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Offline Tigermainia

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Trident 660
« on: February 20, 2021, 08:37:34 PM »
End of the Tiger 800 line for me  :161: took my XRt to the dealers today (to get a new number plate, sold the TGR 800T) and decided to leave it there. And there in the workshop was my new order!!!! Waiting collection in March.......hopefully.  :152: :031:

Its been an informative, enjoyable few years on here, I have had the Gen 2 & Gen3 and for the touring my wife and I have done there are not any bikes (for us) more capable and enjoyable.
From '61>present - '57 BSA C12, RE C/Sports, '59 Tiger 110, '61 T120R, '57 BMW R50, '76 GT185, '69 T120, KE 175, BMW R75, GSX750, FJ1200, XJR1300, FZ1000, '05 Sprint1050 & '08 Str Triple, Sprint1050, Sp/triple, Sprint1050, SprintGT, Trophy 1215, Speedtriple & '12 Bonne, '15 XRx,'18 XRt, Trident 660

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Re: Trident 660
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2021, 07:44:23 AM »
Congratulations on your new steed.
It does look like a nice bit of kit.
Are you planning on touring on it or having a different bike for said function?
Enjoy

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Re: Trident 660
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2021, 09:38:17 AM »
Actual pic





PapaTom it will be our only bike but we will be doing short breaks/mini tours, the wife doesn't want to do longer tours anymore and over the last twenty years we done our fair share worldwide.

We have a trip to Reims booked for August this year (hopefully), just a three night break in one hotel and I'm sure the Trident will cope admirably with throw-over bags.
« Last Edit: February 21, 2021, 10:05:15 AM by Tigermainia »
From '61>present - '57 BSA C12, RE C/Sports, '59 Tiger 110, '61 T120R, '57 BMW R50, '76 GT185, '69 T120, KE 175, BMW R75, GSX750, FJ1200, XJR1300, FZ1000, '05 Sprint1050 & '08 Str Triple, Sprint1050, Sp/triple, Sprint1050, SprintGT, Trophy 1215, Speedtriple & '12 Bonne, '15 XRx,'18 XRt, Trident 660

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Re: Trident 660
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2021, 10:14:32 AM »
Must admit that now have turned 75 and only being 5ft 6" tall i am beginning to find the Tiger a handful, not so much riding it but when pushing it out of the garage or anytime I stop, always careful where I park. Will take a view, when we are all back on the road whether to change it for a lighter & smaller machine.

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Re: Trident 660
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2021, 11:15:19 AM »
*Originally Posted by pemcer [+]
Must admit that now have turned 75 and only being 5ft 6" tall i am beginning to find the Tiger a handful, not so much riding it but when pushing it out of the garage or anytime I stop, always careful where I park. Will take a view, when we are all back on the road whether to change it for a lighter & smaller machine.

I'm a couple of years senior and at 5' 9" I can sit with both feet flat on the ground, but as you say its the dead weight maneuverability that is the problem, especially two-up with full panniers for touring!!!
From '61>present - '57 BSA C12, RE C/Sports, '59 Tiger 110, '61 T120R, '57 BMW R50, '76 GT185, '69 T120, KE 175, BMW R75, GSX750, FJ1200, XJR1300, FZ1000, '05 Sprint1050 & '08 Str Triple, Sprint1050, Sp/triple, Sprint1050, SprintGT, Trophy 1215, Speedtriple & '12 Bonne, '15 XRx,'18 XRt, Trident 660

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Re: Trident 660
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2021, 04:01:34 PM »
Blinking eck. I've only just turned 59 and enjoy riding smaller bikes.
The 800 is still fine for me, and a keeper. However, I've put a deposit down for a Royal Enfield Meteor 350. This will be for the shorter rides. Due in May.
Something different anyway.

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Re: Trident 660
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2021, 06:31:59 PM »
*Originally Posted by PapaTom [+]
Blinking eck. I've only just turned 59 and enjoy riding smaller bikes.
The 800 is still fine for me, and a keeper. However, I've put a deposit down for a Royal Enfield Meteor 350. This will be for the shorter rides. Due in May.
Something different anyway.

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Interesting as a Royal Enfield was the first bike I ever purchased back in 1961. Not sure that it would suit one after a Tiger really but the whole range look great value but they all lack the power of the Tiger for sure. Maybe when I grow up one might appeal but hopefully not for a few years yet.

Derek

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Re: Trident 660
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2021, 06:58:49 PM »
Hi Derek.
That's the point.... totally different to the tiger.
I've recently sold my '57 Redditch 350 Bullet.

Sorry. I don't want to hijack this thread.

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Re: Trident 660
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2021, 07:35:11 PM »
*Originally Posted by restandplay [+]
Interesting as a Royal Enfield was the first bike I ever purchased back in 1961. Not sure that it would suit one after a Tiger really but the whole range look great value but they all lack the power of the Tiger for sure. Maybe when I grow up one might appeal but hopefully not for a few years yet.

Derek

I had a 250 Royal Enfield Crusader Sports back in '62 (2nd bike) passed my test on it, lovey sound, back when I had hearing.  :435:
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Re: Trident 660
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2021, 03:26:23 PM »
I am in exactly the same position as 'Pemcer and Tigermainia, with the exception that I have just turned 80. and as they say maneuvering and parking can be tricky,but I will decide this Autumn whether or not I have to downsize. The Tiger is far and away the best bike I have ever owned.

 


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