2016 Triumph Tiger XR - 9

Triumph Malaysia is now taking bookings for the 2016 Triumph Tiger XR, at RM59,900. With a minimum downpayment of RM6,200, and RM877 for 84 months, this is Triumph’s entry-level model into its Tiger range of dual-purpose bikes.

Coming with Triumph’s signature 800 cc inline-triple that puts out 94 hp at 9.250 rpm and 79 Nm of torque at 7,850 rpm, this base-model Tiger is more focused towards road riding. The Tiger XR also comes with ride-by-wire, traction control and switchable ABS.

Differences between the Xr and the next model in the range, the XRx, are the lack of riding modes, less information displayed on the instrument panel, no 12-volt power socket, and no cruise control. Also omitted from the specifications sheet are the hand-guards.

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Everything else on the Tiger XR is identical to its higher-end XRx sibling, including the Showa front forks and rear monoshock suspension, twin 308 mm floating disc brakes in front grabbed by Nissin calipers and 19-inch front and 17-inch rear alloy wheels.

Retailing at RM59,900, including GST, the 2016 Triumph Tiger will be available for delivery in the fourth quarter of this year, with bookings being taken now. A close rival to the Tiger XR is the 2016 Yamaha MT-09 Tracer, which goes for RM59,900, as well as the the MV Agusta Stradale at RM99,917, the Ducati Hyperstrada at RM74,999 and the BMW Motorrad F800 GS at RM61,900.

The 2016 Triumph Tiger XRx currently retails at RM66,900, while the off-road oriented Tiger XCx goes for RM71,900, with a promo package of a voucher for panniers worth RM3,800, or in-store credit of RM2,000 and a free Trek Adventure jacket.