The Triumph Tiger is a versatile tourer and inter-city commuter with the same rear wheel power as a BMW R1150GS. The Triumph Tiger is handy in the bends, rides easily and the wide seat, 24-litre tank and good screen put long-distance commuting and touring well within its capabilities.
Since the British firm's rebirth, a slow climb from its financial woes had been made possible by using as many shared parts as possible across the range. The Triumph Tiger 900 represented a brave departure from this strategy, and they pretty much nailed it.
Released to compete with the BMW GS, Honda Africa Twin and Yamaha Super Tenere in the rapidly developing adventure bike market, the Triumph had its work cut out but it more than held its own.