My Triumph Tiger 955i
I owned my Tiger 955i from 2003 to 2007. I had discovered big trail bikes the year before and I sold my Honda XRV750
Africa Twin and bought my Tiger new in Sept 2003. The Tiger was only the second new road bike I've owned. By then I had
owned over 60 bikes and my Tiger 955i I was among the best. A great engine, super smooth, good character, fast but not
furious with an upright riding position and a comfy seat. I managed 55 mpg giving a 220+ mile range to provide real
touring potential. At the time the Tiger 955i was the sportiest of the big traillies and I enjoyed a good owners fraternity. I
part exchanged it for a 1050 Tiger from Lings in July 2007. I had no faults with the Tiger 955i in 26,000 miles including 2
trips to the Alps, a long tour of Scotland and 2 tours of Wales. I was sorry to see the Tiger 955i go.
|Eilean Donan Castle Scotland
Applecross Pass Scotland
I covered 26,000 trouble
free miles. Generally
the finish coped well
with life in the UK.
(Except for the cadmium
plated pipe fittings
which looked shabby
after just a few washes).
Overall the Tiger lasted
better than any other
bike I've ever owned.
Adrian's Triumph Tiger 955i pages
If you want to contact me about anything on this site please email me - email@example.com All pages last updated 29 July 2015
I despair when UK Bike Magazines go on about legendary Honda build quality and are disparaging of Triumph
motorcycles. My previous bike a Honda Africa Twin was secondhand, 3 years old with under 20,000 miles. Under the
body panels it had bad corrosion everywhere, a rusting exhaust, the brake calipers were always binding and the
suspension was worn out, especially the damping in the front forks. In comparison my Tiger 955i was a revelation in build
quality. I sold it the bike after 4 years and it looked mint.
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