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– 2003 Triumph Tiger
The big Tiger towers in stature as a machine that can take on anything in terms of distance or dominate urban traffic with its commanding riding position.
The 955cc three-cylinder engine provides 104bhp and a peak torque figure of 97Nm (72ft lbs) at 6200rpm. No other bike in this class is as powerful and with the motor tuned for mid-range clout, the Tiger doles out almost instantaneous drive from any revs. Its combination of adjustable, long-travel suspension and powerful twin front discs brakes, and single rear, give it an agility out of all proportion to its size and ensure it can soak up the worst the poorest roads can offer.
The Tiger is fully equipped for covering huge distances in supreme comfort too. The fuel tank is a mammoth 24 litre (6.3 gallon US) item, a sturdy frame-mounted fairing keeps wind and weather away and powerful twin headlights swamp the road ahead in bright light. For 2003 the Tiger appears in new silver or orange livery.
As with all Triumphs a comprehensive accessory range is available, including hard and soft luggage, mudguard extensions and heated grips. As more and riders consider the advantages of big trail bikes for road riding, the rugged Tiger looks more and more exactly like the sort of beast for the job.
Silencer (for off-road use only)
Alarm/Immobiliser (Thatcham Category MC1 compliant)
Colour Co-ordinated Panniers
Colour Co-ordinated Top Box
Top Box Back Rest
Pannier Inner Bags
Colour Co-ordinated Sports Screen
Front Mudguard Extension
Rear Mudguard Extension
Type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Bore/Stroke 76 x 65mm
Compression Ratio 11.65:1
Fuel System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Ignition Digital – inductive type – via electronic engine management system
Primary Drive Gear
Final Drive X ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Frame Tubular steel perimeter
Swingarm Twin-sided, aluminium alloy with eccentric chain adjuster
Wheels Front 36-spoke, 19 x 2.5in
Rear 40-spoke, 17 x 4.25in
Tyres Front 110/80 H 19
Rear 150/70 H 17
Suspension Front 43mm forks with triple rate springs
Rear Monoshock with remotely adjustable preload and rebound damping
Brakes Front Twin 310mm discs, 2 piston calipers
Rear Single 285mm disc, 2 piston caliper
Length 2250mm (88.6in)
Width (Handlebars) 860mm (33.8in)
Height 1370mm (53.9in)
Seat Height 840-860mm (33.1-33.8in)
Wheelbase 1515mm (59.6in)
Dry Weight 215kg (474lb)
Fuel Tank Capacity 24 litres (6.3 gal US)
(Measured at crankshaft to DIN 70020)
Maximum Power 105PS (104bhp) at 9,500rpm
Maximum Torque 92Nm (67ft.lbf) at 4,400rpm
Warranty 2 years, unlimited mileage
Service Intervals 6000 miles or one year, whichever comes first