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2010 Triumph Tiger 1050

Engine Inline 3 cyclinder, four-stroke, water cooled, fuel-injected, DOHC, 115 hp
Transmission 6-speed, chain drive
Starting Electric
Fuel Capacity 5.28 gallons
Brakes Disc, Dual front and single back
Weight 511 lbs
Color Jet black
Miles 29900 (as of March 2017)
Tires Continental ContiMotion

Triumph Bar Riser, Givi crashbars. Lowering links, Powerlet 12v outlet

My Thoughts On The Bike

At the time of this writing I've only had the bike one day. My initial impressions are power and smoothness. The bike nearly doubles the horsepower of the V-Strom that it replaces. When I rip the throttle the bike really pulls on my arms. There seems like no end to it at least with the test ride I did. Very nimble for a 511 lb bike. The seventeen inch tires fore and aft make for very quick handling. The brakes are superb, at least compared to the Japanese bikes I've ridden. They have to be gently applied or the bike will dive on you. I may look into suspension upgrades in the future, but I'll ride it a lot before I make that decision. One thing I do find lacking is the windscreen - it's too small and at highway speeds there's a significant amount of buffeting about your head. Fortunately there are lots of solutions available for that.

Current Motorcycles

Triumph Tiger 1050

Yamaha WR250R

Past Motorcycles

Suzuki V-Strom DL650

Honda XL250R

Kawasaki KZ750

Yamaha SR500

Tom Clark
I'm Chief Technical Overlord for Behind The Gavel, living in Spokane, Washington. I also do a little development work on the side. And I love riding my bikes all over the country with my friends.

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