I can and have ridden Tigers for hours at a time. I'd much prefer the Tiger 1200 Explorer to the Trophy and I'd much rather have my manageable Tiger 800 to either of the 1200s. Others will view it differently.
None of you would have owned the old Trophy either. But there are those of us who find that type of bike perfect for us. And it seems that Triumph has addressed all the little problems from the old Trophy in the new one. I'm not a cruiser type of rider, so a Rocket wouldn't suit me at all. This type of bike appeals to the type of rider that would buy a BMW and I believe they've laid down the gauntlet just as they did vs BMW in the dual sport range. And...they beat the BMW's pricetag as well.
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