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Spec Comparo: Triumph Tiger 800s vs BMW F 750 GS and BMW F 850 GS

Can the new BMW F 750 GS and F 850 GS match the Triumph Tigers punch for punch?


Words by Afzal Rawuther

The Triumph Tiger has been the go-to adventure motorcycle in India since the time it was launched. Its sheer ability trumped everything else and for years there wasn’t even a clear competitor to the Tiger 800. But things have begun to change. The recently launched BMW F 750 GS and the F 850 GS have been aggressively priced and match the Tiger XR and the Tiger XCx feature for feature. However, the 2018 Tigers are a force to reckon with and with over 200 changes made to the new Tigers, this segment has now become rather fiercely contested.

We have compared the road oriented Tiger 800 XRx and Tiger 800 XR with the F 750 GS and the off-road focussed Tiger 800 XCx with the F 850 GS spec for spec.

Read on to find out which manufacturer stands out.

Triumph Tiger 800 XCx vs BMW F 850 GS-

Name of motorcycleTriumph Tiger 800 XCxBMW F 850 GS
Engine Type3-cylinder, liquid cooled2-cylinder, water cooled
Displacement800cc853cc
Transmission6-speed6-speed
Max Power94 bhp @ 9,500 rpm93 bhp @ 8,250 rpm
Max Torque79 Nm @ 8,050 rpm92 Nm @ 6,250 rpm
FrameTubular steel trellis frameBridge-type frame, steel shell construction
Front suspensionWP 43 mm upside down forksTelescopic Fork
Rear suspensionWP monoshock with remote oil reservoirCast Aluminium Dual Swing Arm
Front brakesTwo 305mm Discs with Twin piston calliperTwo 305mm Disc with Twin piston calliper
Rear brakes255mm disc with single piston calliper265mm disc with single piston calliper
Suspension travel(front)220mm204mm
Suspension travel(rear)215mm219mm
Front tyre90/90­ R2190/90­ R21
Rear tyre150/70 R17150/70 R17
L x W x H2305 x 922 x 1356mm
Wheelbase 1545mm1593mm
Saddle Height 840mm860mm
Kerb Weight —229kg
Price, ex showroom DelhiRs 13.76 lakhRs 13.7 lakh

Triumph Tiger 800 XRx vs BMW F 750 GS vs Triumph Tiger 800 XR-

Name of motorcycleTriumph Tiger 800 XRxBMW F 750 GSTriumph Tiger 800 XR
Engine Type3-cylinder, liquid cooled2-cylinder, water cooled3-cylinder, liquid cooled
Displacement800cc853cc800cc
Transmission6-speed6-speed6-speed
Max Power94 bhp @ 9,500rpm75bhp @ 7,500rpm94 bhp @ 9,500rpm
Max Torque79Nm @ 8,050rpm83Nm @ 6,000rpm79Nm @ 8,050rpm
FrameTubular steel trellis frameBridge-type frame, steel shell constructionTubular steel trellis frame
Front suspensionWP 43 mm upside down forksTelescopic forkWP 43 mm upside down forks
Rear suspensionWP monoshock with remote oil reservoirCast Aluminium Dual Swing ArmWP monoshock with remote oil reservoir
Front brakesTwo 305mm Discs with twin piston calliperTwo 305mm Discs with twin piston calliperTwo 305mm Discs with twin piston calliper
Rear brakes255mm disc with single piston calliper265mm disc with single piston calliper255mm disc with single piston calliper
Suspension travel(front)180mm151mm180mm
Suspension travel(rear)170mm177mm170mm
Front tyre100/90­-R19110/80 R19100/90­-R19
Rear tyre150/70 R17150/70 R17150/70 R17
L x W x H 2255x922x1225mm 
Wheelbase1530mm1559mm1530mm
Saddle Height830mm815mm810mm
Kerb Weight —224kg 
Price, ex showroom DelhiRs 13.13 lakhRs 12.2 lakhRs. 11.76 lakh

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