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  1. Trent in WA
    03-19-2012 11:36 PM - permalink
    Trent in WA
    Hey, no problem! I did not try them back to back, but what I remember of the T800 was that it felt really buzzy in some spots and threw a lot of heat, even on a fairly cool day. Mind you, this was a demo bike that I was not pushing very hard at all. Also, it had an annoying habit of stalling when pulling away from a stop. It's my understanding, looking at the Triumphrat forum, that the stalling issue has been corrected. From my experience with other Triumphs (my wife has a Bonnie that I steal from time to time), they do smooth out dramatically as they break in. Even aside from that, though, I like the VStrom better. The brakes are as good, the acceleration is all that I want, and I like having the 19" front wheel. You can't go wrong with either bike, and I can imagine on a different day trying the Tiger and choosing it.

    Take care,
  2. Mountain36
    03-19-2012 03:35 PM - permalink
    Sorry to bother!
    I've read one of your post metioning that your tried different bikes, including the tiger 800, but endend up prefering the vstrom. I'm the same "dilemma" right now. I was going to go with the 2012 vstrom 650 but I've road tested the tiger 800 over the week end and, to tell you the truth, I was blown away by that ride. Great bike, great power, great quality imho. Wasn't that your impression? You still prefer the vstrom over the tiger even if the price difference is not taken into account?
    Thanks for sharing

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  • About Trent in WA
    Rider for three years yo!
    Seattle, WA
    Model V-Strom Owned
    No Strom yet
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    Trent Hill
    Seattle, Washington


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