Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Triumph Tiger 800 And 800XC

Images of the Triumph Tiger 800 and its off-road focused 800XC sibling were leaked weeks earlier but official specifications have now been released with the new model’s presentation at the 2010 EICMA show in Milan, Italy.

Both Tigers are powered by 799cc three-cylinder engines claiming 93.7hp and 58.3 ft-lb. and use a steel trellis frame with a twin-sided aluminum cast alloy swingarm. The Tiger 800 has a claimed weight of 462 pounds while the 800XC is a little heftier with a claimed weight of 473 pounds. Both models carry a 5 gallon fuel tank.

Triumph Tiger 800 And 800XCThe Tiger 800 is the more road-going of the two models, though it is capable of occasional off-road excursions. Suspension consists of a 43mm upside down Showa fork with 180mm of travel and a Showa monoshock with adjustable preload and 170mm of travel.

The Tiger 800XC however offers a 45mm upside down Showa fork with 220mm travel and a Showa monoshock with adjustable preload and rebound damping as well as 215mm of travel.

Triumph Tiger 800 And 800XCBoth models use twin 308mm floating discs and Nissin two-piston floating calipers on the front and a single 255mm disc with Nissin single-piston floating caliper on the wheel. Both models are also available with ABS that can be disabled for off-road riding.
Triumph Tiger 800 And 800XCFor more pictures, visit our Triumph Tiger 800 and 800XC gallery. And don’t forget to check out the rest of our EICMA 2010 coverage.


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