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I have an 03 DL1000 V-Strom that I have 55,000 troublefree miles on and an considering making the change to the new 07 Tiger. This would be my first Triumph.
Anyone have experience with both of these bikes ?
Anyone know what the output rating is for the alternator ?

TIA,
Bob
 

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Dr. Bob...
The '07 Tiger is much LESS roomy than the previous
models.

If it fits you well then it may work for you...

But going from a 1000 V to the new Tiger would be like moving form a 4 bedroom home to 1 bed studio apt!

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On 2007-01-14 21:15, Tigertrax wrote:
Dr. Bob...
The '07 Tiger is much LESS roomy than the previous
models.

TigerTrax
TigerTrax.
As you know, I'm not a Tiger expert.
Curious about your statement....
"much LESS roomy"
Would you mind expounding upon that a bit for this newbie? :???:

[ This message was edited by: TriDucBMWnut on 2007-01-15 07:31 ]
 

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TigerTrax.
As you know, I'm not a Tiger expert.
Curious about your statement....
"must LESS roomy"
Would you mind expounding upon that a bit for this newbie? :???:
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I believe he's talking about the saddle. The saddle on the new beastie seems narrower and generally less "roomy" than the one on the previous models. The Strom saddle is also large.
 

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Feb issue of Bike magazine compares Tiger 1050/multistrada/dl1000/r1200gs.
Tiger and bmw comes out top.
However its always down to personal choice.
 

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I have never been on either the VStrom or the New Tiger but on paper the new Tiger -

is 20 pounds lighter

Has More Power

Has Quicker Steering (based on rake and trail)

Has 17" wheels front and rear

Has better brakes

Has better and more adjustable suspension

Comes with an ABS option

But

Costs ~$1700 more (Non ABS version).

Depends on what you are looking for.

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Almost forgot the most important difference.

The Triumph triple engine is a dream to ride and there simply is no comparison to that lump of a V-Twin in the Strom.

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I have test ridden the V Strom and mounted the new 07 Tiger with the wife. I'm a big guy (6'4") and I can say that the new Tiger is more roomy than it looks. Wife was very comfortable. I have been involved with Motorcycle design and ridden many bikes. The Tiger is the best "tall arounder" on the planet. Although they are both great bikes, the engine, handling and ergos are superior on the Tiger.
 

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Heck yeah! Urals are way cool!

Post up some picks of the Tiger when you get it, Kurty. The Ural too, for that matter. :cool:
 
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Thanks to all.
I have been so pleased with everything about my V-Strom, it will be hard for anything else to live up to the standard it has set for me. It is easy to ride far and its easy to ride fast.
1000 mile days are easy and the twisty roads are a blast.
Ergos are terrific, fuel mileage and fuel range is good too.
I'm never to far from that "next bike" and the Tiger has definitely caught my eye. The next International Motorcycle Show is in Cleveland in a couple of weeks and I am gonna try to make it up there from Kentucky to lay an eye on the Tiger.
I didnt get any response to my question about the size of the alternator, yet.

Bob
 
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I don't know about the alternator sizes but I do know this. Triumph was a big, fat no show at the Washington, DC IMS show so don't get real excited. Myself and two other tiger riders and another friend went up there (4 hour drive) mostly to see the new Tiger. You may want to check with your local dealer and see if anyone can tell you if they are going to be there before you make the trek unless you're interested in the show in general. That new Duc 1098 is a beauty.
 

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On 2007-01-15 19:08, Ndalake wrote:
I don't know about the alternator sizes ...
That new Duc 1098 is a beauty.
No info about the alternator either....

But that little tid bit confirmation about the Duc 1098's beauty....

is music to my ears.... :-D
 
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Yes the 1098 Duc is a beauty. My Suzuki dealer is also a Ducati dealer and they already have buyers for all the 1098's they can get their hands on. Ducati cut the number of US alloted bikes for the coming year.
Thanks for the "No Show" info about Triumph at the IMS, I'll be sure and check it out before making the trip.

I am in Louisville, Ky and my nearest dealer is about 70 miles away in Lexington. The dealer in Chattanooga is offering some discounts according to their ad on Cycletrader.com
 

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On 2007-01-15 10:38, iansoady wrote:
And keeping the Urinal???? :???: :???:
:clap: :clap:
Priceless response iansoaddy - thanks for the good laugh.
Actually I have seen Urals (with sidecars) on dualsport events and it looks like a lot of fun. They handle pretty cool too.
Also saw one die on a dualsport event, so they do present some interesting experiences.
 

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Dr. Bob-

Unlike most of the other respondents. I have actually owned and ridden both bikes (well not exactly, I had a Weestrom and and have a 995 Tiger). I must say that the DL did everything a bike was supposed to do quite well, however it was not inspirational (at the risk of offending nearly everyone, I usually compare it to a Toyota Camry). I have never given a second thought to the decision to trade it in on the Scrambler and keep the Tiger.

The main difference, as some people have pointed out, is the engine. There is no describing the feel of the triple especially in comparison to the V-twin.

There was no difference in reliability, the VStrom got better gas mileage by about 5% (smaller engine?), they both handled the twisties the same, the Tiger was waaaaay quicker (again smaller engine?), both had problems with wind noise, and the Triumph fit and finish is better.

Hope that helps,
Fred
 

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Also Triumph is not participating in the International Motorcycle Show. There may be a local dealer there but no corporate representation. You can find a dealer closer than Cleveland.
 

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Since the Tiger was developed as an "All-rounder" and replaces a bike that people purchased to travel on. I would think that Triumph has taken into account that people will be adding electric accessories to the bike for touring, it is being touted as a great two-up touring bike, and have sized the alternator accordingly. I believe if you where to inquire about the loads, past Tigers alternators were able to handle, owners here will tell you the alternator is plenty able to handle most accessories you would want to add.
 

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On 2007-01-15 21:07, DrBob wrote:
Yes the 1098 Duc is a beauty. My Suzuki dealer is also a Ducati dealer and they already have buyers for all the 1098's they can get their hands on. Ducati cut the number of US alloted bikes for the coming year.
Have you seen the 1098.... in BLACK?

I've seen PICS in red and black - black would be my color of choice....

But, I've yet to see the 1098 in person.
 
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