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Old 02-12-2013, 03:51 PM   #37
blacktiger
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Originally Posted by brooklyn slim View Post
what will I not like about an 800 Tiger roadie,
You may not like :-
1, the handlebars which are quite straight and twist the wrist.
2, the screen is a bit small if you're a bit big.
3, the suspension could do with a bit tuning as it can be a bit bouncy if your going for it.
That's it really.

You considered the Stelvio. You may not like the hammering vibration through the bars. Vibration White Finger is a real possibility.

As always on this sort of thread you get plenty of people saying that you NEED a 1200cc monster. Well you don't. Those of us who can remember the 70s & 80s got by perfectly well with "powerful" 750s with 65bhp.

As some have suggested, get test rides on all the bikes you're considering. I think you'll like the Triumph. I always say that once you've been "tripled" you won't look back.
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