Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Milledgeville, GA
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Tiger 1050, Tiger 800, Honda 919 Dilemma
Just waiting for you all to throw rotten tomatoes at me for this. I moved from a 919 to a Tiger 1050 about 2.5 years ago. I enjoyed the 919, except for the wobbly rear while cornering. The Tiger is a great bike, albeit BIG. It stands tall, and for my 30" inseam it's a little bit of a stretch plus tiptoes at traffic lights. It's also a top heavy bike.
I waited patiently for the new Tiger 800, and now comparing the specs, the 800 is a bit shorter at the seat than the 1050, a little bit lighter, actually has a bit longer wheelbase, and not as much UMPH! I have found myself reflecting on the 919 many times during ownership of the 1050. The 919 just FIT me.
I've considered moving to an 800, but the price is equal to what I paid for the 1050 2.5 years ago. I can find a New Old Stock 919 for significantly less and save myself about Four Grand. So what does everyone think about this? I should probably just be happy with what I have. Opinions please.
Mike in Dixie