Triumph's test mules are notoriously hidious at best. This bike doesn't look all that bad, even in test livery.
The frame appears identical to the current 1050 Tiger frame - perhaps it's strong enough to support the single-side swingarm.
Triumph is on top of their game right now.. I, for one, hope they keep it up.
'13 Explorer XC
'13 Speed Triple SE
'07 T100 Bonnie (cafe'd.. just a bit)
'98 Ducati 900SS FE (#190)
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