Archive for ‘Triumph Tiger’

November 21, 2020

Family Tree

DNA

– For over six decades there has been a Tiger model in the Triumph line-up. Each generation epitomized the riding needs of its time.

November 19, 2020

Muddy Butt

Patina from mileage – best kind!
November 18, 2020

A Ride on the Wild Side

Alaska or Bust!

– here’s some adventurer scooting along the truckers route between Fairbanks and Prudhoe Bay. Also known as The Dalton Highway. I’d love to take the Big Kitteh along this road.

November 17, 2020

Eight Fifty

Join the Streak

– Today saw the launching of a base model 900 Tiger. More road-centric than the Rally model it’s aimed at the city commuters and Highway or A road tourists. Diablo Red or Caspian Blue are the color options.

November 15, 2020

Relocation

Blinkers on the Move

– a quick alteration to shift the indicators from their lower, and exposed, position to a placement just off the headlight. The old location is replaced with a small flush Union Flag motif LED light. Kit made by Terry Harrison in the UK.

November 13, 2020

Cobbles

Street Cafe

Assassins in the City. With blacked out visor and matching leathers here’s a femme fatale using the dual sport Tiger to chase down targets. Double oh?

November 8, 2020

Chicago Lumber Company

– with November temperatures in the upper sixties a smashing couple of hundred mile loop was undertaken over in DuKalb and McHenry counties. Rolling farmland along old Midwestern routes such as “Plank Road” and “”Lincoln Highway”. Red barns is various degrees of decrepitude sprinkled the rural scene. Oh, and Trump lost reelection- all in all a pretty pretty pretty good day.

November 6, 2020

Between a Wing and a Prayer

Biplane

– the de Havilland Tiger Moth was developed in the 30’s as a training aircraft. There are still examples that are operated due to unexcitable characteristics powered by the sturdy Gipsy engine. This example is set to race a Triumph Tiger.

November 1, 2020

Woof!

Knuckle Dusting

– the new reinforced hand-guards are now affixed to the Tiger. Australian made Barkbusters have a hefty aluminum strap across the knuckles. Still good wind breaking shields too.

October 28, 2020

A different viewpoint

Bird’s Eye

– sometimes you just need to look at things from a fresh perspective. The Tiger has an interesting front heavy form with a muscular tank and fairing; somewhat like an owl.

October 27, 2020

Cats Paw

Adventure Guaranteed

– the Swiss Army Knife of motorcycles. It’ll go anywhere, anytime, anyhow, and keep you grinning.

October 26, 2020

Full Frontal

Road Presence

– one more thing I like about the Tiger is its front view. Making sure you are visible to the other road users is imperative.

October 24, 2020

Fall Color

Maple Fire

– a nice autumnal spin along Sheridan Road through the Northshore suburbs which were splendid under the blue October sky. Temperatures were on the chilly side but my heated vest and grips kept this rider toasty.

October 19, 2020

Eye of the Tiger

A Beak in the Wind

The nose of the Tiger might be unliked by some with its proboscis protruding from the eye-like headlights; but I find it offers a strong moto statement aiming for the road ahead.

October 15, 2020

Equine Drawn or Tigris Ridden

Wagons Roll

– two horse versus 94 ponies. Nice old farm box wagon at a driveway in Northern Illinois. To think that people used to travel around the country on dirt roads with transportation such as this. Me? I’d rather have be on my Tiger over those rural lanes.