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.