2005 Triumph Tiger Base

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2005 Triumph Tiger Base

Model Overview:

2005 Tiger Base

Bodystyle Sport-Touring
Warranty 24 months
Manufacturer Country England
Introduction Year N/A
Displacement (cc) 955
Engine Type Horizontal In-line
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2005 Triumph Tiger Base


Manufactured in England, the Triumph Tiger is a 54.7-inch tall, 88.6-inch long, and 33.8-inch wide dual sport bike. This bike features a steel frame, and upper faring, front and rear fenders, fuel tank, and side covers all composed of plastic. The front comes with a 19-inch cast aluminum wheel with a matching 17-inch wheel on the rear. It grabs an impressive 104 horsepower out of the 955 cc fuel injected, horizontal, three-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine, which is all you could ask for from a dual sport. It has a whopping 6.3-gallon fuel tank, but keep in mind, it requires premium fuel to keep up with the high-compression engine. Reaching up to 43 mpg, you can be in the saddle for a while between fill ups.

The dash has a combination of digital and analog instrumentation which includes speedometer, tachometer, temperature warning gauge, fuel gauge, and trip odometer. It also has a variety of warning lights at the top of the dash. It""s an electric-start only, so pay close attention to your battery upkeep. The dash is enclosed in the upper faring and everything is within an easy reach, although the reach on the clutch is a bit far and requires a rather firm hand that can get tiring towards the end of the day.

It arrives standard with hard side touring bags and also has under-seat storage and a handy rear rack. The right bag is molded around the exhaust system, so even though they look roomy, plan on losing a lot of the right storage area. Triumph does offer lots of storage accessories however. The two-up adjustable vinyl seat has a grab rail for the passenger and sits at 33.1 inches tall. Interestingly, the adjustable seat only goes up higher to 33.8 inches, not lower. If you""re short, you might want to check out another bike – this seems to be the only downside anyone can find with the Tiger. If you""re tall – no problems, only fun touring.

New For 2005
  • Carryover
  • Chassis shortened from 60.5 to 59.6 inches
  • Fork legs are now 1.6 inches shorter
  • Rake has been tightened to 25.8 degrees (from 28 degrees)
  • Trail is 3.3 inches (from 3.7 inches)
  • 14 spoke cast wheels

2005 Triumph Tiger Specs

  • Model:Tiger
  • Engine Type: 4-stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 3.11 inches and 2.56 inches
  • Compression ratio: 11.6:1
  • Valve Train: 12 valve DOHC
  • Induction: 12 valve, liquid cooled
  • Ignition: electric
  • Transmission: six speed
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Fuel Capacity: 6.3 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 42.9 mpg combined
  • Brakes (Front): 12.2 inch dual disc
  • Brakes (Rear): 11.2 inch single disc
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic Fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin-Sided Swing Arm
  • Wheelbase: 59.6
  • Rake: 25.8 degrees
  • Trail: 3.3 inches
  • Seat Height: 33.1 inches
  • Curb Weight: 474 pounds dry
  • Tires (Front): 110/80 HR19
  • Tires (Rear): 150/70 HR17


  • Aluminum Silver
  • British Racing Green
  • Lucifer Orange
  • Centre Stand
  • Front Gel Seat
  • Front Mudguard Extension
  • Heated Grips
  • Rear Gel Seat
  • Rear Mudguard Extension
  • Alarm/Immobilizer
  • Sports Tank Bag
  • Top Box Rest Kit
  • Top Box
  • Tinted Touring Screen
  • Pannier Inner Bags
  • 3 Box Panniers
  • 2 Box Panniers
  • Sports Tank Bag

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