Originally Posted by Docsherlock
The new Triumph Tiger Adventure is going to be out soon; I won't even give the Aprilia a look-in after that - build quality and reliability on the new Triumphs is superb. 'nuff said.
I have high hopes for the new Tiger. But not all is well in Triumph Town. My
'07 just had its first major trip. 4000 miles in about 9 days. During the high speed bits it gobbled quite a bit of oil. Like a pint in 500 miles or so. At lower RPM's, almost no use. Starting riding "normally" and down goes the oil.
Very worrying. Good news is I have a 3 year extended warranty. Bike only has 8000 miles total on the clock.
Oil use has been a common theme on many 1050's. Triumph have replaced
quite a few piston/ring sets. Fixed some, some not. Some needed new cylinders and the works.
I would give the new Tiger a year to see how its doing. If they use the 675 platform that would be good. Very few probs with this motor. No one knows for sure what the motor will be. 675? 800? or ? I've heard two versions will be made. Dual sport/Adventure version and more mild SM version.
Milan should give us a clue. October.