2013 Tiger 1050 SPORT

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  1. Deano955

    Deano955 Insatiable

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    Not much to the linky (have o subscribe I guess) but my 1050 Tiger was my all-time favorite bike. If what you're saying is true, I know what my next scooter will be...
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  2. NCGS

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    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.
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  3. bobobob

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    There might be a clue in the their multi-bike comparisons.
    You can see the checks sticking out of their pockets.
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  4. optimum_malarky

    optimum_malarky Premium nonsense

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    Can't wait for more pics!:clap
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  5. socalmoe

    socalmoe Been here awhile

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  6. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    :scratch

    That's the 'old' (current) Tiger.
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  7. 3sum

    3sum local Triumph fanboy

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    Just ran across this thread while searching for other stuff (sorry for rehashing a two-month old thread). Funny, because my searching was for trying to decide between buying a new Sprint GT or Ninja 1000 (with luggage). I absolutely love my Tiger 1050 I've had for 4 1/2 years, but it's time to move on.

    Now.......I'm thinking I'll hold onto it for another year and see what happens. I'm wanting something sportier, but kept going back and forth with the Sprint and N1k, weighing pros and cons.

    Hmmm.
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  8. Paulvt1

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    Latest interweb rumour has an all new Speed Triple 1100 coming out this year, based on the new 1200 Tiger motor. The new Trophy is a given. So the Tiger sport could be a bitsa to use up 1050 motors (they don't pass the next gen of emissions tests) and Speedy cycle parts. Should be very keenly priced then..
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  9. satz

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    My local dealer has a 2013 1050 next to the explorer , 800 and 800xc ...as its also a harley dealer the triumph sections are empty.all to myself lol.

    so after sitting and spending an hr i decided i love the scrambler which was next to them for some reason..It was so whacky that i think i like it.
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  10. 3sum

    3sum local Triumph fanboy

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    Purely speculation on my part, but why would Triumph come out with a (damn near) all new Speed Triple in '11 if they're going to change it all again two years later? It's not a repli-racer where things change almost yearly. If this is the case, then Triumph wasted *a lot* of tooling costs.....
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  11. Yankee Dog

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    dont forget increased electrical power output. what keeps me from grabbing a 1050 right now is the lack of wattage. I ride 2up when its cold. So I need enough to run two sets of heated liners. being able to mount an extra set of lights at the same time would be nice as well.

    Triumph seems to this solved with the Explr and 800. Lets hope they follow suit with the 1050.
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  12. 3sum

    3sum local Triumph fanboy

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    We'll see huh? I'm getting rid of my '07 Tiger (before values plummet) later this week in favor of another Speed Triple for a year or two. I'll take a good, hard look at the alleged new Tiger when it comes out next year hopefully. I love what I've seen in the two spy shots so far.

    The electrical doesn't bother me though. I quit running heated gear a couple of years ago when I went from a Roadcrafter to a Darien suit. That Darien jacket/liner combo is the shit IMHO. And as far as aux lights, go LED. Tons brighter and damn near no current draw. I have a set I just pulled off my Tiger in anticipation of the trade. I'm going to figure out some way to mount them up underneath the Speed Triple's headlights.
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  13. Tigerland

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    According to Triumph Project Manager in Motorcycle Sport & Leisure, they put at new engine in the Tiger Explorer as the 1050 triple would not meet the new Euro 4 emission standards in 2016. So they wanted to future proof the Explorer by using a new updated engine that would run clean, and work well past 2016 when emissions kick in.

    I would guess if they were to put out a new Tiger Sport it would make sense to use this new 1215 engine, as a reworked 1050 triple would have a short life span.

    So hopefully we will see a very cool Tiger Sport, with a kick ass engine, and not a parts bin 1050 patched up unit in which case they would have limped on with the Tiger 1050 until the bitter end.

    I love my Tiger 1050, and very much hope they put out a very cool new version. Here is hoping for the best.
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  14. Paulvt1

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    Sounds good.
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  15. Paulvt1

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    Bump time. No new news, but as the new Trophy is a bit of a barge, i hope this bike does come to fruition. Light and nimble with a kick ass motor please Mr Bloor.
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  16. JNRobert

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    Bump - two major shows and no sighting, I guess not a 2013 bike. Shame.
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  17. Paulvt1

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    MCN UK has some pixallated shots on their website of the final bike - supposed to be a 2013 - odd then that it didn't pop up at the NEC this week.
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  18. TRRcheck

    TRRcheck Been here awhile

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    Do we really need 4 tigers?

    Granted this is more of a upright street bike, but still..
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  19. MookieBlaylock

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    i think the idea of the sport was as a multistada/1190 competitor and as such you would think it would need a noticeable power bump. Time will tell
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  20. sleepyOwl

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    And some major plastic surgery

    Another older "spyshot"

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