Triumph Tiger 800 XR Bike Overview
XR is a much improved version of the Tiger, and Triumph have done a pretty god job at making it a more premium, road-orientated model.
The XR has a comfortable seat that’s adjustable, as well as a height adjustable screen. It has a 19 inch front wheel which is pretty good for handling on the road, and gear changes feel pretty effortless. You can use the Tiger’s switchable ABS brakes and feel confident and secure on this bike.
The engine itself is silky and has a progressive power delivery with three riding modes – Road, Off-Road and Rider. These modes automatically set the ABS and traction control as well as the throttle map. You’ll get 17% better fuel economy with this bike, according to Triumph, with reduced emissions.
This bike also looks pretty stylish too. There is a titanium powder-coated finish on the frame, as well as a matt engine finish. It’s quite a new model, so we don’t know how reliable it is, but we’re guessing with the Triumph name behind it, there shouldn’t be too many problems.
What’s more, you get a lot for your money with this bike. It’s one that works well on-road and off it. You’ll also get a lot with this bike as standard. This includes ABS, traction control, centre stand, cruise control, a really handy adjustable screen and an adjustable seat and self-cancelling indicators.
Triumph Tiger 800 XR Bike Spec
- Average fuel consumption44mpg
- Seat height810mm (adjustable)
- EngineLiquid cooled, four stroke, DOHC, 4v
Triumph Tiger 800 XR Bike Insurance
The seat is extremely comfortable, the foot pegs and handle bars are well positioned, the windscreen needed to be changed and is now a Givi 'Airflow' screen and is excellent giving still air behind at all speeds.
No issues with the bike over 22, 650 miles, and the finish has held up well over nearly 5 years now.
Adequate braking power, but the front lever feels spongy and the back brake has only just enough power.
The handling is light and predictable, but only after modifying the front forks for an adjustable damping set up , by Maxton's, prior to this the front end was 'chattering' as if the forks were too stiff, but they were over damped. Corners can be taken fast, with confidence, but very low speed ( walking pace) handling is difficult with the geometry.
The 800 triple is a peach, despite the sound not being macho enough for some it performs excellently. The fuelling is second to none giving smooth throttle control at all speeds, best feature of the bike, as with all transport, it's all about the motor!
Excellent MPG I returned an overall figure of 56.2 mpg since I have owned it. Servicing costs are comparative with other makes but the valve clearance checks are a bit hefty in price.
The seat is okay for up to 100 miles anymore than that get a better seat
Never broken down.
Could do with better brakes but they do the job.
It's quite a heavy bike but rides so smooth.
The performance is just right for me.
Cheap to insure.. really good on fuel over 60 mpg on a good run .. servicing with triumph is expensive.. but get a workshop manual and do it yourself.
Rear suspension is spot on, but front is a little too firm, but handling is great
Absolute peach, smooth torquey and responsive
Soften the initial few millimetres of front fork spring
The finish of components is good and the bike is put together well.
Does the job just as expected
Perfect set up for a road biased adventure sports bike. Ground clearance is only limitation in corners.
Really good power delivery, pulls from anywhere and sounds great even with stock exhaust
Power delivery is perhaps a little too good. Robs a superb engine of character.
Good overall finish
Nice and progressive, ABS reassuring
Add hill start
Superb engine, the best part, great drive ability & sounds the part
Gearing may not suit all, standard screen quite noisy & causes buffeting
Very well made, good attention to detail, doesn't mind being left uncleaned for weeks!
Front suspension over damped, I have had Maxton convert mine and now it's great.
The best feature is the engine, lot's of torque and Smooth power delivery.
Fuel consumption is as advertised and gives a long ride between film up' s, servicing costs are a bit steep though.
The build quality is good, finish on most parts is good.
Brakes are adequate but need more lower for two up riding, the piston calipers would help.
Handles well, corners well and is more than capable of long trips
As powerful as I need, smooth with a nice noise when the throttle is opened
MPG is excellent but the dealer servicing costs are high, especially for the 12,000 mile service intervals when the valve clearances need checking and adjusting with bucket shims
Nothing to complain about so far but time will tell
Excellent brakes with ABS for that little extra security when braking hard
Very smooth but Would like it to be a bit more power!
Everything is superb quality down to the tyres
Cheap to service and tyres last forever.
Brakes could be better