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Old 07-15-2009, 10:33 AM   #11
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I love, love, LOVE my '03 Sprint ST.

However, if I didn't have that, I'd be on a 1050 Tiger!

They are extremely comfy, and they sing the same sweet Triple song.

However (like all Triumphs, it seems), the suspension is WAY soft. If you are anything over 185, you'll be wanting stiffer springs.

I much prefer the bags on my '03 over the new version. I'd probably look at either Givi or Shad products if I were to buy a Tiger.

Soooo....you're calling me fat?!?!
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:41 AM   #12
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Very similar bikes. The Benelli is cool, but the Trumpet gets my vote. To my ear, the sound of the Triumph is way cooler, and the fit & finish is the tops.

Authors: Nice write-up. Thanks!
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:35 PM   #13
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Soooo....you're calling me fat?!?!
If the suit fits...................




(or in this case, is hopelessly too-small!)





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Old 07-15-2009, 02:56 PM   #14
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When I last bought a new bike (Sept. 2007) I was torn between the Tiger and the Ullysses. So I bought..........a Triumph Scrambler. It'll probably be a while before I'm in the market for a new bike, but the Tiger and Uly are still at the top of the list, joined by the F800GS. Maybe even the 1200GS if price isn't a factor (very unlikely). Until then, I wonder if I can throw some of my limited resources at the Scrambler and turn it into a retro adventure tourer, comfortable enough to ride to Hell and back while carrying all the luggage and stuff I'd want to take. I also have the carcass of a 1998 KLR650 that was killed by Hurricane Ike. It ended up in 4 feet of water with a shed collapsed on it. Not having any luck resurrecting the thing. I've got three bikes but could only evacuate 2. I need one bike to do it all. That would make life much easier.
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Old 07-22-2009, 03:02 PM   #15
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Still no report on the fuel mileage on the Benelli? I read or heard somewhere that they have horrible mileage. The Triumph should be okay. I get about 45 mpg with a Sprint ST.
Sorry. Believe it or not, we couldn't get the fuel economy notes in before the story was posted. Simple logistics this time.

So, to answer the MPG:

2008 Benelli Tre1130K -- (around) 33mpg observed

2010 Triumph Tiger SE -- (around) 39mpg observed (just like the '08 we tested the end of last year)
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Old 07-22-2009, 03:19 PM   #16
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Sorry. Believe it or not, we couldn't get the fuel economy notes in before the story was posted. Simple logistics this time.

So, to answer the MPG:

2008 Benelli Tre1130K -- (around) 33mpg observed

2010 Triumph Tiger SE -- (around) 39mpg observed (just like the '08 we tested the end of last year)
Was that regular riding or Pete Brissette lane splitting?
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Old 07-23-2009, 12:55 PM   #17
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Was that regular riding or Pete Brissette lane splitting?
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Old 07-23-2009, 12:57 PM   #18
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