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October 08, 2003, 04:35:16 PM on

Offline Frank.B (OP)

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I am new to Triumph Tigers so this may be a daft question. But why do some owners call their bikes steamers?

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October 08, 2003, 05:41:29 PMReply #1 on

Offline Doug95

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Hi Frank,

It started a few years ago, as I understand it, on the Yahoo Tiger List.  When the new EFI Tigers came out, the owners of older Tigers began calling them "Girly" Tigers, saying they didn't look as "tough" - or at least not as agricultural.  In response, the riders of the new Tigers called the old ones "steam-driven" or steamers.....

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