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2011 Triumph Tiger 800XC | Preview

2011 Tiger 800 XC

As the Adventure Motorcycle sector continues to gain more interest, more and more manufacturers are getting involved. Many compete against some of the largest manufacturers in the industry building these adventure tourers, including BMW and Ducati.

But there’s a new player for 2011, as Triumph introduces the Tiger 800XC to the world, a 799cc-Triple-powered motorcycle designed for ultimate adventure motorcycling. The Tiger 800XC model is the upgraded version of the standard Tiger 800, featuring additional capability off-road due to suspension and wheel upgrades.

The Tiger 800 XC was released at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy, on Nov. 2, and now joins the many new models in Triumph’s 2011 line up, including the Thunderbird Storm, America and Speedmaster (these were all released at the Intermot show in Cologne, Germany, in October).

Satu Mehta (Vice President of Sales for Triumph North America) says: “Entering the adventure touring segment is big news for everyone at Triumph, and we know from customer comments that they’re just as excited.”

“Triumph’s new adventure motorcycles give us a strong offering in every motorcycle category and a great platform to build on in the coming years.”

The Tiger 800XC features a 94-hp, long-stroke 799cc inline three-cylinder engine inside a strong chassis capable of extreme off-road traveling.

Where the Tiger 800 XC differs from the standard 800 is longer travel suspension, a 21″ spoke front wheel (19″ on standard 800) and a higher seat position, which Triumph says “provides a commanding view of the road ahead and absorbs even the worst road conditions.”

The longer travel suspension is due to a 45mm upside down fork (43mm on the standard), which features 220mm of travel (compared to 180mm).

And out back, the Showa monoshock has a remote oil reservoir, with hydraulically adjustable preload and rebound damping adjustment. This allows for 215mm rear-wheel travel, compared to 170mm on the standard Tiger 800.

Many official Triumph accessories are available for the 800 XC, including hard bags and gel seats of varying heights.

There are also off-road protection parts available; the class-leading 645w alternator ensures that the Tiger 800XC will have no problem running the auxiliary lights and heated handlebar grips that are available as official accessories.

2011 Triumph Tiger 800XC Specs:


Type: Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, inline three cylinder

Capacity: 749cc

Bore/Stroke: 74 x 61.9mm

Fuel System: Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection

Exhaust: Stainless Steel, 3 into 1, high-level stainless steel silencer

Final Drive: X Ring Chain

Cluctch: Wet, multi-plate

Gearbox: 6 Speed

Oil Capacity: 3.7 liters (1.0 US Gal.)


Frame: Tubular steel trellis frame

Swingarm: Twin-sided, cast aluminum alloy


Front: Cast Aluminum Alloy 10-spoke 21 x 2.5 in.

Rear: Cast Aluminum Alloy 10-spoke 17 x 4.25 in.


Front: 90/90 ZR21

Rear: 150/70 ZR17


Front: Showa 45mm upside down forks, 220mm travel

Rear: Showa monoshock with remote oil reservoir, hydraulically adjustable preload, rebound damping adjustment, 215mm rear-wheel travel


Front: Twin 308mm floating discs, Nissin 2-piston floating caliber (ABS available)

Rear: Single 255mm disc, Nissin single-piston floating caliber (ABS available)

Front Brake Master Cylinder: Nissin Master Cylinder, 14mm diameter


Length: 87.1″

Width (handlebars): 34.0″

Height without mirrors: 54.7″

Seat Height (adjustable) 32.2″ – 34.0″

Wheelbase: 61.7″

Rake / Trail 23.1″

Fuel Tank Capacity: 5.0 Gal.

Wet Weight: 473 lbs.


Maximum Power: 94 hp @ 9300 rpm

Maximum Torque: 58 ft.lbs @ 7850 rpm

Color Options: Crystal White, Phantom Black, Intense Orang

Triumph Tiger 800XC Price: TBA

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