Four Triumph Tigers let loose in Leicestershire’s back country. But which one has the most back-lane bravado?
Getting adventurous in the Leicestershire badlands on Hinckley’s adventurists.
REMEMBER THE ORDNANCE Survey? Before satellite navigation, blokes in breeches spent years looking through theodolites and engaging in trigonometry. They built our first maps and today an OS map still beats the competition in one important area: discovering green lanes. And today snapper Chippy Wood, off-road expert Jon Pearson and Uk-to-aus veteran John Hogg are doing just that… Hinckley have given us four Tigers to use – the long-distanceready
Tiger 1200 XRT, adventurous Tiger 800 XRT, off-road ready Tiger 800 XCA, and the hard-stopping, bullish Tiger Sport. Cue a six-hour escape deep into English countryside, bombing down back roads, leaping over steep-sided bridges and hunting down dusty old trails. Exit enormous Triumph factory, negotiate three roundabouts, and you’re straight into sleepy midsummer countryside. I’m riding the blue Tiger 800. It’s the top-spec XRT version with a 19-inch