The Tiger Boxer 200, the Thai Mystery Bike


The Tiger Boxer 200 is probably one of the biggest mysteries in the Thai motorcycle market. Not much information is available about the Tiger Boxer 200, which on its own is not a bad bike at all. The Tiger Boxer 200 was developed with the help of Italian sporty motorcycle manufacture Cagiva Motors, and for a short moment also marketed in Southeast Asia as the Cagiva F4.

The Tiger Boxer 200 is powered by a single cylinder, 4-stroke, 4-valve, SOHC, air-cooled, 198.19cc engine, with a relative large 69mm bore and 53mm stroke the engine produces a compression ratio of 9.2:1. The transmission of the Tiger is a constant mesh 5-gear transmission, with a manual, multi-disc wet clutch. CDI Magneto ignition system similar to what can be found on Cagiva bikes.
It is clear that the Tiger Boxer 200 was never designed to deliver sportbike performance, not that the bike is slow. Remember the Italians designed the Boxer, and Cagiva did never made a slow bike. Comparing the Boxer to popular bikes on the Thai market, the Honda CBR150R and the Suzuki Raider 150R, we can say that the Tiger has no problems keeping up with its popular road buddies. At higher speeds, plus 140km/h, the heavier Tiger Boxer seems to be more stable. Also the 200cc engine produces much less rpm's to equal the power produced by its 150cc competitors. The Bangkok City Administration selected this bike for the Bangkok Traffic Police, for offering excellent road handling and the ability to out-perform nearly all motorcycles on the market.

The frame and suspension is relative simple, the frame is made of high-tensile steel pipes and box sections, with a rear aluminum swingarm with dual oil-coil-spring shocks. The front suspension is a regular telescopic fork.

Look how much a new Tiger Boxer 200 will cost you; at our new official Tiger Motorcycle price list Tag: Tiger Boxer-200 Police-Bike Tiger-Boxer
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Anonymous

Saturday, 05 January 2008 @ 10:05 PM ICT
I own this 'mystery bike' since last year and I have to say that I'm very satisfied with this bike. It is an all round bike though most enjoyable in the city with heavy traffic. It handles very good and is stable even at top speed. You always feel safe riding it. The engine is very reliable too. Apart from some lose screws in the first 2 months, I never had any problems with it.
...and the best is: I see all this super modified scooters in mz REARVIEW mirror! hehe

a happy customer

Anonymous

Tuesday, 12 February 2008 @ 12:22 AM ICT
Where is this bike sold, an address in Bangkok or Pattaya would be nice! Thans, V.

Anonymous

Saturday, 15 March 2008 @ 09:41 PM ICT
try the shop across from X-zyte disco on 3rd road in Pattaya.

Anonymous

Saturday, 22 March 2008 @ 01:12 PM ICT
I own this motorbike and I must say that it's a pretty nice bike, stunning looks and faster than the majority of motorbikes available in Thailand and it drives very stable even on higher speeds. My bike can do about 160 km/h with the wind in my back. Usually my cruising speed is about 80-90 km/h and then the bike can do about 35 kilometers on a liter.

Its downsides are the low quality of the plastic bodywork and the miserable battery/electronics, the exaggerating speedometer (it shows 20 km too many) and worst is the availability of spare parts. The front bodywork around the headlight (how do you call that?) has broken off and it trembles and shocks terribly. I'm waiting for the part to be replaced, but it seems to take ages. Fortunately at the shop where I bought it, they managed to weld the broken plastic together. It’ll hold for a while.

Also my bike doesn't recharge the battery while driving and both the battery and the device that charges the battery (dynamo?) have been replaced. I am clueless and absolutely don't know what to do. Has someone perhaps a solution or a suggestion about this battery problem? Replace the battery with a smaller one perhaps? I’ve heard that Thai police motorbikes have the same problem with electricity.

So all in all it's a bike which has strong sides, especially drivability/handling and the engine are absolute plus points. A pity Suzuki, Yamaha and Kawasaki offer no more 150-250 cc big bikes in Thailand. The choice for me was between Honda CBR150 and Tiger Boxer ST200 and I regret it that I chose the latter one, just because of the miserable service and quality of some parts and it seems to me that Tiger Motorcycles has serious problems and might go bankrupt soon (that's what I assume).

Please give me some advice.

Anonymous

Sunday, 23 March 2008 @ 06:59 PM ICT
Have been following this thread with some interest as I was about to purchase the same.
The police have the new 200PX, which is what I was chasing.

However, I do know someone with inside information, and your assumption of Tiger having solvency issues is correct. He said I would definitely have problems with spares as it is likely the company will fold in the not too distant future. A shame, because the new 200PX from what I have heard from the boys in brown, is a great bike to ride.

A previous comment regarding the police switching to the CBR150 is also then the most probable scenario.

Regards and good luck.

Anonymous

Tuesday, 30 September 2008 @ 03:41 PM ICT
Good pm sir,
im avid fan of tiger thailand.maybe all your speculations are not true because here in the phillippines tiger motorcycle is one of the most promising motorcycle dealers in the motorcyle industry.

Anonymous

Tuesday, 30 September 2008 @ 03:21 PM ICT
Good day sir,
im avid fan of tiger motorcycle here in phillippines about the problem you encountered in charging system did you check already the volts charging,the rectifier did you try to use other brand of rectifier ,from dinamo while engine is on ,check the polarity comes out from the dinamo ,the wire your going to check is color yellow and white,sometimes both yellow ,and set multitester at ac range to see the current comes at the dinamo ,if you check already the current must read to 20 to 25 volts ac ,you must disconnect the wire from dinamo to rectifier so you will know problem will came from, ok thank you have a good day

Anonymous

Saturday, 23 January 2010 @ 07:44 PM ICT
No haven't tried it yet. Don't know how to do it myself though. Perhaps I'll try contacting the Tiger Motorcycle Company headquarters.

Anonymous

Sunday, 05 October 2008 @ 04:28 PM ICT
Is there still a Tiger Thailand Motorcycle company?
I can't find the website.
thanks
Russo

Anonymous

Sunday, 11 January 2009 @ 03:28 PM ICT
any news on a tiger motorsales company website i am looking also?
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