2012 Triumph Tiger 800

The Triumph Tiger 800 is letting its claws out for the whole world to see. That only means danger to all those looking at taking this ferocious feline head-on.

Designed from the ground up to meet the demands of some of the most discerning motorcyclists, the Tiger 800 comes highly specified and delivers a unique experience for the adventure-minded rider.

The "unique experience" we’re talking about comes courtesy of the bike’s new three-cylinder 799cc powerplant, one that delivers a class-leading 94 brake horsepower and an extremely accessible 58 lb/ft. of torque. With its flat torque curve and smooth power delivery, the Tiger 800 has been designed to be easy to ride in all conditions, including off-road.

Speaking of its design, the Tiger 800 features a tough steel frame that’s more than capable of carrying large amounts of luggage and coping with the rough and tumble world of off-road riding. Ten-spoke alloy wheels - 19" at the front and 17" at the rear - allow for the use a wide range of tires, whether it’s the dirt-based dual purpose items or the pure road rubber for those who wish to take advantage of the Tiger 800’s qualities.

Color options are also a unique new wrinkle to the Tiger 800, allowing customers to choose from Crystal White, Phantom Black, and Venom Yellow, all of which come with the adoption of a graphite colored frame for the 2012 model year.

The Tiger 800 also comes with a comprehensive instrumentation that includes a fuel gauge and trip computer, while a high-specification 645w generator is included to allow riders to safely power electrical accessories. Other accessories that are featured in the Tiger 800 include numerous hard- and soft-luggage solutions, tire pressure monitor sensors, adjustable touring screen, centerstand, off-road style hand guards, bash plates, and high-level front fender.

Find out more about the Triumph Tiger 800 after the jump.

Engine and Transmission

Triumph Tiger 800
TypeLiquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Bore/Stroke74 x 61.9mm
Fuel SystemMultipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
ExhaustStainless steel 3 into 1, high level stainless steel silencer
Final DriveO ring chain
ClutchWet, multi-plate
Oil Capacity3.7 liters (1.0 US gals)

Chassis Running Gears and Displays

Triumph Tiger 800
FrameTubular steel trellis frame
SwingarmTwin-sided, cast aluminum alloy
FrontCast aluminum alloy 10-spoke 19 x 2.5in
RearCast aluminum alloy 10-spoke 17 x 4.25in
Front110/90 ZR19
Rear150/70 ZR17
FrontShowa 43mm upside down forks, 180mm travel
RearShowa monoshock with hydraulically adjustable preload,
170mm rear wheel travel
FrontTwin 308mm floating discs, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
(ABS model available)
RearSingle 255mm disc, Nissin single piston floating caliper
(ABS model available)
Front Brake MasterNissin master cylinder, 14mm diameter
Instrument Display/
LCD multi-functional instrument pack with digital speedometer,
trip computer, analogue tachometer, gear position indicator,
TPMS ready, switchable ABS and clock

Dimensions and Capacities

Triumph Tiger 800
Length2215mm (87.1in)
Width795mm (31.3in)
Height without mirrors1350mm (53.1in)
Seat Height - Adjustable810mm (31.9in) 830mm (32.7in)
Wheelbase1555mm (61.2in)
Fuel Tank Capacity19 litres (5.0 US gals)
Wet Weight (ready to ride)210kg (462lbs)

Performance and Fuel Efficiency

Triumph Tiger 800
Maximum Power95PS / 94bhp / 70kW @ 9300rpm
Maximum Torque79Nm / 58ft.lbs @ 7850rpm
City41 MPG
Highway63 MPG


totalmotorcycle----“Tiger 800 comes highly-specified as standard. Take a look and you’ll find neat touches all around. Two-piece adjustable seat, suspension and levers combine with hand guards to ensure your comfort, while a built in immobilizer and switchable ABS option are designed with you and the bike’s safety and security in mind.”

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