Tri­umph’s 800 on top

What the mid­dleweight ‘ Trum­pet’ gave us

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AN AD­VEN­TURE BIKE FOR THE MASSES

OK, there’d al­ready been the V-strom 650 and F800GS, but the Tiger took mid­dleweight ad­ven­ture to a new level.

AN OFF-ROAD TRIPLE?

Yes, it’s de­vel­oped from the 675 street bike, but the Tiger 800, es­pe­cially in more dirt-ori­en­tated XC guise, is a truly ca­pa­ble off-roader.

BIG ABIL­ITY, SMALL BIKE

The 800’s pop­u­lar­ity is largely down to its huge ver­sa­til­ity. It re­ally CAN do it all. Ex­cept it’s not large. Or huge, ei­ther.

RE­ALLY CON­FUS­ING MODEL NAMES

To­day, there’s not just the Tiger 800, but the XR, XC, XRX, XCX, XCA and XRT. Got that? Yeah, took us a while, too…

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