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2014 Triumph Tiger 800 XC

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The Triumph Tiger 800 XC is the tougher version of the already tough Tiger 800. The motorcycle is packed with a set of extra features which makes it better suited for the harsh requirements of off road riding.

Jump on board and you’ll welcomed by a comfy seat that offers an upright riding position, winder bars for extra maneuverability and an adjustable windshield. The passenger’s comfort wasn’t ignored either and the company’s technicians have fitted the Tiger 800 XC with comfy grab handles and well positioned footrests.

The Tiger 800 XC is built on the same tubular steel trellis frame as the Tiger 800 and is also powered by the same 799cc, liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line three-cylinder engine. The unit delivers a maximum power of 95 PS at 9300 rpm and 79 Nm of torque at 7850 rpm. All this power is transferred to the rear wheel through a six speed transmission and the urban fuel consumption is rated at 49.6 Mpg.

Hit the jump for more information on the Triumph Tiger 800 XC.

Overview

Triumph Tiger 800 XC

Triumph built the Tiger 800XC to be just like the Tiger 800, but with a little bit more

Using the rugged Tiger 800 as a starting point, we added a pack of special off-road equipment so you can keep on going when you run out of tarmac.

The three-cylinder engine is the same 800cc triple found in the Tiger 800 so it’s got loads of torque and muscular power. And the tough steel frame and long distance fuel range are from the Tiger 800 too. The added XC is what gives you the next-level off-road ability.

This is a hard-core bike that you can cross continents on, whether or not there are roads going in that direction. Just load it up and go.

Chassis:

Triumph Tiger 800 XC

Suspension

The suspension travel for the Tiger 800XC is a huge 220mm at the front, 215mm at the rear. Just what you need on poor condition trails. Triumph fitted 45mm Showa upside down forks along with a preload and rebound adjustable Showa monoshock so you can adjust for either off or on-road riding.

Brakes

Triumph needed to give you enough stopping force on the road without being too sharp or intimidating in the dirt. So at the front of the Tiger 800XC is a pair of two-piston sliding callipers and 308mm discs, with a single-piston calliper at the rear and a 255mm disc.

ABS is standard but this can be switched off for off-road riding where you might want to be able to lock up a wheel.

Wheels

Triumph added spoked wheels to the Tiger 800XC for better cushioning on rough terrain. The front is a big 21inch diameter to take dedicated off-road tyres and cope with holes and ridges. And the front mudguard is higher so that clogging mud won’t spoil your ride.

Riding Position

Triumph built the Tiger 800XC to have genuine off-road capability, so it’s tall with an upright and very spacious riding position. Triumph made the bars wider than the standard Tiger 800s to give you extra manoeuvrability and the seat is lofty, although it’s easily adjusted without the need for tools.

Despite your high up stance the screen does a great job of fending off the wind pressure so you can stay at motorway speeds for as long as you need.

Triumph even gave your passenger plenty of room, chunky grab handles and well positioned footrests so long distances are no less comfortable on the back than they are for you.

Adjustable seat height

You can adjust the seat height without tools between 845mm and 865mm to suit different kinds of riding.

Handlebars

The aluminium handlebars can also be adjusted fore and aft and the handlebar levers are span-adjustable.

Frame

As you’d expect the Tiger 800XC uses the same tubular steel trellis frame as the Tiger 800 so you know it’s strong enough to take the knocks during serious off road use. The rear subframe is the same, designed to take Triumph capacious panniers and big top box, plus a passenger, then go places where pure road bikes daren’t venture.

Engine:

Triumph Tiger 800 XC

Performance

The three-cylinder 95PS engine, like the rest of the Tiger 800XC, is made for adventure.

With so much torque spread right across the rev range you can pull hard from low revs. That’s great for overtaking without the need to work the gearbox and touring effortlessly through mountainous terrain, but it’s also exactly what you need to dig yourself out of tough off-road situations.

But this is a Triumph so there’s a lot more to it than clinical horsepower.

Triumph gave the Tiger an animated snarl that adds a whole new layer of character. An engine that communicates and encourages you to use it to the best of its, and your, ability.

Transmission

The rugged dependability applies just as much to the transmission: six gears, a tough clutch with a light lever action that’s needed in difficult conditions, and chain drive for simplicity, reduced weight and the best ground clearance This makes it easy to alter the final drive ratio for sustained low speed riding.

Equipment and Technology:

Triumph Tiger 800 XC

ABS

The ABS system on the Tiger 800XC uses the latest technology to prevent wheel lock-up in any condition you find yourself in. And it can be switched off for off-road use, in case you want to lock a wheel up deliberately.

Immobiliser

Just in case your Tiger 800XC attracts the wrong kind of attention, Triumph has added a high technology security system. It detects a microchip in the key body and if it’s not present the ignition system is disabled.

This prevents a copy of the correct key being used to switch the bike on.

Instruments and Computer

With the Tiger 800XC you are fully equipped for all kinds of conditions, on-road and off. As standard you get the rear rack, along with the sturdy hand protectors and the coded key immobiliser for security.

The dash shows you all the information you could need including average and instant fuel economy and range remaining, fuel gauge, service indicator, gear position and clock as well as speed and engine rpm. It’s also preconfigured for the optional Tyre Pressure Monitoring System.

Alternator

Serious all-weather riders expect to be able to use additional electrical equipment, so we fitted the Tiger 800XC with a high output alternator. Plenty of power for you to use heated grips, spotlights or electrically heated clothing. All of which are available as extras.

Screen

Triumph added the aerodynamically optimised screen to take the force out of the slipstream and make your ride comfortable at sustained high speed.

Luggage Capacity

You never know where you’ll end up on a Tiger 800XC so you need to prepare for any eventuality. And that can mean taking a lot of equipment with you. So luggage options include the capacious adventure-style panniers and top case, tank bags, tail packs and inner bags to suit every need. All developed in conjunction with the Tiger Tiger 800XC, so wherever you go you can take it all with you. There’s even a clever lever behind the headlights for when the bike is loaded up, to dip them lower and compensate for the tail-down stance. No tools needed, just pull the lever and the lights are pointing along the road once again.

Warranty and Service:

Triumph Tiger 800 XC

Triumph confidence provides you with a two-year unlimited mileage warranty on your new Triumph and Genuine Accessories. Alongside the knowledge that Triumph give you a 12 month unlimited mileage warranty on replacement parts.

The Tiger 800 carries 6,000 mile (10,000km) service intervals.

Specifications

Engine typeLiquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line three-cylinder
Displacement799cc
Bore74.0mm
Stroke61.9mm
Fuel SystemMultipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
ExhaustStainless steel 3 into 1, high level stainless steel silencer
Final driveO-Ring-Chain
ClutchWet, Multi-Plate
Gearbox6-Speed
Oil capacity1.0US Gallon
FrameTubular steel trellis frame
SwingarmTwin-sided, cast aluminium alloy
Front Wheels36-spoke 21 x 2.5in, aluminium rim
Rear Wheels32-spoke 17 x 4.25in, aluminium rim
Front Tires90/90 21
Rear Tires150/70 R17
Front SuspensionShowa 45mm upside down forks, 220mm travel
Rear SuspensionShowa monoshock with remote oil reservoir, hydraulically adjustable preload, rebound damping adjustment, 215mm rear wheel travel
Brakes frontTwin 308mm floating discs, Nissin 2-piston sliding calipers, Switchable ABS
Brakes rearSingle 255mm disc, Nissin single piston sliding caliper, Switchable ABS
Instrument display and functionsLCD multi-functional instrument pack with digital speedometer, trip computer, analogue tachometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, service indicator, switchable ABS and clock.
Length2215mm
Width handlebars865
Height without mirror1390mm
Seat height845-865mm
Wheelbase1545mm
Rake24.3°
Trail95.3mm
Tank capacity5.0us gallon
Wet weight215 kilo
Max power EC95PS @ 9300
Max torque EC79NM @ 7850
Fuel Consumption Urban49.6us mpg
Fuel Consumption56mph/90kph 75.3us mpg
Color optionsMatt Khaki Green, Crystal White and Phantom Black
Price$11,999


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