The latest bike is the entry level model to the 800c Tiger series.
Triumph Motorcycles has just launched its mid-size, adventure motorcycle, the Tiger XR, here in India at 10.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The bike is the entry level model to the Tiger series and is considered as more of a road-going adventure tourer.
The bike features a new, technologically advanced ride-by-wire throttle control system which eliminates the usage of mechanical components that perform the same function along with traction control and a height adjustable seat for improved comfort and ride. Power is drawn from an 800cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, three-cylinder engine that produces 94bhp and 8.1kgm of torque. The power is transferred to the rear wheel via chain-driven final drive, mated to a six-speed gearbox.
The new bike gets a set of 10-spoke, cast aluminium alloy wheels. The front wheel is 19 inches wide, an extra 2 inches on the rear one, to provide good balance for off-roading. Front suspension here is Showa-made 43mm USD forks with 180mm of travel, and the rear receives a Showa monoshock with hydraulically adjustable preload system. Triumph provides twin 308mm disc brakes up front and a single 255mm disc at rear.