The official "I want the Tiger Sport in the U.S." whine thread

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Darkjedip, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. Darkjedip

    Darkjedip Designated Thread Killer

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    The title says it all; I hoping if enough people whine for it, I can have a Tiger sport too! :evil
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  2. Pokeyjoe

    Pokeyjoe Aprilia Dorsoduro

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    You CANNOT start a thread like this without pics. It's a law.
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  3. Darkjedip

    Darkjedip Designated Thread Killer

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    Fine:

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  4. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    I'll buy one. Bring it on.
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  5. Profdecoy

    Profdecoy Adventurer

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    I had wanted one when they announced it. Ended up buying a roadie Tiger 800 instead.
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  6. Darkjedip

    Darkjedip Designated Thread Killer

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    I need to test drive a roadie, but I'm waiting to next year to make a decision - hoping that the Sport will be a 2014 model!
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  7. danketchpel

    danketchpel Long timer

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    I would love a bike like that from Triumph, especially if they used the Tiger 800 engine and gave it decent passenger ergos.

    I'd really like a sport/standard version of the Tiger 800 roadie.
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  8. TigerMarker

    TigerMarker Ducati/Triumph

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    Nice looking bike. I'd take one.
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  9. Higgs Boson

    Higgs Boson Adventurer

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    Make the XC a little more dirt and turn the Roadie into this and I'd swap my 13 for it.
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  10. Twinz

    Twinz Been here awhile

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    I sure do want to ride one...oh well!
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  11. danketchpel

    danketchpel Long timer

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    That would make a lot of sense.
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  12. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta?

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    How does the Sport differ from the standard 1050? :ear
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  13. Darkjedip

    Darkjedip Designated Thread Killer

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    http://www.ashonbikes.com/content/triumph-tiger-sport


    In a nutshell, new single sided swingarm, +10hp, 7% better fuel economy, revised suspension, new reflector headlights, new subframe (lower), new exhaust & fairings.
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  14. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

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    You had me at new headlights.
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  15. Profdecoy

    Profdecoy Adventurer

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    I took all 3 New Tigers (800 Roadie & XC and 1200) out before buying my 800 Roadie. Since I don't do anything offroad (yet), the 800XC wasn't worth it to me and I liked the quicker turn in of the Roadie.

    For as massive as the 1200 is, it carried it's weight well, but was far too big for the typical riding I do and is $5-6k more, so I really couldn't justify it.

    Liked them all, don't have the budget or garage space for all of them though... :D
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  16. helotaxi

    helotaxi Been here awhile

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    How about a proper big sport bike to replace the Daytona 955 that they killed off several years ago?
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  17. Darkjedip

    Darkjedip Designated Thread Killer

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    Um, ok: how's about a tiger sport? ;)
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  18. IndyChizzle

    IndyChizzle Inspired by Trevor W

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    Ok, so "my local dealer told my buddy....."

    That the Tiger 1050 Sport is likely to be imported for 2014.

    Normally, I'd be willing to dismiss this as utter BS, but it made me wonder. Why would he lie? Seems like if anything he'd have the incentive to say it won't come, if only to keep buyers focused on current product lines.

    Has anybody else heard anything about it being imported? Seems like a sweet spot right between the old Sprint and the old Tiger 1050, with buyers of both bikes wanting something more in the middle.
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  19. danketchpel

    danketchpel Long timer

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    My only input would be to improve on the rather funky front "fairing" Could I live with it? Ya I suppose so but.......

    [​IMG]
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  20. IndyChizzle

    IndyChizzle Inspired by Trevor W

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    I like it, and I bet the aftermarket could come up with some cool options.
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