“We’re taking the Triumph Tiger on the Adventure Rally this week to complete a 2×2 test with the BMW F800GS. Then I can let you grab its smoldering remains,” read the email from Cycle World Senior Editor Blake Conner. I have to admit after reading that I was worried, but it turned out the bike just needed a good hosing-off after being flogged off road. Blake, on the other hand, wound up breaking his leg on the same trails one week later during the annual CW Trek, so he required more comprehensive repairs.
But I digress. With 5,575 miles already on the clock, the Tiger 800 XCx made a quick detour through Mickey Cohen Motorsports for an oil-and-filter change before I got my grubby little (actually size XXL) paws on it.
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