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The Triumph Tiger 800 XCA sits at the top of the Tiger 800 line-up in India, XR costs 12 lakh ex-showroom

Triumph Tiger 800 XCA has been launched in India at a price tag of Rs 15.16 Lakh ex-showroom. This Off-Roading focused Adventure Tourer sits at the top of the line in Triumph’s Tiger 800 range. XCA variant is more expensive than the previous top model XCx which is priced at Rs 14.04 Lakh ex-showroom. The new Tiger 800 will be brought to India via CBU route. One can book the bike for a token amount of Rs 1 Lakh. The deliveries will start in the next few weeks

triumph tiger 800 motorcyclediaries
Triumph Tiger 800 XCA

Speaking about the design of Tiger 800 XCA, there is a smart looking LED headlights as well as all-new DRLs. Switches are backlit illuminated. There is a joystick control for changing riding modes. The addition of Heated grips is a big advantage for cold weather touring, such as Leh-Ladakh, Spiti valley etc. Radiator gets aluminum finished guard which adds visual appeal to the bike. TFT display is also updated with new layout styles.

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An 800 cc triple cylinder engine powers the Tiger 800 XCA. The liquid-cooled motor is good for 94 bhp at 9500 rpm and 79 Nm torque at 8050 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Speaking of the Braking Department, a dual 305 mm discs are posted at the front with 2-piston calipers and a 255 mm disc with 1-piston caliper is present at the rear end.

triumph tiger 800 motorcyclediaries
Triumph Tiger 800 XCA – Notice the LED DRLs

The new Off-Roader rides on a 21-inch front wheel and 17-inch rear wheel. On the other hand, rubber at the front is 90/90 cross-section and 150/70 makes up the rear rubber. Tyres are hardcore off-road capable. Suspension duties are handled by 43 mm WP USD fork at the front and WP Monoshock at the rear. Suspension travel is 220 mm and 215 mm for Front and the rear respectively.

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The riding modes are – Street, Off-Road, Sport, Off-Road Pro, and Individual. There is a Dual Channel ABS as well as Traction control which comes as standard. Moreover, the Off-Road Pro mode turns off traction control and ABS for the rear tyre.

triumph tiger 800 motorcyclediaries
Triumph Tiger 800 XCA – New TFT Display

Commenting on the launch, Shoeb Farooq, General Manager, Triumph Motorcycles India said. “With more than 1000 Tigers already on the road, Triumph Tiger undoubtedly is the largest premium adventure motorcycle in India. We are proud to launch the Tiger 800 XCA today which adds to our already strong adventure offering to Indian audiences.”

He further added, “The new Tiger 800 has undergone years of research and development and is the best adventure-ready Tiger ever built. Triumph has developed a host of major new technology and performance updates designed to enhance the new Tiger 800 XCA’s capability both on and off-road.”

The new Triumph Tiger 800 XCA will rival the Honda Africa Twin as well as BMW F 850 GS. One cannot forget the pricing advantage of Kawasaki Versys 1000 at Rs 10.69 Lakh. There is a lot of fan following for Triumphs Tiger range of Off-Road Adventure bikes in India. All we have to do is wait and watch how new offering from the British company turns out to be.

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