Originally Posted by tremor38
How can you make that reliability assessment? The bike hasn't been out long enough. Triumph has historically been second tier to Japanese bikes in that aspect. British bikes and automobiles have never been synonymous with reliability, but I guess a fan boy can look past that.
You obviously know what you're talking about. It's not that the bike is out for more than two years now, lots of people have racked up 50k to 70k miles already without so much as a hickup. A few computer gremlins were sorted out, a new centerstand designed and the MAJOR recall was a gear selector return spring.
Yup. Sounds second tier to me.
And another one: The Tiger 800XC scored third place (overall rating) in the 50k km long distance test of German Magazine "Motorrad", only a Yamaha XJ6 and a HD Road King ever scored better. Sure, sounds so second tier ...