Tiger 1050 Wins Massive Multi-Purpose Comparo

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Tiger 1050 Wins Massive Multi-Purpose Comparo

Triumph's all-new Tiger 1050 has won a comparison test against its direct competitors in the April issue of giant German motorcycle magazine, Motorrad.

The triple bested the BMW R1200 GS, Honda Varadero, KTM 990 Adventure and Suzuki V-Strom in the wide-ranging evaluation, which saw all the machines rated on their engine, chassis, "everyday use" and braking capabilities.

The stunning result for the Tiger 1050 marked the first time that the BMW GS had not won a back-to-back test against its multi-purpose brethren. Among its catalogue of positive comments, the Motorrad team concluded that the Tiger 1050 has the "best engine by far: perfect throttle response, torquey, spontaneous and powerful…"

In performance testing, the Tiger 1050 steamrolled through all the acceleration tests, and also was a class above the opposition in roll-on comparisons. The Triumph was also lauded for its seat, radial brakes, riding position/ergonomics, rider feedback, tyres, its huge price advantage over the BMW GS, and being the best piece of hardware for twisty roads. Although fitted with road-based rubber, Motorrad said that the Tiger 1050 also makes for a viable off-road option with its "smooth engine, perfect throttle control and good front forks".

At $15,990 (plus ORC), the Tiger 1050 is available in four colours: fusion white, caspian blue, jet black and scorched yellow.

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About Triumph

With over 100 years of history behind it, Triumph is still a privately-owned British company. Its motorcycles are designed, developed and built at its factory, one of the most technologically advanced plants in the world. The factory is located at Hinckley, in the heart of Great Britain.

Triumph has always had its own distinctive character and a history of creating bikes that become design classics. And it's not lost that touch: the inspiration and engineering passion that birthed the iconic Bonneville of the 1960s has today created bikes like the stunning Rocket III and the unmistakable Speed Triple.

At the heart of Triumph's philosophy is a firm commitment to developing truly unique motorcycles that are distinctive in looks, design and performance. The result is an inspiring range of motorcycles delivering intelligent, usable performance.

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