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2011 Triumph Tiger 1050 | Preview

2011 Tiger 1050

A truly versatile motorcycle, the 2011 Triumph Tiger 1050 returns as a capable sport touring bike, one that is equally at home in the urban jungle or wide open roads.

The triple has the ability to do many things equally well that has made the Tiger 1050 one of Triumph’s best selling motorcycles in recent years and given it a decent following around the world.

Sit astride the Tiger 1050 and you will understand just why so many year-round riders choose one as their daily ride. The tall (835mm) motorcycle riding position gives the rider a commanding view over the traffic, with the well appointed saddle facilitating comfortable day-long riding.

The Tiger 1050 delivers effortless power that comes from a 115hp version of Triumph’s legendary 1050cc in-line triple which delivers 98Nm of torque at just 6250rpm.

But while the Tiger 1050 is perfectly at home on the commute and the open highway, it is on twisting roads where it really excels.

Triumph has endowed the Tiger 1050 with a chassis that would not be out of place on a sports bike. The aluminum twin spar frame features a braced aluminum swingarm and light 17" alloy wheels fitted with sporting road tires.

The 43mm inverted front forks are fully adjustable for preload, rebound and compression damping, with the rear monoshock unit also adjustable for preload and rebound.

Braking power comes from twin four-piston radial calipers gripping 320mm front brakes.
Combined with the commanding riding position and wide handlebars, the Tiger 1050’s chassis and engine combination adds up to a motorcycle that inspires confidence and is easy to ride quickly.

With a fuel capacity of 4.4 gallons (20 liters), the Tiger 1050 is capable of covering over 200 miles between fuel stops.

A number of official Triumph motorcycle accessories are available for the Tiger 1050. Most popular are the color-matched hard luggage, heated grips and gel touring seats, confirming the Tiger’s place as a street-oriented e.

A higher-specification Tiger 1050SE is also available. It features ABS brakes as standard, along with panniers (giving a capacity of 43 liters), center stand, gel seat and hand-guards.

The Tiger 1050 is available in two metallic colors, Phantom Black and Crystal White.

The limited edition Tiger 1050SE also comes in two distinctive color schemes: Intense Orange and a two-tone Matt Graphite and Matt Black combination.

Motorcycle Highlights

  • Versatile motorcycle with 115hp 1050cc engine
  • Sportbike chassis with 17′ alloy wheels and adjustable 43mm upside down forks
  • Comfortable 835mm seat gives a commanding riding position
  • SE edition includes panniers, hand-guards and ABS brakes as standard
  • Standard two-year unlimited mileage warranty

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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