Triumph Tiger 955i Overview

This bike has an updated chassis and some great styling; it is a well-equipped road motorcycle perfect for taller riders, but some might think it is a little old fashioned as it has now been superceded by the Tiger 1050.

People who love touring will get on well with this bike, and the motor is capable of covering a lot of miles with hardly any reliability issues at all. In 2002, Triumph revised the suspension which made the ride much firmer on the road.

The Triumph Tiger 955i has a 955cc triple engine with an exhaust and gearbox. It also has a decent enough injection system. Triumph claims that this gives you 104bhp @ 9500rpm. If that’s right, it is one of the quickest trail motorcycles on the road. Don’t try this bike off-road though!

If you have seen one of these bikes for sale, you should look for one that’s been cared for well. If it has, you won’t find many reliability issues. This bike was in production for a long time, so there should be plenty out there on the market to choose from. The later versions of this bike are the ones to go for as they tend to hold their value better.

If you’re after some extras for this bike, look for aftermarket accessories to make touring more comfortable.

Triumph Tiger 955i Spec

Seat height875mm
Weight215kg
EngineLiquid cooled, four stroke, DOHC, 4v
Capacity955cc
Average fuel consumption44mpg
Top speed133mph
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Owner Reviews

Submitted by:SteveReview Date: March 2017
Comfort
Pretty good other than buffering from the screen
Ride Quality
Handling is good, not as capable as a R1150GS but fun and predictable nevertheless
Build Quality & Reliability
No major problems
Engine Rating
Lovely torque, bags of it. Fab engine, miles better than a R1150GS
Brake Rating
Could be better
Running Cost
The brakes. Not bad, just not quite a stable as the R1150GS. Can you guess I've owned one?
Overall
Pros CommentsLovely bike, great tourer, try one and see.
Cons CommentsThe brakes. Not bad, just not quite a stable as the R1150GS. Can you guess I've owned one?
Submitted by:GriffReview Date: March 2017
Comfort
Very comfortable. Upright riding position, wide bars make for great long stints in saddle. 230 miles through Wales mountain roads no problems.
Ride Quality
Superb engine with legendary torque and power delivery. Very easy to ride quickly. Super smooth. It is heavy until ridden. It corners well, I had to change to a heavier fork oil to stop the dive.
Build Quality & Reliability
10 year old 18000 miles- no corrosion! Winter strip down revealed no visible wear to the top end, valves all within tolerance. Everything working as it should.
Engine Rating
Too much power for a trail bike but……it's addictive engine sound when driving out of corners never fails to generate a smile.
Brake Rating
Very strong back and front with excellent feel. As stated above, heavier fork oil has made a massive difference to heavy braking.
Running Cost
I'd prefer an oil level window to the dipstick.
Overall
Pros CommentsEngine performance, noise and great engine braking. Riding position. Build quality. It can be ridden through the forest (on forest roads) where it can be wheelied and powerslid. It can be ridden fast on the road, with enough performance to enjoy a day with friends on their road bikes. It's a Triumph as well!
Cons CommentsI'd prefer an oil level window to the dipstick.
Submitted by:NobbyReview Date: May 2017
Comfort
Ride Quality
Bit squashy on the front
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Pros CommentsComfort. Bit soft at the front even after uprated sittings and oil but very comfortable cruising.
Cons CommentsSuspension

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