That sharp price makes the '06 Tiger a lot of motorcycle for the money, and is even less than the GBP 7,149 Triumph asked for the very first fuel injected Tiger in 885cc guise back in 1999, in spite of the fact that since the '05 model year, previous delete options now fitted as standard on the Tiger include not only the hard luggage (which I can confirm is watertight in downpours!), but also a centre stand and Triumph's excellent heated handgrips. On a crisp spring day these were very welcome in combining with the stuck-on enduro-style handguards to keep my hands from getting chilled, even if the guards seem a bit incongruous on a bike now so completely targeted at street use. Windguards, then. It's a pity that, unlike most of its rivals, neither the Tiger's brake nor clutch levers are adjustable for reach, thoughand that ambiguous focus extends to the Tiger's architecture, which still seems awfully tall for a bike which Triumph rightly insists has zero off-road intentalthough the fact that a nominal sumpguard (more a piece of styling helping keep dirt off the exhaust system) is fitted as standard seems to contradict this. Even on the lowest of the 840-860mm range of seat heights (adjustable by again lifting the seat and altering the mechanism on the underside), the Tiger seems very tall even for a six-foot rider like me, who can only tiptoe the bike out of parking spaces, can't put a foot flat down at traffic lights without leaning the bike to one side, and needs to stand on the footrest to climb aboard with any easeafter first making sure that the sidestand really is fully extended. Whoops! An added reason it's hard to plant your feet down may be the width of the plush, comfortable seatbut still, looking closely at the chassis architecture, it seems for sure there's space to lower the seat height, if needs be. Perhaps one explanation is the fact that Triumph sells more Tigers in Germany than any other single country, where riders are traditionally somewhat on the tall side! Also, heaving it onto the centrestand is a job for two people, one pulling on the substantial metal luggage-rackand that's before stuffing anything in that hard luggage: the fulcrum point is evidently incorrect. And with a full 24-litre fuel load carried relatively high up and further forward, in order to keep the rear of the fuel tank as slim as possible for rider comfort, the Tiger feels rather unweildy in city streets or slow corners, until the level starts to drop.