2018 Triumph Tiger 800 XCx, XRx and XR line-up was launched in India today in its new gen avatar. Featuring more than 200 upgrades, including those to the chassis and engine, as well as updates to off-road capability on all terrains, the new Tiger is better than ever before.
The more responsive, optimised Triple engine has a shorter 1st Gear for improved off-road traction, low-speed manoeuvrability and acceleration. A lighter, free-flowing silencer improves exhaust note. ‘Off Road Pro’ riding mode offers up to six riding modes. Optimising off road performance, advanced riders can opt to turn systems off for total control
Adjustable full colour 5″ adjustable TFT instruments and signature LED lighting are a mainstay. The intuitive coloured, clear instrumentation ensures rider information on the go. The backlit switchgear (illuminated handlebar mounted switchcube buttons) is a night time use convenience. and five-way joystick control, accompany cruise control update. The latter is accessible through the bike’s left hand switchcube. A single button cruise control helps reduce rider fatigue.
Newly designed handlebar switch cubes and joystick are intuitive, and easy to operate. Triple engine updates make it more responsive. Riders can opt for a A2 Licence. Style elements, finish and detailing are tweaked. This includes premium bodywork, badges and graphics, and new colour for an all new dynamic appeal. Both XR and XC models are more purpose built than before.
LED lighting has a dual purpose as it improves visibility through clear views in front and behind, and enhanced style, and stance. Reliable Brembo front brakes enhance braking capability across terrains. The five way adjustable wind screen and aero diffusers are easy to adjust when riding by a simple single hand gesture for wind protection and optimised rider aero comfort.
Mr. Vimal Sumbly, Managing Director, Triumph Motorcycles India Pvt. Ltd. commented “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 compliment 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.”
Mr Sumbly further added – “Triumph as a brand is recognised not just for its iconic ancestry but also for the uncompromised 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.”
New Triumph Tiger 800 rivals BMW F750 GS and the F850 GS which were launched earlier this year in India, which are priced from Rs 12.2 lakh and Rs 13.7 lakh, respectively.