The Tigers’ claws were sharpened

“It’s not easy at the top. Everyone’s always gunning for your position,” said BMW as it lay on the psychiatrist’s couch. BMW wasn’t being delusional, because in 2011 a Tiger went for the throat of its F 800 GS. The answer to the question to who emerged as victor partly depends on your level of […]

Triumph Sprint GT 1050

What is it? A sports tourer from Triumph. Or “Grand Tourer” as the GT indicates. It takes over from Triumph’s hugely successful Sprint ST (Sports Tourer). While the GT gets a number of critical redesigned components to shift the bike’s focus towards touring, it retains those aspects of its predecessor that first resulted in this […]

Triumph Tiger 800XC

What is it? The Triumph Tiger 800XC is the dual-purpose version of the road-biased Tiger 800. On the XC a larger-spoked front wheel (21” vs 19” alloy) and adjustable rear suspension with more travel (215mm vs 180mm) allow this bike to explore the path less travelled. Engine/Drivetrain The engine is based on the 675cc unit […]