Has anyone test-ridden the Triumph Tiger 800 yet? How would you say it compares to the BMW G650 GS or the F 800R?

I currently have a Triumph Bonneville SE, and seat height and center of gravity are key to me.


Melinda Dutton
Pullman, WA
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Editor Response
We have not tested it, but I may get some seat time on it in June. Will keep you posted.
Genevieve Schmitt
I enjoy riding an automatic Honda Silver Wing. It is fun and powerful. I have ridden since the 1970s a Honda 350 with gears. I find the gears a drag. There should be more automatics available. I find there is more control and less distractions from the road. It is too busy with traffic today to have to shift. Are you considering the new automatic bike market emerging?

Marj
Palmetto, FL
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Editor Response
We have run articles on automatic motorcycles in the past, the QLINK Legacy, and Ridley motorcycles. We are also be posting review articles on WRN in the near future on these automatic transmission motorcycles: the Honda VFR, and the Aprilia Mana.
Genevieve Schmitt, Editor
Speaking of 2011s, I saw an article that said Kawasaki is selling a "W800" (larger W650). Anyone have more information?

Harvey Humphreys
Yardley, PA
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Editor Response
The Kawasaki W800 was released in Europe this year with a customized Cafe Racer version released only in Japanese markets. No word yet on when the W800 will make it to the U.S.
Genevieve Schmitt, Editor