I've got a buddy who is looking into an XC so I thought I'd check out the forum to see how the bike is. Man, the Tiger looks impressive, VERY bad-ass. I'm a KLR rider so I have no experience on going fast, but a triple should have some nice throttle snap. It looks like the Tiger is about 50# more than the KLR, but the bike should tear up the twisties and forest service type roads. Darren '09 KLR 650, blue **It's a KLR, I'll catch up"