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Triumph Tiger 800 Gets Four More Variants

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Triumph seems set to debut four more variants of its Tiger 800, as CARB filings filings show a Tiger 800 XCA, Tiger 800 XCX, Tiger 800 XRT, and Tiger 800 XRX models for the 2015 model year. The news seems to show Triumph spreading out its middleweight ADV offering, giving on-road and off-road riders a bit more to choose from the British brand.

Helping us understand how Triumph sees the four added variants, Motorcycle.com has publish a chart (above), which Triumph sent to Tiger 800 owners as a part of its market research. That chart breaks down the various models’ spec, and which features that would come with as standard.

Noticeable across the board is that the three-cylinder gets a 15% MPG boost (the CARB document also show fewer hydrocarbon emissions), as well as ABS and traction control as standard features.

The adventure bike market is certainly becoming a very crowded space, with Ducati set to debut a new Multistrada (with variable valve timing); BMW has its road-focused S1000XR model set to debut at EICMA; KTM has already shown its premium 1290 Super Adventure, with the 1050 Adventure expected to drop soon as well; Suzuki has released the new V-Strom 650; while Honda is set to reincarnate the Africa Twin brand with an off-road focused offering.

In that competitive environment, Triumph is keen to keep its offerings fresh, though we expect the new Tiger 800 models to be a model update, rather than all-new machines. With something at every price point, let us know how you think Triumph is faring in this ADV war.

Source: CARB & Motorcycle.com

Jensen Beeler

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