Triumph Tiger 800 Bike 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 Bike Spec
- Top speed130mph
- Average fuel consumption40mpg
- Seat height810mm
- EngineLiquid cooled, four stroke, DOHC
Triumph Tiger 800 Bike Insurance
Comfy , easy to ride , fast enough just got back from Scotland , EPIC
Yes, well built. No problems.
Great? Yes. Medium weight? Yes.
95 bhp very useable power
Can be a bit buzzy at higher motorway speeds
I'd like motorcycles in general to have better fuel economy.
A little plasticy
Not quite as strong as expecting
The road oriented version has relatively basic suspension. I've had no issues so far, but I'm considering the upgrade options.
94bhp is more than enough for me as a newbie. There's plenty of torque available from the triple.
A bit top heavy, could do with better suspension options from Triumph.
The usual high quality you'd expect from Triumph
Pretty reasonable Nissin items as standard across the range. ABS is standard on all but the earliest versions.
Handles really well and has shocked a few sports bike riders on both roads.
More than fast enough for road use, will cruise happily at relatively high speed
Service costs are reasonable with 6000 gap. Averages about 45 mph locally but much better on long runs
I have ridden all year from new and no sign of rust. No problems just normal consumables
More than needed for this bike, lots of confidence in them and no fade
The front suspension is non-adjustable and I find the rebound/damping very harsh. Having said that the handling is superb as it follows te chosen line well and is very balanced.
Superb! It is smooth through the rev range, loves to accelerate from any gear at any rev position. The torque curve allows for easy riding or progression in any gear and provides good engine braking on descents.
Triumph service costs are reasonable until the third year when the top end needs valve clearance checks, this can be costly. The fuel running costs are economical in comparison with similar size machines
I have had no issues with the build or finish since I owned it, and that includes some winter riding. I simply clean the bike after each ride and the bike looks like new.
I feel that the front end needs more braking power, as with reasonable force emergency braking leaves me wondering if it will stop in time, but with more braking pressure it does achieve it. It just doesn't feel that the braking is substantial, and maybe it is the feel or flexibility of the hoses.
Great handling, very predictable front end, though couldn't get on with the Pirellis in the wet, but Avon's are great in both dry and wet.
Lovely triple engine that can pull easily in low revs but likes to rev much higher and at 6000 rpm really takes off
Cheap insurance, great MPG and easy enough to service yourself with basic tools.
Ridden through winter and still cleans up well with no signs of corrosion
Very predictable on the brakes without excessive wear
Smooth ride through the gears. The triple engine gives enough torque through each gear. Although the standing weight can be heavy and awkward to man handle once you get moving the weight disappears and at slow speeds this bike can easily filter through city centre traffic handling corners and the windy country roads with ease.
Smooth all the way through and evenly balanced the 800 triple has plenty of grunt to get you out of sticky situations in any gear.
The tank easily filled costs £17 in this economy and will take you well into 200 mile trek so without filling up.
Triumph have done so well even the base model road version is capable of gentle off reading. Optional extras allow this bike to shine in any condition but even at 5/6/7 years old the technology is there and not outdated. The finish on the frame ensures hat it is resistant to acids and the British winter weather.
ABS is a life saver and the twin disks on the front make stopping this bulky machine so easy. No trouble stopping at speeds suddenly with this machine