2015 Triumph Tiger 800 XCx and XRx | FIRST LOOK

Triumph Motorcycles unleashes two new 800 ADV models at EICMA.

Triumph’s 800 Tiger family gets two new cubs for 2015, the XRx and the XCx. Based on the road-focused XR and the more off-road-capable XC, the new models earn their x-stripes thanks to a slew of new features that use cutting-edge technology to make each better suited to its environment.

2015 Tiger 800 XRx
2015 Tiger 800 XCx

In addition to the ride-by-wire and switchable ABS, the XCx and XRx come with cruise control––a first in the class––and the ability to customize ABS preferences with three advanced riding modes: Road, Off-Road, and Programmable Rider Mode. Road automatically sets the ABS, traction control, and throttle map; Off-Road does the same, reducing the ABS and traction control intervention allowing for a level of slip; and a Programmable Rider Mode lets you manually choose your settings.

Four throttle maps are available to account for different riding and weather conditions. The Rain map reduces throttle response in slippery conditions; the Road map is the baseline for everyday riding; the Sport map offers sharper and quicker throttle response with less throttle twist; and the Off-Road map provides the optimum throttle response for dirt and unpaved surfaces.

The trip computer on x models comes with additional functions such as journey time, average speed, average fuel economy, range to empty, and instantaneous fuel consumption. The new flyscreen on the XRx and XCx is adjustable without tools, and newly designed handguards increase knuckle protection.

Both new models are powered by the second-generation 800cc triple that puts out 94 horsepower; the latest iteration gets 17 percent better mileage than its predecessor, up to 65 mpg from 55 mpg. The 5-gallon tank offers a potential range of 272 miles, 50 miles more than the previous Tiger 800. And home mechanics rejoice, both the XCx and the XRx come standard with centerstands. Both will arrive in dealer showrooms in spring 2015 with MSRPs starting at $11,399

2015 Tiger 800 XCx
2015 Tiger 800 XRx
2015 Tiger 800 XCx
2015 Tiger 800 XCx
2015 Tiger 800 XCx
2015 Tiger 800 XCx