Bought a Tiger - Page 2 - Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums
Tiger Chat For owners and riders of Hinckley Tigers: 800, 800XC, 885i, 900, 955i, 1050i, 1200

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #11 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 06:40 PM
Senior Member
Main Motorcycle: Speedtriple!!
triplestrength's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Cornwall
Posts: 978
Other Motorcycle: Triumph Trophy 900
Extra Motorcycle: Honda CB400AT
I've never test ridden a bike as I need an electric gearchange fitted,I usually get a good friend to do it for me.
Never had a problem with the Triumphs I've owned, just take care.

Sent from my GT-I9100P using Free App
triplestrength is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 09:43 PM
Senior Member
Grand Prix 500
Main Motorcycle: Tiger 800 Roadie
Topcat59's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Staten Island, NY
Posts: 110
Good luck with the Bike... The Tiger is a natural - even though you didn't test-ride it, you will not be disappointed!

Topcat59 is offline  
post #13 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
New Member
Main Motorcycle: Tiger 800XC 2012
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Somerset
Posts: 13
I just wanted something that was a different experience to my Hornet, that left me with a cruiser (nah) or sports bike (needs to be practical) that i can ride everyday. Just from sitting on it i could see that the sitting position and handlebars are totally different to my Hornet.
Adventure bike was the way forward for me personally. I had it narrowed down to 3 bikes:
BMW GS1200 (just didnt like the look of it)
Multistrada touring (too expensive for what it is)
Tiger 800XC (yep love the look of it and it feels right to sit on)

Nearly saturday.......
Bakes0310 is offline  
post #14 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 08:41 PM
Grand Prix 250
Main Motorcycle: 2012 Tiger 800 xc
KingofZroad's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Montrose, CO
Posts: 76
Other Motorcycle: 2007 KTM 450 xc
Congrats!!! I saw a green 2013 when I bought my 800xc a few weeks ago, looks great!!

Nice bikes these Tigers, you will love it!!!

Sent from my iPhone using App
KingofZroad is offline  
post #15 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 06:59 AM
Senior Member
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: '13 Trophy SE
crazyman's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Crystal Beach, Florida
Posts: 752
Congrats on the new bike !
That's usually how it goes.... see it, have a seat, that feeling you get..... yeah, this one.

'13 Triumph Trophy SE
'11 Tiger 800XC - sold
'08 Rocket III Touring - sold
crazyman is offline  
post #16 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 07:50 AM Thread Starter
New Member
Main Motorcycle: Tiger 800XC 2012
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Somerset
Posts: 13
Just popped down to give them my insurance certificate. I got another look at the bike, they had it all ready for me to pickup tomorrow. Very happy with the top box, its quite a bit bigger than my current one. Also the arrow exhaust looks big and awesome, cant wait to hear it.
Bakes0310 is offline  
post #17 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 04:47 PM
Senior Member
Pole Position
Main Motorcycle: '07 Tiger
ride4321's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Binghamton, NY
Posts: 3,987
Other Motorcycle: 05 DR650
Extra Motorcycle: 04 Aprilia Mojito scoot

Man...that is one beautiful bike. If I were in the market for a new bike this would be it. Love the greeny, hadn't seen it before.

Last edited by ride4321; 11-26-2012 at 04:50 PM.
ride4321 is offline  
post #18 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
New Member
Main Motorcycle: Tiger 800XC 2012
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Somerset
Posts: 13
Bakes0310 is offline  
post #19 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 12:20 AM
Senior Member
Main Motorcycle: Triumph Tiger 800XC
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Carlsbad, Ca. USA
Posts: 1,620
Other Motorcycle: Harley FXD

I just got my 2012 800XC in for it's initial 500mile service. The bike so far has been a treat. I put 640 miles on in 2 weeks. I know this isn't a lot but it is what it is.
Center stand and heated grips when it returns...

MSF RiderCoach.
NORTY FLATZ is offline  
post #20 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
New Member
Main Motorcycle: Tiger 800XC 2012
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Somerset
Posts: 13
Well ive had the bike for nearly two weeks now, so far im really impressed. Due to poo weather ive only done 180 miles which is killing me cause i should be about 600-700 miles by now.
Excellent steering and control, i really think it cant be improved in that area. I would even recommend it to new riders for a first time big bike, its just so forgiving and easy to control with the wide steering position.
Engine sounds sexy as hell with the meaty arrowhead exhaust. The engine just seems so calm and relaxed whatever gear and rpm i got it at, its almost taunting me "is that all you got".
Brakes are pretty average (comparing it to my hornet) when i need to make a quick break it doesnt stop as quick.
Finishing touches seem to be left out a bit like no plugs covering some of the bolts and some exposed cableing needing some lubing.

I really do love this bike, it looks,feels and sounds great and is my fav bike and i cant wait to get some serious miles under it.
Bakes0310 is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply
All posts must adhere to Forum Rules

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter your valid email address, that can receive an automated confirmation message. Otherwise, you won't be able to gain full access.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
just bought a 73 tiger craig63 The Welcome Center 0 10-22-2012 03:04 PM
Just bought a Tiger 800 markermhe Tiger Chat 10 07-19-2011 01:10 AM
Just bought a Tiger in NZ sheppy99 The Welcome Center 5 04-22-2010 01:44 AM
I bought the Tiger!!! Bikermouse Tiger Chat 17 05-02-2007 01:04 PM
just bought my first tiger gahewson Tiger Chat 5 07-04-2004 06:04 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome