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.
- 2010 Adventure Touring Shootout Horsepower Chart
- 2010 Adventure Touring Shootout Torque Chart
- On top of the rpm range the Tiger wails with the sportiest intentions.
- For every change we made to improve off-road handling, there was a negative consequence for the street.
- 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.
- The small, pointed fairing that protects/conceals the exhaust pipes lowers ground clearance.
- We learned that breaking loose the Michelin Pilot Road tire can actually improve handling in the dirt.
- Being that the Triumph is a true street bike, upgrading to the ABS package is a smart move
- The windscreen isn't very protective, but the saddlebags are much better than the Duc's.
- On the pavement, riding in the upper rpm is preferred for performance and rider satisfaction.
- 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.
- The Tiger posted the highest objective scoring total thanks to a consistent presence in each category.
- The Triumph’s wail is distinct compared to the Twins, and gives the rider a thrilling sensation of speed.
- 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.
- This isn't necessarily the best use of the Tiger's suspension, but it survived and our photographer was excited.
- The clutch is the only cable-actuated unit in this test and it has the heaviest pull.