Triumph Tiger 800 XR Overview

XRx 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 XRx 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 Spec

Seat height810mm (adjustable)
Weight191kg
EngineLiquid cooled, four stroke, DOHC, 4v
Capacity799cc
Average fuel consumption44mpg
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Owner Reviews

Submitted by:Kevin OReview Date: March 2017
Comfort
Seat and position of bars and pegs is excellent
Ride Quality
Rear suspension is spot on, but front is a little too firm, but handling is great
Build Quality & Reliability
The finish of components is good and the bike is put together well.
Engine Rating
Absolute peach, smooth torquey and responsive
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Does the job just as expected
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Pros CommentsThe comfort, handling , lightweight and engine smoothness. Great all rounder, good for short trips or touring, it's light weight makes for easy maneuverability.
Cons CommentsSoften the initial few millimetres of front fork spring
Submitted by:Glyn GearyReview Date: March 2017
Comfort
Riding position spot on. Comfort saddle on XR fantastic, best I've had. Long days no problems, only when you get there you realise backside hasn't crossed your mind.
Ride Quality
Perfect set up for a road biased adventure sports bike. Ground clearance is only limitation in corners.
Build Quality & Reliability
Good overall finish
Engine Rating
Really good power delivery, pulls from anywhere and sounds great even with stock exhaust
Brake Rating
Nice and progressive, ABS reassuring
Running Cost
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Pros CommentsComfort, low seat height compared to other adventure sports bikes. Enough power, good handling do anything bike.Brilliant adventure sports bike without the huge weight and awkward high seat of others.
Cons CommentsPower delivery is perhaps a little too good. Robs a superb engine of character.
Submitted by:Roy HealyReview Date: May 2017
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Pros CommentsBuild quality
Cons CommentsAdd hill start
Submitted by:DominoxfordReview Date: May 2017
Comfort
Not quite all day comfy, but pretty good
Ride Quality
Brilliant
Build Quality & Reliability
Very well made, good attention to detail, doesn't mind being left uncleaned for weeks!
Engine Rating
Superb engine, the best part, great drive ability & sounds the part
Brake Rating
Great brakes
Running Cost
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Pros CommentsGreat allrounder, does everything well
Cons CommentsGearing may not suit all, standard screen quite noisy & causes buffeting

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