Wrote a fantastic, lengthy review that vanished without trace! This will be considerably be shorter!
I love this bike! I've had loads of Fireblades, Bandits and an F800GS!
Hated the KTM 990SMT in so many ways when I test rode and fell in love with the Tiger.
It's meaty, aggresive and sounds raw and purposeful.
Built to a really good standard and is covered in powder coated metal which gives the bike a heavy, durable feel.
I love the weight and size. Makes me feel like i'm on a bike built by men not robots!
Only issue I have had is a cross threaded bolt on the riser, which Destination Triumph immediately replaced under warranty. Slipped through the PDI but I rode it aggresively for a week or so before I noticed and it never caused a problem.
To sum up, it's fast enough, comfortable enough, handles great and stops fast!
For someone that rides all year round, goes touring and has the odd weekend or after work blat, this bike is my perfect all rounder. The standard tyres are really good in the dry and wet and look like they will give good mileage.
I'm not a track rider, but am 22 years experienced and ride fairly aggressively and rapidly. This makes me grin every moment. I'm glad i've bought British. I don't feel patriotic in the slightest, just happy I've bought something that is home grown. When treated accordingly it can have the grace and politeness of a city gent and when provoked, the manners of hooligan! Happy days!