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    Posted: 09 Jun 2020 at 19:36
Hello lads and ladies, I'm after some views, I'm looking at getting either a triumph street triple or a tiger, has anyone got one or had one, and what I should look for other than the usual stuff, im looking for a 2010 reg as that's what I can stretch to money wise at the moment, my 99 rsv has had enough I think so that will be going  cheap at some point, I will be doing the usual commute and Sunday blasts with the boys, thanks for reading 
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My brother had a 1050 tiger and hated it. I did ride it myself and it was overly soft at the front which is what he complained most of. Not so bad in the U.K but hit some mountain roads in Europe and the shortcomings were evident suspension wise. Even progressive springs only helped a small bit. The updated version that came along around 2014 was supposed to be better suspension wise with stiffer springs and some adjustment. The forks on his only had preload, no other adjustment from memory, same on the rear. 

 


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Thanks, I have been told that before, me and dad test rode some a few yrs ago and I remember him saying it's a fast pogo stick , that's  - 1 for the tiger then
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I have no prior knowledge here so sticking my neck out ( again) Smile  But aren't we comparing apples to oranges here?

To me a Street triple is a small,highly agile and slightly sporty road bike usually favoured by stunters,females and younger riders due to it's attributes,whereas a Tiger is a big,heavy tourer with mild off road pretentions usually favoured by ,how shall we say ? riders of more mature sensibilities?

I realise the Street triple is the mild version compared with the RS but even so to me those bikes are worlds apart riding wise.

The Street triple for me would be like an elephant sitting on a minimoto and the Tiger would have me needing a step ladder and a place to put my slippers LOL

A Speed Triple and a Tiger would be closer in my estimation


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MrsR has had her 2010 Street for 6 years & I love it! If we only had 1 bike it would be the street. I use it for rides with mates in the winter because its got heated grips - yes I know pussy - & it keeps up OK. Shock & forks are a bit cheap so look for an R or fit a used shock off an R.
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Well, those two bikes are chalk and cheese I would say so it depends what most of your riding will be. My brother has had three Tigers, a 1050, a sport and the latest, about 18 months old, I can't remember what it is as the model range confuses me! He tours Europe every year and is away most weekends in the summer (Obviously on hold this year). He liked them all. He also has a speed triple (Older one about 2010/12 I think) for the Sunday blast and a Bobber when he just wants to put a smile on his face! He loves them all.

It really is about what you intend to do with it.
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Apples and oranges- yes you are right but I like both. Riding style doesn't bother me as I am willing to change it up a bit, just wondered what real people with real opinions have, most reviews or videos are from people who have it for a day and write about it whilst drinking coffee in their office, I would probably go for an r version as the suspension is adjustable, I have also heard there is a weak point on the frame near the headstock, any body know of any truth in that, thanks
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Hence my confusion Wink

Sunday morning blasts/commuting or continental touring? those bikes are different ends of the spectrum

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If a street triple can handle a few motorway miles then that would probably win it, I will be riding from London to York quite a few times a year, I don't know how well a street will handle that, my old gsxr was doing nearly 800 miles a week at one point and had no probs, I don't want another one of them tho
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MCN ran a test this week on a few Triumphs,  interesting read
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I would have taken the Street abroad this year if I still had the RC8.
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I've got a 2010 675 Daytona and absolutely love it one of if not the best bike I've ever ridden. The triple engine is just sublime. My friend has a tiger and it can hustle but unless you are actually going to take it laneing Id pick the st everyday Thumbs Up
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OK, thanks for the replies, I know what route I'm taking now, just needed a bit of  nudge, thanks
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What gen are you looking for? I know of an immaculate 2012 STR in while with only 3k on the clock think he wants around 4.5k for it.
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I don't know what gen it is but around 2010 reg, 4.5 k is a little over what I have to play with, I appreciate the info, if she decides against a new sofa I will have more to play with but she can be quite strict sometimes
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Originally posted by Strangler Strangler wrote:

I don't know what gen it is but around 2010 reg, 4.5 k is a little over what I have to play with, I appreciate the info, if she decides against a new sofa I will have more to play with but she can be quite strict sometimes

As long as you pick a second gen 09plt onwards all the little niggles were sortedThumbs Up
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That is good to know, thanks 
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In the family we've had 2 streets & 4 Daytonas - love them. I currently have a 2nd gen Daytona with trick suspension and I've converted it to flat bars for road use, clips ons for track. I think streets are superb but there are some considerations to think about:
- suspension is basic and soft with no shock rebound (bounce, bounce repeat) on the lower spec models. I used to replace with CBR600 RR shock. Higher spec bikes were good.
- all the early gen ones we had all needed stator & reg rec replacement. In most cases done under warranty. Check before buying. Later ones OK I believe.
- Gearing is a bit low for comfy motorway use, better suited to A & B roads.
- As std they offer very little wind protection.
- average riding only gives 42ish mpg
- CCTs can be troublesome
- valves are due at 12k intervals - I check my own, it's no big deal.
- they are quite small, I'm 5'7" and they fit me well.
I'd buy another early STR again without a reservation but it'd be an R model. You can really hustle them about, they go and stop well, feel as light as a crisp packet, always fun.
My mates had 800 and 1200 Tigers, other than having 3 cylinders and wheels it's the polar opposite of an STR, lardy, tall, wooly handling but in fairness not designed to give the same experience as an STR - not my cup of tea. I view them as a 2 wheel Land Rover Discovery really. Just my thoughts, horses for courses and I'm sure others have the opposite view.
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 Nice tip on the shock, I will be getting a str r version purely for the suspension, thanks
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Had my 2nd Gen Daytona re valved and sprung at MTC just before lockdown and the handling is insane. You look you go without any effort. Id aggree with all the above very good information only thing I'll add is the R is a solo machine no Pillion seat  
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No pillion seat!!! Even better
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The street triple r has a pillion, I think the 675 Daytona R doesn't.
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Originally posted by davidrsurfer davidrsurfer wrote:

The street triple r has a pillion, I think the 675 Daytona R doesn't.

Yep I'm wrong Confused they both can take one on the back. Not mine though single seat only 
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