I had an 07 Tiger 1050 and now ride a 1200 Explorer. The Explorer has a superior drivetrain. Only negative I see is the fuel economy drops more quickly than the 1050 if you ride it hard. The suspension is better as far as turning and tracking through the curves but less plush. Triumph managed to replace the super easy to remove 1050 tank with one that requires about 20 screws and some crazy fuel equalizing tubes be removed. Hasn't used a drop of oil and I haven't had any of the engine noise problems some folks have. I've put a Russell Day Long on mine, some are pleased with the stock seat. All in all this is easily the nicest riding bike I've ever owned.