MUMBAI: Triumph Motorcycles
has launched the 2018 range of its Tiger 800
in India, starting at Rs 11.7 lakh (ex-showroom) for the XR trim. The British bike maker has also announced the launch of the higher XRx and XCx variants of the adventure bike for Rs 13.1 lakh and Rs 13.7 lakh (both ex-showroom) respectively.
Unveiled at the 2017 EICMA (Milan Motorcycle Show), the 2018 Triumph Tiger
800 has received over 200 chassis and engine upgrades, the company said in a statement.
While the overall silhouette of the model remains the same as the outgoing version, it gets a new LED headlamp cluster that provides it with a new face.
The adventure motorcycle in its new version gets the updated inline-triple engine which is optimised for a better response. Also, the gearbox has been altered with a shorter ratio first gear which is claimed to enhance off-road traction, low-speed manoeuvrability and acceleration of the new Tiger 800. The power and torque figures, however, remain at 95PS and 79Nm respectively, while the new free-flow muffler is said to offer improved exhaust note.
"To deliver the best of Triumph, we here have been working on our engineering and technology to upgrade the capability of the Tiger 800 line-up for versatility on and off-road. These developments compliment the Tiger's agility, its easy riding style, as well as its existing distinctive Tiger poise - the new 800 line-up is built for maximum adventure, maximum dominance," said Vimal Sumbly
, Managing Director, Triumph Motorcycles India
Pvt Ltd, at the launch of the new Tiger 800 range.
The XR trims are focused on the on-road performance of the adventure motorcycle while the XC versions get better off-roading capabilities.
Like the new Street Triple RS, the 2018 Tiger 800 gets a five-inch full-colour TFT instrument cluster on the higher variants along with new ergonomically designed handlebar switch cubes and five-way joystick with illuminated backlit. A new five-way adjustable windscreen and aero diffusers promise enhanced wind protection and can be operated with a single hand.
The new 'Off-Road Pro' riding mode is said delivering the most focused off-road set up ever. With the updated mode, advanced riders can opt to turn systems off and be in total control. Accessed through the left-hand switch cube, the simple-to-use, single button cruise control helps reduce rider fatigue.
The Tiger 800 continues with the same adjustable WP suspension setup while Triumph
has replaced the Nissin front brakes with Brembo units in the higher trims.
"Triumph as a brand is recognised not just for its iconic ancestry but also for the uncompromised premium riding experience that it offers. This combination gives the brand a sure-fire edge in its category and the Tiger range is here to do the same," Sumbly said.
Prices of the new line-up is slightly higher than the previous generation due to the updates and the hike in CKD import duties. The 2018 Triumph Tiger
800 competes with the likes of the BMW F750 GS, F850 GS and the Ducati Multistrada 950 which are priced at Rs 12.2 lakh, Rs 13.7 lakh and Rs 12.8 lakh (all ex-showroom) respectively.