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Rick B:
Originally Posted by mark2jag Hello and Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening to you all.

I'm Mark, I'm new  and  I signed up just to ask the following  questions, so hold on to your  hats and  here goes.

1. I'm thinking of buying a Tiger XRt, and  would  very much like to know the following:

Does it  vibrate as  I appear to be very sensitive to vibration. I am currently  riding a borrowed Yamaha Tracer GT900, and I find there is lots of vibration through the footpegs and also through the bars. Its enough to make my hands go numb after about  an hour on the bike. 

2. Is the seat comfortable on the Tiger? The yamaha isnt and also leaves me with arse ache after about an hour.

3.  Is the screen good enough to deflect wind turbulence in its  highest position to a comfortable level for someone of 5 foot 9" tall?

4. I am seeing some  posts on  here suggesting Low 60's as a potential fuel consumption figure, and have to say If these figures were from the maker I would take them with a big pinch of salt, but it's been posted on here so I am going to assume it's somewhere near the truth...

I also can't  find a dealer open today, so cant ask them, BUT..... I'm led to believe that Triumph are doing  some sort of deal where  you get an alarm/tracker/immobiliser (not talking about the one built into the key I think that's been standard for a long while ) if/when you  buy a new bike???

Thanks one and all for taking the time to read to the bottom of this long list of reasons to get myself a Tiger 800 (OR MAYBE NOT!!)   and look forward to many many helpful replies.... NOW, I'll get my coat!!!....

 :300:
1. I find very little vibration on my 20 plate XRT
2.Me and the wife spent about 5-5.5hrs solid in the saddle yesterday (Im still running it in so i need to get to 500)
3.I traded a 16 plate BMW RT1200 for the Triumph and i much prefer the screen on the XRT its strange how you can get more protection from that small screen compared to the riot shield on the BM.Im 5',6"
4. Dont bother about the fuel,,,,,,Just ride,   :300:
5.There was,,, and i dont know if its still going an offer where you get all the Expedition boxes and pannier liners,headlight guard,tank pad and a few other goodies to entice you to oe your wallet.
Try one you'll love it
 :123:

Jose:
Originally Posted by mark2jag
1. I'm thinking of buying a Tiger XRt, and  would  very much like to know the following:

Does it  vibrate as  I appear to be very sensitive to vibration. I am currently  riding a borrowed Yamaha Tracer GT900, and I find there is lots of vibration through the footpegs and also through the bars. Its enough to make my hands go numb after about  an hour on the bike. 

2. Is the seat comfortable on the Tiger? The yamaha isnt and also leaves me with arse ache after about an hour.

3.  Is the screen good enough to deflect wind turbulence in its  highest position to a comfortable level for someone of 5 foot 9" tall?

4. I am seeing some  posts on  here suggesting Low 60's as a potential fuel consumption figure, and have to say If these figures were from the maker I would take them with a big pinch of salt, but it's been posted on here so I am going to assume it's somewhere near the truth...


1. I don’t know about the Tracer GT900, but the Tracer 900 (essentially the same bike) does vibrate, especially at around 5000 rpm. As for the Tiger, my XRx doesn‘t vibrate at all.
2. I find the seat pretty comfortable; much more comfortable than the one on the Tracer.
3. “Is the screen good enough to deflect wind turbulence…”   
     It is for me, 5 foot 11. Again, the screen on the Tracer 900 is crap.

Summary of 1+2+3: Do I think it would be a mistake to buy a Tracer instead of a Tiger? Yes I do.

4. “…Low 60's as a potential fuel consumption figure…”
     Is that 60 miles per gallon? Yeah, mine does about that.

Jose:
Oh, I almost forgot
Welcome aboard, Mark

Stevie.P:
Hi and :401:

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