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2011 Triumph Tiger 800/XC: “It has been 21 years since Triumph Motorcycles reinvented itself, emerging from the Dark Ages of the British motorcycle industry under the auspices of John Bloor’s vision and funding. In that short span of time, Triumph has built many great motorcycles, including the Speed Triple, Sprint ST and GT, Daytona 675, Thunderbird and the Tiger 1050, winner of Rider’s MOTY award in 2007. Triumph not only had more new or upgraded models in contention for 2011, it had the best. The all-new Tiger 800 and Tiger 800XC exemplify the practical, comfortable, go-anywhere-do-anything spirit of the growing adventure touring segment. Powered by a smooth, powerful 799cc in-line triple derived from the Daytona 675, these bikes provide complementary answers to the adventure touring question: a street-oriented model with cast wheels (19-inch front, 17-inch rear) and a taller dual-sport model with spoked wheels (21-inch front, 17-inch rear), more suspension travel, beefier fork and hand guards. They look good, handle well, are reasonably priced and can be accessorized for any adventure.” (Rider, July 2001; photo by Paul Barshon and Alessio Barbanti)

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