Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Portland, Maine, US.
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I haven't ridden a Tiger, but I did look at a couple before buying my V. It's a much bigger bike; much bigger engine, looks taller, heavier, etc. It's much more like a BMW GS. They are also more dirt oriented that the V, I think.
The Triumphs are great bikes, and not prone to excessive maintenance problems that I know of, but parts and service are more expensive for sure, and harder to find. If you're planning to travel a lot, that's worth taking into account. Wherever you break down, it's sure to be closer to a Kawi dealer than a Triumph dealer...