Has anyone tried WP? Made in Austria I think, and on all the KTMs.
From test rides last year I almost bought the KTM SMT but chose the Tiger 1050 in the end. The one thing I like much better on the SMT than the Tiger was the suspension! Other than that I preferred the Triumph engine, backup from internet sites, ABS, more friendly dealers, better price and much better looks of the Tiger. Also slightly better availability of aftermarket parts/bolt-ons/mods.
Pick your Tiger:
529 Euros seems reasonable for the 4014 Emulsion (similar to the Wilbers).
Zugstufe = Rebound ; adjustable 16 clicks.
Fork springs are 99 Euros, which is also typical. Progressive or regular? I guess for non-track use progressive is better?
I've only had my Tiger 6 months so I have to wait until next winter to justify the cost of replacing the rear & front springs etc. but I am starting the research now.
I did the dynamic 'sag' (rider on) measurements with my tank bag on and sadly found that the front has 6 cm and rear has 4.5 cm. Too much...This was with the pre-load cranked to one turn back from fully in on the front and 12 clicks back (from the 16 stock) in on the rear. I suppose a cheap fix is just to replace the springs.
My complaint would be, however, that the stock bike obviously came with springs that are too weak...I'm not exactly heavy at 80 kg / 180 lbs...forget 2 up.
Come on Triumph... don't skimp on the basics! It's very annoying...We shouldn't have to replace springs for 4-5 years!