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Hello,

As the title suggests, I'm new to Triumphs.

I spotted a nice Tiger 885i, and decided to take the plunge, and buy it as a plaything when I'm in the UK.
(I live abroad, and my usual steed is a KTM 950SM for Madeiras tight twisty roads and short journeys.).

Went to use it 14 days ago - dammit, the fuel pump died!.
Now fixed, and running.
I've never ridden a Tiger before, I have to admit, my first impressions are that it felt surprisingly familiar and comfortable..
Easy to ride, smooth torquey engine, nice handling - very nice.
Very happy with it - I think it will be ideal for the longer journeys in the UK (compared to my usual ride - the KTM)
And engines with odd numbers of cylinders do make nice noises - like the triumph triple and Land Rover TD5...

Very happy new owner.


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I haven't put the panels back on - this was the bike just after the test ride.
 

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Hello,

As the title suggests, I'm new to Triumphs.

I spotted a nice Tiger 885i, and decided to take the plunge, and buy it as a plaything when I'm in the UK.
(I live abroad, and my usual steed is a KTM 950SM for Madeiras tight twisty roads and short journeys.).

Went to use it 14 days ago - dammit, the fuel pump died!.
Now fixed, and running.
I've never ridden a Tiger before, I have to admit, my first impressions are that it felt surprisingly familiar and comfortable..
Easy to ride, smooth torquey engine, nice handling - very nice.
Very happy with it - I think it will be ideal for the longer journeys in the UK (compared to my usual ride - the KTM)
And engines with odd numbers of cylinders do make nice noises - like the triumph triple and Land Rover TD5...

Very happy new owner.


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I haven't put the panels back on - this was the bike just after the test ride.
Hi captain, welcome to the forum from another ausi Downunder 🦘🦘, enjoy the new ride,a lot softer than the KTM I would think.
 

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Oh yeah, chalk and cheese.

Madeira is a small island, ride for an hour and you run out of island, so the raw and hard KTM is brilliant (And utterly mad). In the UK, it would drive me mad doing any kind of motorway work on the KTM. Hence the Tiger. I hadn't ridden one before - I'm very happy with it (apart from it springing a fuel leak now (O-rings on order).
 

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Oh yeah, chalk and cheese.

Madeira is a small island, ride for an hour and you run out of island, so the raw and hard KTM is brilliant (And utterly mad). In the UK, it would drive me mad doing any kind of motorway work on the KTM. Hence the Tiger. I hadn't ridden one before - I'm very happy with it (apart from it springing a fuel leak now (O-rings on order).
You'll have to have a holiday ride up through Spain and into the UK and pick up some extra bits!!!!!🏍🚔😊
 

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Hit and miss. Some couriers charge their own “island tax”, but standard mail works ok. It’s a challenge getting parts from UK now, post Brexit, due to the corrupt and idiotic Portuguese Customs system and greedy couriers.
 

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Hit and miss. Some couriers charge their own “island tax”, but standard mail works ok. It’s a challenge getting parts from UK now, post Brexit, due to the corrupt and idiotic Portuguese Customs system and greedy couriers.
Man seems like you have your work cut out for you, there's some great people with good information on this forum, so don't be a stranger and some photos of what you're up to would be great 👍
What I'm up to at the moment!!
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Looking good there. Plan is to keep the Tiger in the U.K. as a holiday bike. It was so cheap - great value - but we will see. if I really get on with it, I might get one for Madeira too!
 

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