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2016 Triumph Tiger 800 XCA Review
2016 Triumph Tiger 800 XCA on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
The ultimate in adventure motorcycle riding…
The ultimate Tiger 800 is ready to take on any challenge. Featuring a host of rider focussed technology, the XCA boasts an incredible level of standard equipment designed to maximise comfort and convenience on even the longest of journeys.
Equipped with traction control, switchable ABS, 3 Rider Modes, and a second generation 95PS 800cc triple engine with a seamless flow of torque, the new Tiger 800 XCA goes further still. Standard equipment includes heated rider and passenger seats, heated grips, LED fog lamps, and an uprated 650W alternator complete with 3 auxiliary sockets that can power everything you need from heated clothing to GPS systems. It also features aluminium pannier rails making it ready to tour with the optional Expedition luggage set.
The finely honed handling and ride are everything you would expect from a Triumph. The suspension features 43mm WP USD forks that have 220mm of front wheel travel and come with adjustable rebound and compression damping. The WP monoshock is adjustable for both preload and rebound and comes with a remote reservoir and delivers 215mm of wheel travel.
On-road or off-road, the Tiger 800 XCA delivers.
Whether your adventures include tackling mile after mile of twists and turns, or taking in terrain of the rougher variety and leaving the tarmac behind, the Triumph Tiger 800 XCA and XRT offer the ultimate in adventure motorcycle riding. Sitting above the already comprehensively equipped XRX and XCX models, the more road biased XRT and the more off-road biased XCA focus on the ultimate in rider comfort.
Each is fitted with a host of equipment to provide the perfect adventure partner including larger capacity 650W alternator to power the standard fitment heated rider / passenger seats, heated grips, and LED fog lights plus other ancillary devices such as GPS systems or heated clothing and pannier rails for the optional Triumph Expedition aluminium pannier system.
2016 Triumph Tiger 800 XCA www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
TIGER 800 XC
Standard equipment includes:
Triumph Traction Control (TTC)
Switchable ABS High level front mudguard
WP 43mm USD forks with adjustable rebound and compression damping
Adjustable WP rear suspension
Adjustable seat height (840mm – 860mm)
Adjustable brake and clutch lever
12v Power Socket
TIGER 800 XCx
XCX models add:
Switchable riding modes: Road, Off-road and Rider
ABS with On /Off-Road / Off
TTC with On / Off-Road / Off
4 Throttle Maps
Advanced Trip Computer
Aluminium sump guard
Engine protection bars
Additional auxiliary 12 v Power Socket
TIGER 800 XCA
The XCA adds the following equipment over the XCx:
Heated Rider and Passenger Seats
Updated 650W Alternator
Aluminium pannier rails – ready for the fitment of the optional aluminium Expedition panniers
GPS mounting kit
CNC machined foot rests
2016 Triumph Tiger 800 XCA www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
The XCA features an advanced ABS system that can be changed between ROAD, OFF-ROAD, and OFF. When the Off-Road mode is selected, the ABS is disabled to the rear wheel and the system also allows a level of front wheel slip. This provides the rider with a level of electronic intervention under braking whilst optimizing their off road enjoyment.
The traction control can be configured to Road, Off-Road, or Off settings. In the Off-Road mode, the traction control system allows increased rear wheel slip compared to the Road mode. Riders can configure their traction control preferences in conjunction with the 3 Rider Mode settings.
With a choice of 4 different throttle maps, riders can select the optimum setting to meet both riding and weather conditions. The throttle maps can easily be changed between Rain, Road, Sport, or Off-Road via the switch cube to provide greater levels of control to meet changing conditions.
3 Riding Modes
On the XCx, riders can very simply configure the bike to the terrain with the choice of 3 Rider Modes. This automatically configures the ABS, Traction Control, and Throttle Maps to best tackle the route ahead. With a choice of ROAD, OFF-ROAD, or PROGRAMMABLE RIDER MODE, all of the electronic safety devices are optimized for the conditions. The PROGRAMMABLE RIDER MODE is fully configurable and allows the rider to select their chosen settings for ABS, Traction Control, and a choice of 4 x Throttle Maps independently.
The Tiger 800 XCA features Cruise Control as standard, making long journeys more comfortable and improving fuel efficiency.
Advanced Trip Control
The XCA has an advanced trip computer which provides additional functionality such as journey time, average speed, average fuel economy, range to empty, and instantaneous fuel consumption.
The XCA features a total of 3 Auxiliary power sockets.
Auto Cancel Indicators
The directional indicators feature an automatic cancel function.
The new Tiger features a liquid-cooled, 800cc in-line-three cylinder engine, delivering 95PS and 79Nm of torque for power across the entire rev range and the distinctive Triumph triple sound and character. With a 17% improvement in fuel efficiency on the EU ‘mixed cycle’, the Tiger 800 has a potential range of 272 miles on one tank of fuel.
The Tiger 800 has a potential range of 272 miles on one tank of fuel. The gearbox has been updated with the selector mechanism derived directly from the class leading Daytona, for quicker smoother shifts.
WP suspension has been used to further boost the Off-Road riding qualities of the new XCA models. The WP 43mm USD fork, with rebound and compression damping is easily adjustable through dedicated clickers on the fork tops. The rear suspension unit is a WP mono shock adjustable for preload and rebound damping and has a dedicated dirt protector for the RSU body.
The handling balance of the Tiger is what really sets it apart with exceptional precision, agility, and control for the most spirited of ride be it on or off-road.
Latest generation switchable ABS comes as standard on the Tiger XCA, along with insulated Nissin front brake pads for improved braking performance
The XCA models feature spoked wheels for superior durability on rough terrain: 17-inch diameter at the rear and off-road oriented 21-inch diameter at the front.
The stiff, tubular trellis frame with a new titanium powder coat provides resistance in extreme riding conditions.
Designed specifically for the ride Tiger 800, these internally wired Heated Grips featuring dual temperature heat settings selectable through bar mounted dual colour push button controls.
Uprated Alternator 650W
The XCA features a larger 650W alternator that helps power a number of electrical accessories such as heated seats, grips or even heated clothing.
CNC Machined Footrests
These anodised footrests feature a wider footprint for a more stable platform when riding on unforgiving terrain.
High performance dual Fog Lamp Kit featuring high power Philips Altilin LEDs, drilled and brushed marine grade aluminium shields and an integrated tubular mounting rail. Fully waterproof illuminated push button for ease of use in the worst of conditions.
A huge range of accessories has been specifically developed for the new Tiger 800. All fitted accessories include a 2 year unlimited mileage warranty. Here is just a small selection to view.
These fully weatherproof panniers are made from a 1.5mm thick aluminium structure, with the enhanced protection of polymer corner reinforcements. Features Triumph branded base and latch. Offers a significant weight saving compared to Triumph Adventure Panniers. Each Pannier has a capacity of 37 litres, attaching to bespoke mounting frames, using a quick release mechanism. Added security with a “one key” locking mechanism, using the bike’s ignition key. Requires mounting kit.
Forged Aluminium Folding Gear Pedal
Folding Gear Pedal CNC Machined from 6061-T6 Aluminium featuring a rubber toe peg cover for increased traction when riding on unforgiving terrain. Folding toe peg resists damage in the event of a fall. Featuring laser etch Triumph logo.
Handle Bar Risers
Offering a height adjustment distance of 30mm, these Handlebar Risers replace original parts to ensure improved ergonomics for taller riders.
Low Comfort Rider Seat with 3D Net
Low Comfort Rider Seat unit to offer optimum comfort and style. Approximately 20mm lower compared to the standard part, features twin fabric cover, contrasting stitch detail and Triumph branding to ensure it looks as good as it feels.
Manufactured from durable moulded nylon, Triumph Hand Guards now have improved wind resistance and finger clearance. Tested in a wind tunnel for optimum performance.
2016 Triumph Tiger 800 XCA – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $Not available at time of press release USD
2016 Triumph Tiger 800 XCA – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $Not available at time of press release CDN
2016 Triumph Tiger 800 XCA – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: OTR £11,299.00 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Type Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Bore/Stroke 74.1 mm / 61.9 mm
Max power 95 PS/94 BHP (70KW) 9,250 rpm
Max torque 79 Nm 7,850 rpm
System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Exhaust Stainless steel 3 into 1, high level stainless steel silencer
Final drive O ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plateGearbox 6-speedFrame Tubular steel trellis frame
Swingarm Twin-sided, cast aluminium alloyFront Wheels 36-spoke 21 x 2.5 in, aluminium rimRear Wheels 32-spoke 17 x 4.25 in, aluminium rimFront Tyres 90/90-21Rear Tyres 150/70 R17
Front Suspension WP 43 mm upside down forks, adjustable rebound and compression damping, 220 mm travel.
Rear Suspension WP monoshock with remote oil reservoir, hydraulically adjustable preload, rebound damping adjustment, 215 mm rear wheel travel
Brakes Front Twin 308 mm floating discs, Nissin 2-piston sliding calipers, Switchable ABS
Brakes Rear Single 255 mm disc, Nissin single piston sliding caliper, Switchable ABS
Instrument Display and Functions LCD multifunctional instrument pack with digital speedometer, trip computer, analogue tachometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, service indicator, ambient temperature, three rider modes (Road/Offroad/Rider configurable) and clock
Width Handlebars 845 mm
Height Without Mirror 1390 mm
Seat Height 840 – 860 mm
Wheelbase 1545 mm
Rake 24.3 º
Trail 95.3 mm
Dry Weight 203 Kg
Tank Capacity 19 L
Constant Speed 56mph/90kph 77.4 MPG
Constant Speed 75mph/120kph 53.6 MPG
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