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2015 Triumph Tiger 800 | From £8499 | 94bhp@9,250rpm |58lb-ft@7,850rpm | 800cc liquid-cooled, line 3-cylinder

Tested by: Tony Carter Photos by: Alessio Barbanti, Paul Barshon, Matteo Cavadini, Freddie Kirn

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Despite what Triumph and anyone else will try to tell you, the Tiger 800 isn’t an adventure bike. It’s much more than that. It’s also not an update – 56 changes over the previous machine make this a new model in my book. The only thing that’s stayed the same is the frame. And the name. And two bolts that hold the screen in place.

Two models (plus ‘x’ variants) will be available in dealers from January – the road-biased XR and the more off-road orientated XC…

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Tell me about the engine

The three-cylinder motor is quieter than the last model (launched in 2010), delivering the same 94bhp as before, but that peak now arrives at 9,250rpm (down from 9,300rpm). Torque is unchanged at 58