Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Vancouver, Canada
There is also an XRt touring edition available in Canada and likely the USA as well.
January 2017, I went to the local motorbike show with my chequebook to put a deposit on the Tiger 800 having seen it in the showrooms earlier. My intent was to order a white XRtouring When I got to the show, the Triumph dealers had decided NOT to attend the show in favour of other dealer events. So I went looking all the other bikes. I had liked the 800XRt a lot. It has 3 riding modes, ABS, traction control, heated grips, windscreen, great engine reviews for the triple cylinder and was $15,650 plus taxes side bags and dealer upcharges. Two CON's... the side bags were ugly metal boxes, and the warranty was 1 year only.
I had seen the Ducati 1200 MTS, but felt it was too powerful and too pricey at $24,000 Canadian dollars. (plus taxes and all the dealer upcharges)
Then I saw the 950 MTS in Matte Star White. Just as beautiful, had 4 riding modes and the side bags were sleek and integrated into the bike. Warranty 2 years, Price $15,495. I ordered it and waited 3 months for the bike and 6 months for the heated grips to arrive. I'm sure the Tiger 800 XRt is a great bike, but I'm happy with the Duc. Everyone who see's it thinks it costs way more. The price for the 2018 is $15,995 now.