Triumph Motorcycles India has launched the Tiger 800 XCx and the Tiger 800 XRx at Rs 12.7 lakh and Rs 11.6 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) respectively. This is the first launch of 2015 for the company, which marked its India entry in late 2013.
First unveiled at the 2014 EICMA, the Tiger 800 XCx and the Tiger XRx were a part of the updated adventure models, which also had the Tiger 800XR and Tiger 800XC. However, the British manufacturer decided to bring these models to India first.
The Tiger 800 XCx and XRx get switchable ABS system as standard. It could be switched off as well for riders who like to take the bike to its limit. These models are the first bikes in the middleweight adventure segment to offer cruise control. While we find this feature in cars these days, it will surely be a boon for riders who like to relax while riding during their long journeys. Other interesting features on the bikes are the adjustable seat height. Using this, a rider can easily change the seat height as per his comfort level. It also gets 12V power sockets, to charge electronics while touring.
It also gets three riding modes to control throttle maps – road setting (automatically sets the ABS, traction control and throttle map to “road”), off- road setting (automatically sets the ABS, Traction Control, and Throttle Map to “off-road” therefore reducing the ABS and traction control intervention allowing for a level of slip) and programmable rider mode (fully configurable mode).
Both the new Tigers are powered by the same 800cc triple cylinder engine that produces 95bhp at 9,300rpm and maximum torque of 79Nm at 7,850rpm. However, this engine has been tweaked to produce lower emissions and deliver 17 per cent increase in fuel efficiency. Being targeted at growing premium adventure motorcycling enthusiasts in India, these bikes make complete sense for enthusiasts who love to tour around the country.
We will soon ride these new adventure motorcycles to find out how they perform in the real world. Stay tuned.