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    Tiger sport 1050 - 2016/7

    Anyone here tried the current model Tiger Sport (the one with cruise control) ?

    They look pretty good value to me, even though they're chain-drive & you have to pay extra for heated grips & centre stand.

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    Thanks - a decent review - mind you that guy doing the vid is gonna come a cropper soon, filtering at those speeds !
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    For me a chain drive is a bonus!
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    Agree with Trev, above - Unlikely to need your bike trucked back from your hols..........

    The Tiger Sport appears to be a great bike, with a stocking engine - there was just something holding me back from shelling out on one.

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    I considered one when the new Sport came out and had a day on a demo. Very nice bike, lovely engine and generally a great all rounder. Only thing that stopped me buying one at the time was the KTM1190.
    Why so serious ?

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    Looking at the Triumph site I also noticed the 1050 Sprint GT is still going for £8999 in blue or red with full luggage.
    I know it's dated & short of gadgetry but that's a lowish price.
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    Tiger Sport 1050 (2017)

    Tried and tested an purchased one 4 weeks ago in the stealth black colour scheme
    It's such a comfortable, punchy ,well handling bike that I feel will surprise the average GS rider, and after owning 4x GSs myself it's what I've wanted in the BMW but all of the models owned they never filled the bill ,great bikes of course but now my Tiger Sport covers those bases I've wanted ,it may not be an adventure bike but I only want road adventures so for myself it's fantastic at what it offers
    Way cheaper than a BWM and no worries of will the shaft disintegrate in later life ,chain an sprockets may be old hat but there not expensive to replace when worn
    Get out an take a demo for a couple of hours you may be surprised
    Don't delay do it today !!

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    Build quality isnt good I think on the new triumphs, lots and lots of rusty bits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nice 'n' Fat View Post
    He does some good reviews, but he likes every single bike that he rides

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyscott View Post
    Build quality isnt good I think on the new triumphs, lots and lots of rusty bits.
    Mine didn't come with any rusty bits fitted build quality great
    As with any motorcycle they don't clean themselves and need a little fettle occasionally to preserve it it that's your thing ,but I will say you get much more paint on a triumph tiger sport than any BWM ,even had a triumph scrambler before the tiger and that was as greater quality as the 1st edition R9T which is proper BWM quality finish in my mind
    Don't delay do it today !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyscott View Post
    Build quality isnt good I think on the new triumphs, lots and lots of rusty bits.
    My pal's Tiger 800 faired better than any GS800.............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackal View Post
    My pal's Tiger 800 faired better than any GS800.............

    Al
    Mine doesn't have any corrosion in the slightest. don't judge the whole lot from a few bad eggs.

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    Not been here for a while as I fell out of love with GS's and BMW as a whole. Rode an old 955 Tiger for a year or so then test rode the new one and oh boy I was smitten.

    1 year old and now with 7000 miles on it. Not a sign of corrosion anywhere, the paint on my K1300GT's final drive fell off in 3 months and the F800GS needed new gearbox internals at 2400 miles, ok maybe I was unlucky..........



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