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2010 Triumph Tiger 1050 Shootout Photo Gallery

We test the 2010 Triumph Tiger 1050 against two other Adventure Touring bikes in this shootout comparison. Read the full story in the 2010 Triumph Tiger 1050 Adventure Shootout article.

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The windscreen isn't very protective, but the
saddlebags are much better than the Duc's.
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On the pavement, riding in the upper rpm is preferred for performance and rider satisfaction.
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The Tiger is more competitive on the street, but it lacks the outright peformance to best the Ducati and the comfort of BMW's touring package.
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The Tiger posted the highest objective scoring total thanks to a consistent presence in each category.
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2010 Adventure Touring Shootout Horsepower Chart
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2010 Adventure Touring Shootout Torque Chart
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The Triumph’s wail is distinct compared to the Twins, and gives the rider a thrilling sensation of speed.
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The 43mm Showa fork was stiff in stock form, but we backed off the spring tension which made it plusher for minor off-road chatter, but it wallowed horribly at speed on the pavement.
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This isn't necessarily the best use of the Tiger's suspension, but it survived and our photographer was excited.
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The clutch is the only cable-actuated unit in this test and it has the heaviest pull.
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For every change we made to improve off-road handling, there was a negative consequence for the street.
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A strong emphasis on the front end with lots of feedback make it fun in the twisties, but it can be a handful when traction is limited.
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The small, pointed fairing that protects/conceals the exhaust pipes lowers ground clearance.
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We learned that breaking loose the Michelin Pilot Road tire can actually improve handling in the dirt.
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Being that the Triumph is a true street bike, upgrading to the ABS package is a smart move