The savvy mix of flexural rigidity and torsional flexibility around the frame/swingarm contributes to amazing steering precision. When shooting out of corners on dirt, the rear tire always seems to bite the ground, even when at an angle.
Push harder, go farther
While a bit too soft on pavement, the suspension delivers exemplary performance on gravel along with excellent feedback to the rider. Within just a few minutes, you will feel in total control.
|The lovely new 2011 Triumph Tiger 800XC proves to be quite competent in a variety of riding conditions. (Photo: Matthieu Lambert/Moto123.com)
The six-speed transmission, judiciously calibrated for off-road use, makes finding the proper gear a breeze so you can enjoy good momentum on steep or rocky trails. Furthermore, the superb-handling Tiger 800XC is great at dispelling fears and encouraging riders to push harder and go farther.
The lovely new 2011 Triumph Tiger 800XC proves to be quite competent in a variety of riding conditions. The company is catching the entire industry off guard with a dual-purpose bike offering many outstanding attributes at an affordable price. Expect this growing segment of the Canadian market to never be the same.
Exemplary engine and transmission
Surprising agility and precision for the size
No variable engine mapping
Soft suspension – more suited for dirt than pavement