Triumph Tiger 800 first ride - 'the ergonomics are spot on'
Phil West is currently in Monserrat near Barcelona for the world press launch of the Triumph Tiger 800 and 800XC version.
This is what he has to say so far:
"I’m riding the road 800 version today with a ride on the XC version tomorrow, we have so far ridden into the mountains south of Barcelona along a mix of A roads and fabulous twisty mountain roads and it’s already proving that the Tiger 800 is a great fun, easy to ride road bike.
"The first thing impresses you is how easy it is to get on with, the ergonomics are spot on and the re-worked engine is amazingly tractable pulling smoothly from as low as 2000 rpm, when you thrash it hard towards the 10,000 rpm red-line it reminds very much of the 675 Street Triple."
More to follow tomorrow.