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Triumph Tiger 800 gets the supermoto treatment

This supermoto version of Triumph's Tiger 800 is the latest special to be built by Jack Lilley Triumph of Ashford, Middlesex. It started life as a standard, new Tiger 800 to which Lilley has added a host of custom features. Wheels are 800 XC hubs laced to 17-inch Excel rims, it has a Speed Triple 1050 belly pan and front guard...

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tim8061

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tim8061 says:

ugly!

Fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down! The standard 800 isn't exactly a pretty bike, but this is Frankenstein's monster!

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stRickly

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stRickly says:

Market Research????

Each to their own I suppose but is there really enough market place for another overpriced crossover concoction?!!

Triumph really seem to be stabbing in the dark to find a market for the Tiger model. FFS, go back to something more like the mk 1 & mk 2 design and leave well alone.

The Tiger could have been so much more - a REAL classic - than just another expensive road bike with an identity crisis. (Think Africa Twin, Tenere/Super Tenere, Elephant, GS, DR Big etc).

Oh well, each to their own!! 

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955nsim

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955nsim says:

Lets be real !!!

I generally like the jack Lilley specials...but this one looks horrendous,with it's garish colour and mixed up styling.However there is no point criticising Triumph...they haven't made it...just one of their;usually talented; dealers.The Tiger is doing brilliantly at the moment so I've no idea what stRickly is on about?..it just makes no sense! An 800cc street triple/daytona would be superb as would an 800 sprint st or similar,but that's just hoping! Overall though this particular rendering of the Tiger 800 has widely missed the mark..can't see one person who has said they like it..lessons to be learned perhaps??

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stRickly

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stRickly says:

Fair play

to Triumph if their sales figures are good. Don't/didn't doubt it.

I was of course assuming that Triumph might be somewhat influenced by this respected dealers efforts. From what I remember the Tiger was reborn in the 90's after European (German?) dealer requests for a Dakar style Triumph trail/adventure bike.

Was also speaking/typing GENERALLY about the Tiger - I just don't like how the style has changed and having 2 totally different style variations - concurrently (Tiger 800/800XC & Tiger 1050) just seems irrelevent when there are enough other models in Triumphs range.  

Far too many stylists these days.

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