The Triumph 800 XC is without a doubt a very capable motorcycle, but he SE version raises the bar even higher in terms of off road capabilities. The SE is a packed with a series of special equipments which help it tackle even the toughest terrains without any problems.
The motorcycle is built on a tough tubular steel trellis frame which provides a strong, lightweight structure that simplifies placement of engine and components, and gives good maintenance access.
Talking about the engine, the motorcycle is equipped with a liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line three-cylinder unit with a displacement of 799cc. The engine is linked to a stainless steel 3 into 1 exhaust and is mated to a six speed gearbox with wet, multi-plate clutch.
In terms of power, the 799 cc unit cranks out a maximum output of 95PS at 9300 and 79Nm of torque at 7850 rpm.
Hit the jump for more information on the Triumph 800 XC SE.
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, Triumph 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.
2014 Triumph Tiger 800 XC SE Key Features:
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.
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.
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.
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.
The aluminium handlebars can also be adjusted fore and aft and the handlebar levers are span-adjustable.
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.
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.
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.
Warranty and Service:
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.
|Engine type||Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line three-cylinder|
|Fuel system||Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection|
|Exhaust||Stainless steel 3 into 1, high level stainless steel silencer|
|Frame||Tubular steel trellis frame|
|Swingarm||Twin-sided, cast aluminium alloy|
|Front Wheels||36-spoke 21 x 2.5in, aluminium rim|
|Rear Wheels||32-spoke 17 x 4.25in, aluminium rim|
|Front Tyres||90/90 21|
|Rear Tyres||150/70 R17|
|Front Suspension||Showa 45mm upside down forks, 220mm travel|
|Rear Suspension||Showa 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, (ABS model available)|
|Brakes rear||Single 255mm disc, Nissin single piston floating caliper, (ABS model available)|
|Instrument display and functions||LCD multi-functional instrument pack with digital speedometer, trip computer, analogue tachometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, service indicator, switchable ABS and clock|
|Height without mirror||1390mm|
|Wet Weight||215 kilo|
|Max power ec||95PS @ 9300|
|Max torque ec||79NM @ 7850|
|Fuel consumption Urban||49.6mpg|
|Fuel consumption 56mph/90kph||75.3mpg|
|Fuel consumption 75mph/120kph||74.3mpg|