WORDS: John Milbank, editor MSL – PHOTOGRAPHY: Allesio Barbanti and Matteo Cavadini

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Thank you, Europe. Without your rules and regulations we wouldn’t have some of the world’s best engineers finding the solutions that bring us even greater motorcycles…

The Tiger 1050 was launched in 2007, effectively carving its own niche as a ‘Sports Adventure Bike’. It was for riders who wanted the comfort and practicality of an off-road-capable adventure machine, but with the road manners, performance and lower seat of a sports bike; people who were honest with themselves about where they would be riding. If a tour across Europe is going to take in some light fire roads at most, you don’t really need spoked wheels and long-travel suspension.

 

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