2014 Triumph Tiger 800 XC SE — That’s Hot

11/05/2013 @ 11:23 am, by Jensen Beeler7 COMMENTS

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Unless you are into the cruiser thing, Triumph’s press event at the 2013 EICMA show was a fairly timid affair, with talk about the company’s future growth, its plans for emerging markets, and the high-fives over 2013′s business dealings being the soup de jour.

However, we were tickled by one of Triumph’s more minor announcements, the 2014 Triumph Tiger 800 XC SE. Really just a cosmetic reworking of the British brand’s middleweight adventure-tourer, the bright red frame and subtle “Volcanic Black” paint scheme were enough to capture our blogger ADD.

From afar, the Triumph Tiger 800 XC SE looks like a blacked-out ADV machine, with a popping frame. But upon closer inspection, and when the light hits it just right, the red metallic flakes in the black paint pop-out with added dimension. It’s a cleverly lurid effect, and we like it.

No word on whether the machine will come over to the US — we can dream though, and until then, here are some press photos to whet your appetite. We will post up some up-close shots later in the week, when the new bike slog is done, that really show what we’re talking about. Until then, enjoy.

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Source: Triumph

Comment:

  1. Kurt says:

    Wow it’s so innovative! Way to go Triumph, leading the way in special editions.

  2. Bill says:

    Sometimes making something different that already works well is better than introducing a new model no one wants.

  3. Norm G. says:

    pimp.

  4. paulus says:

    Apparently, highlighting your trellis is hot this year!

  5. Vorlon says:

    Is imitating a BMW GS and a Ducati trellis frame the sincerest form of flattery?

  6. MikeD says:

    Meh . . . I pass. NEXT !

  7. Darren says:

    Nice I like it.wish it was on the show room floor now. Just ordered a green one. With a limited run model coming out usually means a new model with changes may be on the drawing board. Guess I have to stay tuned and wait and see.