Having read Nick Tasker’s  review of the triumph Tiger 900 GTPro I thought it might be useful to respond from an owner’s perspective.

I purchased my 2020 Tiger, at 6 months old and with 600 miles on the clock, from Bulldog Triumph.

Two points before proceeding: Firstly, I do not have a particular allegiance to Bulldog Triumph, nor indeed to any other dealer or manufacturer. Secondly, I fully appreciate that we live in a society where people are free to express their thoughts openly.

I’ve been riding on the roads for around 46 years, have had far too many bikes to remember from 50cc two strokes to 1100 cc sports tourers. The Tiger being my first experience of an adventure bike and previously riding sports tourers, it did take a bit of getting used to, mostly that was me rather than the bike.

My Tiger is now very nearly 3 years old and has 17,000 miles on the clock. I am very pleased to report that I have suffered none of the issues raised in last month’s article. Shortly after purchase I did have a small problem with the quickshifter, which was resolved rapidly and effectively, and the bike has given me no further issues.

I would very happily buy another one, should I have the need to.

For many years I rode a variety of Japanese machines, mostly the ones with the wings on. In 2018, when looking to replace my Observing bike the Street Triple 765R fitted the need very nicely and still performs admirably. So, 2 years later, when looking to replace my touring bike, I had no hesitation in returning to Triumph. Indeed I am now the very proud owner of three Triumphs, having just purchased a 20 year old Speed Four, and no regrets.

I would actively encourage members, if you are looking for that style of bike, pop into Bulldog Triumph and ask for Jason. Have a look, sort a test ride and decide for yourself.

Happy riding folks

Andrew Hunter

First published in Slipstream May 2023