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.

  • 2012 Triumph Tiger 800
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    94 @ 9300
  • MPG(Cty):
  • MPG(Hwy):
  • Torque @ RPM:
    58 @ 7850
  • Energy:
    Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection

Engine and Transmission

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Type Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Capacity 799cc
Bore/Stroke 74 x 61.9mm
Fuel System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Exhaust Stainless steel 3 into 1, high level stainless steel silencer
Final Drive O ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 6-speed
Oil Capacity 3.7 liters (1.0 US gals)

Chassis Running Gears and Displays

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Frame Tubular steel trellis frame
Swingarm Twin-sided, cast aluminum alloy
Front Cast aluminum alloy 10-spoke 19 x 2.5in
Rear Cast aluminum alloy 10-spoke 17 x 4.25in
Front 110/90 ZR19
Rear 150/70 ZR17
Front Showa 43mm upside down forks, 180mm travel
Rear Showa monoshock with hydraulically adjustable preload,
170mm rear wheel travel
Front Twin 308mm floating discs, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
(ABS model available)
Rear Single 255mm disc, Nissin single piston floating caliper
(ABS model available)
Front Brake Master Nissin 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

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Length 2215mm (87.1in)
Width 795mm (31.3in)
Height without mirrors 1350mm (53.1in)
Seat Height - Adjustable 810mm (31.9in) 830mm (32.7in)
Wheelbase 1555mm (61.2in)
Rake/Trail 23.7°/86.2mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 19 litres (5.0 US gals)
Wet Weight (ready to ride) 210kg (462lbs)

Performance and Fuel Efficiency

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Maximum Power 95PS / 94bhp / 70kW @ 9300rpm
Maximum Torque 79Nm / 58ft.lbs @ 7850rpm
City 41 MPG
Highway 63 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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