TRIUMPH FIRST showcased the new Tiger range at EICMA 2017 and now the same motorcycles are available in India. The company is offering only three variants as of now and these include the XR, XRx, and top of the line XCx model. Triumph claims that the Tiger 800 range has received over 200 changes which include visual and mechanical changes. The motorcycle gets a new front end complete with LED head lamps with in-built LED DRLs. The front windscreen is now adjustable too. The seat has been redesigned and the riding position is claimed to be better. The TFT LCD instrument console is brand new too. The Triumph Tiger 800 comes with an updated 800cc, in-line 3-cylinder engine. It makes the same power as before (94bhp@ 9500rpm and 79Nm@8000rpm). The motor is paired to a 6-speed gearbox. While the motor has been retuned to offer better rideability, the exhaust is now lighter, free flowing and smaller than the one on its predecessor. The electronics have also been revitalised and the tiger now gets a new “Off Road Pro” riding mode, with a choice of up to six riding modes. This makes the Tiger far more rideable than before. ABS can now be switched off for the rear wheel. The Tiger 800 range will take on the new BMW F 750 GS, Ducati Multistrada 950 and even the Honda Africa Twin among others.
Vimal Sumbly, managing director, Triumph Motorcycles India launched the new Tiger range