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JFD

St. Louis, Missouri

Reviewed on 2010-02-28

Motorcycle reviewed2008 Triumph Tiger

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5.0
Have read the other reviews and I think when a bike first comes out the new owners are excited and have a built in bias. After puting some miles on a bike an owner can be more objective. This bike is an all around bike and therefore not a perfect tourer or a sport bike and is no longer marketed as a dual purpose off road bike. What it is, is a bike that can do most everything, except off road, much better than any thing else. I have owned more than 35 bikes over the years. The cons of this bike are the stock lighting, pillion comfort, height, and for some, suspension. All of these issues can easily be addressed for not that much money. Less than $600 if one is so inclined. The stock suspension, once adjusted, will be more than acceptable for the average rider. Lowering plates about $100, Hid lights $80.00, Seat $3-400. Unlike earlier Tigers, luggage is an option and to each his own. Many options available. There is a goodly amount of after market farkels to be had now, but not much by Harley standards. Enough to make it any kind of bike you want. The pros are a strong, well proven engine that gives the average rider all the grunt one needs. It handles on a par of some sports bikes and a decent rider can go through the twisties with best of them. It does have 115hp. but can be kicked up fairly easily if one desires it. The ergos are very good for long range touring and the stock seat is one of the best I have ridden. The wind protection works for some but others find it noisy. Finding the right screen for any bike is a constant trial and error as it is for any bike but there are options available on the aftermarket. The market for Tigers is strange since many are not sold in the U.S. but overseas it has gotten great reviews even 4 years after its introduction. I can say that I know 5 Triumph mechanics and 4 of them own Tigers. A used one is very good deal.
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david guy

refugio, Texas

Reviewed on 2009-11-28

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I have had the tiger for 10 months and have enjoyed the ride a bunch! The tiger is truly an all round ride with plenty of power, good ergos, and decent mileage. The riding position is comfortable on all day rides, and with aftermarket windshield, the air flow is clean and enough to feel like a motorcycle, but without beating you to a pulp with buffeting. I would recommend the tiger to anyone who is in the market for a commuter, road bike or to just putter around locally, it does it all and very well. I am consistently getting 50ish/gallon, depending on the right wrist, and better on longer rides. The only down thing is the H7 and H9 bulbs in the headlamps, and they can easily be replaced without a major undertaking. 4 screws for each bulb, and no disassembly of the fairing, a 5 minute fix.
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