Triumph has brought the globally renowned Tiger series of cross country adventure motorcycles to India.The Tiger will be available in two versions, the 800 XC and the Explorer XC priced at Rs 12 lakh and Rs 17.9 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), respectively.
The Tiger 800 XC houses a 800cc inline three-cylinder engine developing 94bhp at 9,300rpm and 79Nm at 7,850rpm providing enough grunt to take over most obstacles. The 800XC globally competes with the BMW F800GS. In India, the Triumph 800 SC turns out to be cheaper than the BMW F650GS which is supposed to be replaced, soon, by the F800GS.
The Explorer XC is powered by a 1215cc inline three-cylinder engine churning out 135bhp at 9,300rpm and 121Nm torque at 7,850rpm. In India, the Explorer is pitted against the Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200, the Ducati Multistrada and the BMW 1200GS. While the Ducati and the BMW are expensive, the Aprilia takes the fight to the Explorer.
The Tiger series would be ideal for the cross country tourers in India with its go-anywhere capabilities appealing to the adventure-loving motorcyclists in the country.