The Tiger XRx 800 is part of Triumph’s adventure motorcycle series. While the entire Tiger range is known for its ability to tackle various terrains, the XRx, specifically, is more of a long distance tourer than a dedicated off-roader.
The Tiger XRx uses the 800cc three-cylinder engine that produces 94bhp and 79Nm. The six-speed transmission delivers the power to the rear wheel via a chain drive setup. A tubular steel trellis frame underpins the motorcycle that uses Showa 43 mm upside down forks at front and Showa monoshock at the rear with preload setting for two-up touring.
Like all the adventure motorcycles, the XRx also gets mainstand that is useful during long rides. With the new European regulations the motorcycle gets ABS that can be turned-off manually. The biggest highlight of the XRx is the ride by wire technology – this basically reduces the function of the accelerator cable, thereby reducing the moving parts and also increasing the precision of the throttle input.
The XRx gets 19-inch cast aluminium wheels at the front and similar 17-inch wheels at the back. The stopping power is provided by twin 308 mm discs with twin calipers at the front and single 225 mm disc at the rear.
While the XRx does not have much competition in the 800cc segment apart from other models in the Tiger series, there are few adventure motorcycles across the range. The Benelli 600 GT is an entry-level adventure motorcycle, while the Kawasaki Versys and the Suzuki V Strom are for those looking for more power.