Originally Posted by kens1200rt
concidering a tiger do you like yours thanks ken
I like it a lot - For its intended purpose. Not as good (stable or wind/weather protection) on the highway as compared to the RT or the LT, or even my old GS-ADV. But a much better bike (IMHO) as compared to the DL1000 V-Strom - And much better looking too. Compared to the 'Strom, the Tiger does everything better, and it should be better in "limited" off-road situations as compared to the GS-ADV due to its lighter weight.
I purposely chose a bike in the '01-'04 range, as starting in '05 the Tigers became a little less dirt worthy. And it gets even worse starting with the upcoming '07's - Triumph seems to be going more super motard with the bike, and away from "adventure".
The 955 engine is smooth and beautiful, and it is a really fun bike to jump onto. Very comfortable to indicated speeds of 60 mph, but above that you get buffeting. I have an MRA windscreen (which is a little taller than stock), but I haven't tried one of the big ones from Cee Baileys yet.
Great bike for slower "secondary" roads, whether due to a less perfect surface or the lower speed limits. Comfortable and good handling, but not as much so as an RT or an LT for longer, higher speed trips.