2011 Triumph Tiger 800 XC | First Ride

Tiger, tiger burning bright

By Tim Carrithers, Photography by Paul Barshon, Alessio Barbanti

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A stroked, 800cc version of the Daytona 675 triple, mounted in a burly steel-trellis, long-travel chassis to create a go-anywhere middleweight adventure bike.

BMW F800GS, Kawasaki Versys, Suzuki V-Strom 650.

Price: $10,999
Engine type: l-c triple
Valve train: DOHC, 12v
Displacement: 799cc
Bore x stroke: 74.0 x 61.9mm
Compression: na
Fuel system: EFI
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Transmission: 6-speed
Claimed horsepower: 94 bhp @ 9300 rpm
Claimed torque: 58 lb.-ft. @ 7850 rpm
Frame: Tubular-steel trellis
Front suspension: 45mm Showa fork
Rear suspension: Showa shock with remote adjustable spring preload and rebound damping
Front brake: Dual Nissin two-piston calipers, 308mm discs
Rear brake: Nissin single-piston caliper, 255mm disc
Front tire: 90/90-21 Bridgestone Battle Wing
Rear tire: 150/70-17 Bridgestone Battle Wing
Rake/trail: 23.1o/3.6 in.
Seat height: 33.2 in.
Wheelbase: 61.7 in.
Fuel capacity: 5.0 gal.
Claimed wet weight: 473 lbs.
Color: Phantom Black, Intense Orange, Crystal White
Available: Now
Warranty: 2 yrs., unlimited mi.
Contact: Triumph Motorcycles America
385 Walt Sanders Memorial Dr. #100
Newnan, GA 30265

Verdict 4 out of 5 stars
Best Triumph Tiger yet, and sure to give BMW's middleweight GS a run for its money.

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