Grand Prix 500
Main Motorcycle: Tiger Explorer
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cobble Hill, BC
Other Motorcycle: 2012 TEX
Extra Motorcycle: 2004 TBS
Tiger 800 vs. 1200 Explorer
So, I'm moving on from my '04 TBS and the next bike will be a Tiger. Anyone have any suggestions regarding my decision? It'll be used some for long distance, 2-up touring. I want a Tiger for it's limited off paved road capability. So, I don't expect a dirt bike, but I want something suitable for gravel forest roads.
I don't expect power will be an issue, the 800 puts out (in theory) 15 more HP than the TBS, and I don't travel at 200kph anyway. And the TBS has plenty of go for my riding style.
I've ridden both a bit, both made me smile. So, fire away!
Vern in Cobble Hill from Canada
Vern . . .