Triumph Tiger 800 XCX

Triumph Tiger 800 XCX

Let me start of by saying that this is the motorcycle that came second in the 2015 South African Pirelli Bike of Year competition.  It is a definite first in its own class/category of motorcycle for a very good reason.  From looks to performance and most definitely off-road capabilities, this is one of the most exciting bikes to ride today.   I may be biased on the looks because of its futuristic transformer appeal that just looks ready for action.

Some of the bonus features you will be able to enjoy for off-road riding are in my opinion a must.  Handguards are great to have on any terrain, but for the more rugged environments you are also able to get engine protection bars, a radiator guard and an aluminium sump guard to ensure that no rocks can cut your trip short by damaging anything.

Most dual purpose motorcycle also have different riding modes to play with for different types of terrains, but the Triumph has something special called the Rider Mode.  This allows the more experienced rider to really enjoy 4 types of configured maps for a more personalised set up.  1. Rain 2. Road. 3. Sport and then 4. Off-road.

All of these modes also work hand in hand with your ABS and TTC (Triumph Traction Control) to assist you in the event case of an emergency, for stopping, or having the necessary traction on the back wheel.  The great thing about these two features are that you also have the option to set it for on road, off-road or to switch it off completely.

If you enjoy off-road and loose sand conditions when riding then I can tell you with confidence that the 21 inch spoked wheels makes it easy and fun to navigate your way through, without feeling like you are going to lose the front end.  It’s stable and durable and, thanks to the tubular trellis frame, it is most definitely also ideal for the more extreme riding conditions.

This inline 3 cylinder (800cc) motorcycle is also known for its unique sound. This is not a motorcycle sound that you can’t be mistaken for another once you fall in love with it.  There are three gorgeous colours to choose from: Crystal white, Phantom Black and Caspian Blue.  If you are considered a ‘short’ rider like myself, you have the option to buy the lowered seat and if you are the opposite then you may want to consider the handle bar raisers, while you can also adjust the screen accordingly.

Extras like the variety of aluminium luggage, stylish clothing and yes, heated grips are great but it’s important to also say that the Tiger has a 17 {02c0c177ee4fd9beaa1f7860c90a8df2b6c3227773fff8a5ad31f40277892f83} improvement on fuel consumption as well as a 2 year unlimited mileage warranty.  It’s almost surreal to think that you get all of this in a motorcycle for approximately R149 500.  It’s definitely not rocket science why the Triumph came 1st in its category and 2nd overall in the bike of the year competition!

Here are some additional specs to enjoy:

Make Model Triumph Tiger 800 XCX
Year 2015
Engine Four stroke, transverse three cylinder, DOHC, 4 valve per cylinder.
Capacity 799 cc  / 48.7 cub in
Bore x Stroke 74 x 61.9 mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Lubrication Wet sump
Oil Capacity 3.7 L / 0.98 US gal
Induction Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Ignition Digital CDI
Starting Electric
Exhaust Stainless Steel, 3 into 1, high-level stainless steel silencer
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Max Power 70.8 KW / 95 hp @ 9300 rpm
Max Torque 79 Nm / 8.1 kgf-m / 58 @ 7850 rpm
Transmission 6 Speed
Final Drive Chain, O-ring
Frame Tubular steel trellis frame, swingarm: Twin-sided, cast aluminum alloy
Front Suspension Showa 43mm upside down forks
Front Wheel Travel 180 mm / 7.1 in
Rear Suspension Showa monoshock with hydraulically adjustable preload
Rear Wheel Travel 170 mm / 6.7 in
Front Brakes 2 x 308 mm floating discs, Nissin 2-piston sliding caliper, ABS available
Rear Brakes Single 255 mm disc, Nissin single-piston sliding caliper, ABS available
Front Wheel 36-Spoke 21 x 2.5in
 Rear Wheel 32-Spoke 17 x 4.25in
Front Tyre 90/90 R21
Rear Tyre 150/70 R17
Rake 24.3°
Trail 95.3 mm / 3.75 in
Dimensions Length  2215 mm / 87.1in
Width 865 mm / 34.1 in (with handlebars)
Height 1390 mm / 54.7 in (without mirrors)
Wheelbase 1545 mm / 60.8 in
Seat Height 845 mm – 865 mm  /  33.3 in- 34.1 in adjustable
Dry Weight 190 kg / 419 lbs
Wet Weight 215 kg / 474 lbs
Fuel Capacity 19 Litres / 5.0 gal


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