BMW F 800 GS 2011 vs. Triumph Tiger 800 XCA 2018

BMW F 800 GS 2011

BMW F 800 GS 2011

Triumph Tiger 800 XCA 2018

Triumph Tiger 800 XCA 2018

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Overview - BMW F 800 GS 2011 vs Triumph Tiger 800 XCA 2018

The BMW F 800 GS model year 2011 and the Triumph Tiger 800 XCA model year 2018 are both enduro motorcycles with similar technical specifications. However, there are some notable differences between the two.

In terms of engine and drive train, the BMW F 800 GS has a larger bore and stroke (82 mm and 75.6 mm respectively) compared to the Triumph Tiger 800 XCA (74 mm and 61.9 mm). This results in the BMW having slightly higher engine power (86 HP) and torque (83 Nm) compared to the Triumph (95 HP and 79 Nm). Both motorcycles have a chain transmission and 2 or 3 cylinders. The displacement of both motorcycles is also similar, with the BMW at 798 ccm and the Triumph at 799 ccm.

Both motorcycles have upside-down telescopic forks for the front suspension and swing arm suspension for the rear. The chassis of both motorcycles is made of steel, with the BMW having a tubular, load-bearing engine frame and the Triumph having a tubular frame. The front brakes of both motorcycles are double disk.

BMW F 800 GS 2011

BMW F 800 GS 2011

In terms of dimensions and weights, both motorcycles have a rear tire width of 150 mm. The BMW has a slightly longer wheelbase at 1578 mm compared to the Triumph's 1545 mm. The seat height of the BMW is higher at 880 mm compared to the Triumph's 840 mm. The fuel tank capacity of the BMW is 16 l, while the Triumph has a larger capacity at 19 l.

Moving on to the strengths of each motorcycle, the BMW F 800 GS 2011 is fully equipped with optional extras, giving it a fully functional and customizable experience. It also has an imposing impression and good workmanship, ensuring a high-quality build. The chassis of the BMW provides a pleasant riding experience.

Triumph Tiger 800 XCA 2018

Triumph Tiger 800 XCA 2018

On the other hand, the Triumph Tiger 800 XCA 2018 has an agile engine and easy handling, making it a joy to ride. It also comes with full comfort features, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience. The motorcycle offers six different riding modes, including an Offroad Pro mode, allowing riders to tailor their experience to their preferences. Additionally, the Triumph has a great standing position off-road, making it suitable for off-road adventures. The traction control and ABS can be deactivated, providing riders with more control and freedom.

As for weaknesses, the BMW F 800 GS 2011 does not have any mentioned weaknesses. On the other hand, the Triumph Tiger 800 XCA 2018 has a color TFT display that is not optimally anti-reflective, which could potentially affect visibility in certain lighting conditions. Additionally, the Triumph has a high price compared to the BMW.

In conclusion, both the BMW F 800 GS 2011 and the Triumph Tiger 800 XCA 2018 are capable enduro motorcycles with their own strengths and weaknesses. The BMW offers a fully equipped and imposing experience with good workmanship, while the Triumph provides an agile engine, easy handling, and full comfort features. Ultimately, the choice between the two would depend on the rider's preferences and priorities.

Technical Specifications BMW F 800 GS 2011 compared to Triumph Tiger 800 XCA 2018

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Engine and Drive Train

BoreBore82 mmBore74 mm
StrokeStroke75.6 mmStroke61.9 mm
Engine powerEngine power86 HPEngine power95 HP
Rpm at Max. PowerRpm at Max. Power7500 rpmRpm at Max. Power9500 rpm
TorqueTorque83 NmTorque79 Nm
Rpm at TorqueRpm at Torque5570 rpmRpm at Torque8050 rpm
Compression RatioCompression Ratio12 Compression Ratio11.3
Clutch TypeClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bathClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bath
TransmissionTransmissionChainTransmissionChain
Number of gearsNumber of gears6Number of gears6
CylindersCylinders2Cylinders3
StrokesStrokes4-StrokeStrokes4-Stroke
DisplacementDisplacement798 ccmDisplacement799 ccm

Suspension Front

Front suspensionFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic forkFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic fork

Suspension Rear

SuspensionSuspensionSwing armSuspensionSwing arm

Chassis

FrameFrameSteelFrameSteel
Frame typeFrame typeTubular, Load-bearing engineFrame typeTubular

Brakes Front

TypeTypeDouble diskTypeDouble disk
PistonPistonDouble pistonPistonDouble piston

Brakes Rear

TypeTypeDiscTypeDisc
PistonPistonSingle pistonPistonSingle piston

Assistance Systems

Dimensions and Weights

Front tyre widthFront tyre width90 mmFront tyre width90 mm
Front tyre heightFront tyre height90 %Front tyre height90 %
Rear tyre widthRear tyre width150 mmRear tyre width150 mm
Rear tyre heightRear tyre height70 %Rear tyre height70 %
LengthLength2320 mmLength2215 mm
WidthWidth945 mmWidth865 mm
HeightHeight1350 mmHeight1390 mm
WheelbaseWheelbase1578 mmWheelbase1545 mm
Seat HeightSeat Height880 mmSeat Height840 mm
Fuel Tank CapacityFuel Tank Capacity16 lFuel Tank Capacity19 l
License compliancyLicense compliancyALicense compliancyA

Pros and Cons in comparison

Pros and Cons in comparison

BMW F 800 GS 2011

BMW F 800 GS 2011

Fully equipped with special equipment from Touratech, the BMW looked very imposing and gave the impression of a real, masculine adventurer's motorbike. Headlight grille, engine guard, grippy, wider footrests, and much more hopefully deceived many eyewitnesses about the same-sex partnership on the breathable comfort seat.

Fully equipped with optional extras

imposing impression

good workmanship

pleasant chassis.

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Triumph Tiger 800 XCA 2018

Triumph Tiger 800 XCA 2018

The best Tiger 800 ever - because while the new Tiger 800 XCa can boast a special Offroad Pro mode and a superb standing position off-road, it doesn't mess around on paved roads either: superb seating position, the same manoeuvrability as the more road-oriented Tiger 800 XRt thanks to wider handlebars and even more lean angle clearance thanks to the longer suspension travel. You don't have to do without comfort despite serious off-road capabilities and sporty rideability; colour TFT display, height-adjustable windshield, heated grips and seats as well as full LED lighting are not even available at extra cost from other manufacturers in the mid-range touring enduro class, but are standard on Triumph's top model.

Agile engine

easy handling

full comfort features

six different riding modes

Offroad Pro mode

great standing position off-road

traction control and ABS can be deactivated

Colour TFT display not optimally anti-reflective

high price

Price Comparison Avarage Market Price BMW F 800 GS vs Triumph Tiger 800 XCA

There are a few key differences between a BMW F 800 GS 2011 and a Triumph Tiger 800 XCA 2018. It takes less time to sell a BMW F 800 GS with 46 days compared to 82 days for a Triumph Tiger 800 XCA. Since model year 2008 1000PS.de editors have written 22 reviews for the BMW F 800 GS and 8 reviews for the Triumph Tiger 800 XCA since model year 2015. The first review for the BMW F 800 GS was published on 11/7/2007 and now has more than 32,600 views. This compares to more than 18,900 views for the first review on Triumph Tiger 800 XCA published on 5/5/2015.

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