The Triumph Tiger 800XCx is the off-road version of the Tiger 800, and comes complete with a whole suite of features to enjoy off road touring to the max. This dual-purpose motorcycle is more than comfortable on the highway as well, and with features such as cruise control, an adjustable seat, adjustable screen and ABS, you can see why.

But it’s the additional off-road features that set the XCx apart from its more road orientated cousin, the XR. Engine bars and bash plate, centre stand, hand guards, radiator guard, sump guard and traction control with various different riding modes to suit any terrain, all come as standard.

That all sounds great on paper, but does it deliver? Oh yes. All the off-road features come together to give a comfy ride across a variety of terrain, from potholes to sand. The handling is fantastic and there’s ample power. On the tarmac, the going is smooth, with the adjustable screen and cruise control ensuring a relaxing ride after long hours in the saddle.

Ideal for adventure tourers who are looking to travel a variety surfaces, the bike switches seamlessly from road riding to off road riding as and when you need it to. Plus, it’s comfortable for pillions and can carry a decent amount of luggage without problems.

Key stats

  • Wet weight: 220 kg (485 lbs)
  • Seat height: Standard = 840 – 860 mm (33 – 33.8 in.) Low seat option = 790 – 810mm (31.1 – 31.8 in.)
  • Engine: Liquid-cooled, 12 valves, DOHC, in-­line 3-­cylinder
  • Power: 95 HP (70 kW) @ 9,250 RPM
  • Displacement: 799 cm³
Triumph Tiger 800XCx, Stock
Triumph Tiger 800XCx, Stock. (Photo courtesy of

Why people like the Tiger 800XCx

  • A wide range of off-road features.
  • Excellent handling and good power.
  • Comfortable to ride.
  • Superb fuel consumption.
  • Can handle a variety of surfaces, from desert tracks to potholed highways. This bike can take you around the world and back, and then do it all again.

Why people choose other bikes

  • The electronics are not as advanced as some of the competition.
  • It’s not as big or powerful as other tourers.
  • It may be too large for some riders, although a lower seat setting is available.
  • Road tourers don’t need all the off-road capabilities this bike offers.

Common modifications on the bike

  • Seat: The stock seat is amazingly comfortable. Perhaps too comfortable. It’s very soft, and can seem lacking in support after a few hours.
Triumph Tiger 800XCx, Fully Loaded.
Triumph Tiger 800XCx, Fully Loaded. (Photo courtesy of