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Offline coddy

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2018 Tiger 800 Reviews?
« on: January 02, 2019, 02:49:23 PM »
Having recently bought a new Tiger 800 I am interested to see what reviews my bike has had over the last few months.

I would be most interested to read reviews on the XR range as I don't have the off road bug.

I'd be grateful if anyone has such online links.

Ps the section titled, reviews and road tests is obsolete and new topics cannot be started.

Cheers  :038:

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Re: 2018 Tiger 800 Reviews?
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2019, 03:36:10 PM »
Hi Coddy

I have owned my XRT since May and have owned 2 1st generation tiger 800s before.

I have been very impressed with the bike, everything is a lot more refined then the older versions. I like how nimble it feels and the upright seating position.

It really impressed me when I took the bike on a 9 day tour around the UK and Ireland with slighlty overloaded panniers and top box and the misses on the back and I was amazed how to performed. It still pulled lovely out of corners and was still very nimble. I only nearly noticed the weight when we stopped.

The only negatives I found have been:
I wish the tank was bigger.
The seat starts to get uncomfortable after 2ish hours.

Thanks
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Offline coddy

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Re: 2018 Tiger 800 Reviews?
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2019, 03:52:42 PM »
Thanks Luke, I was thinking of reviews from Magazines, MCN etc and MCN 250 Route especially but yea reviews from forum members would also be cool.

Why don't you think the tank is big enough? with it's 55-60 mpg fuel economy the T800 can comfortably cover 200 miles between stops.

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Re: 2018 Tiger 800 Reviews?
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2019, 04:27:08 PM »
Hi Coddy

When I did my trip I was filling up more then I thought I would be, that's all.

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Re: 2018 Tiger 800 Reviews?
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2019, 04:30:41 PM »
decent review

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Re: 2018 Tiger 800 Reviews?
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2019, 08:41:38 PM »
There are about a zillion 2018 Tiger 800 reviews on YouTube.

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Re: 2018 Tiger 800 Reviews?
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2019, 09:23:14 PM »
Isn't it a bit late to do research since the OP has already bought the bike?

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Offline coddy

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Re: 2018 Tiger 800 Reviews?
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2019, 07:21:55 AM »
Not looking for research as I used a test ride and read this forum to make my mind up on my purchase, i'm just interested in other peoples opinions on the Tiger 800 after riding one.

For example my friend recently took a Africa Twin and a BMW 1250GS for test rides and then went on mine and was really impressed on how smooth it was to those two bikes.


Does anyone know if MCN took one out on their 250 mile test ride last year?

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Re: 2018 Tiger 800 Reviews?
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2019, 09:13:33 AM »
Hi

Once you have brought it surely the only opinion the really counts is yours as to whether you like it or not.

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Re: 2018 Tiger 800 Reviews?
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2019, 09:39:26 PM »
*Originally Posted by coddy [+]
Having recently bought a new Tiger 800 I am interested to see what reviews my bike has had over the last few months.

I would be most interested to read reviews on the XR range as I don't have the off road bug.

I'd be grateful if anyone has such online links.

Ps the section titled, reviews and road tests is obsolete and new topics cannot be started.

Cheers  :038:

Yes, there are loads of reviews where folk ride down to the dealership and take a tiger out for an hour or two then make fantastical claims about the seat comfort etc etc.

I myself have not come across a long term review from an owners point of view.

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