Triumph Tiger 1050 Bike Overview
The Triumph Tiger 1050 is a road-biased bike which looks and handles best on roads rather than bumpy terrains. It isn’t an intimidating bike, in fact many riders get on very well on this model. It’s ideal for town and city riding. The seat is a little narrow, and it has a dry weight of only 198 kilos.
In terms of engine, the Triumph Tiger’s 1050cc output has been reduced to 115bhp but this makes it great in slow traffic or on countryside roads. The Tiger 1050 is also more relaxed at cruising speeds, giving a more comfortable ride for the biker.
The quality of this bike feels nice, as you would expect from Triumph bikes. The reliability should also be nothing to worry about, giving the brand name and reputation you’re buying into.
The Triumph Tiger 1050 is good value overall. It has a minimalist style, but a strong sporting capability. You can also buy a lot of optional extras for this bike if you want to personalise it.
Triumph Tiger 1050 Bike Spec
- Top speed134mph
- Average fuel consumption41mpg
- Seat height835mm
- EngineLiquid cooled, inline 3 cylinder, DOHC
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Very comfortable. Great for touring, long journeys.
Great buld quality, looks good for a twelve year old motorcycle. It's never let me down, except for two punctures in the last four years.
Non abs, but work well.
Great ride, upright riding position, smooth and positive handling on corners. Feels lightweight on the move.
115 bhp. Good performance for an adventure style motorcycle. Plenty of grunt and a lot of fun.
Not sure of annual running costs. Get around 40 mpg.
Large and comfortable seat
Problem with immobiliser.
Good progressive brakes
Good handling for a touring bike
Good for the size of engine
The dual sport type styling means the bike can be a little top heavy but in many ways this is no bad thing. Triumph have managed to create a machine that really can do everything from touring to track days. The suspension matches the bike perfectly and it's light and very flickable in the twisties, just the briefest of nudges gets the bike turning and combined with the legendary Triumph Triple motor it's quite the complete package.
This really is the ace up the sleeve of this bike. So many superlatives have been written about these engines but it's all true! The triple is a unique combination of the torque characteristics of a v twin and the revs of an inline 4. It pulls from a little as 2000rpm in top gear and rides the crest of the torque wave right to the top end of the Speedo. Its smooth, more than powerful enough and sounds graet with an aftermarket can!
Definitely the rear brake and there's a little niggly buzz through the bars at certain revs.
For a bike that's now 10 years old the build quality remains impressive. Ok there's the odd rusty fastener and some bits of light corrosion on exposed metals but nothing serious. The paintwork remains as bright and fresh as the day it rolled out of the factory and the titanium intruding on the fork legs hasn't degraded at all. The bike has been ultra reliable with only basic servicing and consumables needed during my ownership. I look forward to many more years ahead.
The pot nissin radial calipers on the front end do an excellent job of hauling the tiger to a rapid stop. Plenty of feel, power and bite without ever feeling too harsh. As a well known advert says 'does exactly what is says on the tin'. The only gripe for me is the rear caliper. It feels wooden and ineffective by comparison.
My first 'giant traile' style bike, so took a while to get used to the high centre of gravity but don't even notice it now! Handling is light, flickable and fun.
Way enough power for me... and it simply sings.
Panniers could be a bit better designed and more roomy, but hey, they look good on the bike!
Don't ride it in the winter, but have done 32,000 miles and it's still mint.
Full ABS. Plenty of bite, works fine for me.
Great riding position for touring but then also very comfortable when to need for speed creeps in and you can enjoy the performance and the scenery
Never had a problem with it. Loads of power right though the range and best of all for touring, you can plonk it in top gear at 30 mph and never need to change again
Later models eek the fuel out better but still something you can live with
Solid no nononsense engineering that even after 8 years still looks and feels brand new.
Solid and competent with good feel just lacks abs in this model and that is sorted for later models
For a tall bike it handles really sweetly
I've done a few mods , I wouldn't need any more power
50+ mpg , easy to service
Never had a problem
4 pot radial nissins powerful enough but need stripping every year
Handles very well . Quite heavy excellent engine nice and smooth.
Very powerful sports bike performance .
No more no less than my other bikes .
Poor build quality . Screen came off fixing rubbers perished .
Brakes more than adequate
not bad, great road bike, corners well, soaks the bumps good
It's great for the road, power in the right place, enough of it too, will dawdle at low speeds in traffic and will moved when required
not bad, triumph servicing is expensive, costs about the same as vfr 800, but the service interval is more frequent on the triumph. 10,000 kms vs 12,000 kms. Great on fuel up to about 5000 rpms, 220 miles possible from tank, above 5000 rpms it uses a lot more
nothing has broken or fell off, triumph are allergic to grease in their factories, the single sided swing arm hub seizes at 15000 miles, this prevents chain adjustment and strip down of rear hub required
antilock breaking system, no issues with brakes