First Impressions: 2015 Triumph Tiger XRx

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.

Triumph's new Tiger XRx

We're at the world riding launch of the 2015 Triumph Tiger 800 XRx, one of the four new models Triumph have unveiled for 2015.

So far we've covered 30 miles riding up the twisty and beautifully scenic Ronda road and the XRx has impressed with its on-road ability. The adventure bike sector is popular, particularly for the sportier models and therefore every manufacturer is grabbing a piece of the pie. While the Tiger 800 and its original sportier version, the XC, have been around since 2010, the latest incarnations are proving to be worth the time and money spent in development.

We're testing the XRx in Spain 

The so-called 'second generation' 800cc triple has been refined and when coupled with the all-new ride-by-wire throttle and you got a punchy (94bhp, 58 ft lbs torque) motor, a finely balanced and sharp handling chassis with Showa upside down forks on the front and mono shock on the rear.

Rider modes, cruise control, traction control are standard on both the XCx which we rode yesterday and the XRx.

Read the full and first review of the XRx later this evening.

Check out our review of the off-road focussed Tiger XCx!

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