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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 motorcycle Triumph Tiger 800 XCx BMW F 850 GS
Engine Type 3-cylinder, liquid cooled 2-cylinder, water cooled
Displacement 800cc 853cc
Transmission 6-speed 6-speed
Max Power 94 bhp @ 9,500 rpm 93 bhp @ 8,250 rpm
Max Torque 79 Nm @ 8,050 rpm 92 Nm @ 6,250 rpm
Frame Tubular steel trellis frame Bridge-type frame, steel shell construction
Front suspension WP 43 mm upside down forks Telescopic Fork
Rear suspension WP monoshock with remote oil reservoir Cast Aluminium Dual Swing Arm
Front brakes Two 305mm Discs with Twin piston calliper Two 305mm Disc with Twin piston calliper
Rear brakes 255mm disc with single piston calliper 265mm disc with single piston calliper
Suspension travel(front) 220mm 204mm
Suspension travel(rear) 215mm 219mm
Front tyre 90/90­ R21 90/90­ R21
Rear tyre 150/70 R17 150/70 R17
L x W x H 2305 x 922 x 1356mm
Wheelbase  1545mm 1593mm
Saddle Height  840mm 860mm
Kerb Weight  — 229kg
Price, ex showroom Delhi Rs 13.76 lakh Rs 13.7 lakh

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

Name of motorcycle Triumph Tiger 800 XRx BMW F 750 GS Triumph Tiger 800 XR
Engine Type 3-cylinder, liquid cooled 2-cylinder, water cooled 3-cylinder, liquid cooled
Displacement 800cc 853cc 800cc
Transmission 6-speed 6-speed 6-speed
Max Power 94 bhp @ 9,500rpm 75bhp @ 7,500rpm 94 bhp @ 9,500rpm
Max Torque 79Nm @ 8,050rpm 83Nm @ 6,000rpm 79Nm @ 8,050rpm
Frame Tubular steel trellis frame Bridge-type frame, steel shell construction Tubular steel trellis frame
Front suspension WP 43 mm upside down forks Telescopic fork WP 43 mm upside down forks
Rear suspension WP monoshock with remote oil reservoir Cast Aluminium Dual Swing Arm WP monoshock with remote oil reservoir
Front brakes Two 305mm Discs with twin piston calliper Two 305mm Discs with twin piston calliper Two 305mm Discs with twin piston calliper
Rear brakes 255mm disc with single piston calliper 265mm disc with single piston calliper 255mm disc with single piston calliper
Suspension travel(front) 180mm 151mm 180mm
Suspension travel(rear) 170mm 177mm 170mm
Front tyre 100/90­-R19 110/80 R19 100/90­-R19
Rear tyre 150/70 R17 150/70 R17 150/70 R17
L x W x H   2255x922x1225mm  
Wheelbase 1530mm 1559mm 1530mm
Saddle Height 830mm 815mm 810mm
Kerb Weight  — 224kg  
Price, ex showroom Delhi Rs 13.13 lakh Rs 12.2 lakh Rs. 11.76 lakh

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