The Triumph Tiger 800XC is a true British "go everywhere" motorcycle that has been machine designed and built for adventures.

True to its calling as a tough, durable, and versatile bike, the Tiger 800XC is capable of coping with the demands of off-road riding, thanks to a combination of utilitarian design, powerful engine, and superb handling characteristics. Just as with many of Triumph’s other class-leading machines, the rider can adjust both the handlebar position and seat height of the Tiger 800XC, offering a commanding view above the traffic and a comfortable perch from which to devour the miles. The bike also has a class-leading 5.0 gallon fuel tank that ensures long-distance rides go uninterrupted. Cavernous hard and soft luggage options are available, as is a comprehensive instrumentation that includes a fuel gauge and trip computer.

As far as the engine goes, powering the Tiger 800XC is a new long-stroke triple engine that produces an impressive 94 brake horsepower and an extremely accessible 58 lb/ft of torque. With its flat torque curve and gentle power delivery, the Tiger 800XC is a pleasure to ride in even in the most demanding of conditions.

Then there’s the aforementioned handling credentials. Long-travel 45mm upside-down front forks and a rear suspension unit all combine with a 21" spoked front wheel to deliver maximum ground clearance and the ability to cope with rough trails. Likewise, a sophisticated anti-lock braking system is available as an option and can be deactivated for off-road riding, while the high specification extends to a standard coded-key immobilizer and rear rack with generous pillion grab handles.

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

  • 2012 Triumph Tiger 800XC
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    95PS / 94bhp / 70kW @ 9300rpm
  • MPG(Cty):
  • MPG(Hwy):
  • Torque @ RPM:
    79Nm / 58ft.lbs @ 7850rpm
  • Energy:
    Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection

Engine and Transmission

2012 Triumph Tiger 800XC High Resolution Exterior
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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 litres (1.0 US gals)

Chassis Running Gears and Displays

2012 Triumph Tiger 800XC Exterior
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Frame Tubular steel trellis frame
Swingarm Twin-sided, cast aluminum alloy
Front 36-spoke 21 x 2.5in, aluminum rim
Rear 32-spoke 17 x 4.25in, aluminum rim
Front 90/90 ZR21
Rear 150/70 ZR17
Front Showa 45mm upside down forks, 220mm travel
Rear Showa monoshock with remote oil reservoir, hydraulically
adjustable preload, rebound damping adjustment, 215mm 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, switchable
ABS and clock

Dimensions and Capacities

2012 Triumph Tiger 800XC High Resolution Exterior
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Length 2215mm (87.1in)
Width 865mm (34.0in)
Height without mirrors 1390mm (54.7in)
Seat Height - Adjustable 845mm (32.2in) 865mm (34.0in)
Wheelbase 1545mm (60.8in)
Rake/Trail 24.3°/95.3mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 19 litres (5.0 US gals)
Wet Weight (ready to ride) 215kg (473lbs)

Performance and Fuel efifciency

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


Ultimate Motorcycling----“The 2012 Tiger 800XC is built on a tubular steel trellis frame, with a twin-sided cast-aluminum alloy swingarm. These elements are designed to work in both off-road and on-road situations with the Showa 45mm upside down forks up front that provide 220mm travel, and Showa monoshock with remote oil reservoir, hydraulically adjustable preload, rebound damping adjustment that provides 215mm of rear wheel travel.”

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  (858) posted on 02.1.2012

2012 Triumph Tiger 800XC are the best machine designed built for people who love adventures. It looks aggressive and tough but durable and versatile. The engine is very powerful. 

  (13) posted on 01.30.2012

well.. its close to similar with BMW R1200 GS if view from side..

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