It sounds like a direct copy from BMW and it looks even more so:
|Triumph Tiger 800XC|
Versus the BMW F800GS:
I'd say that this is pretty damn close. Okay, if you can't come up with something unique yourself you can always copy something good ...
Overall, I like the look of the new Tiger, it looks balanced and well thought out. Weight is not too high, not too much power, some well thought out accessories and as it seems also a price that makes sense. The US price is not announced yet, but I guess it will be slightly below the F800GS - not a bad idea to stay below as the BMW definitely have the advantage of the ridiculously high resale value that Triumph just can't match and therefore has to give a slight advantage from new.
The one I like most from just looking at it is the "smaller" version, which has less options, like no adjustable suspension, cast wheels (which I like better), lower seat height and some other small differences:
|Triumph Tiger 800|
This seems to be a pretty good competitor for BMW's F650GS/F800GS series. Especially with the sweet triple engine that just smokes the twin and the boxer from BMW.
We'll see when it comes to the States. I'm certainly in line for a test ride! And no, I'm not thinking of replacing the GS - but who says you can only have one bike? *smile*