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Tiger 800 / 900 - Main Discussion Section => Tiger 800 / 900 - General Discussion => Topic started by: Tigermainia on February 20, 2021, 08:37:34 PM

Title: Trident 660
Post by: Tigermainia 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.
Title: Re: Trident 660
Post by: PapaTom 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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Title: Re: Trident 660
Post by: Tigermainia on February 21, 2021, 09:38:17 AM
Actual pic

(https://photos-cdn.tiger800.co.uk/IMG-20210220-WA0005.jpg)



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.
Title: Re: Trident 660
Post by: pemcer 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.
Title: Re: Trident 660
Post by: Tigermainia 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!!!
Title: Re: Trident 660
Post by: PapaTom 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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Title: Re: Trident 660
Post by: restandplay 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
Title: Re: Trident 660
Post by: PapaTom 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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Title: Re: Trident 660
Post by: Tigermainia 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:
Title: Re: Trident 660
Post by: T-Rever 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.
Title: Re: Trident 660
Post by: KildareMan on February 23, 2021, 09:09:08 AM
Been looking at the Trident. But unfortunately they don't do a garish enough colour. New Tuono 660 in Acid Gold currently in the short list.

https://img.indianautosblog.com/2021/01/08/aprilia-tuono-660-acid-gold-rhs-4616.jpg (https://img.indianautosblog.com/2021/01/08/aprilia-tuono-660-acid-gold-rhs-4616.jpg)

Title: Re: Trident 660
Post by: Tallpaul on February 23, 2021, 10:56:31 AM
Triumph have extremely disappointing colour choices throughout their products currently.
Title: Re: Trident 660
Post by: applecorp on February 24, 2021, 08:29:30 PM
It's a decent looking bike but I don't think your other half is going to appreciate even short trips on that stubby little pillion seat the Trident has.
Title: Re: Trident 660
Post by: Djairouks on February 24, 2021, 09:34:33 PM
*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
Been looking at the Trident. But unfortunately they don't do a garish enough colour. New Tuono 660 in Acid Gold currently in the short list.

https://img.indianautosblog.com/2021/01/08/aprilia-tuono-660-acid-gold-rhs-4616.jpg (https://img.indianautosblog.com/2021/01/08/aprilia-tuono-660-acid-gold-rhs-4616.jpg)

I must say I'm with you here, might replace my Yami, need to test this Aprilia for sure !