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post #1 of 12 Old 05-22-2008, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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Interesting thread going on Tiger vs Vstrom

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post #2 of 12 Old 05-22-2008, 10:53 AM
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Doh, I'd like to read it but you must register to do so.

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I have read it recently since a new Triumph dealer just opened here and I found out that the Tiger is available with ABS. It already has better brakes and more oriented towards the street. I imagined it would be like riding my VStrom with my FJR engine underneath with a smooth powerful 3 cylinder.

As it turns out, atleast half of the peeps are sorry they crossed over and miss the VStrom.

Some really like it, as expected, but no one disputes the lower cost and upkeep of the bullett proof VStrom....

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Recently did a long test ride on a new Tiger 1050. It is a gorgeous bike for sure. Certain things really stand out, such as the craftsmanship, amazing sound, smoothness of the power delivery and really good brakes.

But I am a big old lump, and at almost 6'3" / 260 I found the Tiger to be physically small. Also apparent was the constant wind blast. It was smooth wind but was always present. In riding the Strom, you look out at guages, a dash, and a fairly substantial windshield. There's lots in front of you. The Tiger is very sportbike like with nothing in front of you. it would take some getting used to.

The Tiger is a beautiful bike, but would have to feel a bit bigger for me to trade the Vee on one.
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Ok, I registered and that was a good read. Very interesting.

I test rode one last year, and believe it or not I just couldnt' get into the looks. I'm one of the few that actually really likes the way the Strom looks. The ride was fun though, it felt very fast and nimble, very good brakes, and seem to turn well but I didn't really thrash it.

In the end, I agree with WTY, it's quite small when you're on it. And the price tag was over $11k on the one I demo'ed, I think it was an ABS. Too much money IMO. But a nice bike overall. I'd have to absolutely LOVE it though to consider spending that much $$$.

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Recently did a long test ride on a new Tiger 1050. It is a gorgeous bike for sure. Certain things really stand out, such as the craftsmanship, amazing sound, smoothness of the power delivery and really good brakes.

But I am a big old lump, and at almost 6'3" / 260 I found the Tiger to be physically small. Also apparent was the constant wind blast. It was smooth wind but was always present. In riding the Strom, you look out at guages, a dash, and a fairly substantial windshield. There's lots in front of you. The Tiger is very sportbike like with nothing in front of you. it would take some getting used to.

The Tiger is a beautiful bike, but would have to feel a bit bigger for me to trade the Vee on one.
i also prefer the strom, but to be fair, it is a simple thing to get a larger windshield for the tiger. triumph makes a larger OEM shield, and several are available from the aftermarket.
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Tried sitting on one. It's much higher than the DL1000.
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But I am a big old lump, and at almost 6'3" / 260 I found the Tiger to be physically small. Also apparent was the constant wind blast. It was smooth wind but was always present. In riding the Strom, you look out at guages, a dash, and a fairly substantial windshield. There's lots in front of you. The Tiger is very sportbike like with nothing in front of you. it would take some getting used to.[QUOTE
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Nicely said. I walked away from a Ducati GT1000 when I was buying last time for the same reason. I always wanted a Duc, but after riding the Strom I knew I liked it's "presence," both for me and for the cagers.

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Recently did a long test ride on a new Tiger 1050. It is a gorgeous bike for sure. Certain things really stand out, such as the craftsmanship, amazing sound, smoothness of the power delivery and really good brakes.

But I am a big old lump, and at almost 6'3" / 260 I found the Tiger to be physically small. Also apparent was the constant wind blast. It was smooth wind but was always present. In riding the Strom, you look out at guages, a dash, and a fairly substantial windshield. There's lots in front of you. The Tiger is very sportbike like with nothing in front of you. it would take some getting used to.

The Tiger is a beautiful bike, but would have to feel a bit bigger for me to trade the Vee on one.
Pretty much my sentiments as well. I test rode one about 2-3 months ago and was just not as impressed as I'd thought I'd be. A bit more power than the Wee, but nothing else to make me want to switch. Bottom line is that it just didn't have the 'fit like a glove' feel of the Strom.

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