The 2018 Triumph Tiger 800 is new on the skin and under it
Triumph launched the 2018 Tiger 800 in India with the starting price of Rs. 11.76 lakh (ex-showroom) for the base variant XR. As for the upper models, the XRx is retailed for Rs. 13.13 lakhs while the top-end version comes with the price tag of Rs. 13.76 lakhs. For 2018, the British bikemaker has thoroughly upgraded the adventure tourer and it claims there are 200 new additions on the motorcycles.
The update, which is prominent, is for the way it looks. The somewhat mundane design of the Tiger has got elegant with all-new LED headlamp which looks striking along with the new tank design strapping edgier extensions. Other changes which make the 2018 Triumph Tiger more advance are on the features, cycle parts and powerplant.
The tall windscreen is now five-way adjustable which means convenient for a rider of any height. The new aero deflector aids in better cutting the air while the easily accessible handlebars enhance the rider comfort. In terms of modernization, the new Tiger gets TFT LCD instrument cluster which shows information galore and can be controlled via the toggle switch which wasn’t offered on the older bike.
The performance of the new adventure tourer has been accentuated by weight reduction which can be attributed to the new and lighter exhaust. Propelling the bike is the 800cc, in-line three-cylinder engine which has been intensely worked upon to make it new and better. The first gear has a shorter ratio which aids in manageability off the road while the primary drive and crankshaft have also seen changes. The 2018 Triumph Tiger churns out 94 BHP of power at 9500 RPM and 79 Nm of peak torque at 8000 RPM.
Among the three variants made available in India, the Triumph Tiger XC is an off-road-centric motorcycle which rivals the likes of BMW F 850 GS. On the other hand, the Tiger XR competes with the BMW F 750 GS and Ducati Multistrada 950.