The Tiger XCA is the fifth and the latest product to be launched in Triumph’s range of 800cc adventure motorcycles. Customised to take on the toughest of terrains while focussing on rider comfort, this fully loaded model is the most expensive Tiger 800 on sale in India.
In line with its adventure-focussed approach, the Tiger XCA gets a minimalistic design, though it does come packed with useful components like hand guards, sump guards, windscreen, centre stand, engine and radiator protectors to protect crucial components and the rider. The tall handle bar offers a comfortable riding position. The exhaustive equipment list of the Tiger XCA includes 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 and three auxiliary sockets to power all the additional electric accessories. The aluminium pannier rails support the optional Expedition panniers.
The Tiger XCA is built around a steel trellis frame, which houses an 800cc three-pot engine. This engine 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.
The Tiger XCA is a response to the rapidly growing demand for adventure motorcycles in the Indian market. It is available in two paint schemes – matt khaki green and crystal white. It competes with the only other middleweight off-road motorcycle – the BMW F650 GS.