• Oct 14th 2010 at 6:31PM
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Triumph Tiger 800 XC – Click above to enlarge

Back in the day, the British were known for being a nation of ready-and-willing explorers, and somewhat similar expressions could be made of their motorcycles. Sadly, Jolly Ole' England's once impressive two-wheeled heritage very nearly vanished as quickly as all those headline-grabbing expeditions to the ends of the Earth.

At least one storied British motorcycling brand hasn't forgotten its heritage, as the revived Triumph has seen fit to launch a new adventure touring mount for 2011 called the Tiger 800. As we've mentioned before, two versions of the machine will be available, one meant for off-road excursions dubbed the XC and one biased for the road.

Triumph has finally let loose an official shot of the Tiger 800 XC, and we generally like what we see. There's a 21-inch front wheel with spokes and knobby tires, bash guards and mud-catching fenders. We also note some accessory parts, including a beefier engine guard and an Arrow exhaust can. Check it out for yourself by clicking on the image above to enlarge.

[Source: Hell For Leather]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      I would love to see Triumph, well Triumph! This would be a great new bike that could make BMW work just a little harder.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That is a freaking awesome bike. I'm definitely adding it to my list of bikes I want.

      First thing i'm doing though is replacing those knobbies with Pirelli Scorpions. The knobbies look exactly like th eones that come stock on the Scrambler. Its not a *bad* tire but I have seen a world of improvement both on and of road since I swapped them out for the Scorpions.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Built to tackle the F800GS I hope.

      The bigger Tiger is more a touring rig.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Agreed, it has a more serious air about it than the 'normal' Tiger.
      • 4 Years Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      cool bike
        • 4 Years Ago
        Hammond would be proud!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Brilliant I love the bikes and the brand but I need a sportscar.... Doh!
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