I exchanged the LT for a 2008 Tiger 1050i as my only bike. I wanted to do something different for awhile. More ponies and half the weight, it is a joy to ride. I've got it mostly farkled as an adventure tourer, just need aluminum panniers now. I dropped the seat 1" with a suspension bracket mod, added crash bars (not shown in these earlier pics), taller after market windscreen, HID, brake flashers, handlebar risers, heated handgrips, Zumo, XM-radio, throttle lock... Just had the 6k service done ($188) and in August, I rode her to Phoenix and back. The triple engine makes a nice purr, which is even better with an after-market (read: no baffles) muffler.
High speed handling is fine for me. I'm sure I don't push it near it's capabilities. It accelerates to passing speeds just by thinking about it. The trip computer has a "MAX SPEED" log so you can show your friends you really did go 125 mph on the last stretch....
1. If your wife/SO likes the comfort of the LT, don't trade for a Tiger. The pillion position is nowhere close to as comfortable (needs the pegs dropped). She is still PO'd at me. But I expect I can leverage that into a new LT sooner or later. IF they ever fix the FD problem.
2. The Hinckley Triumph factory has limp-wristed robots assembling their bikes. I had three bolts just fall out in the first couple thousand miles. Inconsequential as they were (two chain cover bolts and a skid pan bolt), others have lost engine side cover bolts and hence their oil. I checked the torque on mine - all were very much under the 9 Nm torque spec. On the Triumph forums, they will tell you, "If you ride it, you torque it."
It's a very cool platform to mold into your own motorcycle fantasy touring bike. It will cruise 80+ all day (Red line is upwards of 150 mph). Engine buzz is there, but not obnoxious like the mid-4000 buzz of the LT mid exhaust bracket (please remove it if you haven't already). The slimmer Cal Sci windscreen I chose is sufficient, but not the total buffet guard of the LT billboard sized screens. The LT is definitely more plush for the long ride.