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Title: New Tiger Sport Review
Post by: Timbox2 on March 15, 2017, 06:04:48 PM
OK, so finally managed to get a test ride down at Fowlers today, phoned em at 9 as I got into Bristol and was out on the bike at 9:30, pretty good really.

(http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g132/cockneytaff/temporary_zpsetgz2cgu.jpg)

Nice looking bike, though I prefer the Black.

I was expecting it to feel different, but my God. Dunno how but if feels about 20Kg lighter than my Girly, which it isnt, but the weight has moved down thats for sure. Feet flat on floor, and even pushing it around is so much easier, steering lock is also very good.

Had a few probs at first finding the gear lever but after 20 minutes it was second nature, and though at first worried about comfort not a problem at all, seat is great and although legs are definately more tucked up I didnt get any twinges for the 1.5 hours I was out, a longer day may result in a few aches as I get used to it but cant see it being a biggy. Screen is actually very good as although more air hits me its pretty clean, more so in the lower position.

(http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g132/cockneytaff/temporary_zpsiggbh5oy.jpg)

A bit of Underseat storage is back, as well as a USB charging point, very handy for my smart phone which eats the battery.

(http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g132/cockneytaff/temporary_zps7bjv7qon.jpg)

Jeez, Brakes are powerful, two finger stoppies if thats your bag. Also forgotten how much difference a 17" wheel makes on the road

But the best bit is again the engine, combined with the new Fly By Wire, awesome.  126BHP on paper doesnt look much more, but it sure feels it, and the fueling is perfect. 6th Gear from 40 wind it on and it just pulls cleanly all the way to, Go To Jail.


So, was I impressed? Yep, Ive put down a deposit and ordered one, and now the worst bit, Triumph have sold out of Black bikes and Ive got to wait till end of May for delivery.

The 955 has been a great bike, and will continue to be, but times have moved on and I do struggle with the top heavy weight sometimes, especially moving around the garage.

Im actually chuffed that Triumph have produced a bike that has got me quite excited again, and apparently the Sport is one of the few bikes fully built at Hinkley, proper Brit.

Nice fully sorted 955 up for sale soon, watch this space.




Title: Re: New Tiger Sport Review
Post by: Sin_Tiger on March 15, 2017, 08:06:22 PM
 :wings  :wheel congratulations  :party

Watch the speedo, they are deceptively quick  :bad
Title: Re: New Tiger Sport Review
Post by: Timbox2 on March 15, 2017, 09:58:54 PM
:wings  :wheel congratulations  :party

Watch the speedo, they are deceptively quick  :bad

Found that out already, hit 3 figures, albeit very briefly, but alarmingly quickly.

Oh, and the clutch lever, it feels like a hydraulic its that light.
Title: Re: New Tiger Sport Review
Post by: threepot on March 15, 2017, 11:16:59 PM
Cracking looking bike. If I was changing,think that would be top of my list?
Title: Re: New Tiger Sport Review
Post by: Nick Calne on March 16, 2017, 09:22:50 AM
Good for you! I think you made the right decision on the colour. Worth the wait. :rrr
Title: Re: New Tiger Sport Review
Post by: Chris Canning on March 16, 2017, 05:08:17 PM
Quite funny talking to Tim after his ride being confronted with modern day 21st century does come as a bit of a shock  :icon_lol:
Title: Re: New Tiger Sport Review
Post by: Timbox2 on March 16, 2017, 08:15:15 PM
Quite funny talking to Tim after his ride being confronted with modern day 21st century does come as a bit of a shock  :icon_lol:

Your not wrong there mate
Title: Re: New Tiger Sport Review
Post by: Sin_Tiger on March 16, 2017, 10:05:41 PM
I had one of those "Customer Satisfaction Surveys" a while after buying my Roadie. What did I mark them down on?

1 - Poor lighting with the H7 / H9 arrangement.
2 - Poor air flow / turbulence.
3 - High seating, particularly for the pillion.

You can imagine my surprise when the "Sport" appeared the next model year with all those points addressed (I'm under no illusions that I was alone in my comments) and with more power and torque. The latest version is pretty refined and a lot better looking in my eyes.
Title: Re: New Tiger Sport Review
Post by: Chris Canning on March 16, 2017, 10:51:10 PM
I was just taken aback at the availability or lack of.
Title: Re: New Tiger Sport Review
Post by: Timbox2 on March 16, 2017, 11:39:19 PM
I had one of those "Customer Satisfaction Surveys" a while after buying my Roadie. What did I mark them down on?

1 - Poor lighting with the H7 / H9 arrangement.
2 - Poor air flow / turbulence.
3 - High seating, particularly for the pillion.

You can imagine my surprise when the "Sport" appeared the next model year with all those points addressed (I'm under no illusions that I was alone in my comments) and with more power and torque. The latest version is pretty refined and a lot better looking in my eyes.

Some are saying the lighting, although improved, is still not great, we shall see, or not :ImaPoser
Title: Re: New Tiger Sport Review
Post by: Timbox2 on March 19, 2017, 04:04:22 PM
Good for you! I think you made the right decision on the colour. Worth the wait. :rrr

What decision, its changed 3 times today already
Title: Re: New Tiger Sport Review
Post by: Nick Calne on March 19, 2017, 10:09:42 PM
I know exactly what you are going through.
Title: Re: New Tiger Sport Review
Post by: Timbox2 on March 20, 2017, 08:47:45 AM
I know exactly what you are going through.

"Delaying Gratification", has never been one of my strong traits :icon_lol:

But moaning at Triumph and the Dealer may have got somewhere, theyve come back today with a late April delivery, so thats a month nearer already :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: New Tiger Sport Review
Post by: Bixxer Bob on March 31, 2017, 06:08:06 PM
Quite funny talking to Tim after his ride being confronted with modern day 21st century does come as a bit of a shock  :icon_lol:

4k miles on from buying the Explorer I'm still finding the same every time I go out.  I just love that bike.
Title: Re: New Tiger Sport Review
Post by: HockleyBoy on November 27, 2018, 02:00:45 PM
Resurrecting an old thread  :icon_lol:

Tim,

Nearly two years on, how is the Sport? any issues?

Interested as I am thinking of replacing the Girly and I am considering the Sport
Title: Re: New Tiger Sport Review
Post by: Chris Canning on November 27, 2018, 03:20:25 PM
Just text him he’ll be along shortly  :icon_lol:
Title: Re: New Tiger Sport Review
Post by: Timbox2 on November 27, 2018, 04:23:50 PM
Resurrecting an old thread  :icon_lol:

Tim,

Nearly two years on, how is the Sport? any issues?

Interested as I am thinking of replacing the Girly and I am considering the Sport

But what year Sport?  Mine, 16 Plate is awesome mate, nearly 23k miles, no issues to speak of. Had a very light oil weep from the gear indicator sensor, couldnt be arsed taking it back to Triumph so changed the O ring myself for 46p. Suspension wasnt bad really at first, but I changed it anyway,  as thanks to Winger(Chris) Im now bloody addicted to aftermarket susp. Fuelling is actually pretty good, but again Ive played around and fitted a PCV, oh and a Q/S, again thanks to Chris, bloody cost me a fortune he has :icon_lol:

Earlier (13-15) Sports are quite a different bike even if they look very similar. The later Ride by Wire bikes like mine are considered by all who have tested them to be a fair leap forward, even if those with the earlier bike disagree, try and ride both I think you'll agree. Of course everyone has a budget and you may not want to spend £7K, which is about the cheapest around at the moment for a RBW. Personally I think the best early model Sport there is,  aint worth more than £5.5k, maybe £6k.
I would get over to 1050 Forum if your serious.

No new Sport for next year, so prices should remain good for now. If Triumph start chucking Elec Suspension at it for 2020 , the 16-19 models could be even more sort after by some.
Title: Re: New Tiger Sport Review
Post by: London_Phil on November 27, 2018, 04:59:22 PM
Resurrecting an old thread  :icon_lol:

Tim,

Nearly two years on, how is the Sport? any issues?

Interested as I am thinking of replacing the Girly and I am considering the Sport


Would this have anything to do with Sadiq and his ULEZ??
Title: Re: New Tiger Sport Review
Post by: Chris Canning on November 27, 2018, 05:20:15 PM
The most important thing when looking at 1050’s is knowing the difference between the two different models you can get a 16 reg in both models Tim even had a dealer try to fit him up with the old version.

Prices are fairly steady,this time last year(flybywire) their were a couple just under 8k with low mileage and I went to look at such at BMW Wolverhampton last Saturday and frankly I thought it was scrap it had seen way to much salt in its short life.

One of the quirks even the latest 1050 is from a bygone age with no electric sus and all that crap but that’s what the majority want consequently their are not loads of the latest 1050’s out there and hence why 2 years on they’ve hardly dropped 2k secondhand value and with so few bells and whistles on appeal to the minority of punters who are in it for the long haul.
Title: Re: New Tiger Sport Review
Post by: HockleyBoy on November 27, 2018, 05:50:23 PM

Would this have anything to do with Sadiq and his ULEZ??

No, just getting sick of messing around with the clutch and electrics. I hadn't considered ULEZ but glad you mentioned it as it could potentially make my journey expensive on an older bike.
Title: Re: New Tiger Sport Review
Post by: London_Phil on November 27, 2018, 05:53:46 PM
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/revealed-full-details-of-ulez-1250aday-charge-for-london-drivers-a4001156.html


Bastards.....
Title: Re: New Tiger Sport Review
Post by: Timbox2 on November 27, 2018, 05:58:06 PM
Euro 3 minimum for avoiding ULEZ on bikes, so most bikes after 2007 should be fine
Title: Re: New Tiger Sport Review
Post by: HockleyBoy on November 27, 2018, 06:00:46 PM
Tim/Chris,

Thanks for the heads up on the models, will look for a 16 or newer and carefully check the model.

Looking to spend around £7k and thought that buying over the winter might give me a chance of a bargain.

If I cant find anything I will carry on with the 955 and look again later.
Title: Re: New Tiger Sport Review
Post by: Chris Canning on November 27, 2018, 06:12:22 PM
Currently there’s one for 7.5k with 14k on the clock but you’ll be going some to find a decent one under 8k.

Oh forgot there’s been on eBay for around 7.5k a private sale near Oxford look in completed.
Title: Re: New Tiger Sport Review
Post by: Timbox2 on November 27, 2018, 06:28:56 PM
Tim/Chris,

Thanks for the heads up on the models, will look for a 16 or newer and carefully check the model.

Looking to spend around £7k and thought that buying over the winter might give me a chance of a bargain.

If I cant find anything I will carry on with the 955 and look again later.

Some clues:  The 2016 on models are only available in Aluminium Silver or Matt Black with large 1050 Decals on side panels. Ive seen 1 exception where the guy must have been Triumph employee and had his Caspian Blue. 2016's also have adjustable windscreen. 2016 Engine cases are crinkle black finish, (earlier normal glossy).
Oh, if its still got OE Pirelli Angel tyres, budget for a swap, they are pretty bad
Title: Re: New Tiger Sport Review
Post by: HockleyBoy on November 27, 2018, 06:49:30 PM
That helps me identify the right ones.

As for price I am in no rush, hopefully we will have loads of snow  :icon_lol: might make it easier to do a deal!
Title: Re: New Tiger Sport Review
Post by: HockleyBoy on November 27, 2018, 06:55:12 PM
A couple there not far off my price and look to be the latest model

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201809060222612?make=TRIUMPH&advertising-location=at_bikes&postcode=ss54hb&radius=1500&year-from=2016&cc-from=1000&sort=price-asc&model=TIGER&page=1 (https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201809060222612?make=TRIUMPH&advertising-location=at_bikes&postcode=ss54hb&radius=1500&year-from=2016&cc-from=1000&sort=price-asc&model=TIGER&page=1)

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201809130444503?make=TRIUMPH&advertising-location=at_bikes&postcode=ss54hb&radius=1500&year-from=2016&cc-from=1000&sort=price-asc&model=TIGER&page=1 (https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201809130444503?make=TRIUMPH&advertising-location=at_bikes&postcode=ss54hb&radius=1500&year-from=2016&cc-from=1000&sort=price-asc&model=TIGER&page=1)

Title: Re: New Tiger Sport Review
Post by: Chris Canning on November 27, 2018, 07:30:20 PM
Way too complicated trying explain my buying plan  :icon_biggrin: but I’ve been looking at the latest 1050’s for over year and too be honest i’d Say they’ve gone up a touch a year ago there one or two serious secondhand low mileage bikes for under 8k.

The two you listed if you can handle the mileage and with some haggling the black one might be doable but the silver one which is at the dealers Tim bought his would be a def no mat engine paint says it ain’t looked after and for around another 1500 quid you would be close to a new one.

Makes sure they have a center stand it’s optional!! And if they have rack a major plus cuz trying to work out which rack fits which 1050 is a trick.

Forgot there’s an interesting one at Peterborough Harley Ferguson right mileage but needs a lot of work on the price.
Title: Re: New Tiger Sport Review
Post by: Timbox2 on November 27, 2018, 08:34:11 PM
A couple there not far off my price and look to be the latest model

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201809060222612?make=TRIUMPH&advertising-location=at_bikes&postcode=ss54hb&radius=1500&year-from=2016&cc-from=1000&sort=price-asc&model=TIGER&page=1 (https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201809060222612?make=TRIUMPH&advertising-location=at_bikes&postcode=ss54hb&radius=1500&year-from=2016&cc-from=1000&sort=price-asc&model=TIGER&page=1)

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201809130444503?make=TRIUMPH&advertising-location=at_bikes&postcode=ss54hb&radius=1500&year-from=2016&cc-from=1000&sort=price-asc&model=TIGER&page=1 (https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201809130444503?make=TRIUMPH&advertising-location=at_bikes&postcode=ss54hb&radius=1500&year-from=2016&cc-from=1000&sort=price-asc&model=TIGER&page=1)

Black one has over a Grands worth of extras, I dont do panniers but you might, or flog em.  Silver one is interesting, somebody has put  Speed Triple mirrors on it ( The OE mirrors, R/H especially,  are known to vibrate, some worse than others, mine aint too bad.  The panniers should open/lock from ignition key, on a bike without panniers you should get 3 spare lock barrels for later use
Title: Re: New Tiger Sport Review
Post by: HockleyBoy on November 27, 2018, 11:09:04 PM
Panniers are a plus but mostly i need a rack for my givi. Centrestand is a must. Might take a look at the black one if i get a chance at the weekend.

Will also have a look at the Peterborough website
Title: Re: New Tiger Sport Review
Post by: Timbox2 on November 28, 2018, 06:51:42 AM
Panniers are a plus but mostly i need a rack for my givi. Centrestand is a must. Might take a look at the black one if i get a chance at the weekend.

Will also have a look at the Peterborough website

OK, Ive just switched to a SW Motech System and have a complete Givi Top Box Mount system going spare.
Title: Re: New Tiger Sport Review
Post by: Chris Canning on November 28, 2018, 09:05:41 AM
The one at Peterborough is £8500 but without a P/X you might be able to chip e’m a grand and with only 3000 miles on it my front runner by the proverbial mile my problem i’ve Ridden a KTM GT  :augie and my 955 isn’t ready to die a death.
Title: Re: New Tiger Sport Review
Post by: HockleyBoy on November 28, 2018, 10:25:04 AM
The one at Peterborough is £8500 but without a P/X you might be able to chip e’m a grand and with only 3000 miles on it my front runner by the proverbial mile my problem i’ve Ridden a KTM GT  :augie and my 955 isn’t ready to die a death.

Will have a look, was hoping that no PX would give me a fair bit of leeway
Title: Re: New Tiger Sport Review
Post by: HockleyBoy on November 28, 2018, 10:25:34 AM
OK, Ive just switched to a SW Motech System and have a complete Givi Top Box Mount system going spare.

Thanks, will bear it in mind if I get one
Title: Re: New Tiger Sport Review
Post by: Chris Canning on November 28, 2018, 12:02:10 PM
Will have a look, was hoping that no PX would give me a fair bit of leeway

At this time of year when cash flow is crap anything is possible  :icon_wink: