Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Its not you, its me.

Triumph dealer lent me this Street Scrambler while the Tiger was having its 12K service. To be honest, I quite liked the look of it and had considered it as a possible lighter replacement for the Tiger as I'm finding it more and more difficult to wheel around. The strange thing was, though, that from across the showroom, the bike looked normal size, then , the closer I got, the smaller it seemed to be.

On its own, bike looks normal size
So here's a quick review - nice engine sounded good through those pipes, gearbox smooth, brakes good, seat hard as a plank, rear suspension travel extremely limited. I was going to add that it was also extremely small, I looked like a bear riding a monkey bike, but my pal Barry put it into perspective.

Seat just about level with my knees
He said "John there's nothing wrong with the bike, its you that's ridiculously tall"

When I collected the Tiger two days later it initially felt a bit heavy and seemed a bit tall, but after a couple of minutes riding it became comfy like a pair of old slippers. Can't wait to get back on it regularly - soon as I'm fully healed 'down there'.


  1. A while ago I would have drooled over the bike but meanwhile I am over this model (took a long time though). Speed recovery 'down there'

  2. Yes Sonja, I always had a secret desire for on of these, but after riding it Ill stick with the Tiger.
    Recovery is going well, just can’t sit on a motorbike for long 😁

  3. Looks like a ride that might fit my legs but probably not my style. I too love my ride, but it's getting heavier and heavier, for now I just have to decide how to pack less. Oh what a difference 10 years makes.

  4. Vstar lady, I’m with you on that - no-one told us what to expect as we got older, I never thought I’d struggle to hold a bike upright! I suppose there’s always the option of adding a sidecar? Handy for luggage, but I’m not convinced it would be as much fun - anyway my Tiger would look even weirder with a sidecar attached!!