2014 Triumph Tiger 800 XC SE — That’s Hot

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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.




Source: Triumph

Jensen Beeler

Despite his best efforts, Jensen is called one of the most influential bloggers in the motorcycle industry, and sometimes consults for motorcycle companies, whether they've solicited his expertise or not.