Sherman rode the new Tiger 800 recently and was impressed by the new motorcycle. Not only has Triumph made multiple improvements over the outgoing model, the British motorcycle manufacturer has ensured that the Indian market (where the Tiger series is quite popular) doesn’t have to wait awhile for those. And so here it is, the all-new Triumph Tiger range, comprising the Tiger 800 XR, the XRx, and the range-topper Tiger 800 XCx.
There have been a total of 200 upgrades to the powertrain and chassis. The company also mentions that the first gear now gets a shorter ratio (for better ability to tackle off-road scenarios) and the silencer is lighter — and thus the motorcycle has a better exhaust note. To further aid riding, there’s a five position adjustable screen up front, updated cruise control, and Off Road Pro riding mode.
A five-inch adjustable TFT display works as the instrument panel, while the new switchgear comes with improved accessibility including illuminated buttons. Cast wheels are standard and so are Brembo front brakes.
Triumph Motorcycles India’s MD, Vimal Sumbly said, “To deliver the best of Triumph, we here have been working on our engineering and technology to upgrade the capability of the Tiger 800 line-up for versatility on and off-road. These developments complement the Tiger’s agility, its easy riding style, as well as its existing distinctive Tiger poise — the new 800 line-up is built for maximum adventure, maximum dominance. Triumph as a brand is recognised not just for its iconic ancestry but also for the non compromised premium riding experience that it offers. This combination gives the brand a sure-fire edge in its category and the Tiger range is here to do the same.”
The new Triumph Tiger is priced at Rs 11.76 lakh for the XR, Rs 13.13 for the XRx, and Rs 13.76 for the XCx.