Saturday, 16 October 2010

Triumph Tiger 800

Triumph has finally released official images of their new mid-size adventure/trail bike the Tiger 800. Utilising a stroked version of the excellent Daytona's 675cc, 124bhp, 53lb/ft triple, the new 800cc motor is expected to produce a little less power and approximately 10-15% more torque.

The British brand seem to be going from strength to strength with the release of their new middle-weight adventure machine and have clearly enjoyed teasing the media and biking community with various 'sneak previews' of the Tiger 800.

Available in two versions, one road based with a 19 inch front wheel and one adventure version called the Tiger XC with a 21 inch hoop and knobbly rubber (shown above), Triumph are clearly aiming for a share in the market currently held by BMW's F800GS.

Using an open style steel tube frame, the Tiger 800 also attempts to bridge the gap between BMW's 1200GS machine and the smaller capacity GS models. Be very worried BMW..

Sporting the new 'face' of Triumph the headlights mimic the design shown on the new Speed Triple and display clear familiarities with the Tiger 1050's eyes.

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