Triumph Tiger 800 Overview

Triumph’s Tiger 800 is a more basic and novice-friendly bike which handles well on roads and is great on the pocket if you’re not looking to spend much.

With this bike you’ll get 19 inch-wheels, a lower riding position and a lighter weight. The handling is impressive considering its low specs. It is stable and easy to ride, perfect for first time riders, with many deeming it ‘idiot proof.’

You’ll also get a light clutch on this bike, great for throttle response, and enough power to get you going. You’ll find some nice touches on this bike too, like a switch to lower the headlamp for pillion use. There are also some clever seat height adjusters and a nice amount of under seat storage.

The quality, like with most Triumph bikes, seems good, especially considering the 250-mile potential range. It is a versatile bike if you want to add optional extras, too. This bike is a real steal and even better if you buy it second hand. It holds its value well enough if you’re looking to sell it on at a later date.

Triumph Tiger 800 Spec

Seat height810mm
Weight210kg
EngineLiquid cooled, four stroke, DOHC
Capacity799cc
Average fuel consumption40mpg
Top speed130mph
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Owner Reviews

Submitted by:MarkReview Date: March 2017
Comfort
Armchair rocking horse
Ride Quality
Planted
Build Quality & Reliability
A little plasticy
Engine Rating
Can be a bit buzzy at higher motorway speeds
Brake Rating
Not quite as strong as expecting
Running Cost
I'd like motorcycles in general to have better fuel economy.
Overall
Pros CommentsTriumph has got it perfectly right for a middle size adventure bike. Comfortable riding position, handles great for an adventure bike, not much to improve or any troubling negatives.
Cons CommentsI'd like motorcycles in general to have better fuel economy.
Submitted by:Julian JHReview Date: March 2017
Comfort
Pretty decent as standard, though I'm told the aftermarket seat options can be even better.
Ride Quality
The road oriented version has relatively basic suspension. I've had no issues so far, but I'm considering the upgrade options.
Build Quality & Reliability
The usual high quality you'd expect from Triumph
Engine Rating
94bhp is more than enough for me as a newbie. There's plenty of torque available from the triple.
Brake Rating
Pretty reasonable Nissin items as standard across the range. ABS is standard on all but the earliest versions.
Running Cost
A bit top heavy, could do with better suspension options from Triumph.
Overall
Pros CommentsPractical, good looking, fun to ride. I'm really glad I bought it.
Cons CommentsA bit top heavy, could do with better suspension options from Triumph.
Submitted by:Mick FletcherReview Date: November 2017
Comfort
My longest ride was through France to Southern Spain two up and fully loaded. We were both really comfortable and only stopped for fuel.
Ride Quality
Handles really well and has shocked a few sports bike riders on both roads.
Build Quality & Reliability
I have ridden all year from new and no sign of rust. No problems just normal consumables
Engine Rating
More than fast enough for road use, will cruise happily at relatively high speed
Brake Rating
More than needed for this bike, lots of confidence in them and no fade
Running Cost
Service costs are reasonable with 6000 gap. Averages about 45 mph locally but much better on long runs
Overall
Pros CommentsEasy to use, fast enough without being silly like some of the competitors, good at just about everything I have asked it to do. Best bike I have ever owned, does everything well, from touring to commuting and just riding for fun.
Cons CommentsStandard screen really didn't work for me, after market givi one fitted

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