T100 or Tiger 800?

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I am looking for some advice. I am new to bikes and getting one for my commute. It’s 100 miles each way including M25 and Dartford crossing. I am getting a bike to save on the toll and save time at the crossing / accidents. I love the look of the T100 but would a Tiger 800 be more practical?

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    I would get whatever is most comfortable & reliable, specially for 200miles a day. It’s a fair old poke on a bike and the mileage will ramp up quickly.

    The major worry is going to be comfortable gear for all weathers and generally that’s not cheap

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    Deffo need a decent fairing for that distance … I’d be too knackered for any work after that commute …

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    800 Tiger is probably the best way to go.

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    what about 1050 st

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    100 miles each way is a far ride for a beginner on a bike imo but if you take to riding quick and love it then have fun, I’d pick the t120 maybe

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    tiger 800 all the way….. XrX model.

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    Comfortable seat and decent fairing will be must haves for that commute

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    Go for the tiger , nice riding position , heated seat and bars, just what you need .

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    Tiger xrx 1200

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    That’s a fair old commute . Wouldn’t fancy that on my Hayabusa even . Be careful if your going pcp route – you’ll get hammered on milage

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    Move come home weekends

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    TTSE – it’ll do that distance easily, good mileage, heated grips and seat available, can’t beat the protection from the elements, very comfortable ride and great prices right now.

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    You want to get something comfortable for your stature & build. That’s all I can say.

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    Always buy the one that moves your soul.

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    Tiger all the way for your comfort

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    That’s some commute everyday, whatever u choose get the right gear and stay safe out there.

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    Im a courier and i do about that if not more a day few tips your gear is a-lot more important than bike as in winter bike wonk keep you dry and warm i use a sprint st just my preference sit on a few and see what you like and 100 a day is a-lot for a new rider but 200 way over i would suggest trying a 100 mile ride on your days off for a bit first and build yourself up or your love of riding as you will be hurting tiered wet cold but when you have some experience 200 a day will be nothing also be careful M25 is dangerous along with all major roads by london trust me i learnt the hard way so its a hard ride even for a experienced rider

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    Bonneville’s are more for leisure riding and won’t cope with winter cosmetically. With those sort of miles in the UK I would be looking more at a shaft drive or belt drive motorcycle. I hate to say it but a BMW F800GT comes to mind. It’s quite light and full weather protection.

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    I’m short in the leg
    So I found the tiger 800 quite a stretch for me
    The 1200 explorer was better

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    Simple question and a simple enough answer in my view… yes it would… much better!

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    200 miles isn’t a commute – it’s a days work !

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    Get the train

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