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Triumph Tiger 800 XCx



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Tiger 800 XCx Key Highlights

Engine Capacity800 cc
Transmission6 Speed Manual
Fuel Tank Capacity19 litres
Seat Height840 mm
Max Power94 bhp

Triumph Tiger 800 XCx Summary

The Tiger 800 remains one of the default options for those seeking a middleweight adventure tourer. The new-for-2018 model has a reworked engine although with an identical power output, different headlamps, sharper-looking body panels, and a smaller, lighter exhaust.

The XCx is only off-road-biased version of the Tiger 800 available at the moment in the Indian market. It runs 43mm diameter WP front forks with 220mm of travel. They have adjustable rebound and compression. At the rear is a WP monoshock with 215mm of travel. Since it is biased towards the unpaved path, the Tiger XCx gets spoked rims with 21-inch front and 19-inch rear diameters. Bridgestone Battlewing tyres are standard, but one can opt for Pirelli Scorpion Rally tyres if they need more grip off-road. The base equipment list has switchable ABS, a traction control system (TCS), adjustable seat height, adjustable brake and clutch levers and the 12V and USB power sockets. The XCx also gets a five-inch TFT display for the instrument cluster, the ‘blade’ LED DRLs, LED indicators, the ‘Off-Road Pro’ riding mode, a 5-step adjustable windscreen, cruise control, heated grips, hand guards, an aluminium sump guard, engine protection bars, and a plastic radiator guard.

The Triumph 800 XCx competes with the BMW F850 GS and Honda Africa Twin directly, and indirectly with other tarmac-biased adventure tourers like the Ducati Multistrada 950 and Suzuki V-Strom 1000.

Triumph Tiger 800 XCx Review

  • Good Things

    • Extremely comfortable for touring
    • Instrument cluster is best in the segment
    • 800cc engine is loaded with torque
  • Could be Better

    • Priced quite high
    • Front heavy
    • Limited service reach

BikeWale's Take

The Tiger 800 XCx is one of the best adventure bikes in the country. It is known for its refined engine, good road and off-road dynamics and the equipment it comes with. But this variant is priced a bit high, plus the front feels a bit heavy, especially while trail riding. 

Triumph Tiger 800 XCx Expert Opinion

Tiger is possibly one of the strongest words in the world of adventure riding. 

Introduction

Pros: Very comfortable, lots of tech, good off-road behaviour

Cons: Pricey

Tiger is possibly one of the strongest words in the world of adventure riding. This brand from Triumph Motorcycles is known globally, and in India too, thanks to its capabilities, accessibility and the practicality. And with the new Tiger 800 in the market, adventure riding is no longer the same, says the British maker. While we did explore the Atlas Mountains in Morocco earlier this year on the new Tiger 800 XCx, there was a need to test its mettle in India, a country which is known to throw some incredible challenges. 

Quality

The Tiger 800 XCx is a very expensive ADV. So the quality aspect is well taken care of. The level of detailing is quite good, so is the paint quality. The plastics used around the bike are of superior quality, and there are no panel gaps of any kind. The welds on the frame and subframe have been done neatly. 

The switchgear feels solid and crisp .The buttons feel nice to touch and operate. The grips, which by the way are heated, scream quality. The seat finish is nice and looks the finest. 

Comfort

Here, the Tiger 800 XCx scores the maximum points. The ergonomics is well sorted, thanks to the neutral-footpegs position and tall and wide handlebar. The large and wide seat is well cushioned and also offers a good amount of space to move around. The pillion didn’t bring forth any complaint either. It’s the same story while standing up and riding. Even for a 6.2ft tall rider, the standing-up ergonomics is perfect. Plus, the angular fuel tank gives a good support for the legs during hard-core off-roading. 

The ride quality isn’t really plush. At least in the default setting. But it does the job of finding the right comfort level for the rider. The WP front suspension, which is adjustable for rebound and damping, eats all the bad patches with ease. The rear too, is well balanced and doesn’t bother your back even in really bad road conditions. With 220mm of travel at the front, there’s no drama while doing some jumps on the trail. 

Performance

This Tiger gets its power from a revised 800cc in-line three engine. This engine produces 94bhp at 9500rpm and peak torque of 79Nm comes in at 8050rpm. The gearbox is the same six-speed that transfers power to the rear wheel via chain drive. The engine has been heavily reworked to perform well in both, on-road and off-road conditions. 

The most impressive part of this engine is its tractability. 40kmph in sixth gear is possible, without any unnecessary noise from the engine. This is possible as 90 per cent of the torque kicks in at 2500rpm. The power delivery is linear and smoother. There’s a nice punch each time the throttle is opened. The throttle response is pleasant and also crisper. 

The Tiger XCx has good road manners. Even with a weight of around 200kg, the bike manages to pull through tight places with ease. The straight line stability is impressive, even in wet conditions. The credit goes to the electronics too. It’s not a great handler in the corners, but it manages to put a smile on your face each time you lean in. 

Off-the road, the Tiger XCx feels at home. The 21-inch front spoke-wheel make life easy during trail riding and jumps. The Bridgestone tyres works decently well off-road, but in case there’s need for more grip, switch to Pirelli Scorpion Rally tyres which are a bit pricey. 

Technology

The Tiger 800 XCx is like the latest Dell computer. It gets all the bells and whistles and everything works well. The most desirable feature of this ADV is its new instrument cluster. This screen shows plenty of information to the rider and in a hassle-free and easy way. The data on this cluster can be changed using a five-way joystick and one standalone menu button on the switchgear. Using this hardware, you can change the ABS, TC and riding modes levels. The bike is also equipped with cruise control and heated grips. 

The Tiger 800 XCx is equipped with LED lights. The suspension system is from the best in the industry. It’s adjustable for rebound and compression. The seat height can be adjusted by 20mm as it gets a 2-position seat mechanism. The brake and clutch levers are adjustable. But unfortunately, this Tiger doesn’t get tubeless tyres, which is a bummer. 

Fuel Efficiency

The Tiger XCx returned a fuel efficiency figure of 19kmpl. So with a fuel tank capacity of 19-litres, expect the Tiger 800 XCx to be ridden for around 360kms before heading to a fuel pump. 

Fitness of Purpose

The best way to define an adventure bike is through the presence of good ground clearance, long travel suspension and incredible comfort. The Tiger 800 XCx checks all these boxes and more. It has the right road attitude and does a fantastic job off-road. But adventure riding means exploring new place, and with the lack of tubeless tyres, the rider always need to be wary about the terrain and that’s not a good thing to have. 

Our Take

The Tiger 800 XCx is a fantastic ADV. It’s comfortable, can spend long hours on the saddle, and the electronics will always be there for you. The performance aspect is well taken care of by the new engine. And then there’s also the features that come with this top-spec model. At Rs 16.07 lakhs (on-road Mumbai),it’s a bit pricey but if you are serious about travelling the world with your better half, well, the Tiger 800 XCx won’t disappoint you. 

Photography by Kapil Angane

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Tiger 800 XCx Specifications & Features

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  • Features

      Specifications

      • Power & Performance

        • Displacement
          800 cc
        • Max Power
          94 bhp @ 9500 rpm
        • Max Torque
          79 Nm @ 8050 rpm
        • Mileage - Owner Reported
          -
        • Riding Range
          -
        • Top Speed
          -
        • Riding Modes
          -
        • Transmission
          6 Speed Manual
        • Transmission Type
          Chain Drive
        • Gear Shifting Pattern
          -
        • Cylinders
          3
        • Bore
          74.05 mm
        • Stroke
          61.9 mm
        • Valves Per Cylinder
          4
        • Compression Ratio
          11.3:1
        • Ignition
          -
        • Spark Plugs
          -
        • Cooling System
          Liquid Cooled
        • Clutch
          -
        • Fuel Delivery System
          -
        • Fuel Tank Capacity
          19 litres
        • Reserve Fuel Capacity
          -
        • Emission Standard
          BS4
        • Fuel Type
          Petrol
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      • Brakes, Wheels & Suspension

        • Front Suspension
          WP 43 mm upside down forks, with adjustable rebound and compression damping, 220 mm travel
        • Rear Suspension
          WP monoshock with remote oil reservoir, hydraulically adjustable preload
        • Braking System
          Switchable ABS
        • Front Brake Type
          Disc
        • Front Brake Size
          305 mm
        • Caliper - Front
          -
        • Rear Brake Type
          Disc
        • Rear Brake Size
          255 mm
        • Caliper - Rear
          -
        • Wheel Type
          Spoke
        • Front Wheel Size
          21 inch
        • Rear Wheel Size
          17 inch
        • Front Tyre Size
          90/90­-21
        • Rear Tyre Size
          150/70 R17
        • Tyre Type
          Tubeless
        • Radial Tyres
          Yes
        • Front Tyre Pressure (Rider)
          -
        • Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider)
          -
        • Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)
          -
        • Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)
          -
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      • Dimensions & Chassis

        • Kerb Weight
          -
        • Seat Height
          840 mm
        • Ground Clearance
          -
        • Overall Length
          -
        • Overall Width
          805 mm
        • Overall Height
          1390 mm
        • Wheelbase
          1545 mm
        • Chassis Type
          Tubular steel trellis frame
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      • Manufacturer Warranty

        • Standard Warranty
          -
        • Standard Warranty
          -

      Features

        • Touch Screen Display
          -
        • Instrument Console
          -
        • Odometer
          Digital
        • Speedometer
          Digital
        • Fuel Guage
          Yes
        • Digital Fuel Guage
          Yes
        • Hazard Warning Indicator
          -
        • Average Speed Indicator
          -
        • OTA Updates
          -
        • Call/SMS Alerts
          -
        • Geo Fencing
          -
        • Distance to Empty Indicator
          -
        • Tachometer
          Digital
        • Stand Alarm
          Yes
        • No. of Tripmeters
          2
        • Tripmeter Type
          Digital
        • Gear Indicator
          -
        • Low Fuel Indicator
          Yes
        • Low Oil Indicator
          Yes
        • Low Battery Indicator
          Yes
        • Clock
          Yes
        • Service Reminder Indicator
          -
        • Battery
          Maintenance Free
        • Front Storage Box
          -
        • Under Seat Storage
          -
        • Mobile App Connectivity
          -
        • DRLs (Daytime Running Lights)
          -
        • AHO (Automatic Headlight On)
          -
        • Shift Light
          Yes
        • Headlight Type
          -
        • Brake/Tail Light
          -
        • Turn Signal
          -
        • Pass Light
          Yes
        • GPS & Navigation
          -
        • USB Charging Port
          -
        • Riding Modes Switch
          -
        • Traction Control
          -
        • Cruise Control
          -
        • Hazard Warning Switch
          -
        • Start Type
          Electric Start
        • Killswitch
          Yes
        • Stepped Seat
          Yes
        • Pillion Backrest
          No
        • Pillion Grabrail
          Yes
        • Pillion Seat
          Yes
        • Pillion Footrest
          Yes
        • Front Suspension Preload Adjuster
          -
        • Rear Suspension Preload Adjuster
          -
        • Additional Features
          -
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      Triumph Tiger 800 XCx User Reviews

      4.6/5

      (8 Ratings) 2 Reviews

      4

      Visual Appeal


      5

      Reliability


      5

      Performance


      4

      Service Experience

      Its not a bike its a machine

      5 years ago


      Abhishek Rajak

      Its not a bike.. Its a beautiful machine... Lovely sound and what a power man... Hats off i just love it.. Its my dream to won the triumph tiger... The instrument console are very attractive.. And the people who love touring i swear they love it.. I want to buy tiger in my life and go for India tour... If god bless me then i will purchase this...

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      5

      Visual Appeal


      5

      Reliability


      5

      Performance


      5

      Service Experience


      3

      Maintenance cost

      5

      Extra Features

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Tours

      Owned for

      Never owned

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      5


      The master of off roading

      5 years ago


      Saboor

      It is little bit costly but trust me it is worthy the best off-roading bike it is comfortable i have an awesome experience with this bike it looks good but it is master in performance its services are costly and are not available all over the country but still it is best bike but it has a disadvantage its showroom are not everywhere so i think it is very bad thing for its rider.

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      4

      Visual Appeal


      5

      Reliability


      5

      Performance


      2

      Service Experience


      2

      Maintenance cost

      3

      Extra Features

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Everything

      Owned for

      3-6 months

      Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

      Got mileage of

      15 kmpl

      Tips for other riders

      Change engine oil for 2500 km and remember its showroom are not all over so keep it with good maintenance.

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