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Offline Tammyboy

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Tiger 900 test ride
« on: October 19, 2020, 05:12:03 PM »
 :187: :006: Having read numerous  test reports on how good the Tiger 900 is I went for  a test ride with the intention of px 
ing  my 800 and ordering one. After being fed some bulls**t about it being a customers bike and only allowed  20 minutes  we  (my wife and I) had our quick spin and both decided not to bother!  Why have Triumph spoiled a lovely  triple engine with their T plane crank by turning it into something mimicking a twin. If I wanted a twin I'd buy a Bonnie or an Africa twin.

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Re: Tiger 900 test ride
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2020, 05:25:29 PM »
With you 100% ... Triumph have shot themselves in the foot with this one ... But they will sell to the unknowing  :192:
« Last Edit: October 19, 2020, 05:27:29 PM by prenticemarie »
My My, How Time Flies ... 61 Years ... From BSA DBD34 Gold Star To Tiger 800 Road ... 1959 - 2020 !

Offline mcinlb

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Re: Tiger 900 test ride
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2020, 06:29:39 PM »
I've had a 800 XRX for 2 years now and it is one of the sweetest engines ever, but having just bought a 900GT, ready for it's first service, I have to say that it is better in every way than the 800. Engine is slightly buzzy, vibs if you want but are only intrusive above 80mph +5000rpm.
I have not been much above this rpm yet and still to see if it gets noticeably worse north of 6k rpm.
Not saying it's perfect, it's not, as an overall package it takes some beating...

Offline Jarse

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Re: Tiger 900 test ride
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2020, 07:57:23 PM »
Ive never owned an 800 but rode one on an extended test ride. Didnt sway me from the Explorer. Tested the 900 and was sold. Picked it up on Friday.

Offline Aussie Tiger

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Re: Tiger 900 test ride
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2020, 12:39:50 AM »
The first 900 I rode was mine, the day I picked it up. Had an 800 XCX before that, which I absolutely loved, but I just knew the 900 was going to be great. I have to agree 100% with mcinlb that the 900 is better than the 800 in every possible way. Not by a lot but it all adds up to easily the best bike Ive ever owned. I love love love the new engine configuration and the vibe gives the 900 the one thing the 800 was lacking - personality. Anyone not liking it is free to have that view and not buy but they are certainly it in a very small minority. Their loss. I expect to see the T plain in the 1200 (replacement) some time next year.

Offline Adey Bee

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Re: Tiger 900 test ride
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2020, 12:55:33 AM »
I say go again solo, every time me and my mate test ride the new models and we've done just about everything "thanks Triumph" we will take out 2 bikes and swap about 3 or 4 times in the the HOURS that we are out.
Ive rode the Rally pro and the GT 3 or 4 times on each, it does sound like a twin but thats it, start riding it hard and you will see,hear, feel one of the best bikes ever made.
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