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Thanks Ton Up for sharing. What is Raptors & Rockets? How did he get a Tiger? Just because they're built in England does'nt mean they should get the bikes before us bloaks here in the U.S.. :razz:
 

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Nice pics Tor.
Looks like they were shot in Manchester to me ?
A bit cold for ice cream ??

I've posted a link in the sticky thread above.
Cheers.
 

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Glad to hear that it's still got the distinctive Triumph triple whistling primary gears.
 

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The tiger is a nice looking bike and 1 of 2 I'm considering. The other is the new Duc Multistrada. (Less maintenance and related costs are promised from the Bolognese.)

Any comparative thoughts 'though they be new?
 
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Catenaccio,

I've been riding for 30 years and have avoided all twin Ducatis like the plague. A buddy had a bevel-gear 750 and it handled nice but it only ran after he'd changed all the electrics for Japanese. Yeah sure that was 30 years ago but they're still beating the desmo-dead-horse idea, if you needed all that monkey motion you'd see it on Speed Triples and GSX-Rs. I can't say I am in love with the '07 Tiger but except for the seat, my '05 is great. After the Corbin seat it became the best bike I have ever had. I have added all the accessories except for the taller windscreen (which is coming in '07).

I have never regretted not being a "Ducatisti".

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I would say people buy Ducati for emotional reasons,but few do large miles on them.Whilst I was in my dealer earlier this year a guy came in with his Multistrada 1000.He used it for commuting to work.In 10,000 miles he had 2 replacement instrument consoles.His bike was in for more warranty work and whilst he was waiting he took a Tiger for a test ride.He came back and traded the Ducati for a new Tiger ! He said the triple engine was far superior. The new 1050 Tiger has 20more horses than the Miultistrada,which is a lot/A friend has just bought a Monster 1000 s2 so I will be very interested to see how it performs,fingers crossed. You pays your money etc,also the front of the Multistrada is so weird and lets down what would otherwise be an attractive bike.
 

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On 2006-12-03 11:53, JohnRimmer wrote:
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I would say people buy Ducati for emotional reasons,but few do large miles on them.Whilst I was in my dealer earlier this year a guy came in with his Multistrada 1000.He used it for commuting to work.In 10,000 miles he had 2 replacement instrument consoles.His bike was in for more warranty work and whilst he was waiting he took a Tiger for a test ride.He came back and traded the Ducati for a new Tiger ! He said the triple engine was far superior. The new 1050 Tiger has 20more horses than the Miultistrada,which is a lot/A friend has just bought a Monster 1000 s2 so I will be very interested to see how it performs,fingers crossed. You pays your money etc,also the front of the Multistrada is so weird and lets down what would otherwise be an attractive bike.
+1 The whole front half of the Multi sucks. When I first saw one I walked up from behind it, and I thought it looked really good. But, then I walked around it and the happiness faded.
 

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On 2006-11-26 22:01, Catenaccio wrote:
The tiger is a nice looking bike and 1 of 2 I'm considering. The other is the new Duc Multistrada. (Less maintenance and related costs are promised from the Bolognese.)

Any comparative thoughts 'though they be new?
I bought a 2005 Tiger in August 2004 and put about 15k miles on it over the next couple of years. Great bike but I wanted something a little sportier and better handling.

In July of this year I bought a Multistrada 1000. Great bike and I thoroughly enjoyed riding it. I flew to Miami to buy it and rode it back to Houston. I rode it around the Houston area for a couple of months and then on September 8, 2006 I headed to the Grand Canyon with a couple of friends.

Just south of Jacobs Lake and about 30 miles north of the Grand Canyon a camper cut me off and I totaled the Multi.

Last month I took my 2005 Tiger over to the local dealer and traded it on a 2007 ABS Tiger to be delivered in March.

Why did I choose the new Tiger over the new Multistrada especially considering the additional wait?

1. I like the idea of ABS and the Multi does not offer it.

2, I do not know about the 2007 Tiger but aftermarket parts were more readily available for my 2005 Tiger than for the 2004 Multi.

3. The Multi was great on the open road (above 50), but I could not find a comfortable gear for riding around town. At 35-45 mph the engine was either boging or, if I down shifted, reving so high that minor throttle input made it very jumpy. I even tried changing the front sproket from a 15 tooth to a 14 tooth sprocket and while others said this cured the problem for them I did not find that it helped that much. I never had this problem with either Triumph (I also have a 2000 TBS).

4. The Multi had a front wheel shudder under hard breaking that scared me. (While every Multi did not have this problem, it was common enough to concern me.) You can check out www.multistrada.net for a number of posts about this problem.

Other than that the specs on both bikes is very similar and I expect both to handle well and be great rides.


Arguments for the Multistrada -

In all social situations involving motorcycle riders, be they cruiser riders, sport bike riders, adventure riders, dirt riders, touring riders or any others the COOL factor of riding a Ducati is just way above that of just about any other make of motorcycle including the Triumph. :-D

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But that notion of Ducati cool factor is limited to the confines of the swollen head of the Duke rider. Or maybe it is the supertight Italian designer leathers causing their brains to swell and suffer these delusions of grandeur.

Similar afflictions can affect BMW and Harley riders. Sometimes Triumph riders too.

:-D

On 2006-12-04 14:14, Bushwhacker wrote:

Arguments for the Multistrada -

In all social situations involving motorcycle riders, be they cruiser riders, sport bike riders, adventure riders, dirt riders, touring riders or any others the COOL factor of riding a Ducati is just way above that of just about any other make of motorcycle including the Triumph. :-D

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On 2006-12-08 04:07, ChuckofTahoe wrote:
But that notion of Ducati cool factor is limited to the confines of the swollen head of the Duke rider. Or maybe it is the supertight Italian designer leathers causing their brains to swell and suffer these delusions of grandeur.

Similar afflictions can affect BMW and Harley riders. Sometimes Triumph riders too.

:-D

+1 :hammer: :hammer: :hammer: :hammer: :-D

[ This message was edited by: OKCTriple on 2006-12-11 17:24 ]
 

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I bought a 2005 Tiger in August 2004 and put about 15k miles on it over the next couple of years.

:???:

How on earth did you manage to buy a 2005 bike in 2004. That is some achievement
 

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On 2006-12-08 16:39, Dokotela wrote:
I bought a 2005 Tiger in August 2004 and put about 15k miles on it over the next couple of years.

:???:

How on earth did you manage to buy a 2005 bike in 2004. That is some achievement
The 2005's hit the showrooms here in Houston in Late July/Early August 2004.

I bought one of the first ones here. I wanted the cast wheels and more agressive steering geometry.

Purchase date - August 8, 2004.

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On 2006-12-08 16:39, Dokotela wrote:
I bought a 2005 Tiger in August 2004 and put about 15k miles on it over the next couple of years.

:???:

How on earth did you manage to buy a 2005 bike in 2004. That is some achievement

All the new models are realeased in the winter months of the prior year, just like all vehciles. For instance this is 2006 but yet you can go down and purchase a 2007 S3, Sprint, etc.

[ This message was edited by: OKCTriple on 2006-12-11 17:28 ]
 
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