Triumph Tiger Review from Canada

2001 Triumph Tiger

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired10000 kilometres
Most recent distance40000 kilometres

Summary:

The urban SUVs of bikes

Faults:

Nothing to date, other than batteries and tires.

General Comments:

A great bike, I've taken it to Alaska, to Vancouver, to the Maritimes, and to Sturgis. It has never let me down.

At the race track it will take most bikes, including the Hyabusa up to 100km/hr. Obviously it is not a sports bike, but it will keep up with most of them.

It absorbs potholes and other bumps. The 24L tank means a long trouble free ride. The comfy ride position is a plus also.

For negatives, I would say it is not a dirt/sand bike. Being top heavy, it is very difficult to maneuver.

The gas mileage is great, it consistently gets 47mpg whether going slow or fast.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st November, 2005

27th Aug 2006, 20:09

A rather quick steed for its type, but 'busa beater? Me thinks not. Unless the "eye-abuse"-a pilot has no skill.

4th Apr 2007, 12:37

As the original poster, I can assure you it will beat most sport bikes off the line. Having huge low end torque, weight distribution, and a long wheel base gets it going while the sportbike beside you tries to keep his front wheel down. I'm not disputing the obvious fact that a Hyabusa will beat it in a 1/4 mile, I'm saying for the first 100ft nothing comes close.

22nd Jul 2011, 16:28

A Rocket III Touring will beat it off the line. I have owned both. Viva Triumph.

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 1 review