The new 2020 Triumph Tiger 800 is much leaner and compact than before, gets major cosmetic changes and perhaps a bump in engine displacement too.
Triumph last updated the Tiger 800 XC in 2018 with a host of electronic rider aids, few mechanical updates, a new TFT display and some cosmetic changes as well. As for 2020, Triumph has decided to completely revamp the Tiger 800. The 2020 Triumph Tiger 800 XC has been spotted testing internationally and it gets a complete design overhaul, some newer mechanical components and possibly an increase in the displacement of the engine as well.
The 2020 Tiger 800 is much sleeker and compact than before. The fuel tank is much narrower and sharper than before, thus aiding ergonomics greatly. The all-new LED headlamps slimmer and come with eyebrow-like DRLs. It gets a newly designed beak, a revised windscreen, and a plastic sump guard instead of the aluminium unit seen on the existing model.
There also seems to be some major upgrades to the in-line three cylinder engine whose displacement might have gone up to 900 cc as the test mule was seen featuring bigger exhaust headers. Also, to ply with the upcoming Euro5 emission norms, manufacturers will have to increase the displacement of the engine to extract more power out of it. The Tiger XC is expected to have about 110 bhp of power to take the competition closer to its rival, the Ducati Multistrada 950.
The welded on subframe on the current Tiger has been replaced with a new bol-on subframe and it now gets removable pillion footpegs. There’s a new swingarm design that is noticeably shorter than before. The new Tiger also gets laced spoke wheels which means it will finally run tubeless tires straight from the factory.
Other changes include gold-painted front forks and larger radially mounted front brake calipers clamping onto new rotors. Something that’s a bit odd though is the unusually long exhaust pipe sticking out of the redesigned canister but that could just be for testing purposes. The spied bike looked almost production ready and we could expect the 2020 Triumph Tiger XC to be showcased at the EICMA 2019 with the international launch scheduled for early 2020. It should hit our shored by mid-2020 then.