The 2018 Triumph Tiger 800 is one of those bikes that kind of flies in the face of conventional wisdom about what makes a great Adventure Touring motorcycle, and Triumph is perennially happy to thumb its nose at the competition.
While most off-road worthy adventure touringmachines make use of twin-cylinder power plants, Triumph has continued to stick with its three-cylinder engine, creating its own legacy which continues in the latest Tiger 800 and Tiger 1200 models, both of which boast significant redesigns for 2018.
When we saw the Tiger 800 XC unveiled at EICMA last November, we started marking the days in anticipation of an invite to sample it. That invitation finally arrived, and we learned the worldwide Tiger 800 launch would take place near sunny Marrakech, Morocco, in the northwest corner of the African continent.
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