Triumph has been teasing us for months about its new Tiger 800 & Tiger 800 XC adventure motorcycles, and now finally the wait is over as both bikes have debuted at EICMA. Centered around a three-cylinder 799cc motor, the Triumph Tiger 800 & Triumph Tiger 800 XC make 95hp and 58 lbs•ft of torque, which will likely come as a disappointment for many who were expecting more out of the stroked Daytona lump. Things get worse as the Tiger 800 tips the scales 463 lbs at the curb, while the Tiger 800 XC weighs in at 474 lbs, making both bikes comparatively heavy and underpowered to their middleweight adventure bike counterparts.

On the positive side, both bikes have a adjustable seat height and handlebars, while the Tiger 800 gets a 19″ front rim and the Tiger 800 XC gets a more dirt-worthy 21″ front wheel. Both bikes have an optional ABS package that can be disabled, which will make off-roaders happy, while the 5 gallon fuel tank should make long trips easier for the road warriors, and extend how far into the boonies one can adventure.

The Tiger 800 comes with 43mm USD forks, while the Tiger 800 XC gets larger 45mm ones. Both bikes feature dual-308mm disc brakes with standard mounted Brembo dual-piston calipers. Seat height on the Tiger 800 can be adjusted from 31.8″ to 32.6″, while the Tiger 800 XC benefits from its longer suspension, and sees its seat height adjustability range came in between 33.3″ and 34″. With a 550W alternator, the Tiger 800’s are ready for a plethora of electrical devices, that we are sure Triumph would like to sell you. No word yet on when the bikes will hit dealers, or what pricing will be like.

2011 Triumph Tiger 800 & 2011 Triumph Tiger 800 XC Action Shots:

2011 Triumph Tiger 800 & 2011 Triumph Tiger 800 XC Studio Shots:

  • Toby

    Wow!! A 799cc that makes less horsepower than the detuned 675cc in the Street triple.

  • bikepilot

    Cool. That’s actually quite good and more than competitive in this class. Not many adv-tourers want a high strung, high-rpm mill. I’d guess this one will run on 85 octane and make a pretty flat power curve. Should work great for its intended purpose.

  • MikeD

    Hope they sell it by the thousands so part of that money can be put to good use on that Tiger 1200 and Daytona 1200.

    Personally, Meh… not my kind of bike, i hope it works for all those followers that were praising it before all the hard #’s came out.

  • One thing that’s being overlooked in the moaning about the horsepower is this: Triumph deliberately designed the bike to make <95hp STOCK to meet regulatory limits. That's STOCK. Whattya wanna bet a simple downloadable mapping and the Arrow "off road only" exhaust will uncork another 5+ ponies and maybe even some more torque?

  • Todd

    I quess everybody is caught up on paper performance for a bike no body has “ridden yet” what about things like gearing ?. I read on one website that the weight is the “wet” weight with a full 5 gallon tank of petrol .How is 463 heavy vs. its competion? What is its real competitors when we don’t know the price yet? Would you pay $3000 more for a F800gs for example? I have ridden the F800gs and wouldn’t pay $5000 more for it vs. a vstrom 650 and I have had many BMWs over the years (35 years) and currently have three triumphs that I am very happy with.