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Triumph Tiger XCA: First Look Review

02 September 2015, 04:46 PM Ranjan R. Bhat

Triumph Tiger XCA: First Look Review

Triumph recently announced its plans to launch the Tiger XCA in India, responding to the rapidly growing demand for adventure motorcycles in the market.  Built to take on the toughest of terrains, the Tiger XCA will be the fifth 800cc model in the company’s Tiger range of adventure touring motorcycles. 

True to its adventure-focussed persona, the Tiger XCA gets a minimalistic design, which gives functionality a higher precedence over the form. It comes packed with useful components like hand guards, sump guards, windscreen, centre stand, engine and radiator protectors to help it protect crucial components and the rider.  To compensate for the bike’s height, Triumph offers seat height adjustment to make it easier for short riders. The high ground clearance also improves the bike’s capabilities of going through rough terrains, while the tall handle bar offers a comfortable riding position.

Triumph Tiger 800 XCA [2017]

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 14,44,499


The Tiger XCA is built around a steel trellis frame, which rides 43mm WP USD front forks and a WP rear monoshock. The Tiger 800 XCx is powered by the same 800cc three-pot engine, which is used in the rest of the 800cc Tiger range. The engine gets ride-by-wire throttle and delivers 94bhp and 79Nm of torque through a six-speed transmission. Braking is provided by twin 308mm front discs and a 255mm single disc in the rear. An advanced ABS system allows adjustments to vary the amount of slip permitted for the wheels. The Tiger XCA comes with three switchable riding modes, four throttle maps, cruise control and an advanced trip computer. 

To aid its touring capabilities, Triumph has also added a host of accessories like heated rider and passenger seats, heated grips, fog lamps, a GPS mounting kit, LED fog lamps and CNC machined foot rests. Triumph has also fitted a bigger 650W alternator to power all the additional electric accessories. The aluminium pannier rails support the optional Expedition panniers. It also gets three auxiliary sockets to power any additional electric accessories. The instrument cluster gets an analogue tachometer and a digital display, which displays the details about the riding modes, throttle maps, ABS mode, trip computer, cruise control apart from integrating other basic functionalities.


Loaded with all the bells and whistles, the Tiger XCA will be the top-of-the-line model in the 800cc Tiger line-up. It will be available in two paint schemes – matt khaki green and crystal white. We expect it to be priced around Rs 15 lakh. In India, it will compete with the only other middleweight off-road motorcycle – BMW F650 GS.