A truly versatile bike the Tiger is equally at home scratching, touring or commuting and has won a legion of fans the world over thanks to its all round ability.
At the Tiger's heart is the amazing 1050cc, fuel injected, three-cylinder engine, renowned for its addictive character and spine-tingling triple howl. There's ample reserves of both torque and horsepower to make two-up fully laden tours a breeze. Peak power of 113PS is delivered at 9,400rpm, with 98Nm torque at 6,250rpm.
The chassis features a twin-spar aluminium frame with a braced aluminium swingarm. Cast aluminium wheels are road orientated 17in variants, allowing a wide choice of tyres; the front tyre's a 120/70 ZR17, the rear a 180/55 ZR17. The 43mm upside down fully adjustable forks and remote spring preload and rebound damping adjustable rear shock give a smooth and controlled ride over all surfaces. Twin four-piston radial calipers bite 320mm front discs, the rear 255mm disc uses a single twin-piston caliper.
The Tiger's seat height is a manageable 835mm (32.8in), matched to a dry weight of 198kg (436lbs). ABS is available as an optional extra. Fuel capacity is 20 litres (4.4 gal), giving an excellent touring range. Comfort has always been a Tiger trait and rider and pillion benefit from great ergonomics, excellent wind protection and rubber mounted handle bars and foot pegs.
Fusion White and Jet Black colour options continue for 2010.
The popular Tiger SE ABS will continue into 2010. This special edition model comes in a choice of two colours - Matt Graphite or Blazing Orange - and includes ABS, colour matched panniers and hand guards as standard.
Triumph's ABS system gives riders the opportunity to use 100 percent of a bike's braking capability in an emergency situation without the concern of locking the wheels. The system uses sensors on the wheels to make approximately 100 calculations every second, allowing the brake to be released for a fraction of a second as the wheel locks up before force is then automatically reapplied. The ABS system is specifically designed not to affect the day-to-day feel of the bike in any way.
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