2011 Triumph Motorcycle
Powered by a three-cylinder motor-not exactly what you usually take out into the dirt-the Tiger XC sports nominally off-road tires on laced wheels.
However, there is plenty of ground clearance and not a lot of vulnerable bodywork. The radiator is tucked up high in the frame, while a skidplate (but no frame rails) protect the under-motor exhaust system.
A menacing linked pair of headlights and adjustable flyscreen give the bike both practicality and style.The steel-tube frame follows Triumph tradition, though it is certainly all-new.
It may seem an unlikely dirt bike, but it handles off-pavement excursions far better than one might expect.
2011 Triumph Tiger 800 XC Quick Stats
- ENGINE TYPE: DOHC inline-3
- BORE x STROKE: 74mm x 61.9mm
- TRANSMISSION: 6-speed
- WHEEL TRAVEL F/R: 8.7″/8.5″
- SEAT HEIGHT: 32.2 inches
- WET WEIGHT: 473 pounds
- PRICE: $11,999
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