2022 TIGER 660

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I AM INTERESTED IN PURCHASING THIS BIKE. MY LOCAL DEALER HAS 3 ON THE FLOOR THAT HAVE BEEN SITTING THERE FOR 2 MONTHS. DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE WITH THIS BIKE? ALSO, IS THE BIKE MADE IN INDIA OR THAILAND? SALES GUY SAID THAILAND BUT I HAVE READ INDIA.
 

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Bloor’s original idea was to have parts made in Thailand and then shipped to the production line in Hinckley. Thailand has become the mecca for motorcycle manufacturing in Southeast Asia thanks to its strategic location and corporate tax breaks. There are at least 12 factories in the country which includes plants owned by Ducati, BMW and Harley Davidson. The decision of what to build where comes partly from logistics- if the majority of the market is Europe or US based, it makes more sense to manufacture in the UK, if the volume is elsewhere, it might make more sense to build it in Thailand.

Every single vehicle manufacturer is buying components from all over the world. If a motorcycle manufacturer said I’m going to source and manufacture 100% from my home country, they’d never compete. The difference between what Triumph is doing in Thailand is that instead of saying they’ll buy crankcases or engines from someone in China, they’ve acknowledged that they need to have a lower cost manufacturing process, and they’re doing it with their own people, keeping control of the engineering and quality.....apart from the high-end Triumph Factory Custom (TFC) models, only the Speed Triple and Tiger 1200 motorbikes were still made in England.
 

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THANKS FOR THE EDUCATION GENTLEMEN.

I'M ASSUMING NOBODY HAS ANY FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE WITH THIS BIKE YET?
 

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THANKS FOR THE EDUCATION GENTLEMEN.

I'M ASSUMING NOBODY HAS ANY FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE WITH THIS BIKE YET?
It appears that at this point, you are in virgin territory.
 

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A friend has just taken delivery of one and is extremely pleased with it. With his encyclopaedic knowledge of all things Triumph I know he would have thoroughly researched his intended purchase. If you’ve ever been on a Hinkley factory tour it could well have been him that conducted the tour.

He went with the blue option, including colour matched luggage and it looks a treat.
 

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A friend has just taken delivery of one and is extremely pleased with it. With his encyclopaedic knowledge of all things Triumph I know he would have thoroughly researched his intended purchase. If you’ve ever been on a Hinkley factory tour it could well have been him that conducted the tour.

He went with the blue option, including colour matched luggage and it looks a treat.
I WILL BE PURCHASING ONE ONCE I GET MY '73 DAYTONA SQUARED AWAY. THE TRIPLE MOTOR HAS BEEN AROUND A WHILE AND THE REVIEWS I HAVE READ AND THE YOUTUBE VIDEOS I HAVE SEEN SEEM TO SPEAK :y150: HIGHLY OF THE BIKE.

ANY CHANCE OF YOUR FRIEND POSTING HIS THOUGHTS OF THE BIKE ON THIS FORUM?
 

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I WILL BE PURCHASING ONE ONCE I GET MY '73 DAYTONA SQUARED AWAY. THE TRIPLE MOTOR HAS BEEN AROUND A WHILE AND THE REVIEWS I HAVE READ AND THE YOUTUBE VIDEOS I HAVE SEEN SEEM TO SPEAK :y150: HIGHLY OF THE BIKE.

ANY CHANCE OF YOUR FRIEND POSTING HIS THOUGHTS OF THE BIKE ON THIS FORUM?
I will ask. The three cylinder engine has indeed been around for a while so by now it’s good enough for Moto GP2. For the last twenty years I have ridden my much loved Ducati.

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But I knew the time would come when a more relaxed riding style would be desirable plus being able to flat foot with both feet and less weight would be good.

So late last year I bought this. A Street Triple R (LRH).

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The engine, smaller than the Ducati delivers the same torque and some 30 more bhp. The power delivery is amazing in its flexibility rather than all top end and buzzy. Engine braking is surprisingly good but not as good as the Ducati. The bike is so much easier to ride and with the shift assist, which I think is optional on the Tiger, you really only need to touch the clutch when pulling away or coming to a stop. And, of course, you have all the electronic trickery like abs, traction control and rider modes etc, etc.

However, this won’t stop me riding the Ducati, just not as often now. In the next few weeks I’m off with two of my sons to Wales on our bikes for a long weekend and I will be riding the Triumph.
 

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I will ask. The three cylinder engine has indeed been around for a while so by now it’s good enough for Moto GP2. For the last twenty years I have ridden my much loved Ducati.

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But I knew the time would come when a more relaxed riding style would be desirable plus being able to flat foot with both feet and less weight would be good.

So late last year I bought this. A Street Triple R (LRH).

View attachment 52735

The engine, smaller than the Ducati delivers the same torque and some 30 more bhp. The power delivery is amazing in its flexibility rather than all top end and buzzy. Engine braking is surprisingly good but not as good as the Ducati. The bike is so much easier to ride and with the shift assist, which I think is optional on the Tiger, you really only need to touch the clutch when pulling away or coming to a stop. And, of course, you have all the electronic trickery like abs, traction control and rider modes etc, etc.

However, this won’t stop me riding the Ducati, just not as often now. In the next few weeks I’m off with two of my sons to Wales on our bikes for a long weekend and I will be riding the Triumph.
BOTH ARE ABSOLUTE GEMS. ENJOY THE RIDE TO WALES AND LET US KNOW HOW IT WENT.
 
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