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Offline Yellowjacket

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Tiger sport in the future
« on: 13 December, 2019, 08:36:45 PM »
First time on your site. I use to own a 2008 model. Really liked this bike, but had to move to a Explorer for various reasons. I'm curious if the factory addressed some of issues I had, on the newer models. I have noticed they updated to the electronic cruise control that I didn't have. Check. My transmission was rather notchy. Has it gotten smoother? Has the (U.S) gas mileage improved. Mine went backwards from my 2005 955. Factory said it going to improve. My explorer gets 5mpg better. Is it a ride by wire?  These are the only things that made me frown. Otherwise I really liked this bike. I hope they keep it around.

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Re: Tiger sport in the future
« Reply #1 on: 13 December, 2019, 10:23:39 PM »
 :401: YJ good to have you on board.

I had the same 07/08 1050 and I now have the 2017 / 2018 model.

They are Chalk & Cheese in comparison, with many fixes and enhancements. These include traction control, uprated lights, cruise control, RBW throttle, better brakes and suspension etc. The gear box is still a little notchy, but no worse than other bikes I have ridden and certainly better than your MKI Tiger 1050.

Sadly, unless you are will to travel to Mexico, this bike is not ever going to be available to you  :012:

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Re: Tiger sport in the future
« Reply #2 on: 14 December, 2019, 12:04:39 AM »
Welcome, and yup, what YD said.  I'd buy a new Tiger Sport as fast as I could write the check, but not going to happen.  I still like my 2011, an outstanding machine IMHO, runs great, excellent handling, but I'm hoping the new Tiger 900 might fill the bill for an updated sport ride.
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Re: Tiger sport in the future
« Reply #3 on: 14 December, 2019, 01:38:33 AM »
 :401:  Yellowjacket. We're practically neighbors. Only had my 2010 model for a year, but I really like it. Yes, it's a bit outdated but it ticks all the boxes I want it to.  Cascade Moto has a 2011 SE with only 8000 miles if you're lookin to come back.  :001:   

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Re: Tiger sport in the future
« Reply #4 on: 14 December, 2019, 05:46:56 PM »
Thanks gentlemen. What's left here in the states doesn't have the electronic cruise control that my aging wrist demands . Or am I wrong on that? Anyway, I keep hoping the factory will send it back over here again, but not right after I've just bought a new bike. I'm going to wait another 15 months to see what's changed on the 1200XRT. I'm not sure if I can adapt down to 900 power. Oh, and what's wrong with the factory converting any of these to an enclosed belt drive? Thanks for your comments.

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Re: Tiger sport in the future
« Reply #5 on: 14 December, 2019, 07:31:06 PM »
Always felt that Triumphs involvement in Moto 2 was going to be a game changer its still early days but my money is on a short stroke 12/1300 in the future the new 900 is just a toe in the water.

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Re: Tiger sport in the future
« Reply #6 on: 16 December, 2019, 04:04:11 PM »
Or could a Tiger sport 1160 be waiting in the wings? That's my vote. It just needs imported over here.

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Re: Tiger sport in the future
« Reply #7 on: 16 December, 2019, 04:14:47 PM »
Why ya want a bigger engine, just needs the Sp3 motor dropping in, 148bhp, jobs a good'n. Never seen anybody ride this type of bike at any great speed, bit more overtaking oomph is always welcome.
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Re: Tiger sport in the future
« Reply #8 on: 16 December, 2019, 04:25:26 PM »
Figured the 1050 would be phased out, leaving the 1160 the obvious choice. Anyway, changing the engine numbers gets the attention of those that are day dreaming other directions and hopefully brings them back to the fold.

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Re: Tiger sport in the future
« Reply #9 on: 16 December, 2019, 04:41:51 PM »
*Originally Posted by Yellowjacket [+]
Or could a Tiger sport 1160 be waiting in the wings? That's my vote. It just needs imported over here.

Not big enough end of period,with both a BMW X/R and a KTM GT I know whats out there,they dont have to come up with a gazillion HP but it will have to come up with a reasonable figure its what sells,the 955/1050 is old school Triumph know that and im Sure in time they will rectify that,a glimpse into the future is when there is talk about engine firing order.