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Triumph Tiger 800

First Ride: Triumph 800

I’VE JUST FINISHED a day Triumph’s new Tiger 800. We the Tiger 800XC tomorrow. based around 30 miles of Barcelona and have been up in the region on some very slightly wet and bloody cold

The Tiger 800 is at home in this Infact I imagine the development had a picture of this region on the of their office to keep focus sharp.

The bike is good, it has lots going for it. you go, road test over. No, kidding. The one thing that out the most about the Tiger 800 is engine characteristics; it’s got a of torque and immaculate fuelling. And face it, three-cylinder engines offer a good blend of drive and top-end, but bad fuelling has the Achilles’ heel of many a bike (KTM RC8 anyone?).

So getting the fuelling right is and Triumph have it sorted.

I first heard about the I wondered why Triumph didn’t stick with the 675 engine but the from the Street Triple wouldn’t work as well in bike. The Tiger 800 does some engine componenets the 675, notably the cylinder and throttle bodies but that’s it.

Not only is the extra capacity but the bulge of torque is monster. like a really, really fit Triple low-down. There’s to no jerkiness from the delivery at low making things like and hairpin bends really to master with no need for slip, just smooth openings.

But it’s not like a Triple at the top-end.

In top gear pull from 30mph all the way the dial. You really notice it into its stride at around all the way to the redline at around 9,500rpm. I the one thing I missed was the lack of from the engine.

There was no ‘wallop’ at the top end and in that it feels more like a 1050.

Our ride today was as early on it started to spit rain. I find that on your visor erode confidence far quicker than a grip, but it always makes you on the intricacies of a bike’s handling you suspect the grip on offer what it once was. And fuelling would only a wet road more of a misery but in case, the rain hardly a difference.

The ride is firm enough to you good feedback but — with a really comfy — plush enough to up the miles. The Tiger 800 doesn’t through the bends, it has the precise of a Street Triple yet the long-travel doesn’t encourage the weight of the to shift front to back an old-school adventure bike it feels very planted.

down a complex twisty road where your comes from trust in the the Tiger 800 has it nailed. I was plenty to get the bike leant over and get the down and carry the front into corners. There’s no of feedback on that critical you pitch it in.

Triumph Tiger 800

We rode the non-ABS and even though front-end is very good, I’d it strange to buy the Tiger 800 without That’s just a personal but it’s the sort of bike would benefit from it. going to want to take the 800 out in the rain, where you’d leave a superbike in the garage..

Aside from making a sharp and positive bike, have given the Tiger 800 a few nice touches that I will help them sales from the competition. You can the seat height by removing the and flicking a bar that jacks the up by 20mm. I didn’t jack the up and at 5’10 (5’11 with on) . I could get both feet on the floor.

You can remove the rubbers on the to give yourself an extra of leg room, good news for with legs like a longlegs. There are plenty of designed bungee hooks and let’s face it, you can never enough. Triumph have a high capacity 645w (that’s around 50% more than available on the F800GS) so should ensure accessory can run everything from heated to auxillary lights, GPS and whatever you can throw at it.

The Tiger 800 has a 19 litre fuel which Triumph reckon is for 250 miles between fuel which puts Sports like the VFR1200F to shame. And decent wind protection and a seat, I see no reason why you couldn’t do 250 miles in one sitting. Although, face it, not many people

What don’t I like the bike? Well, while the curve looks like a operator’s dream, it’s not the characterful engine I’ve ridden with. And if that’s the gripe I have with the 800, then, well, sums it up.

Price to be confirmed but expected to be in the of £7,200 for the Tiger 800 and £7,800 for the 800XC.

We ride the Tiger tomorrow both on and off-road check back for a full

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