• Oct 23, 2010
Triumph Tiger 800 XC – Click above for high-res image gallery

Surprise, surprise. An entire high-resolution image gallery of the 2011 Triumph Tiger 800 and 800 XC has found its way online, and everything is exactly as we suspected. The Tiger is also (surprise, surprise) very reminiscent of the BMW F 800 GS, which will be Triumph's main competition in this particular segment niche.

Triumph's hopeful ace in the hole will be its trademark triple engine, measuring 800cc in this case. According to leaked documentation, this mill is a stroked version of the much-loved 675cc inline-three used in Triumph's small-bore sport bikes. Figure around 100 horsepower and a nice, flat torque curve peaking at about 70 pound-feet.

With an expected weight in the 440-pound range, the Tiger's power-to-weight ratio should crucially be just a bit better than the aforementioned Beemer. Check out our high-res image gallery below.

[Source: MotorInfo.hu via Asphalt & Rubber]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      A Speed3 won't hope curbs and ride thru fields as well as my DRZ400SM. I'm hoping for a bigger version that I could still use to tour to Niagara w/ the missus.

      Maybe a reason to replace two bikes in the stable.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Hey, a fellow DRZ400SM rider!!! Mine is a black 08 model. Love it except that it needs about another 200ccs, half gallon more fuel capacity and the seat is dreadful. Good thing my rides usually last less than 70 miles!
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is my kind of bike, cool.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Serious? Buy the BMW and enjoy the huge residual value at resale time.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is it me, or does 70 ft/lb seem a little optimistic for a 675? I do love triples though, they sound very nice and distinctive.
        • 4 Years Ago
        No, these triples are pure gems of an engine. They make tons of torque or horsepower depending on the application. Same is true with the bigger 1050 power plant.

        Triumph has been on a roll now for the last five or six years. Good to see them continue that streak. I love my 2006 Sprint ST and unlike BMW, they don't add stuff which takes away from reliability and enjoyment of riding. I ultimately moved away from BMW because what they "told me" I wanted in a bike and what I was actually looking for were two different things.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I guess a stroked 675 is better than a de-stroked 1050.

      • 4 Years Ago
      Seriously build me a car Triumph, build me a damn car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It sux that it isn't an 800cc twin. I loved my 650 Tiger 40 years ago and it was perfectly adequate to 113mph at 7300 rpm. It was even better with a top end overhaul to BMW specs...hepolite pistons fitted TIGHT cured the 100mi/quart oil consumption but knocked 1000 rpm off the top...so what if it only did 103mph!
      It was quieter and burned NO oil..unusual for a britbike.