2014 Triumph Tiger 800XC SE Released

2014 Triumph Tiger 800 XC SE

For 2014, Triumph is releasing a special edition Tiger 800XC. The middleweight adventure motorcycle is basically a Tiger 800XC with upgraded appearance.

The Hinckley manufacturer offers the 2014 Triumph 800XC SE with Volcanic Black paint that features red metallic highlights, a red main frame, and black exhaust shields and passenger grape rails. The appearance is further finished with black handlebars and a Diablo Red cockpit.

Everything else is typical of the adventure-hungry Triumph Tiger XC – a direct competitor to the BMW F 800 GS.

The Tiger 800 XC, first introduced in 2011 along with its base-model brother, features the 799cc, 12-valve three-cylinder engine designed for low-revving power for off-road situations, but enough top-end for cruising down the highway. The engine produces 93 horsepower at 9300 rpm, and 50 ft.-lb. of torque at 7850 rpm.

The 2014 Tiger 800XC is built on a tubular steel trellis frame, with a twin-sided cast-aluminum alloy swingarm. These elements are designed to work in both off-road and on-road situations with the Showa 45mm upside down forks up front that provide 220mm travel, and Showa monoshock with remote oil reservoir, hydraulically adjustable preload, rebound damping adjustment that provides 215mm of rear wheel travel.

The Triumph Tiger 800XC rolls on a 21-inch spoked wheel up front, and a 17-inch spoked wheel out back. Handling braking on the Tiger 800 XC are two 308mm discs up front squeezed by Nissin two-piston calipers, with a single 255mm disc out back squeezed by a Nissin single-piston caliper.

A sophisticated anti-lock braking system is standard, and can be turned off when off-road situations are present. Additional standard features include adjustable handle bar position and seat height, a five-gallon gas tank, hand guards, a coded-key immobilizer, and rear rack with generous pillion grab handles.

The Tiger 800XC SE will be available at dealers in March 2014 with an MSRP of $12,499.

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