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2018 Triumph Tiger 800 Unveil At EICMA


Next-gen adventure-tourer to get an all-new heart, more features and retain current Tiger’s design DNA

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2018 Triumph Tiger 800

 

 

 

Triumph Motorcycles has released a teaser video for the next-generation Tiger 800 which is set to make its world debut at the 2017 EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy, next month. From the teaser video we can make out that the updates on the new motorcycle are comprehensive, which isn’t surprising as its rivals have stepped up the ante with new launches. The Triumph Tiger 800 is one of the most important bikes for the British bike maker and, in the Indian context, it is the market leader in the performance adventure-tourer segment.

 

 

2018 Triumph Tiger 800

 

 

 

From the teaser video we can make out that the styling of the bike will be revised slightly as Triumph will want to maintain the Tiger’s design DNA. On the cosmetic front, the bike uses twin headlamps as seen on the older bike, but they now feature LED DRLs. It also features a beakish mudguard, while the windscreen is larger than its predecessor. The new Tiger 800 will be offered in dual-tone shades as well. The 5-inch TFT screen that we first saw on the new Street Triple RS will replace the old semi-digital console on the Tiger to give it a more modern and premium feel. Another welcome addition is the revised switchgear with the 5-way joystick also being added to the fray, which should make operating the user interface simpler, while the new switches are backlit.  

 

 

2018 Triumph Tiger 800

 

 

 

The new Tiger 800 will also feature a new powerplant which will have a similar displacement and 3-cylinder layout. The current Triumph Tiger 800’s motor delivers 95PS at 9250rpm and 79Nm at 7850rpm. We expect the new engine to be slightly more powerful and more efficient than the existing mill, while also being Euro 4-compliant. Transmission duties will be handled by a 6-speed gearbox. The braking hardware seems to have been updated as well as we can see Brembo disc brakes instead of Nissin units employed on the older bike.

 

 

2018 Triumph Tiger 800

 

 

 

We can also expect Triumph engineers to equip the new bike with revised electronic goodies with multi-level traction control, ride modes and even cornering ABS. Like the current Triumph Tiger portfolio, the new adventure-bike will be offered in two variants - XC and XR. More details about the new Tiger will be known once the bike gets formally unveiled, watch this space for more updates. 

 

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