2006 Triumph Tiger 955i Motorcycle Test — Ultimate MotorCycling

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2006 Triumph Tiger | Motorcycle Test

Triumph’s 955i may present a conundrum for the obsessed. Though tall, and seemingly trail-ready, it is not a dirt The Tiger may be built for comfort, but it is far a cruiser. And, while terrain flexible, it will be confused with a dual The Tiger, according to the current of marketing buzzwords, is classified as an touring bike.

Like the Ulysses and the BMW R 1200 GS, the Tiger to satiate the wanderlust of a generation who be caught … on a Honda Wing, but rather considers youthful, rugged, and somewhat Semantic vagaries aside, the spokesperson for the bike is, of course, the itself.

Helmet: Dainese

Jacket: Hein Gericke Air

Gloves: Harley-Davidson FXRG

Pants: Hein Gericke

Boots: Sidi Doha. image to enlarge)

At a standstill, the is so tall it puts most on tippy-toes. Though finding on uneven pavement can be a challenge for under six feet tall, the seating position enables a view of traffic that results in less stressful Clearance diminishes with a and the bike lowers proportionately, to the pillion rider’s dietary

While the Tiger’s ride is more stiffly and with wheel travel than models, the suspension is nonetheless of absorbing potholes and rough with composure. However, as as the ride may be, the plush suspension show strain under the extreme surface irregularities. all-weather tires can handle potholes, the bike’s eventual of road shock absorption as a reminder that the Tiger is not for true off-road duty.

Light steering makes a breezy, lean-angle intensive that feels surprisingly in spite of the suspension’s long, travel. Once acclimated to the handling dynamics, there is a confidence that inspires a to explore the bike’s tossability and it more like a sportbike, in of its erect posture. That rises with speed. On sweeping turns with road conditions, the Tiger is of impressively taut handling; competing against a crotch on poorly paved twisty the more compliant Triumph can give a stiffly sprung a serious run for its money. (Click to enlarge)

Triumph Tiger 955 i

A smooth spinning, three-cylinder motor aids the ability to hang with more specialized in their to speed. Power is distributed from idle to redline, and the characteristic whine accompanies its revs, while engine produces a mellow burble.

Combined with the suspension’s handling and casual indifference to surface conditions, the Tiger’s powerband provides an entertaining way to a wide var-iety of roads, low and speed alike. Thanks to the flexibility, less attention is finding sweet spots in the aim and launch the Tiger, and the front carves direction while gets dumped to the rear

Clutch play is easily though the six-speed shifter is notchy. The triple’s outstanding coupled with relatively gearing is consistent with the “can do” spirit, allowing it to hum at low while maintaining effective velocities. The Tiger is no Speed but its 104 hp powerplant provides sufficient to placate most enthusiasts to pry themselves away from a (Click image to enlarge)

At steady speeds, the Tiger’s is commensurate with the hybrid of its adventure/tourer niche. Some protection is offered by the relatively screen, though riders are not tucked in the luxurious lap of eerie Above the legal limit in states, you are on your own subjected to the of headwinds and the forces that otherwise go rebuffed by the full-sized found on touring bikes.

The is comfortable enough for long and front and rear two-piston provide adequate stopping though spirited riders have to adapt to the relatively lever action and front that dive under braking. Whether or not decelerative are in play, the bike’s ergonomics that the rider make a effort not to slide forward and hug the (Click image to enlarge)

The Tiger includes custom fit cases, which add the appearance of and encourage the inclusion of the accoutrement touring inevitably demands. of the bike’s styling is innocuous, the fuel tank—which resembles a balloon slashed with stripe” graphics—undermines the otherwise appearance of the bike. On the other the tank’s 6.3-gallon capacity a considerable cruising range—a prospect when tackling expanses of highway that, refueling sources, might be of providing a new and frightening twist on the “adventure”.

The Triumph Tiger capabilities seem consistent its oh-so-specific classification as an adventure bike. Neither abjectly nor ready for off-road riding, the offers a sporty option for who wish to pile on the miles fitting into the traditional of the nomadic motorcycling demographic. If tourers demand new nomenclature, so be it; the lives up to its curious categorization by long distance ability stirring performance.

Triumph Tiger 955 i
Triumph Tiger 955 i
Triumph Tiger 955 i
Triumph Tiger 955 i
Triumph Tiger 955 i
Triumph Tiger 955 i
Triumph Tiger 955 i
Triumph Tiger 955 i

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