Main Motorcycle: 2010 Triumph Tiger 1050
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: North Texas
Other Motorcycle: 2013 Street Triple R
Extra Motorcycle: 2012 Triumph America
I've read the same thread. It seems some of the early 2007 Tigers had a bad batch of pistons. Some of the responders have no doubt had some serious problems, even in some later models; however, given the total number of Tigers on the road, the percentage of problem cases is very small. The "poll" being taken on that site really cannot represent the percentage of failures since there is no "universe", just a few responders who have either had no issues or some issues.
I will say that the guy who had his rebuilt under warranty and the fix only lasted 2,000 miles, plus his extreme oil consumption, should be given a new engine. That situation is totally uncalled for and should be remedied by Triumph.
I just bought my new bike about 2 mos ago and am certainly not going to worry about engine failure. Ny guess is that Triumph doesn't experience any more issues like this than any other manufacturer. It also seems Triumph has repaired most issues at no cost to the customer.
Take delivery of the beast and enjoy it.
'71 Tiger, restored and beautiful
2009 DRZ 400 SM, BB Kit, Stage 2 Cams, 39 mm Carb, MRD/SSW Pipe (Currently poising as a Dual Sport)
Tiger 1050, HyperPro Racing Rear, RaceTech Front, Arrow Race, 20546 Tune, Madstad, Airbox Mod, Krista's