2011 Triumph MotorcyclePowered 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
WHEEL TRAVEL F/R: 8.7″/8.5″
SEAT HEIGHT: 32.2 inches
WET WEIGHT: 473 pounds
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Zero Electric ADV Bike + Al and Bridget from Throw Your Leg Over
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Electric mobility is everywhere nowadays. Whether it’s a car, a truck, an assisted bicycle, a scooter, or any number of new innovations, the electric revolution is certainly here. In this week’s first segment, Nic de Sena took a ride on Zero’s recently announced new Adventure bike—the Zero DSR-X. There’s been a lot of hype about this new arrival on the ADV scene, and of course the questions are many. Nic talks to me about whether Zero actually have a credible, alternative energy ADV bike—or if the machine is just simply an empty promise.
In our second segment, I chat with Al and Bridget from ‘Throw Your Leg Over’. They took time out to record this episode from somewhere in the middle of Romania, of all places.
These interesting Aussies have traveled—and painstakingly documented—the thousands of miles they’ve covered riding the best roads and sights through Australia, Tasmania, Europe, eastern Europe, and Scandinavia, among other places.