Tuesday, September 19, 2006

2007 Triumph Tiger: Ready to roar!

The 2007 Triumph Tiger is a far better looking machine than the earlier model, and should be more capable all around

Triumph is ready with the 2007 Tiger, and it looks much, much better and far more stylish than the old bike. The big dual-purpose machine seems to be more road-oriented this time and with a new three-cylinder, 113 horsepower, 1050cc engine (which replaces the earlier 955cc triple…), it shouldn’t be lacking in the grunt department either.

The 2007 Triumph Tiger also gets a new aluminum beam chassis (in place of the old bike’s tubular steel frame) and 43mm USD forks. Wheel sizes are, again, a more street-oriented 17-inches instead of the 19-inch wheels used earlier. Nissin disc brakes are used front and rear, with twin 320mm rotors at the front being gripped by four-piston radial-mounted calipers! There’s an all-new braced aluminum swingarm and adjustable rear suspension – all nods towards better handling on the street.

With the 2007 Tiger, Triumph should be in a good position to take on similar D-P and/or streetfighter-style bikes from Aprilia, Benelli, BMW, Ducati, Kawasaki, KTM, Yamaha and others.

The 2007 Tiger is more street-oriented, which is a good thing

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