Triumph Tiger 800

2010 - present. 799cc, OHV, DOHC, liquid-cooled, in-line triple, adventure bike

 

 

2015 Triumph Tiger 800: Pros

 

ABS: If your wife won't forgive you, ABS will.

Traction control: It's the future. Get over it.

Handling: Precision gymnastics mile after mile.

Looks: All design elements work together. Near faultless.

Economy: 45 -55mph attainable, and at fun speeds.

Braking: Excellent. Nice feel and feedback.

Stainless exhaust: Need we explain the advantages?

Comfort: Great rider seat, sensible pillion pad.

Grab handles: Pillions are people too.

Side boxes. Not our favourite, but very practical.

2015 Triumph Tiger 800: Cons

 

Weight: 462lbs before you load up the luggage and pillion.

Saddle height: Better than some Trumpets. But it's up there.

Revvy: Too many revs too easily wound up. Sensitive stuff.

Screen: Problem airflow for many riders. Buy a hacksaw.

Cleaning: Lots of nooks and crannies for road muck and bugs.

 

Triumph Tiger 800 review logo

 

 Triumph Tiger 800 road testing

Don't be mislead by the pedestrian photograph above (courtesy of Triumph). These Tiger 800s are gluttons for tarmac and gobble it up at very high speeds. If you need to cross the odd continent in comfort and style, with a lot of excitement thrown in, forget the plane, train and automobile. These motorcycles are a very persuasive mode of rapid modern transport.

 

 Triumph Tiger 800, 2011 model

Launched in 2010, this is the Tiger 800 for 2011. Very similar to the Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer, this smaller cat has a 799cc Liquid-cooled triple engine pumping out a claimed 93 - 95hp (as opposed to 135hp for the 1200 Explorer) and chain drive (as opposed to shaft). The 800 is a revvier bike than the 1200 Explorer and, due to its lighter weight, offers better (i.e. less ponderous) handling. Many riders complain about the screen, and more than a few riders have chopped the plastic down or removed it completely. Beyond that, it's a terrific bike that will get you anywhere at 80 - 90mph two-up, with effortless luggage-laden cruising and   great back road performance. The cast wheels and lack of a front "beak" tells you that this is the standard road model.

 

 

 Triumph Tiger 800 instruments and riding

2015 features include Heated handlebar grips, moulded hand guards ("wind tunnel tested") and risers that raise the handlebars 30mm for taller riders looked to enhance the ergonomics. Triumph, like rival manufacturers, has spent a lot of time and money getting the detail right. And on this Tiger, the detail doesn't disappoint.

 

 Triumph Tiger 800 accessories

Spotlights, high-low saddle options and a comprehensive set of panniers plus top box on this 2015 bike. This is luxury motorcycle touring at a very competitive price. And need we remind you that the world class Tiger 800s are British? Check the model prices below.

 

 Triumph Tiger XRX for 2015

2015 Triumph Tiger 800 XRX. Triumph model coding is increasingly confusing. For this year, there are two basic 800s; the 800XR road model, and the 800XC off-road. But both are available as "X" versions (and with sub-variants). Hence XRX (road, uprated edition) and XCX (off-road, uprated edition). The "X" features include revised rider modes with settings for ROAD, OFF-ROAD and RIDER. The "X" models are also equipped with cruise control, an auxiliary power socket, a revised trip-meter, and hand guards. You can think of this bike as a baby Explorer. But despite the similarities, when it's on the move it's a horse of a very different colour. Some call the 800 series "riders bikes" as distinct from "tourers bikes". However, all the members of this Tiger family are excellent. Try 'em for size, and don't come complaining to us if you love 'em equally.

 


XR Triumph Tigers for 2015

 

 Triumph Tiger XR, XRX, XRX Low and XRX

2015 Tiger 800 XR, 8,600        Tiger 800 XRX, 9,700            Tiger 800 XRX Low, 9,700        Tiger 800 XRT, 10.700

 


XC Triumph Tigers for 2015

 

 Triumph Tiger 800XC, XCX, XCX Low and XCA

2015 Tiger 800 XC, 9,100         Tiger 800 XCX, 10,200          Tiger 800 XCX Low, 10,200            Tiger 800 XCA, 11,200

 


 

2010 Triumph Tiger 800 specifications


Engine: Four stroke, DOHC, in-line 4-valves-per-cylinder triple
Capacity: 799cc
Bore and stroke: 74mm x 61.9mm

Maximum power: 94bhp (70kW) @ 9300rpm
Maximum torque: 58 ft.lbs (79Nm)  @ 7850rpm
Fuel system: Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection

Cooling system: Liquid
Exhaust: Stainless steel 3-into-1 system with high level silencer
Final drive: X-ring chain
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox: 6-speed
Oil capacity: 3.7 litres
Frame: Tubular steel trellis
Swinging arm: Twin-spar cast aluminium alloy
Front wheel: 19 x 2.5 inch, 10-spoke, cast aluminium alloy
Rear wheel: 117 x 4.25 inch 10, spoke cast aluminium alloy
Front tyre: 110/80 ZR19
Rear tyre: 150/70 ZR17
Front suspension: 43mm Showa inverted forks, 180mm travel
Rear suspension: Showa monoshock, hydraulically adjustable preload, 170mm  travel
Front brake: 2 x 308mm floating discs, Nissin two-piston floating calipers
Rear brake: 1 x 255mm disc, Nissin single piston floating caliper
Instruments: Speedo. Rev counter. Air temperature. Charging indicator. Engine temperature. Oil pressure.
Gear position: Frost warning. Trip computer. Tyre pressure monitoring. Fuel gauge. And range-to-empty
Length: 87.1 inches (2215mm)
Width (handlebars): 31.3 inches (795mm)-
Seat height (minimum): 31.9 inches (810mm)
Wheelbase: 61.2 inches (1555 mm)
Rake: 23.7 degrees

Trail: 3.39 inches (86.2mm)
Fuel tank capacity: 4.2 UK gallons (19 litres)
Wet weight: 462lbs (210 kg)
 


2015 Triumph Tiger

 

2015 Triumph Tiger 800 specifications


Engine: Four stroke, DOHC, in-line 4-valves-per-cylinder triple
Capacity: 799cc
Bore and stroke: 74mm x 61.9mm

Maximum power: 94bhp (70KW) @ 9,250 rpm
Maximum torque: 58lbs-ft (79Nm)  @ 7850rpm

Fuel system: Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection

Cooling system: liquid
Exhaust: Stainless steel 3-into-1 system with high level silencer
Final drive: X-ring chain
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox: 6-speed
Frame: Tubular steel trellis
Swinging arm: Twin-spar cast aluminium alloy
Front wheel: 19 x 2.5 inch, 10-spoke, cast aluminium alloy
Rear wheel: 117 x 4.25 inch 10, spoke cast aluminium alloy
Front tyre: 110/80 ZR19
Rear tyre: 150/70 ZR17
Front suspension: 43mm Showa inverted forks, 180mm travel
Rear suspension: Showa monoshock, hydraulically adjustable preload, 170mm  travel
Front brake: 2 x 308mm floating discs, Nissin two-piston floating calipers, switchable ABS
Rear brake: 1 x 255mm disc, Nissin single piston floating caliper, sliding calipers, switchable ABS
Instruments: LCD multifunctional instrument pack with digital speedometer, trip computer, analogue tachometer, gear position
indicator, fuel gauge, service indicator, ambient temperature, three rider modes (Road/Offroad/Rider configurable), clock.

Length: 87.1 inches (2215mm)
Width (handlebars): 31.3 inches (795mm)
Seat height (minimum): 31.9 inches (810mm)
Wheelbase: 61.2 inches (1555 mm)
Rake: 23.9 degrees

Trail: 3.63 inches (92.4mm)
Fuel tank capacity: 4.2 UK gallons (19 litres)
Wet weight: 462lbs (210 kg)

Note: Triumph is, apparently, claiming the same weight for the 2015 Tiger 800 as the 2010 model despite the changes.
 

 



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