Bike News

21 March 2018

New Triumph Tiger 800 launched

Gets over 200 component changes, and is available in three different variants

Aatish Mishra
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Triumph India launched the updated Tiger 800, with prices starting at Rs 11.76 lakh (ex-showroom India) for the base XR variant. There are two more variants it is available in – the XRx that costs Rs 13.13 lakh and the XCx that costs Rs 13.76 lakh. Triumph claim that this refresh has over 200 component level updates to the older Tiger.

The in-line triple engine has been updated to deliver power and torque lower down in the rev range, it still makes 94bhp and 79Nm though. It also gets a lower first gear for better acceleration and tractability off-road, and also a lighter, more free flowing exhaust for a better note. Other changes include moving the handlebar back by 10mm and a seat that is adjustable by 20mm. The XR is a base model and misses out on a lot of equipment. The XRx, which costs a little more, gets a 5-inch TFT screen, LED lights with DRLs, a windscreen that comes with five adjustable positions and cruise control and higher spec Brembo brakes. The XRx also gets four riding modes – Road, Rain, Off-road and Sport.

The XCx is a more off-road biased model. It gets a 21-inch front wheel with spokes compared to the 19-inch alloys that the XR and XRx come with. It gets different suspension as well. While the XR twins get a Showa set up, the XCx gets a fully-adjustable WP forks in the front with a preload adjustable WP monoshock at the rear. It also gets an additional riding mode called Off-road Pro.

The Tiger is the best-selling adventure motorcycle in India at the moment, and this update should bolster their sales figures even further. Prices have gone up by around Rs 1 lakh for the XR and the XRx models, and by Rs 50,000 for the XCx models but they do offer plenty of new equipment for that money.


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