2018 Triumph Tiger XR and XCx and XRx launched at Rs 11.76, Rs 13.13 and 13.76 lakh respectively

The XR and XRx is the road-going version while the XCx is more off-road-oriented

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2018 Triumph Tiger 800 launched

Triumph has launched 3 variants of its 2018 Tiger 800. The lineup consists of the base road going Tiger 800 XR (Rs 11.76 lakh), Tiger 800 XRx (Rs 13.13 lakh) and off-road oriented Tiger 800 XCx (Rs 13.76 lakh). It replaces Triumph's previous 2017 Tiger 800 lineup consisting of four bikes: XR (Rs 10.87 lakh), XRx (Rs 12.13 lakh), XCx (Rs 13.28 lakh) and XCA (Rs 14.38 lakh).

While the bike might look similar to the outgoing Tiger 800, it features over 200 changes in total. Most of these changes are directed towards the 800cc inline triple-cylinder motor that surprisingly makes the same 95PS at 9500rpm and 79Nm of torque at 8050rpm. The engine changes then are focused toward making it refined and more responsive at the bottom end. Another interesting update is the new exhaust end can which is smaller, lighter and now emits a throatier exhaust note. Read 2018 Tiger 800 first ride review here.

2018 Triumph Tiger 800 launched

Cosmetic updates include a new adjustable windscreen that gets aero deflectors for better aerodynamics and full-LED headlamps. these are available only on the XRx and XCx. Other features include a colour TFT instrument console on higher spec models and new backlit switchgear with a 5-way joystick to toggle through the menu (exclusive on the XRx and XCx).
Other key changes are directed towards better long-distance rider comfort. To this effect, the handlebar has moved closer towards the rider, making the riding position more upright. Seat cushioning has been revised for more comfort too. Braking has improved as well, the high spec XCx and XRx come with Brembo brakes now. The road going XR gets 43mm Showa upside down front forks and Showa rear monoshock. The off-road oriented meanwhile prefers 43mm WP upside down forks and WP monoshock. 

2018 Triumph Tiger 800 launched

Internationally, six variants of the 2018 Tiger 800 are on offer: four road-going variants in the form of the XR, XRx, XRX (low ride height) and XRt; and two off-road-oriented XCx and XCa. With 3 available for now,  we expect the rest of the lineup to come shortly.
The new Tiger 800 competes with the Ducati Multistrada 950 (Rs 12.8 lakh), Honda Africa Twin (Rs 13.07 lakh) and the BMW F750GS and F850GS, which were launched at Rs 12.2 lakh and 13.7 lakh (all prices ex-showroom Delhi), respectively at the 2018 Auto Expo.

2018 Triumph Tiger 800 launched

The Tiger 800 launch rounds up two of the three launches Triumph India has promised this year. With the Speedmaster (read ride review here) and Tiger 800 launched, next to come will be the 2018 Tiger 1200. You can read the review of the 1200 here

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