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2010 Triumph Tiger SE Released

Wednesday, April 29, 2009
2009 Triumph Tiger
The slick graphite/black 2010 Triumph Tiger makes for a startling modern addition to this bucolic scene.
The Tiger namesake has stood the test of time at Triumph Motorcycles. While the Tiger’s spec sheet has changed considerably over the years, the bike itself has always been synonymous with free-spirited travel.

The 2010 Triumph Tiger SE pays tribute to the generations of riders who have created their own adventures aboard a Tiger. The Special Edition model begins with the ABS (anti-lock braking system) version of the Triumph Tiger and adds a distinctive new matte graphite and matte black two-tone paint scheme with color-matched saddle bags and hand guards.

The Tiger SE’s unique color scheme was inspired by one of Triumph’s most cherished employee benefits: the privilege of specifying a bike with custom paint. The Triumph design team was experimenting with different colors and found that the combination worked so well with the lines of the Tiger that the factory decided to make it available on the limited edition Tiger SE.

“The Tiger has received rave reviews for being one of the best all-around bikes on the market,” said Jim Callahan, North American Marketing Manager for Triumph Motorcycles. “The new Tiger SE’s custom matte graphite and black paint really sets the bike apart from the other motorcycles in its class. It looks fantastic, so you’ll want to hurry while they’re still in stock.”

2009 Triumph Tiger
This two-wheeled road-weapon looks like it needs a holster.
The Tiger’s current platform was first introduced in 1994 and has evolved into a well-rounded sport touring motorcycle that is perfect for cutting through the urban jungle, devouring highway miles and carving through challenging mountain passes.

The Tiger is powered by Triumph’s highly-acclaimed 1050cc three-cylinder engine that delivers 113hp at 9,400rpm and 74 ft. lbs. of torque at 6,250rpm. An adjustable sport suspension and 120 front/180 rear sport tires mounted on 17-inch wheels are combined with powerful Nissin brakes for exceptional, confidence-inspiring handling.

Comfort has always been a strong point for the Tiger. Both the rider and passenger benefit from great ergonomics, excellent wind protection and rubber mounted handle bars and foot pegs. Hard saddle bags and luggage are available as well as a tank bag, heated grips and a host of other accessories.

The standard 2009 Triumph Tiger remains unchanged from last year and continues to be available with or without ABS in three color options: Fusion White, Jet Black and Blazing Orange.

The 2009 Tiger and limited edition 2010 Tiger SE motorcycles are available at authorized Triumph dealers throughout North America.
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nedwards -Tiger  August 21, 2010 01:21 PM
Just test rode this. It feels so light and nimble in the corners for a 500lb bike. Lot's of power. That inline triple sounds cool at higer RPM. Very fun bike.
Desert John -Tiger  August 13, 2010 02:28 PM
I purchased a 2007 Tiger from a friend who'se wife made him sell it :-). I did my homework on the Net and read the reviews. I've got to say that, if anything, the good reviews are not good enough! This bike ROCKS. I've ridden everything from 50cc around-town put-puts to the Honda Turbo Show Bike, nothing even comes close. Comfortable, mean-lookin' (I love the black engine block with chrome hardware), custom storage, quality build, and powerful triple (leaves Harleys at the stoplight wondering "what was that?").
Ted in Portland -Help me out  April 11, 2010 04:26 PM
other than hand gaurds and bags what makes the SE worth nearly a grand more than the 1050 abs. Only two dealers here in town, one with an ABS the other with an SE and no test rides forth coming. I'm a tall guy and the 1050 ABS seems to fit a little better but the SE is not bad and does have some extras. Any opinions?
James -Tiger Dreams  February 1, 2010 06:12 PM
Cannot get the Tiger out of my head! It's a bike well suited to the Thai roads where I live. I tried one out last year at Udonthani bike week(must've been a 2009 model?) I loved it right away, but have a Yamaha TDM 850, but really it's no comparison. New model is a fine looking stallion and can't wait to put my order in. Triumph is made in Thailand too, so can pick one up for around 780,000 Thai baht, not bad pricing at all. What impressed me most was the high quality finish and the stance of the Tiger which is far superior to my ageing TDM! I've not really looked many bikes, just the KTM which also is of interest, but the Tiger will be the one for me in around 3 months time! This bike is a definite plus for tall riders like me!
Graeme Patterson -My first year with the Tiger  January 10, 2010 03:44 PM
I bought a blazing orange Tiger in May '09' and have completed 4000 trouble free miles with it.
I'm 6'1" and weigh 200lbs and my pillion is heavy too, but the Tiger takes us anywhere we want without complaining! The engine is absolutely fantastic and just surges ever so smoothly. My license could be in danger if I'm not carefull! The suspension copes with very twisty roads excellently, making you forget that you have a pillion on the back.
Have dropped the bike from near stationary once, and because of the bike geometry, the only part to scratch was the bobbin on the end of the handlebar - so won't cost you a fortune in replacing expensive fairings etc like some bikes!
The standard of finish and quality of this machine are first class, really recommend anyone to buy one.
Tasmanian Tiger -The Real Tiger  December 22, 2009 01:44 AM
I live on a small mountainous island called Tasmania, below Australia. it is perfectly set up for the 'Tiger'and biking in general. So many twisties, so many mountains, so much water.. we have everything, this place is a MECCA and what makes it better, I have a Blazin' Orange TIGER, she make my day.. Shakas
aidan hill -tiger  December 15, 2009 12:39 AM
I like it cos my girlfriend is 4 inches taller than me an so she will have no problem seeing over my head, also i am short sighted so she can give me the slow down sign if she sees something in the road
rob -i just bought an SE  July 18, 2009 09:01 PM
I am 6'9" and I fit pretty well. There are a few things i need to change however. One is to get some mirror extenders,the tall seat option and a taller wind screen. But all in all the bike in un modded shape fits tall guys like very well.
majckl2 -Tiger  July 6, 2009 07:04 PM
Would love to take it for a ride! Everything sounds great, but at over 6' I wonder about the all day comfort.
Harley stomping tiger man. -chap wearing posers  July 5, 2009 06:15 AM
Harley what a joke. Todays high prices for ancient technology.
Neon. W. -Tiger vs KTM  June 29, 2009 03:42 AM
I quite this Tiger, but I think I like the KTM 990 just a bit better. It's hard, because they both have their individual strengths. I think the KTM is better looking, but I hate the black everywhere, esp. the rims. The Tigers' triple is awesome. But so is the KTMs' vee twin. I think the KTM (with either motor), and the paint combo of the Tiger and it would be perfection.
Neon. W. -Tiger vs KTM  June 29, 2009 03:41 AM
I quite this Tiger, but I think I like the KTM 990 just a bit better. It's hard, because they both have their individual strengths. I think the KTM is better looking, but I hate the black everywhere, esp. the rims. The Tigers' triple is awesome. But so is the KTMs' vee twin. I think the KTM (with either motor), and the paint combo of the Tiger and it would be perfection.
Robbo -Tiger  June 29, 2009 01:07 AM
I bought one 4 motnhs ago, since then I have done over 14000klm (almost 9000miles) and loved every moment of it. I had a 2007 Ultra, it's gone, the Tiger is the most underated motorycle around, it has heaps of power, smooth as a babies bum, corners like a GP bike (well almost anyway) and you can ride it all day every day without getting a sore anything.....luv the bike.
Gary -2010 Tiger  June 19, 2009 09:34 PM
I rode a 09 [demo] @ Life cycles , in Michigan . When I got back on my Harley , I thought " what a piece of shit " [the HD not the Tiger] . I am going to keep the HD , but I have to have a Tiger . Been looking for used for three weeks now !!!!!!!!
N-N-N-Nick -Tiger  June 13, 2009 04:13 PM
shop around.. I looked at Ducati Multistrada, BMW 1200GS & MotoGuzzi Stelvio... all nice bikes.. But the Beemer with bags is $18000 on the road,, and the other 2 are just a couple of grand better ... How about this Tiger on the road for less than $12k ..I know the Beemer will hold its value, better than the other 3..but $6k premium ..yikes. I ride a Buell XB12X (dual sport) and I think the Tiger might be my next bike..if just dealers ever let you take a goshdarned demo ride..
benroe -graphite paint  June 1, 2009 09:12 PM
This bike looks stunning in graphite. I would love to own one, but there are many bikes I would love to own. At the moment my stable is down to one, but that is soon to be rectified. However, if I could have just one this might be it.
Two wheel Charlie -Tiger  May 13, 2009 12:33 AM
Triumph has a good variety of bikes to please almost everyone. I guess if they do eventually make a street legal ATV it will be powerful and handle good and also stop. I've owned 14 bikes and one was a Heritage Softail which I liked but I like my Sprint ST better just because its smooth and fairly quite and stops on a dime. Fifty miles per gallon and 11 second quarter mile times! Whats not to like. I'm sure the Tiger performs great because it has the sweet Triple 1050 power. Triumphs fuel injection is second to none.
Trunkmonkey -Tiger  May 9, 2009 08:38 AM
I'm not big on this style of bike for looks, but for some reason this one looks great to me. U can't argue that they are usefull and practical though. Storage, comfort, power, and decent road handling make them a do it all package.
John -Tiger  May 8, 2009 10:57 AM
I like it! Powerful, good handling, and comfortable. What's not to like?
milwakee mike -Tiger  May 5, 2009 07:19 AM
Just another goofy looking euro metric for moto-posers. Geesh....how about Triumph bringing a street legal ATV to market? Makes about the same amount of sense.