Two new top-of-the-range Triumph Tiger 800’s announced

Michael Mann - Web Editor, Bike Social
By Michael Mann
MannOnABike Web editor of Bike Social. Been riding bikes since he was four-years-old. Fast and smooth road rider, just about hangs on in a track day quick group.

Brand new Triumph Tiger 800 XCA

Triumph add two new top-of-the-range Tiger 800’s

Triumph has added two new premium models to their already excellent 2015 Tiger 800 range. The XR and XRx have been joined by an XRT while the XC and XCx now have an XCA as their stable mate, resulting in a total of six bikes all using the new-for-2015 94hp, three cylinder engine.

The XR range is the more road-biased while the XC trio offer off-road terrain ability too with their sump guard, engine bars and longer suspension travel.

The price of both new tour-focused, top-of-the-range models is expected to be £500 more than the ‘x’ model which means the XRT should be £9,999 while the XCA is at £10,499 and both will be in dealerships later this year.

Brand new Triumph Tiger 800 XRT


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Triumph only released their upgraded range at the beginning of this year with a heavily revised 800cc engine claiming to be 17% more efficient with an added ride-by-wire throttle. A bulk load of technological refinements were also included such as standard fit traction control, switchable ABS, cruise control and three riding modes to control throttle maps, ABS and traction control.

Both new models get heated rider /passenger seats, heated grips, fog lights (LED on the XCA) as well as a larger capacity (650W) alternator to power them as well as other ancillary devices such as GPS systems or heated clothing. There’s also a handy 3rd 12v power socket.

Also new is the tyre pressure monitoring system, CNC machined foot rests, aluminium pannier rails are fitted and ready for the optional (and new) Expedition luggage system. Each new model comes in a new colour; Intense Orange on the XRT and Matt Khaki Green on the XCA

KEY SPECIFICATION

 

TIGER 800 XR RANGE

Power

95PS / 94bhp / 70kW @ 9250rpm

Torque

79Nm / 58ft.lbs @ 7850rpm

Engine

800cc, liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder

Seat height

810mm-830mm (790-810mm with low seat)

Suspension

Front: Showa 43mm upside down forks, 180mm travel

Rear: Showa monoshock with hydraulically adjustable preload, 170mm rear wheel travel

Brakes

Front: Twin 308mm floating discs, Nissin 2-piston floating calipers, switchable ABS

Rear: Single 255mm disc, Nissin single piston floating caliper, switchable ABS

Tank capacity

19 litres

Colours

XR: Crystal White, Phantom Black

XRx: Crystal White, Phantom Black, Caspian Blue

XRT: Crystal White, Intense Orange

XR standard equipment:

XRX models add:

NEW XRT models add:

-       Cast wheels

-       Traction Control

-       Switchable ABS

-       Trip computer

-       Sump guard

-       Hazard Lights

-       12v Power supply

-       Showa 43mm USD forks

-       Showa monoshock with hydraulically adjustable preload

-       Adjustable seat height (810mm - 830mm)

-       3 selectable Riding Modes

-       ABS with On/Off-Road/ Off

-       TTC with On/Off-Road/ Off

-       4 Throttle Maps

-       Cruise control

-       Centre stand

-       Comfort rider and pillion seats

-       Hand guards

-       Adjustable screen

-       Advanced trip computer

-       Additional 12V aux socket

-       Uprated 650W Alternator for dedicated heated equipment

-       Heated Rider and Passenger Seats

-       Heated Grips

-       Fog Lamps

-       3rd Additional auxiliary 12 v Power Socket

-       Aluminium pannier rails – ready for the fitment of the optional aluminium Expedition panniers

-       GPS mounting kit

-       Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

-       CNC machined brake reservoir

-       Aluminium radiator guard

 

 

TIGER 800 XC RANGE

Power

95PS / 94bhp / 70kW @ 9250rpm

Torque

79Nm / 58ft.lbs @ 7850rpm

Engine

800cc, liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder

Seat height

840mm-860mm (820-840mm with Low Seat)

Suspension

Front: WP 43mm upside down forks with adjustable rebound and compression damping, 220mm travel

Rear: WP monoshock with remote oil reservoir, hydraulically adjustable preload, rebound damping adjustment, 215mm rear wheel travel

Brakes

Front: Twin 308mm floating discs, Nissin 2-piston floating calipers, switchable ABS

Rear: Single 255mm disc, Nissin single piston floating caliper, switchable ABS

Tank capacity

19 litres

Colours

XC: Crystal White, Phantom Black

XCx: Crystal White, Phantom Black, Caspian Blue

XCA: Crystal White, Matt Khaki Green

XC standard equipment:

XCX models add:

NEW XCA models add:

-       Triumph Traction Control (TTC)

-       Switchable ABS

-       High level front mudguard

-       WP 43mm USD forks with adjustable rebound and compression damping

-       Adjustable WP rear suspension

-       Spoked wheels

-       Trip computer

-       Radiator guard

-       Sump guard

-       Hazard Lights

-       Adjustable seat height (840mm – 860mm)

-       Adjustable brake and clutch lever

-       12v Power Socket

-       Switchable riding modes: Road, Off-road and Rider

-       ABS with On /Off-Road / Off

-       TTC with On / Off-Road / Off

-       4 Throttle Maps

-       Cruise control

-       Advanced Trip Computer

-       Aluminium sump guard

-       Engine protection bars

-       Hand guards

-       Centre Stand

-       Additional auxiliary 12 v Power Socket

-       Uprated 650W Alternator for dedicated heated equipment

-       Heated Rider and Passenger Seats

-       Heated Grips

-       LED Fog Lamps

-       3rd Additional auxiliary 12 v Power Socket

-       Aluminium pannier rails – ready for the fitment of the optional aluminium adventure panniers

-       GPS mounting kit

-       CNC machined foot rests

 

Do you have one of the new 2015 Tiger 800 models? How do you feel about the two new bikes being unveiled just 3 months after the original range? 

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