The 2018 Triumph Tiger 800 range gets updated styling, mechanical improvements and more equipment
Triumph Motorcycles India has today launched the new Tiger 800 range. Not all the variants belonging to Triumph’s 800 cc adventure category available globally are introduced in India though as XR, XRx and XCx have arrived and they were the best-selling models from the outgoing series. The XCa will debut at a later time in the domestic market.
The entry-level Tiger models will be more attractive to customers. The off-road focussed XC and tarmac-based XR are given the attention at this point. While the arrival of the bigger Tiger 1200 can be anticipated in the due course of the year as well, the bookings for the new Tiger 800 range are taken right from the start of 2018 already.
Having made global debut at 2017 EICMA last November, the 2018 Triumph Tiger 800 boasts several substantial cosmetic and mechanical bits. All the changes have commanded a noticeable premium over the outgoing range as the pricing starts at Rs. 11,76,000 for the base XR and it goes all the way up to Rs. 13,13,000 for the mid-spec XRx and Rs. 13,76,000 for the XCx (all ex-showroom).
Triumph said the Tiger 800 has had over 200 upgrades to the engine and chassis compared to the previous model. The modifications are to make the updated model more capable of off-roading and to improve riding comfort. The first-gear ratio has also been shortened for better traction during off-road scenario, low-speed maneuverability and acceleration.
Revisions to engine meant the new Tiger 800 has improved responsiveness and exhaust note. The new ‘Off Road Pro’ has a choice of up to six riding modes. There is a new full-colour TFT dash along with updated cruise control and backlit switchgear with five-way joystick.
The updated 800 cc, in-line, three-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine continues to produce 95 PS at 9,500 rpm and 78.8 Nm of peak torque delivered at 8,050 rpm. It uses a six-speed gearbox with different riding modes while The exterior adorns new LED headlamps, a muscular outlook, new colour schemes and an aggressive face.
Since launching in 2010, the Triumph Tiger 800 has had 68,000 customers across the globe. Over 50 optional accessories are provided based on luggage, comfort and capability in the new Tiger 800 and it is the seventh range of product to have come out of Triumph this fiscal in India. The XR is available in two shades and the XCx gets four colour options.