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2016 Triumph Tiger 800 XRT Review
2016 Triumph Tiger 800 XRT on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
Mile after mile of twists and turns…
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 XRT www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
TIGER 800 XR
Standard equipment includes:
12v Power supply
Showa 43mm USD forks
Showa monoshock with hydraulically adjustable preload
Adjustable seat height (810mm – 830mm)
TIGER 800 XRX
XRx models add:
3 selectable Riding Modes
ABS with On /Off-Road / Off
TTC with On / Off-Road / Off
4 Throttle Maps
‘Comfort’ rider and pillion seats
Advanced trip computer
Additional 12V aux socket
TIGER 800 XRT
The XRT adds the following equipment over the XRx:
Heated Rider and Passenger Seats
Updated 650W Alternator
Aluminium pannier rails – ready for the fitment of the optional aluminium Expedition panniers
GPS mounting kit
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
CNC machined brake reservoir
Aluminium radiator guard
2016 Triumph Tiger 800 XRT www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
The Tiger 800 XRT provides the highest levels of comfort and technology for the perfect adventure. The combination of switchable ABS, traction control, and rider modes provide full reassurance and the additional of luxury features such as heated rider and passenger seats, heated grips, and a larger 650W alternator that can power other auxiliary items meaning that all year riding is always on the agenda. Visibility is enhanced with the LED fog lamps, and the touring capabilities are maximised with the standard fitment of pannier rails that are ready to take the optional Expedition luggage set.
At the heart of the XRT is an 800cc triple engine with 95PS and incredible levels of torque for a linear power delivery no matter what gear you are in. With power on demand and a chassis tuned for dynamic handling, the XRT makes every journey an experience.
The XRT adds a more 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 higher specification XRT has traction control that 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 XRT, 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 XRT features Cruise Control as standard, making long journeys more comfortable and improving fuel efficiency.
Advanced Trip Computer
The XRT 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 XRT features 3 Auxiliary power socket.
Auto Cancel Indicators
The directional indicators feature an automatic cancel function.
Triple Engine 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. Fuel Efficiency The Tiger XRT has a 17% improvement in fuel efficiency on the EU ‘mixed cycle’ which means that fuel economy improves from 55mpg to 65 mpg versus the outgoing Tiger giving a potential range of 272 miles. Gearbox The gearbox has been updated with the selector mechanism derived directly from the class leading Daytona, for quicker smoother shifts.
Suspension The XRT models have Showa suspension, calibrated to ensure excellent handling on any surfaces. The front suspension is a 43 mm Showa USD fork, now anodised black, while the rear suspension includes a Showa mono-shock which is adjustable in preload for 2-up touring. Handling When riding the Tiger XRT, you’ll find the outstanding stability, agility, precision and control all ensure the Tiger has class leading handling Brakes Latest generation switchable ABS comes as standard on the Tiger XRT, along with insulated Nissin front brake pads for improved braking performance. Wheels The 19″ Front and 17″ Rear, cast aluminium rims help give the Tiger XRT excellent road manners. Frame The stiff, tubular trellis frame with a new titanium powder coat provides resistance in extreme riding conditions.
Comfort Rider and Passenger Seat The XRT adds a comfort rider and passenger seat to make long journeys more relaxing. Adjustable Screen The standard high screen is adjustable on XRT models and offers excellent wind protection. Ergonomics The riding position of the new Tiger has been updated with repositioned handlebars for greater riding comfort and an adjustable riders seat. Centre Stand A centre stand if fitted to the XRT model for added convenience. Hand Guards Hand Guards are standard and provide protection for the rider’s hands from wind chill and debris
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.
2016 Triumph Tiger 800 XRT – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $Not available at time of press release USD
2016 Triumph Tiger 800 XRT – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $Not available at time of press release CDN
2016 Triumph Tiger 800 XRT – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: OTR £10,700.00 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 Cast aluminium alloy 10-spoke 19 x 2.5 inRear Wheels Cast aluminium alloy 10-spoke 17 x 4.25 inFront Tyres 100/90-19Rear Tyres 150/70 R17
Front Suspension Showa 43 mm upside down forks, 180 mm travel
Rear Suspension Showa monoshock with hydraulically adjustable preload, 170 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 multi-functional instrument pack with digital speedometer, trip computer, TPMS analogue tachometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, service indicator, ambient temperature, three rider modes (Road/Offroad/Rider configurable) and clock.
Width Handlebars 795 mm
Height Without Mirror 1350 mm
Seat Height 810 – 830 mm
Wheelbase 1530 mm
Rake 23.9 º
Trail 92.4 mm
Dry Weight 197 Kg
Tank Capacity 19 L
Constant Speed 56mph/90kph 77.4 MPG
Constant Speed 75mph/120kph 53.6 MPG
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