Triumph India has launched the Tiger 800 XCA in India at Rs 15.16 lakh, ex, showroom, India. The Tiger 800 XCA is the fourth addition to the Tiger 800 family. The fully loaded Tiger comes with off-road capabilities. Triumph says that the XCA gets over 200 chassis and engine upgrades.
The Tiger 800 XCA gets more equipment than the rest of the range. That includes a full colour TFT instrument display with three additional screen styles. There are also six riding modes – Off-road Pro, Road, Rain, Off-road, Sport and the new Rider programmable mode. Handlebar-mounted switch cubes incorporating backlit buttons and a five way joystick are new on the motorcycle. There’s also all-new LED lighting including headlight, indicators and tail lamps.
The Triumph 800 range is powered by a liquid cooled 3 cylinder 800cc engine. The power output is a healthy 94bhp at 9500rpm and 79Nm at 8050rpm. The powered is channeled to the rear wheel via a 6-speed manual transmission. Shifts are smooth thanks to the wet multi plate clutch.
The Triumph Tiger 800 XCA competes with the BMW F 850 GS and the Ducati Multistrada 950 which retail at Rs 12.95 lakh and Rs 12.60 lakh, ex showroom, India. Although in terms of equipment, the stock BMW isn’t at par with the Tiger. A lot of kit which is standard on the Tiger is optional on the F 850 GS. For example, features like cruise control, heated grips, pro riding modes and LED lighting are part of optional kits on the Beemer.
Words by Suvrat Kothari