A Bike With Overland-Tradition
Triumph Tiger t709
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 injection, has 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.
Preparing for long journey, we organized resp. exchanged the following stuff:
|Aluboxes||Storage of luggage|
|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 risers||Higher riding cmfort|
|Front fender riser||Prevents a blockade though mud|
|Off-road footpegs||More grip|