Originally Posted by gore-tx
Just got back an email from someone on the inside. It looks like the Triumph Tiger Sport will not be coming state side.
Survey said people were not interested in it.
No interest in the USA? Yeah we need another bike that is top heavy, and built for someone 6'2" with a 34" inseam. Another pretend we are going off road some day bike. No I can't imagine anyone wants a standard, 1050 triple with a single sided swingarm and manageable maybe even comfortable ergo's and spec'd with superlative brakes and suspension. (oh man, put a belt drive on it!!!)
I would love to own a Triumph triple. Sadly I never will.
But the surveys are probably right. We are a country known for obesity and handlebars two feet higher than your head! Not sure how obesity comes into play but I feel somehow it is related.
The sport would have been the ONLY bike I would go to a dealer and plop down $MSRP.