Unfortunately, I don't think we will ever see the Tiger Sport here. Sport and sport touring bikes don't sell here any more, adventure and retro models do. Triumph are concentrating their US efforts in those areas with a confusing number of Tiger 800 and Explorer variations and new models like the Bonneville Speedmaster and Bobber Black. Motorcycles in the US are considered a hobby and very few people here have a bike as their sole means of transportation. It seems the younger generations are more excited about the latest I-Phone than the new GSXR, I see less and less young people getting into motorcycling and the motorcycling community is growing older (like me
). Triumph make it difficult if not impossible for small dealerships to take on their brand here in the states, (ask HAMLIN), and only the large "boutique" multi brand dealers can meet their demands. At least four small Triumph dealers have closed doors within a hundred miles of me and that's in the densely populated New York metro area. I'm not into 600 lb. dirtbikes and spent my youth on sport bikes so retro's don't call to me either. Guess I'll have to keep my "08 in top running order for the foreseeable future!