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Specifications, pictures and owners reviews for Triumph Tiger 1050:
Mootorcycle type:Adventure
Year:Since 2007
Dimensions L/W/H(cm):211 / 84 / 132
Engine size (cc):1050 cc displacement
Fuel supply:Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Compression ratio:12:1
Bore and Stroke:79x71.4 mm
Ground clearance:145mm (5.7 inches)
Engine oil capacity:3.5litres (3.7 quarts)
Fuel tank capacity :20.0 litres (5.3 gallons)
Top speed:216 km/h (134 mph)
Peak horse power:113 hp
Max torque:100 nm (73.8 ft lbs)
Dry weight:198 kg (437 lbs)
Wet weight:223 kg (492 lbs)
Front suspension:13mm upside down forks with adjustable preload
Rear suspension:Monoshock with adjustable preload and rebound damping
Front tyre size:120/70-ZR17
Rear tyre size:180/55-ZR17
Transmission type:6-speed
Ignition / starting:Electric - digital
Front brakes:Dual 320mm discs with 4 piston radial calipers
Rear brakes:Single 255mm disc with 2 piston caliper, ABS
Final drive:Chain drive
Cooling system:Liquid cooling
Fuel consumption:6.72 l/100km (35 mpg)
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Additional notes regarding the technical specifiaction of Triumph Tiger 1050:
- Fuel consumption (fuel economy) measured in L/100km or MPG (miles per gallon) shows how many liters of fuel the motorcycle burns for a 100km rum and respectively how many miles it can run with one gallon of fuel. The fuel efficiency of Triumph Tiger 1050 based on its technical specifications will let it run for 35 miles burning one gallon of fuel. It also means that it will burn 6.72 liters on a 100km trip. So if Triumph Tiger 1050 has a tank full of 5.3 gallons of fuel it can be ridden for 185 miles till we run out of gas. Of course we better make sure we top it up again before that happens.
- 1050 cc engine displacement (engine size) - this is the total swept volume of all the pistons in the cylinders when they are performing a complete stroke. The more cubic centimeters the displacement volume the more power the engine generates. As per the specification table here the displacement volume of the Triumph Tiger 1050 engine is 1050 cc. It is specified in cubic centimeters (cc) or liters.
- 145 mm ground clearance - means that the shortest distance between the ground (considering it is flat) and the chassis of Tiger 1050 is 145 mm. The lower the ground clearance the better the handling but on the contrary higher clearance makes the bike more practical on uneven roads and off-road.Bore and stroke diagram of Triumph Tiger 1050
- 79x71.4 bore and stroke - bore is the diameter of the piston which equals the inside diameter of the engine cylinder. On the other hand stroke is the maximum length that the piston travels up and down inside the cylinder every stroke. The diameter of the cylinder of Triumph Tiger 1050 is 79 mm and the piston stroke is 71.4 mm based on the technical specifications above. As per the parameters of this Triumph engine the measure of the bore is bigger than the stroke which means that Tiger 1050 has the so called short stroke engine.
- 12:1 compression ratio is a value that represents the ratio of the volume of gas in the cylinder when the piston is at the lowest point it is ever gonna go down and the volume of gas when the piston is at its highest point. To avoid engine knocking when compression ratio is high those motorcycles might be recommended to use premium fuel only. With internal combustion engines the higher compression ratio allows higher efficiency because the combustion temperature is reached with less fuel.
- Chain final drive: If you wonder which of the final drive variations is best in driving power from the engine to the rear wheel, the answer is that all of them have specific advantages and may surpass the rest in performance on certain occasions and style of riding. Each of them has proved to be a successful technology for the years it has been used by bike manufacturers. The final drive of Triumph Tiger 1050 is chain.
final drive implemented with chainChain final drives are known for their simplicity and efficiency in driving power from the engine to the rear wheel of the motorcycle and are one of the most popular final drive options by far. However chains have their down points - more frequent need of maintenance (lubrication and cleaning) which means that a biker should always keep an eye on the chain especially in rainy days or dusty roads.
- Liquid cooling: cooling the engine and keeping the heat off the biker is one of the concerns in today's motorcycle designs. Although the liquid cooled motorcycle has a radiator and hoses and require more maintenance it provides better regulated temperature to the engine.How to replace the Triumph Tiger 1050 turn signals
- You can easily find out how to replace the Triumph Tiger 1050 turn signals and quickly do it yourself. Reconnecting the motorcycle turn signals cables would not be a problem as these wires are generally color coded. In the case of box connection all you have to do is clip off both ends (the male and female). Complete the installation of the new Triumph Tiger 1050 turn signals by properly connecting the wires after they are securely mounted.Picture of Triumph Tiger 1050 cover
The motorcycle cover protects the bike from the elements and the dimensions of the Triumph Tiger 1050 are important when choosing one. Some aftermarket accessories can change the overall dimensions of the bike. To provide a better protection a larger cover will be needed if additional panniers, sissy bar or windshield have been fitted on the motorcycle.

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Review by David - owner from Monroe NY, United States

David from Monroe NY, United States OVERALL RATING:9.1-star rating BRAKES:4-star rating
RIDE AND HANDLING:5-star rating FUEL ECONOMY:4-star rating
QUALITY AND RELIABILITY:4-star rating VALUE (PRICE):5-star rating
ENGINE PERFORMANCE:5-star rating COMFORT:5-star rating


The new Tiger 1050 of Triumph is just beautiful. I just bought a second hand one produced in 2008. Before that I had the previous one with the smaller 955cc engine and now that I can compare them the Tiger 1050 feels much more powerful. Generally reviewed that is a completely new bike, not just an updated 2006 Triumph Tiger. It looks totally changed with the 17-inches wheels. The tank is made of metal so I can finally use my magnetic tank bag that I received from my wife for my birthday couple years ago. How could she possibly know I had a motorcycle with a plastic tank?
The seat is better padded and definitely more comfortable. It is also narrower which doesn’t make much difference to me as I am tall anyway but would be ok for my shorter friends who cursed my old Tiger for having problems reaching the ground because of its highly positioned seat.
I wanted to fit a bigger battery as it seem like the engine is not turning over fast enough but the battery compartment wont house a bigger one. I had to charge the battery several times in cold weather after my Triumph Tiger 1050 has been keeping the garage for a while.
Positive accents: Generally more competitive and rider-friendly bike than the previous Triumph Tiger.
Bad points: It needs bigger capacity battery to ensure smooth and fast starting.
Review by C. Wilson - owner from La Crosse WI, USA

C. Wilson from La Crosse WI, USA OVERALL RATING:9.1-star rating BRAKES:3-star rating
RIDE AND HANDLING:5-star rating FUEL ECONOMY:5-star rating
QUALITY AND RELIABILITY:4-star rating VALUE (PRICE):5-star rating
ENGINE PERFORMANCE:5-star rating COMFORT:5-star rating


The engine provides beautiful linear power. It already has enough power at 1500rpm and with the 113 horse powers engine it is perfect for a smooth long trip even with a passenger and luggage.
There is something I don’t quite like in the braking system though. The bike stops ok and smoothly but it’s like the brakes don’t have enough feel – the lever movement is very little between the initial bite of the jaws and the hard bite.
Accelerating is sensible at lower rpm and with the nice riding position it’s a pretty comfortable for long journeys. Triumph Tiger 1050 has a pretty versatile character and is dealing fine with any type of terrain.
Positive accents: It can run almost 200 miles with one tank when riding easily. Tall screen and good overall weather protection.
Bad points: The panniers require extra efforts almost every time to close them properly.
Review by A. Weed - owner from Port orchard WA, United States

A. Weed from Port orchard WA, United States  OVERALL RATING:9.4-star rating BRAKES:5-star rating
RIDE AND HANDLING:5-star rating FUEL ECONOMY:4-star rating
QUALITY AND RELIABILITY:5-star rating VALUE (PRICE):5-star rating
ENGINE PERFORMANCE:5-star rating COMFORT:4-star rating


Triumph Tiger 1050 is the perfect bike for the lovers of two wheel adventures and I certainly love mine.
Easy to be serviced – I am able to change the oil and oil filter in less than an hour all by my own. Well, I did read some instructions in the internet before that but I guess it’s always better to be promptly informed before doing something for first time. It sounds good with the current exhaust and is an eye catcher in the town with the beautiful design.
I’m quite happy with my Triumph Tiger 1050 as it handles great even in the wet. The gear change is not perfectly smooth but is not that a problem when you get used to it. In some occasions I feel like the suspension needs to be a bit harder and my weight is just normal.
Positive accents: I love the bike, it gives me tons of fund and I would highly recommend it.
Bad points: Could do with a longer rear mudguard as the rear tire throws dirt all over the back of the top box.


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