Pune: British superbike manufacturer Triumph Motorcycles on Monday introduced the new Tiger 800 XCA in the country at an introductory price of Rs 15.16 lakh to boost sales in Asia's third biggest economy.
Triumph's latest offering in the ADV space will compete against the Honda Africa Twin and the BMW F 850 GS on Indian roads.
Buyers can book the Tiger XCA by paying a token amount of Rs 1 lakh. Triumph dealerships across the country will commence deliveries in the next few weeks.
The new Triumph Tiger 800 XCA gets a mass-optimised, 800 cc, three-cylinder engine with ride-by-wire electronic throttle control.
The bike churns out a peak power output of 95 PS and 79Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The company claims that the new shorter ratio first gear enables enhanced off-road traction, low-speed manoeuvrability and acceleration.
There are up to six riding modes such as Street, Off-road, Rain, Sport, Off-road Pro and Individual, including the new "Off Road Pro".
The new Tiger 800 XCA has over 200 chassis and engine upgrades, including a suite of major off-road improvements that work hand-in-hand with carefully crafted on-road enhancements.
"Tiger as a brand is important and central to our product strategy in India. With more than 1,000 Tigers already on the road, Triumph Tiger undoubtedly is the largest premium adventure motorcycle in India," Shoeb Farooq, general manager at Triumph Motorcycles India said.
He said the new Tiger 800 XCA adds to brand's already strong adventure offering to Indian riders.
"The new Tiger 800 has undergone years of research and development and is the best adventure-ready Tiger ever built. Triumph has developed a host of major new technology and performance updates designed to enhance the new Tiger 800 XCA's capability both on and off-road," Farooq boasted.