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Mike Byrd

Miami, FL

Reviewed on 2001-04-21

Motorcycle reviewed1999 Triumph Tiger

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5.0
I have had my Tiger almost a year. This purchase was a good decision on my part. I have had many bikes and have ridden for more than 30 years. The bike is a lot of fun to ride and will go just about on any surface. It is very adaptable to whatever riding conditions you are faced with. The smooth fuel injection allows for a wide range of power whenever needed. The high position allows me to see over vehicles as opposed to looking through the rear windows of the vehicles that I am behind. It also allows me to see and react to things a little quicker. The engine is smooth and responsive. I understand the 2001 is a larger 3-cylinder with more horsepower. I would like that, but am pleased with the quick acceleration of the 1999. The rider position is a more straight up style and comfortable. The dual disc in the front and single disc in the rear give the bike excellent stopping range. Besides it's the 1st bike that my wife has been a passenger on where she enjoys the ride without complaints. I would not trade it for anything out there.
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Hank Murphy

California

Reviewed on 2000-07-14

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I have a 1999 purchased new in March 2000. Currently only 1400 miles (July 2000)-- I live close to work. I looked at the BMW R1150GS and F650 and KLR 650 before buying this -- all good bikes, but the Tiger is probably the most fun. All of these dual sports have a loyal owner following and are probably decent choices. <BR><BR> Biggest pluses for the Tiger: <B>excellent engine</B> (good throughout the power band), <B>excellent front brakes</B>, good rear brake, good long-travel suspension and ground clearance, in summary a do-anything kind of bike. <B>Handling is great</B> in canyon roads once you are accustomed to the suspension travel. Looks seem to attract compliments from non-bikers. Factory accessories are good (panniers, heated grips, tank bag). <BR><BR> Biggest minuses: Wind noise is high, but that seems to be common to all the dual sports. Handlebars are a little buzzy at 60-70 MPH. Like all dual sports, it is a little top heavy. Some of the fasteners needed LocTite. Oil changes cost $50 because of the required Mobil 1. And the gas gauge is too pessimistic. Some older Tiger owners don't like the new looks, but that's a personal issue. <BR><BR> <I>For all of the dual sports, remember that they are not true dirt bikes.</I> If you are really serious about doing a lot of dirt (mine is less than 1%), look at the KTM 650, but that is not as good a long-distance bike. Or (better yet) buy two bikes, one each for street and dirt. <BR><BR> But if you can only have one motorcycle, you owe it to yourself to check out the Tiger. Try a test ride, most Triumph dealers will let you. I plan on trying for an Alaska trip next year on mine. Oh, I forgot to mention...<B>it's FUN!!!!<B>
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