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Old 05-05-2001, 07:29 PM   #21
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Default Re: Triumph Tiger Reader Feedback

Many Tiger owners have changed out the sprockets for the very reason you mention in your posting. The best source of information for both, Tiger owners and prospective owners is the triumphtiger group on yahoo.


Go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/triumphtiger/


Then there are a few short steps to becoming a member. You will also find some pretty good discussions on the new Tiger (955i) from those who have finally taken delivery after months of waiting.
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Old 05-06-2001, 05:31 PM   #22
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I think you need a job at MO. Good reading indeed.
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Old 05-06-2001, 09:20 PM   #23
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I have a KLR650 also, and although it is more dirt capable than the BMW and tiger, it rocks for running around town, up in the forest (Washington) on dirt roads, and on the beach. It is great having a forgiving bike that you don't have to worry about scratching. I dented my tank on the first day.
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Old 05-06-2001, 11:48 PM   #24
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I have to agree with many of the comments made, this is one of the weakest reports I've ever seen on a professionally run website. I think we're all pretty aware of the differences between american and british culture, but you comments about us liking our bikes to look like dirtbikes is nonsense. This bike was really built for the continental market where, for instance in Germany, the BMW R1150GS is the biggest seller bike. Not many of these types of bikes are sold here in the UK, although we do get the full range - Honda alone has the Africa Twin 750, Transalp 650 and Varadero 1000! The UK market probably ignores this type of bike as much the US, preferring sportsbikes and middleweights (eg. Fazer 600 or Hornet CB600F).

I've own a Transalp 600 and these types of bikes are great on the bumpy twisty roads we get here in Europe and are a real blast around town. It's a bit of shame that they haven't really caught on here in the UK or across the pond in the US - maybe the continental europeans prefer riding their bikes to cleaning then or posing around town
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Old 05-07-2001, 02:23 AM   #25
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I like at the london bars/pubs, when they offer

spotted **** with cream.
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Old 05-07-2001, 03:50 AM   #26
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Default Triumph Responds to Criticism

Neville Mudcliffe, VP for public relations, has announced a temporary fix aimed at criticisms of the Tiger's styling, suspension, and aerodynamics.



"With each new Tiger, Triumph will include a five-pound jar of Hawthorne's Lip Salve for the rider's upper lip."



Hawthorne's Salve is a lip stiffener, and has been used by the British Army for years.
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Old 05-07-2001, 05:28 AM   #27
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The Americans cant get Hawthorne's.

They use Viagra.
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Old 05-07-2001, 06:34 AM   #28
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i'm failing to understand why anyone would buy a british bike. everything i've read says they're slow, heavy, overpriced and unreliable. anyone can see that they're ugly.....so why should i want one?
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Old 05-07-2001, 07:00 AM   #29
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The Triumph has more potential speed, but you ride the BMW faster because of the better handling, partly due to the better suspension on the beemer, partly due to the high weight of the Tiger. Also if you're tall, (as most people are who have these machines), the Tiger has a very 'upright' seating position, akin to a motocrosser. (Straight back, bars close to your chest, bent arms)



Having owned both bikes, I prefer the BMW. (Handling, comfort, standard of build, load carrying and offroad ability.. and yes I do take it offroad...) HOWEVER: The 3 cylinder engines are F.A.B. with an even better one in the new bike... (Temping? I would Coco.) Also, hear in the US of A, the beemer is 50% more expensive than the tigger, and that's enough to buy a true offroad mount as well.



By the way.... if you try mud plugging on one of these bikes, first replace the tyres, second take a friend to help you pick/dig it up/out. Word to the wize.....
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Old 05-07-2001, 07:21 AM   #30
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You tend not to use the offroad ability of these bikes day to day. If you live in the middle of offroad heaven, you buy a dirt bike. But if you live 500miles away, want to ride there and still be able to go offroad, these bikes are great. And if you're willing to risk dropping the bike when you get there, then you can head out over some surprisingly rough terrain. (note: in my experience the beemer takes much less damage in an offroad tumble than the triumph, which in turn is easier to pick up...)
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