Triumph Tiger 800 XC and Tiger Explorer 1200 Review: Cat Video

The Tiger 800 XC and Tiger Explorer 1200 are a direct attack on BMW’s F800GS Siegfried and R1200GS Roy, but the Triumphs are well capable of standing on their own merits. That raises another question, which big cat to take home? OneWheelDrive.Net puts the two Tigers to the test to find out, in our take on that standard internet meme – the cat video.

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Snow Small Adventure – Triumph Tiger 800 XC versus the Seasons

Forget what the Earth’s position around the sun says, judging by the encroachment of the snowline down the Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains, we’re facing the onset of winter on the West coast. That makes each ride a rarity, sparking in the firmament of suicidal-gray skies, a colour achieved in a tedium of dark and rainfall. The drizzle starts at Squamish, making the rocks slick under the Tiger 800 XC’s rear Heidenau K60. Shod in Pirelli MT-21s and significantly lighter, Bart’s KTM 690 Enduro R scampers ahead with the ride’s instigator astride.

2008 Triumph Speed Triple

I’m doing something I absolutely shouldn’t; riding in jeans, t-shirt, gloves and a helmet.  I’ve just walked through the heart of Toronto to pick up our 2008 Triumph Speed Triple test bike from Rev Cycle’s General Manager Kevin Davis.  He’s warned me, the Speed Triple’s been into the shop since I rode it earlier in…

Ride Impression: Triumph’s Tiger 1050 – Pussy Galore-ious

There is an Indian proverb, “Do not blame God for having created the tiger, but thank him for not having given it wings.” That’s because the tiger is a super or apex predator sitting at the top-end of the food, chain secure, unchallenged and feared. Triumph’s outgoing Tiger 955i, however, was nothing of the sort. The new Tiger 1050 has no such issues though…

2002 Triumph Sprint ST 955i

As should only be done when considering a British bike, I test rode and then popped off to the “local” for a couple of pints with the mates.  Or at least went off and had a drink with some friends in a more Canadian version of the vernacular. The Sprint ST 955i immediately appealed to…