The 2006 Triumph Tiger
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Changes for 2006:
New cylinder head and crankcases with revised cooling hose routing for a visually tidier engine
Backlash eliminator gear for reduced noise and vibration
Revised gear change internals
New Jet Black and Caspian Blue colour options
The Tiger is one of the ultimate do-it-all motorcycles that can tour continents two-up, commute effortlessly or scythe a set of corners. At its core is a seminal fuel-injected, 955cc, three-cylinder engine - revised for 2006 with a new cylinder head, crankcases and visually neater exterior - punching out a solid 105PS peak power output matched by a walloping 92Nm torque. Further refinement is added by a backlash eliminator gear and slicker shifting gearbox. The Tiger's motor is the very definition of real-world drivability. Its character instantly involves the rider and its unflagging, completely linear response can always be relied upon.
An upright, comfortable riding position gives a commanding view of the road ahead and scenery flashing by. The Tiger's quick steering frame geometry has rake set at 25.8°, trail at 92mm with a wheelbase of 1515mm. The compliant front forks employ single rate springs while the rear shock's spring preload can be remotely adjusted. The cast, 14-spoke, aluminium wheels take tubeless tyres - 110/80 V19 front and 150/70 V17 rear.
The Tiger's rugged enduro styling exudes toughness and the far horizon is the Tiger's destination. It thrives on an all-day riding challenge and lives for the journey, two-up and fully loaded. But when it comes to a sinuous, twisting switchback or daily commute to work the Tiger's equally at home.
With practical touches like the large 24 litre (6.3 gallon US) fuel tank, lockable hard cases, hand guards, heated grips and centre stand fitted as standard plus the efficient, frame mounted fairing to keep the windblast and weather at bay the Tiger's usability factor multiplies. The seat height also adjusts through a 20mm range. As with all Triumphs, an extensive range of accessories is available - including soft luggage and gel seats. Silver frame and wheels complement the three colour options of Jet Black, reintroduced by popular demand, Aluminium Silver and Caspian Blue.
It's been said that the journey is sometimes as important as the destination. The Tiger's one of those bikes that helps prove this theory. There are very few genuine all-round motorcycles around - the Tiger is one of them.
Top Box Back Rest
Pannier Inner Bags
Accessory Silencer (for off road use only)
Gel Seat - Rider
All Weather Bike Cover
Gel Seat - Pillion
Engine Type - Liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Capacity - 955cc
Bore/Stroke - 79 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
Gearbox - 6-speed
Frame - Tubular steel perimeter
Swingarm - Twin-sided, aluminium alloy
Wheels - Front Cast, 14-spoke, 19 x 2.5in
Rear - Cast, 14-spoke, 17 x 4.25in
Tyres - Front 110/80 V 19
Rear - 150/70 V 17
Suspension - Front 43mm forks. 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 - 1390mm (54.7in)
Seat Height - 840-860mm (33.1-33.8in)
Wheelbase - 1515mm (59.6in)
Rake/Trail - 25.8º/87.9mm
Weight (Dry) - 215kg (474lbs)
Fuel Tank Capacity - 24 litres (6.3 gal US)
Maximum Power - 106PS (105bhp) at 8,900 rpm
Maximum Torque - 98Nm (71ft.lbf) at 5,700 rpm
Performance Measaured At Crankshaft To Din 70,020