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Tiger Chat For owners and riders of Hinckley Tigers: 800, 800XC, 885i, 900, 955i, 1050i, 1200


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Old 11-15-2012, 06:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Don't know what to do...

For now, i have a 2011 speed triple, and when i've seen the new street triple 2013, i'am fall in love with it. My Triumph dealer give me a fair price for my speed, and i've put a deposit for a street 2013. BUT, i'am not sure if i'll take it, or take a Tiger 800 My dealer let me know that i can choose the one i prefered, the deposit i've give is not absolutly for the street, so he can apply it on the Tiger if i chance of idea. But, i realy like the speed/street roadster kind of bikes, but i like the adventure bikes like the Tiger too. I'd own 2 Kawasaki KLR 650 in the past and realy enjoy it. I'll did 95% of my driving on road if i take a Tiger, but the XC will be the one that i'll choose if i go with a Tiger....
Not easy
And somebody here say that the Tiger 800 engine is linear, so linear that is near bothering to drive. He don't have the snap of the 675 street triple engine
I've thrue the month of febuary to take a decision

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Old 11-15-2012, 07:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Try to get a warm day & take them both out for a test ride... After that make your decision & don't look back.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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a warm day??? here in Quebec, Canada, not before next summer (may or june).....
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:58 AM   #4 (permalink)
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it won't be the street triple or the speed triple. Nor would you want that in an adventure bike. But it will be your KLR on steroids!
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You could try to find a Tiger 1050. Faster and sportier than the Tiger 800, but much more comfortable that the Speed or the Street, from what I understand... And it would look better with heated grips, for that Lac Saint Jean weather.

Where you at, exactly? I've got cousins in Dolbeau and Mistassini.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:58 AM   #6 (permalink)
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You could try to find a Tiger 1050. Faster and sportier than the Tiger 800, but much more comfortable that the Speed or the Street, from what I understand... And it would look better with heated grips, for that Lac Saint Jean weather.

Where you at, exactly? I've got cousins in Dolbeau and Mistassini.
Where did you happen you come up with the 1050 Tiger is Sportier than the 800?
The 800 Street at least handles better and is lighter than the 1050.
I'd say they are about equal in power up to most street legal speeds.
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:58 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I have a Street 3 and have about 200 miles on an 800 Roadie. I'll never agree that the 800 is not fun to ride-it's a BLAST. I also have a 1050 Tiger and the 800 is way more like the Street 3 than the 1050.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:37 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I have a Street 3 and have about 200 miles on an 800 Roadie. I'll never agree that the 800 is not fun to ride-it's a BLAST. I also have a 1050 Tiger and the 800 is way more like the Street 3 than the 1050.
You sir are a lucky man to have all three.
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:23 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:13 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I have recently aquired a 800xc and it is heaps more comfortable than the 1050, IMO.
power is smoother and like you say Linear but I'm having a ball, still running it in but great fun, I went the xc even though most of my riding will be on tar (80-90%) but just knowing I can go anywhere is my reason of choice. go the XC you wont be dissapointed.
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