Off-road and on-road variants feature different suspension systems.
The 2015 Triumph Tiger 800 was unveiled at the EICMA 2014 earlier this year in not one, not two but four variants to cater to all types of touring enthusiasts. The company has released a promotional video starring the 2015 Triumph Tiger 800 XC variant.
[Head to youtube if you can’t view the video.]
While the XR series is equipped for tarmac touring, the XC series is more rugged to cope up with off-roading. The Triumph Tiger 800 XCx is the top-end variant which adds features like advanced trip computer, additional 12v AC power socket, auto-cancel indicators, cruise control, centre stand, knuckle guard, ‘comfort’ seats, and Road and Off-Road riding modes plus three configurable riding modes. The Triumph Tiger XCx also gets aluminium sump guard and engine protection bars. ABS and traction control are standard across all variants.
Compared to the tarmac-friendly XR Series with makes do with Showa suspension system, the rugged Triumph Tiger 800 XC series sports WP inverted telescopic fork upfront and monoshock at the rear both of which are fully adjustable. The 800 cc inline three-cylinder liquid-cooled engine which is mated to a 6-speed transmission to generate 94 bhp at 9,250 rpm and 79 Nm at 7,850 rpm, is common across the range.