internal bore and dimensions of 74 x 61.9mm don’t from either model.

We ran the XC on our in-house dyno and saw it post horsepower and 49.74 lb-ft of Those numbers

The Inline powerplant churns out high-revving and usable torque.

should be the for the standard 800 and it feels identical the rider’s standpoint. Smooth is the highlight and the Tiger thrives on twisty roads where a can push through the six-speed and keep the engine rpms

One of the bikes was equipped with an slip-on exhaust ($800). a slew of machines with luggage combinations and varying made it difficult to discern any difference (claimed three but we can say that the Arrow is much It looks as though the weight will be significant from the and carbon fiber construction.

The 800 uses a 43mm fork to the 45mm unit found on the XC. is one area where we felt significant difference. The XC (which has 8.7 of travel versus 7.1 inches) has a bit dive to the front end on hard despite the larger-diameter suspension.

adjustment on the rear shock is with a hand-operated knob easy reach. We spent all of our time on a machine loaded some type of luggage, so the ride height adjustment was we also found that the weight starts to add up quickly on the damping. Even with a few articles of clothing in the saddlebags, the will bottom on sharp such as small water Jumping is really not something the wants to do.

The 800 has 6.7 inches of travel on the shock the XC gets 8.5 inches. The XC also has an oil reservoir and rebound adjustment.

softly suspended and boasting a wet weight of 462 pounds, it’s possible to carry a fast as long as the rider keeps an eye for larger obstacles. On the pavement the is fantastic. We latched onto a few journalists and our tour guide at the end of our to see how quick the 800 is willing to go. Suffice it to say it was at the top of our comfort level in the twisties.

The tires (110/80-19 front, rear) provide enough to easily reach their and the chassis and suspension are completely up the even with luggage The 800 has slightly different steering with a 23.7-degree rake and trail (23.1/3.6” on XC). is compressed half an inch to inches.

An Arrow exhaust trims size and weight from the unit. Riding the Tiger is a joy solid build quality and features in the rider cockpit. also makes a wide of accessories.

A 19-inch front is slightly smaller than the XC version and the 800 feels a bit more in the paved corners as a result. and rear wheels are 10-spoke opposed to the wire spoked on the off-road version. This it slightly less dirt but we were happily surprised by the competence off the pavement.

Our routes never called for dirt riding, but we did get to spend on smooth decomposed granite we rode at an elevated pace. The 800 was stable and planted, and the difference the XC was less than we expected. were a few side roads featured more rocky and this is where the smaller showed some weakness by not its line with confidence.


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