Triumph Tiger T709

Triumph Tiger T709

Triumph Tiger t709

A Bike with (Overland-)Tradition

The tiger is a motorcyclye which has continously been refined in regard of travelling. Our tiger was build in 1999. It is the first model with fuel injectionhas 83 hp, 885 ccm and weights 210 kilos. That is truly a lot, but suitable in our opinion, because he has to carry us both and our luggage. We have been loocking quite a while for THE adventure bike, reading a lot and having some discussions with other riders. But in the end, there is no best ADV-bike. Everyone has to find what is best for one’s own requirements and purpose of travelling. We have had our own thoughts about it, that is how we ended up with the tiger.
Not the badest decision for sure. Motorcycle travelling legend Ted Simon also started in 1973 with his Triumph Tiger 100, riding 125.000 kilometers through 45 countries. He wrote a book about his journey, which we can highly recommend to all traveladdicts.

Because our predator is not only very heavy but quite big, we had to find a solution for Moe’s short legs (Well, in our opinion they are quite normal for a guy with 1,73m 😛 ). It is possible to adjust the seat height beneath the seat, but that was even with a pillion not enough. That is why we had to lower the tiger. Thanks to the german tiger community, we have had some help with doing that ourselves. Now we are quite satisfied with the result.

In regard of the praparations for long journey, we still need to organize resp. exchange the following stuff:

 What?  Why?
Aluboxes Storage of luggage
Sidestand Foot Better off-road grip
Scottoiler Longer survival of the chain
K&N Air Filter Less maintainance
Enduro tires Better off-road grip
Headlight protector Protection of rockfall
Accessory socket Power for electronic devices
Heated grips Warmer paws for cold rides
Handlebar riser Higher riding comfort
Front fender riser A bigger gap prevents a blockade though mud on the tire
Suspension system Better riding abilities with pillion and off-road
Off-road footpegs More grip