Triumph have released the first official picture of the new 800 Tiger XC.
The XC is said to be powered by a longer stroked Daytona 675 triple motor which is housed in a very similar chassis to BMW’s ever popular F800GS. It comes with a dirt ready 21 inch spoked front wheel that will carry tubed tires. Wet weight is expected to be around 200 Kg with max power around 135 – 140 hp — a little lighter and more powerful than the GS.
Judging by the photos, Triumph will be offering an array of aftermarket bolt-ons to help protect the XC from rocks and the like, namely a proper bash plate and some engine guards (conveniently displayed on the bike in the background).
If you weren’t already aware, there will be two Tiger 800s, the XC and the less dirt-ready standard which will have a 19 inch front wheel and more road orientated rubber and cast wheels (just like BMW’s F650 GS … which is actually an 800 too).
We have to wonder if the standard Tiger will be called a Tiger 650 XC? Full details are expected to be released at the Milan show in early November.