Triumph has revealed two more variants to its Tiger 800 adventure touring platform, adding the XRT and XCA (pictured above) to the road-focused XR, XRx and more off-road oriented XC and XCx previously announced last fall at EICMA. The new XRT and XCA represent the top of the Tiger 800 line with upgrades aimed at improving rider comfort for longer journeys.
We already knew the Tiger 800 XRT and XCA were on the way, as they received certification with the California Air Resources Board along with the other variants a month before they were officially revealed. For some reason, Triumph held off on announcing the XRT and XCA until now, but here they are.
The XRT and XCA add heated rider and passenger seats, heated grips and LED fog lights along with a larger 650W alternator to power these upgrades or to power GPS navigation systems and charge cellphones. Both new variants also come ready with pannier rails, though curiously the Expedition hard luggage set designed for the Tiger line are still sold separately.
Like the XR and XRx, the Tiger 800 XRT is equipped with cast aluminum wheels, a 19-incher at the front and a 17-inch wheel at the rear. The XRT also gets the XRx’s upgrades including the advanced trip meter, cruise control, adjustable screen and hand guards.
The XCA likewise gets the features of the XC and XCx including an ADV-style “beak”, wire-spoked wheels, with an off-road oriented 21-inch wheel up front and a 17-inch wheel at the rear, and WP suspension with longer travel than the XR models’ Showa suspension. The XCA also gets CNC machined footpegs and three auxiliary sockets.
As with the previously-announced variants, the XRT and XCA come standard with ABS, traction control and a (claimed) 17% improvement to fuel economy over the 2014 Tiger 800 models.
There’s no word yet on U.S. pricing or availability, though we hope to find out soon.
2015 Triumph Tiger 800 XRT
2015 Triumph Tiger 800 XCA