Test Triumph Tiger, model 2004
S.he was missing, the tigers, in the comparison test of the travel enduro bikes in MOTORRAD 8/2004. For good reason. At that time, the British big cat was still sharpening its claws at home in Hinckley to take on the competition.
Nevertheless, the tiger trainer stalks a bit callous and decoupled from the road around the corner. The accuracy in long, fast corners is only mediocre, and bumps in the ground encourage the chassis to bounce slightly. In tight bends, the 251-kilogram load with its fairly high center of gravity behaves a bit wobbly and requires corrections. The spring elements, which have become tighter, do not completely filter hard, dry impacts out of the tar jungle.
After all, the buckling of the forehand when reaching for the double disc brake, which is unusually blunt for Triumph conditions, is less. With calm blood, the tiger tends to walk briskly, but not excessively faster. The basic features of the chassis saw the light of day as early as 1999, at that time with an 885 cc engine.
In the meantime, the three-cylinder has grown to 955 cubic centimeters and increased to 106 hp rated power, it still shines with a linear, easily controllable increase in power and quite low fuel consumption. However, only 99 hp and 84 Newton meters are left on the clutch on the test bench, and compared to the 98 hp model, the new software only mobilizes more muscles at the top and bottom of the speed ladder. So, you’d better order the optional throttle set right away and invest the insurance premium you have saved in your next trip. Because as a tourer, the Tiger, whose tubular steel backbone and swing arm now shine in silver, cuts a fine figure.
And because lacquered suitcases including carrier system, main stand and cozy, warm, two-stage adjustable heated grips are part of the standard genome, the Tiger for a total of 10,600 euros could even be the offer with the best price-performance ratio in its class. That’s something. tsr
Technical data – Triumph Tiger model 2004
Engine: water-cooled three-cylinder four-stroke in-line engine, two overhead, chain-driven camshafts, four valves per cylinder, injection, regulated catalytic converter, six-speed gearbox, chain.
Bore x stroke 79.0 x 65.0 mm
Cubic capacity 955 cm3
Compression ratio 11.2: 1
Rated output 78 kW (106 hp) at 8900 rpm
Max. Torque 95 Nm at 6200 rpm
Chassis: Bridge frame made of steel, telescopic fork, Ø 43 mm, central spring strut, directly hinged, adjustable spring base and rebound stage damping, double disc brake at the front, Ø 310 mm, double-piston floating calipers, disc brake at the rear, Ø 285 mm, double-piston floating caliper.
Tire 110/80 VR 19 TL; 150/70 VR 17 TL
Dimensions and weights: wheelbase 1550 mm, seat height * 850 mm, weight with a full tank * 251 kg, payload * 234 kg, tank capacity / reserve 24/3 liters.
Two year guarantee
Colors orange, green, silver
Price including additional costs 10,600 euros
MOTORCYCLE measurements – Triumph Tiger 2004 model
Top speed1 215 km / h
0 100 km / h 3.9 sec
0 ?? 140 km / h 6.8 sec
0 200 km / h 24.5 sec
60 ?? 100 km / h 4.7 sec
100 ?? 140 km / h 5.1 sec
140 180 km / h 8.8 sec
Consumption in the test
Country road 4.9 l / 100 km
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