Archive for ‘Triumph Tiger’

August 19, 2019

B&W

Out ‘n’ About | A good black and white photo reminds me of countless hours in chemical scented dark rooms trying to get the optimum negative exposure from the enlarger. Developer : Stop-Bath : Fix

“Do not enter” light on the door.

August 18, 2019

Bean Been

Coffee Stop | between the summer storms we managed a brief trip north for an iced java in Highwood. An occasional fresh breeze wafted up the lakefront ravines from Lake Michigan. Very pleasant.

August 17, 2019

Key West or Bust

Wyatt & Daryl | the final episode of the first season of Ride With Reedus sees The Walking Dead actor cruising through the Everglades and down The Keys on a pair of Triumphs. Norman is like a kid in a candy store riding alongside the iconic Peter Fonda. ‘Gators, Hemingway and tales from the road.

August 10, 2019

42

Six by Nine | I managed to get a spin on the Tiger yesterday going between project locations. Weather was perfect and a quiet backroad empty of traffic.

August 8, 2019

Tiger

International Cat Day

“Since each of us is blessed with only one life, why not live it with a cat?”  – Robert Stearns

July 25, 2019

Tote

Box | the new panniers which were part of a special deal from Triumph are arriving soon. Just waiting for the mounting rails. Then we’ll be rolling like a mule!

July 14, 2019

Field and Sky

Besting the Summer Heat | A sharp start this morning whilst the cool air was still around. A low light angle picks out the rural landscape in stark contrasting shadows. A hayfield has been harvested and baled for fodder. The khaki hue of the Tiger sits comfortably in the countryside scene.

July 12, 2019

Making Hay

Gravel Road | A balmy Friday evening beckons the Tiger up into Lake County where a sinking sun gives a final glow to the grassy fields. I explored down a short lane through horse country and found this bucolic scene.

July 10, 2019

Essential Characteristics

Specifications

Engine Type      Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder

Capacity               800cc

Bore Stroke        74.1 mm / 61.9 mm

Compression      11.3:1

Max Power EC   95 PS/94 BHP (70 kW) @ 9,250 rpm

Max Torque EC 79 Nm @ 7,850 rpm

System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection

Exhaust                Stainless steel 3 into 1, high level stainless steel silencer

Final drive           O ring chain

Clutch   Wet, multi-plate

Gearbox               6 speed

Frame   Tubular steel trellis frame

Swingarm            Twin-sided, cast aluminium alloy

Front Wheels     36-spoke 21 x 2.5 in, aluminium rim

Rear Wheels       32-spoke 17 x 4.25 in, aluminium rim

Front Tyres         90/90-21

Rear Tyres           150/70 R17

Front Suspension             WP 43 mm upside down forks, adjustable rebound and compression damping, 220 mm travel.

Rear Suspension               WP monoshock with remote oil reservoir, hydraulically adjustable preload, rebound damping adjustment, 215 mm rear wheel travel

Brakes Front       Twin 308 mm floating discs, Nissin 2-piston sliding calipers, Switchable ABS

Brakes Rear        Single 255 mm disc, Nissin single piston sliding caliper, Switchable ABS

Instrument Display and Functions             TFT multifunctional instrument pack with digital speedometer, trip computer, analogue tachometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, service indicator, ambient temperature, rider modes (Road/Sport/Rain/Offroad/Rider configurable) and clock.

Width Handlebars            845 mm

Height Without Mirror   1390 mm

Seat Height         840 – 860 mm

Wheelbase         1545 mm

Rake      24.3 º

Trail       95.3 mm

Dry Weight         204 Kg

Tank Capacity    19 L

Constant Speed 56mph 90kph    77.4 MPG

Constant Speed 75mph 120kph 53.6 MPG

July 9, 2019

Saddle Up

Black ‘n’ White | lookin’ purdy with the Corbin seat. It looks ready for the open road.

July 8, 2019

A pair – Twin ‘n’ Triple

Fifty Years | that’s the time between these two Triumph models – half a century. Both prime examples of what is possible with technical ken of the respective day. Be it the simple but strong Bonneville 650 to the technical hefty Tiger 800. Both can give you a grin as wide as a slice of watermelon! The Bonneville belongs to riding buddy Dean.

July 7, 2019

The Cat Purrs

The Single Step | today was the Tigers first true ride: a short 80 mile jaunt up to Zion IL and back through Lake Country. Impeccable manners and a joy to travel on; the prospect from the Corbin saddle is commanding and controls are all ‘at hand’.

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Chinese Proverb

June 29, 2019

By a Nose

On/Off Road | Here are the two main models of the Tiger 800. XR and XC. As well as the wheel differences the other major distinction is the beak: short on the road like a parrot and long on the off road version like a kingfisher.

June 28, 2019

Wheel Size

R or C | There are two forms of the Tiger 800 model: the road oriented R and the off-road aimed C. Main difference is front wheel size. The R is shod in 19″ cast wheels and the C in 21″ spoked hoops.

June 27, 2019

Up Hill & Down Dale

George | The new scooter arrived today. Fresh off the dealers floor and glimmering with subtle verdancy under a warm bright summer sun. Like the previous Tiger it fits me like a glove. Named after my grandfather who rode khaki colored British bike across North Africa during the War and our pup Geordie whose birthday it would be today.