Triumph’s new adventure bike will be called the Tiger 800.
Triumph has filed an application with the California
Air Resources Board and listed two models, a Tiger 800 – which would be a
street bike — and a Tiger 800XC — which will be equipped with a 21-inch front
wheel for off-road work.
The 800 cc models have not been officially announced by Triumph, but the British company has
posted YouTube video that shows them in action and will show the bikes this
fall. Engines are based on the 675 cc motor from the Daytona street bike and
have been boosted to 800 cc by increasing the stroke.
Competition for the new Tigers will be bikes
like BMW’s F800 series, and weight and power will likely be similar — somewhere
around 200 kg and 100 hp. See hellforleathermagazine.com for more details.