First (proper) look: 2011 Triumph Tiger XC

At last - full official images of Triumph's new Tiger XC

WE'VE SEEN IT from the front, we've seen it from behind - good God we've even had a peek of it through a hole in a wooden crate - and now here it is in all its glory: the 2011 Triumph Tiger XC.

Looking slender and positively BMW GS-style purposeful, the all-new triple cylinder 800 looks set to make quite an impact on the ever-popular adventure sports category.

The machine uses a long-stroke version of the company's triple 675 motor - comprehensive details of the new machine were leaked on Visordown early last month.

Next year looks promising for the British manufacturer; the company has just launched the all-new 2011 Speed Triple at Ascari Circuit, Spain. Visordown sent test rider Mark Forsyth to test the new 130bhp naked. Read MF's Speed Triple report.