The Bike

2011 Triumph Tiger 800/XC Full Specs with ABS


Type: Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder

Capacity: 799cc

Bore/Stroke: 74 x 61.9mm 

Compression: Ratio12.0:1
Fuel System: Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI 
Final Drive: X ring chain
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox: 6-speed
Cycle Parts
FrameTubular: steel trellis
Swingarm: Braced, twin-sided, aluminium alloy
Front Wheel: Cast aluminium alloy, 10 spoke, 19 x 2.5in/ 36 spoke, 21 x 2.5in
Rear WheelCast aluminium alloy, 10 spoke, 17 x 4.25in/ 32 spoke, 17 x 4.25in
Front Tire: 110/80 ZR 19/90/90 ZR 21
Rear Tire: 150/70 ZR 17/150/70 ZR 17
Front Suspension: Showa 43mm/45mm upside down forks with adjustable preload, rebound and compression damping, 180mm/220mm travel
Rear Suspension: Showa Monoshock with adjustable preload and rebound damping 170mm/215mm rear wheel travel
Front Brakes: Twin 308mm floating discs, Nissin 4 piston radial calipers (ABS model available)
Rear Brakes: Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2 piston sliding caliper (ABS model available)
Length:2215mm (87.1in)
Width: (Handlebars)795mm (31.3in)/865mm (34.0in)
Height: 1350mm (53.1in)/1390mm (54.7in)
Seat Height: 810-830mm (31.9-32.7in)/845-865mm (33.2-34.0in)
Wheelbase: 1555mm (61.2in)/1568mm (61.7in)
Rake/Trail: 23.7 degree/86.2mm /23.1 degree/91.1mm
Wet Weight: 210kg (462lbs)/215kg (473lbs)
Fuel Tank: Capacity19 litres (5.0 USgal)
Performance (measured at crankshaft to 95/1/EC)
Maximum Power: 94bhp @ 9300 rpm
Maximum Torque: @ 7850 rpm

List of Mods / Farkles

  • MSR BarkBusters  - Held up quite decent actually.  One great thing about the design of this handguards is that the plastic shields are BEHIND the metal bar!  This makes it alot harder to bust them off in a drop.  The styling of the actually plastic guard provides quite a bit of protection, although I think the could probably styled / look at little better.   Mike at Savage Cycle was a genius and make sure the end connection on the barkbuster bar was secure with a bolt that was tapped and threaded right into the handle bars.  Way stronger!   Overall I was happy with this item and setup.
  • Triumph Touring Windscreen - Hmmmm. For my height (185cm or 6'1'') one word....NO!  This shield put my head right in the buffet zone.  I would have been WAY better off with the stock Windscreen, keeping my helmet in 'clean air'  Live & Learn : )
  • Happy Trails Luggage Bracket & Denali Panniers - Ok...long story on this one.  I did have issue, but I'm gonna say some of this was self-inflicted.  So I was probably the first guy to get a Happy Trails setup, so consider that in your opinions here also.  Firstly, the company is awesome to deal with.  Super fast and friendly.  Until you get out of North America....then there is NO support.  One thing I notice right away was that the pannier frames were quite far out from the bike.  I'm guessing this was in order to accommodate the stock exhaust can which I didn't have; I have the Arrow can.  Anyway, upon seeing the huge gap from bike to frame I decided to capitalize on the space and get the bracket from my Rotopak 2 Gallon Fuel Cell welded one.  It fit decent and looked cool, but that was the beginning of my issues.  I think the weight was one issue, but the vibration was also another.  Early in my trip, that side of the Bracket broke and I dealt with continuous breaks on that side for the rest of my trip.  For much of my trip, I carried around an empty 2 Gallon cell!   I contacted Happy Trails, and even though I understand it was partially my fault (maybe all me fault) they were unwilling to do anything to help me in Mexico.  They did replace the bracket when I eventually got home.
          The hardbags themselves were quite decent.  A bit narrow to load stuff but kept the                     profile of the bike narrow also.  They stayed watertight and because they were coated, I               never had to worry about oxidization.  They are a wee bit tall, and I did drag the corner             of the bag (with a little scare) once of twice, but I do ride aggressively sometimes.

         Would I recommend these? Yes, but not if you intend to ride aggressive off road.  If I                    could go back I would have either modified the brackets and brought the pannier frame              tighter to the body of the bike OR I would have tried carrying only 1 Gallon of fuel.
         And oh ya...decent price on this setup.

1 comment:

  1. Hey there! Why don't you list in this page the problems and issues you had with the bike during this trip? Would be great for people looking to buy this bike as an adventure tourer!

    Congratulations on the trip, the photos and stories are awesome! I just wish I had the available time to so something like that someday...