I bought a 2002 Tiger 955i in Nov 2003 after my local dealer encouraged me to take a test ride. The test ride sold me on the bike. I now have 1650 miles on the my Tiger The bike has a hooligan/naked/dual sport style, which is unique. There's not many other bikes like it. It also looks great with the optional hard bags (mine came with them). Plenty of power, large gas tank, liquid cooled, oil cooler, liquid clutch, rear rack, good fairing, great lights, under 500 lbs, option port, 105 hp.... The Tiger has very comfortable sitting position and seat. It's a great bike for the long haul and commute. The Tiger has a high sitting position, which allows for an SUV-like view of the road ,but it may be a little hard to handle for a rider with less then a 30" inseam. If you want to see this bike in action, check out he movie "Romeo Must Die." Great chase seen. My last two bikes were a '02 Ducati ST2 and a Honda ACE. Loved them both (the Duc much more) but the Tiger is a better all-around bike and the most comfortable for me. One draw-back is that is not a great amount of accessories available. I plan on adding a new can, center stand and some crash bars, but that is about it. I don't plan on any real dual sport action with this bike, just some fire roads. It handled fine on the lite off-roading that I've done so far.