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EICMA 2010: Triumph Tiger 800 and 800XC

Middleweight Tigers officially presented in Milan

Triumph has released official details about its new middleweight Tiger models, the Tiger 800 and Tiger 800XC.

Images of the Triumph Tiger 800 and its off-road focused 800XC sibling were leaked weeks earlier but official specifications have now been released with the new model’s presentation at the 2010 EICMA show in Milan, Italy.

Both Tigers are powered by 799cc three-cylinder engines claiming 93.7hp and 58.3 ft-lb. and use a steel trellis frame with a twin-sided aluminum cast alloy swingarm. The Tiger 800 has a claimed weight of 462 pounds while the 800XC is a little heftier with a claimed weight of 473 pounds. Both models carry a 5 gallon fuel tank.

Images were leaked ahead of EICMA but the official specs have now been released.

The Tiger 800 is the more road-going of the two models, though it is capable of occasional off-road excursions. Suspension consists of a 43mm upside down Showa fork with 180mm of travel and a Showa monoshock with adjustable preload and 170mm of travel.

The Tiger 800XC however offers a 45mm upside down Showa fork with 220mm travel and a Showa monoshock with adjustable preload and rebound damping as well as 215mm of travel.

The suspension on the Triumph Tiger 800XC offers more travel than the suspension on the 800.

Both models use twin 308mm floating discs and Nissin two-piston floating calipers on the front and a single 255mm disc with Nissin single-piston floating caliper on the wheel. Both models are also available with ABS that can be disabled for off-road riding.

Though more of a road bike, Triumph says the Tiger 800 is capable for off-road riding as well.

For more pictures, visit our Triumph Tiger 800 and 800XC gallery. And don’t forget to check out the rest of our EICMA 2010 coverage.

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