Alright, Jody asked me for a bike profile. Hope this one suffices. I still own a 2008 Triumph Bonneville but decided on a larger bike for our Alaska and back road trip. The question was do I rent or buy? I decided I might like this hobby so buying probably made more sense.

Here is what I purchased:

  • 2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer
  • Bought used in Summer 2016 with 7,400 miles on it
  • 1215 cc engine
  • Shaft drive –  6 speed
  • Kayaba suspension
  • Nissin Brakes
  • Heidenau K60 Scout (rear)
  • Continental TKC70 (front)
  • OEM Adventure 2 Box Panniers
  • OEM Explorer oil pan shield
  • OEM Explorer Fog lights
  • RAM GoPro and Hero 4