Street Triple OR Tiger 800 XR

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Re: Street Triple OR Tiger 800 XR

Post by TriumphTart » Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:09 pm

tempesc wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:03 pm
Be warned - the Tiger is awesome....... but is best left on the side stand unless you need to lube/adjust the chain. Getting it on the centre stand is a right pita (much more so than for other bikes i have owned - not sure why)!

A weekend test ride sounds perfect - let us know how you get on.


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Yeah I will, I can't wait :P I've sat on a Tiger 800 at the NEC Motorbike Show, but never got round to booking a test ride. Just going to wait for it to get a bit warmer :lol:

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Re: Street Triple OR Tiger 800 XR

Post by Shidosan » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:17 am

OB1 wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:43 pm
I went from a 1050 Speed Triple to my first Tiger 800 XC around about 8 years ago. I put 28,000 miles on that bike in 5 years and then bought the new Tiger 800 XCx 3 years ago which I have put 24,000 miles on including a 2 week 5,000 mile trip up to Nordkapp. Needless to say, I love the Tiger as I think its the best bike I've ever owned (and I've owned a lot).

I'm just about to sell my XCx :( as I've bought a Honda CRF250 Rally for a trip and cannot afford two bikes.
Ditto......
On my third tiger, the 955 and now my second 800xc.... brilliant all rounder and easy on the back and wrists...
200 miles between stops when touring is pretty effortless. Longest single trip was from ypres in france to lancashire via the tunnel in a day...in the pouring rain... only stopped for petrol and ass, back and wrists were fine

Get the tiger....
It will be alright in the end.... if it's not alright.. it's not the end !

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Re: Street Triple OR Tiger 800 XR

Post by Elmer J Fudd » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:11 pm

Interesting choice to make.

I currently have a 765R and an 800XRT, both 2017 models; they are worlds apart, but both excellent bikes.

The Tigers screen, including the new model, can cause wind buffeting around the head. It doesn't affect everyone but mine can be a PIA at times and only gets better at highly illegal speeds. Have a look at https://www.tiger800.co.uk/ plenty of pages of discussion and something to look out for on your test.

Tank range is fantastic, handling and build quality good, though it is a bit heavy to push around when loaded up.

My advice would be to have both, though this may not be possible, as the itch to go a bit mad can't really be scratched with the Tiger.

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Re: Street Triple OR Tiger 800 XR

Post by stanbloke » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:00 pm

TriumphTart wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:37 pm
Hey Guys, I have a dilemma, do I sell the Street Triple 675 and swap it for a Tiger 800 XR ?? :? Does anyone of you own the Tiger 800 XR ? Is it really that good?

After riding for about an hour, I find the Street Triple makes my arse and back ache. I would like to start going further afield and explore the country, so am thinking Tiger 800 XR. All the write ups about it are excellent, 5* every time. I'm not a great lover of the look of the Tiger but if it's comfort I'm going for :roll:

I've got a feeling I know what you lot are going to say :lol:
Get the Tiger........and a tent :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Street Triple OR Tiger 800 XR

Post by TriumphTart » Tue May 14, 2019 2:36 pm

I'm so crap at this stuff, lol. Well, it has taken me 4 months to sell the Street Triple, but hey it was an emotional time :lol:
No Tiger as of yet, but I think it's on the cards.
Thank for your help guys. most appreciated.

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Re: Street Triple OR Tiger 800 XR

Post by anthony29040 » Tue May 14, 2019 2:57 pm

one of the ABR guys that i meet at the ABR Ireland rally this weekend was riding a 800xc he said he normally rides a triumph sport bike and he said he loved the xc.I used to own one a few years ago and i really liked it,was a superb all rounder.get a low comfort seat makes a big difference if your a bit on the short side and i found it was good for about 450 to 500 mile days.hope this helps.oh look at the GS 800 which in my opinion is a better all round bike.
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Re: Street Triple OR Tiger 800 XR

Post by DaveCon » Tue May 14, 2019 3:45 pm

Since you're in with the Triumph crowd why don't you try one of the scramblers. They're not as cumbersome as a full fat XC bike, perhaps a bit easier on the rider, a bit more practical then the Street Tripple and you're used to no fairing. They're also a hoot to ride.

I'm having a great time on a Ducati Desert Sled at the moment but it's only on loan :roll:

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