Triumph Tiger History

First gen Tiger from the late '30sI've been finding out the history of Triumph Tigers from various places on the interwebs. The first Tigers were born just before World War 2 and were quickly put on hold when the war started. With rigid rear frames and girder front suspensions, these were…

Tiger Pre-Flight Checks

I've never monkeyed with the suspension on the Tiger, but since I'm a 250lber and I ride 2-up with my son who's an easy 130lbs, I thought I'd look into setting the suspension before our 1500km round-Huron trip.A kindly Dubliner on Triumphrat had a copy of the owner's manual page that…

Whimsical Tigers

On our recent cross-Ontario ride we were stopped a number of times by people who were curious about the Tiger.  This is an eye catching, obviously modern looking bike with a Triumph logo, it prompted questions.  If they see a new 'classic' Triumph, most of the general public think it's actually…

Tiger Chains & Parts

Top gear at 4000rpm has me goingabout 100km/hr, so it looks like I havestock sprockets on the Tiger.A one tooth more relaxed front sprocketknocks a couple of hundred RPM offthe bike at 100km/hr and takes theedginess off low speed throttle.Chain & Agony: The ReturnNow that I'm off a shaft driven bike, I'm back…