Triumph Tiger Reviews

2007 Triumph Tiger from United States of America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2012
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance17000 miles
Previous motorcycleKTM Adventure 950

Summary:

Fantastic performance and comfort

Faults:

OEM brake pads wore out at 5k.

Replaced clutch cable at 11k.

General Comments:

Great bike. Excellent performance and all around very comfortable. Could use a little work in the FI mapping, as the on/off throttle transition is not very smooth. Better wind protection could make this bike a 10.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th April, 2012

1999 Triumph Tiger from United States of America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.1 / 10
Distance when acquired10000 miles
Most recent distance22000 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki Katana 600

Summary:

Dual sport dream bike

Faults:

Have had ignition problems with the kick stand safety switch. This was a minor electrical issue, but dealer has had a challenge to resolve the problem.

General Comments:

I'm a big guy; 6ft, 280lb, and this bike is very comfortable, easy handling, and I've ridden from coast to coast, and love to tour this frame.

Sits up high, motor is very quiet, and the overall bike is a pleasure to ride.

Back passenger seat is only good for about 2 hours or riding, while the front seat is great for 6+ hours.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th April, 2010

2001 Triumph Tiger from Canada

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.

2003 Triumph Tiger from United Kingdom

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance18000 miles
Previous motorcycleTriumph Tiger

Summary:

Great all-rounder

Faults:

High oil consumption. Fixed under warranty.

General Comments:

Great all round bike for city, town, motorway and country roads.

Very comfortable.

Upright riding position.

Comfortable for pillions.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th January, 2005

2001 Triumph Tiger from United States of America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 6 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance8000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda VTR1000F

Summary:

This is an SUV of motorcycles, and a good one at that

Faults:

The seat could have been better, but it was better than most. I'm picky about my seats.

General Comments:

The fuel injection was flawless. Ran well at all times, no matter how cold or hot it was. Roll on was some of the best I've experienced.

Loved how I didn't have to dodge rough pavement or pot holes.

The Metzler Torrance tires never disappointed me.

Even though it felt a little heavy at slow speeds, it was very stable as it got faster. Also, the wind didn't push it around all that much.

Wished it was a little lower at slow speeds, but that wasn't an issue after speeding up.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th January, 2005

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 5 reviews