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Triumph Tiger (cub) 675...fact or fiction ?

Discussion in 'Bike Reviews, Questions and Suggestions' started by martych, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. I found the photo below which was simply titled 'Triumph's new Tiger Cub 675'.
    Frustrating as all hell, as I have heard rumors of such a beastie being put into production, due to the enormous success of the Daytona and more recently, the Street Triple, but with no confirmation.

    I'm pretty sure this is a photo-shop job, but can't really be sure.

    Surely IF it was true (that this is a reality) there would be a market, wouldn't there ? I mean there seems to be quite a few V-Stroms and Transalps etc around.

    Anyone know more ?

  2. I doubt it would be as cheap as a vstorm, which is its possible biggest problem with the idea, otherwise i would be all over it like a rash.
  3. Yeah, dunno about the price thing. I mean the Street Triple isn't all that much more than an SV650 and by all accounts, it's a WHOLE lot better.

    I own a 650 V-Strom but I'd be guessing this thing would piss all over it in every way. I guess we may never know.
  4. The T595 forum have been agitating for a "Tiger Cub" model for the best part of two years - in fact I believe thay probably thought it up. Certainly Triumph have never even mentioned it (or anything like it) themselves.

    About 18 months ago the semi-official Triumphrat site ran a survey of what models people wanted to see made, and one of the options was a mid-size all-roader. Some people took this to mean a 675 based Tiger, but my belief is that they actually meant the Bonneville-based Scrambler.

    It could happen, but I think it's a very long shot.
  5. Not here but in Europe it could well be cheaper than a V-Strom, and I'm sure it'd have a fairly big market over there too. Really is surprising that Triumph haven't released something like this already.
  6. It'd be a great alternative ... and complete Triumph's 675 line - Daytona / Street Triple / Tiger Cub.

    Time will tell if it is fiction!