I agree with R100, Now they have taken the off Road ( I say that with caution ) Ability from the Tiger where does it actually slot in, between the S3 & the Sprint, Upright tourer??
Not saying this is a bad thing, More choices I spose, This has me thinking a big bore Daytona can't be out of the question.
Limey a friend of mine is interested in the Tiger, but he's a bit on the short side
The S3 seat is way too high for him. Is the Tiger's seat any lower?
Sorry 'bout this silly question, but local Trumpet dealer does not stock bikes. If ya want a Triumph over here you have to order it.
Would be an expensive exercise if he ordered one and was too tall for him.
I had a ride on the new Tiger yesterday and I am very impressed. I own a Tiger (955) and a ST3 and its a touring speedy if that makes sense. The styling is great I think some might need time to let it "grow" on them it is quite sharp. Likes: the engine (of course) lots of grunt great sound, saddle VERY comfortable for distance riding, pegs are a little lower so a more comfortable sitting position for long periods, easier sitting in relation to handlebars, and screen size/position sorted so I don't get the constant buffeting of the helmet, it feels light and very flickable I didn't get on to any twisties but it did feel capable.
Dislike: taillight same old recycled ST3 and ST Sprint light, would have liked more HP but that is not major, the COLOUR it was yellow, yuck can't wait to see the black one!
I think the Tiger and bikes like it (Vstrom, GS, old Honda Transalp, Quota, Cagiva Elephant, etc.) are the moto-equivalents of SUVs. Maybe like a Tahoe or Hummer II, they look dirt capable, but are really never going to be off road. Rather they'll spend their lives on the hard surface with the "dirt capability" there to handle crappy roads better than most road bikes with shorter legs. My guess is that Triumph knows exactly what customers are gonna do with this motorcycle and they built straight to the middle of demand.
I really like it. I'd be compelled to tour on the thing, use it around town to commute, probably not mis-behave on it though. That's reserved for the S3.
I'd like to see a KTM Adventure with 17inch wheels and better street-only rubber face off with the Tiger on road duty.
I sat on the Tiger at the Sydney Bike Show in Nov. Ergo's were great, it looks good etc. But, and I hate this with any bike - especially after having it with my TDM900, it only has 1 headlight for low beam and then second coming on for high beam. Only fault I could find with it.
I find this totally inadequate, even the Sprint putting on the 3rd beam (but not changing the lift/penetration of the 2 low beams) is not great on high.
I really like at least 2 lights on low (to be seen) and 2 on high (to see the road). Makes a huge difference when out in the bush at night. The speedy's lights are in the trees from the shop, so I need to adjust them, but I'm hoping the 2 low and 2 high combo will give good light.
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