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Old 01-13-2013, 08:21 PM   #106
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I'm really digging the Tiger 1050 and hope I can get a test ride on one.

My local dealer shows two 2011 1050's in stock. One with bags, one without. Both show as ABS models.

Wonder what they'd be willing to take for one of them?
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:44 PM   #107
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Maybe a drive,but here's a nice looking lo mile 2008.

http://www.eurosportasheville.com/in...mph-tiger-1050

I have no connection with this dealer.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:53 PM   #108
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Nice looking bike.

Wonder what changes they made between 2008 and 2011?
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:55 PM   #109
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Did you not read the thread?
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:57 PM   #110
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Not all 8 pages.

Can I get a Cliff's Notes version or do I have to wait for the movie?
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:44 PM   #111
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Nice looking bike.

Wonder what changes they made between 2008 and 2011?
To my knowledge - not many. That's why the latest version is is the most significant variant for a while.
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:14 PM   #112
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I think the point was that this thread relates to the upcoming Tiger 1050 SPORT which is significantly different than the Tiger 1050. There are a few Tiger 1050 threads already. But since the Tiger 1050s don't get much love, maybe a little bump wouldn't hurt.
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:39 PM   #113
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Not all 8 pages.

Can I get a Cliff's Notes version or do I have to wait for the movie?
It's not about what you think it's about.
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:44 PM   #114
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I've never owned a Triumph. I've owned lots of bikes, but never a Triumph.

I'm basically searching for a poor man's Multistrada. Not interested in doing any off road stuff. I'm more likely to end up at a track day than I am off road.

My last bike was a Versys 650, which was a great little bike for the money. If it had a better suspension and about 40 more HP it would have been perfect.

Seems as if the 1050 falls into that category, and they don't seem to have lots of resale value for some reason. I'm always cautious of bikes that have low resale value. That can (not always) indicate they have some problem people are avoiding.

Heck, I'd pick up another Ulysses if I knew I could get parts and such for it. I used to beat the snot out of mine and enjoyed it a great deal.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:02 PM   #115
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theres nothing wrong with triumphs except there resell value.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:10 PM   #116
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I've never owned a Triumph. I've owned lots of bikes, but never a Triumph.

I'm basically searching for a poor man's Multistrada. Not interested in doing any off road stuff. I'm more likely to end up at a track day than I am off road.
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The 1050 Tiger fits the bill I would say. I put an Ohlins shock, Race Tech internals in the forks, Speed Triple bars, a pipe and air box work and it was a fine motorcycle. That engine is one of the greats.

It's a lot softer and less focused than the Multistrada (the Tigers' weakness in comparison), I think we're all hoping the Sport has corrected that.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:31 AM   #117
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Strata vs. Teegray

I have spent a good deal of time back to back on both of these. The Strada was "non" Ohlins. I kept expecting in the beginning that my 1050 would feel a tad heftier than the Duc. And it is a few pounds heavier but they hold thier weight a bit differently. But after doing back to backs all day long in the twisties in wine country and coastal I was amazed that I didn't really prefer the Duc by such a wide margin. And belive me, I "WANTED" to prefer the Duc so I would have an excuse to take the plunge. Now granted, my suspension was dialed in by Dave Moss, I had Pro Taper Charmichael bars on mine, Remus can, etc... so the weight was paired down and the suspendors were made to work but after getting off the Duc mine felt "almost" as nimble and actually for sure more comfortable. My ergo's were dialed, not so on the Duc. If you go a step further such as JN did on the suspension, it "really" transforms the bike. But that F1 sound and tractor grunt the triple produces are magic.

Pushed to the very limit (8/10 to 9/10ths) I'm sure the Duc would win but anything up to that point the "Tiger" really is a great all rounder. What stacks the Duc's deck is the electronics pkg on the Ohlins "S" model. Now your talking some difference but you are also talking many thousannds of $$$ as well.

To the gent who reasoned the low resale: Triumph is the hottest ticket right now. Fit, finish, reliability, performance, price, support, models etc. are "Top Notch". It just means you the purchaser get an "outstanding" bang for the buck. I had mine for over 4 years and I usually switch out every 2 to 3 years.

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Old 01-16-2013, 05:15 AM   #118
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Now this is the Triumph I've been waiting for since the sale of my 2005 Tiger 955i... which I miss dearly.
I wonder if Canada will see this model? Often, we get similar models as Europe, which don't make state side. We'll see.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:35 AM   #119
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I'm betting any 'low resale' trend with triumphs will start reversing, as they are continually improving their line-up and reputation.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:30 AM   #120
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I am interested in one. My only concerns are: Will it wheelie like a KTM SMT, or a Multistrada? Does it cost like the KTM (around 13-14K), Is it as light (or close) as either? And, does it have the range (200-300 miles) I am looking for? Is it *comfortable* for both rider and passenger? With V-Strom 650's and left over 1000's going for around $10k, a $3k premium for one of these bikes is not out of the question for many buyers.
These questions will all be answered shortly after it arrives here, in the US.
I am no longer concerned with Triumph's overall reliability or dealership network. They seem to be as good, or better than any other manufacturer now.
I owned an older (1998) Triumph 885 triple, and while the engine was a gem, it was a heavy lump. Top heavy, at that.
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