Triumph unveiled the 2018 Triumph Tiger 800 range in Milan, with more than 200 upgrades for the middleweight adventure bike. In-line with the 2018 Tiger 1200, the new 800 gets sharper styling for the off-road designated XC and road-focused XR. Revised engine tuning, additional technologies, and improved equipment make the new Tiger 800 the most capable and advanced iteration of the popular motorcycle.
The 2018 Tiger 800 keeps its 800cc triple engine’s power rating of 95 PS but tunes it for more torque in the lower range. A lower first gear ratio contributes to better acceleration and traction off-road, while its lighter exhaust system provides freer flow. Switchable ABS and traction control are included for all the bikes, as do 12V and USB power sockets. Ergonomic components are adjustable including the seat height, handlebar position, and levers.
The Tiger 800 XC is tailored for off-road and is available in two versions. The standard XCX gets a full color TFT instrument display, 5-position windscreen, switchcubes with a 5-way joystick, LED DRLs, 5 riding modes, and cruise control. Premium front brakes are supplied by Brembo, with adjustable suspension by WP. The XCX features a 21-inch front wheel and rolls on Bridgestone Battlewing tires. Components are protected by engine bars, as well as aluminum guards for the sump and radiator.
The XCA model receives extra touring features with one additional programmable riding mode, backlist switchcubes, 6 screen styles, and heating for the grips and seats. Full LED illumination carries over into indicators, the taillight, and auxiliary lighting.
The Tiger 800 XR is the road-going variant available in 4 trims. The base XR rides on cast wheels with a 19-inch front, wrapped in Metzeler Tourance tires. The XRX receives the full color TFT display, the switchcubes and joystick, 4 riding modes, and the LED DLR setup. Also found on the XRX are the 5-position windscreen, cruise control, and Brembo front brakes. The XRX Low is available for shorter riders, with a low seat height and bespoke suspension.
The range-topping XRT is the road tourer with the highest-spec suite of premium equipment. Switchcubes are backlit, lighting is all LED like with the XCA, and heating is available for the grips and seats. The XRT features 5 riding modes and adjustable Showa suspension for the front and rear.
EICMA is ongoing at the exhibition center of Fiera Milano in Rho-Pero, Milan from November 7 to 12, 2017.