Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Victoria BC Canada
Model: 1985 GL1200 Limited Edition and 1995 GL1500 SE CDN Edition
Finally went for a ride on an adventure bike, 2018 800 Triumph Tiger, my friends bike. It was an interesting ride. Had to get used to the weight difference between the Triumph and my 1500. Hit every bump I could find and the suspension just absorbed it. There was no jolting up thru the front suspension or from the rear when riding over speed bumps. Lots of power, and a comfortable seat for the short distance I did. Like the 6 speed and speed shifting. For two up riding I would prefer the 1200 Tiger with the shaft drive. Was not used to having so much wind coming at me. This one had all the bells and whistles afforded the 800. Understand now why so many are being ridden.
Riding this bike reminded me of the early days, back in the '70s when a 750 was a huge bike and rode every where, and were not known as a city bike.
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