Triumph Motorcycles India has launched the 2018 Triumph Tiger 800 range in the country, with prices starting from INR 11.76 lakhs. The three new models that have gone on sale include the Tiger XCx, XRx, and XC.
The 2018 Triumph Tiger 800 range witnesses more than 200 upgrades to the chassis and engine, according to Triumph. The first gear has a shorter ratio for better maneuverability, and the lighter silencer has an improved exhaust note. The windscreen is adjustable up to five positions. The instrumentation is a full-color TFT unit which is customizable as well. The newly illuminated switchgear features a five-way joystick control as well. The lighting system is all-LED.
Power figures are similar to its predecessor at 95hp and 79Nm of torque, but the British brand claims that effort has gone into making the engine smoother and more reactive. Among the numerous internal changes are a new crankshaft and a new clutch.
Commenting on the launch, Vimal Sumbly, Managing Director, Triumph Motorcycles India Pvt. Ltd. said – “To deliver the best of Triumph, we here have been working on our engineering and technology to upgrade the capability of the Tiger 800 line-up for versatility on and off-road. These developments complement the Tiger’s agility, its easy riding style, as well as its existing distinctive Tiger poise – the new 800 line-ups is built for maximum adventure, maximum dominance. Triumph as a brand is recognized not just for its iconic ancestry but also for the uncompromised premium riding experience that it offers. This combination gives the brand a sure-fire edge in its category and the Tiger range is here to do the same”.
The 2018 Triumph Tiger 800 range rivals the 800 range takes on the BMW F750 GS and the F850 GS that have been priced at Rs 12.2 lakh and Rs 13.7 lakh, (ex-showroom, India) respectively. Honda Africa Twin, Ducati Multistrada 950 is also the big competitors of the new 2018 Tiger 800 in the Indian market. The XR variant costs INR 11.76 lakhs; the XRx variant will set you back by INR 13.13 lakhs; and INR 13.76 lakhs for the XCx version. All prices are ex-showroom, Pan India.
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