Picked up a 2007 Triumph Tiger 1050 last October out of Eugene, OR. Import process could not have been easier thanks to the advice provided on this site.
Love my Speed Triple but was looking for something with a bit more upright ergos and more appropriate for touring. Since a late model Ducati Multistrada was not in a budget a Tiger was the next best alternative.
I had been looking for a while and when this bike came up I pounced. (No pun intended.) I debated about buying a bike that late in the season but it was a good thing I did. With the $C decline over the last few months I reckon this bike would have cost me $500 more if I waited until now to buy.
This particular bike had a few desirable extras such as upgraded suspension (Elka rear shock; Race Tech springs up front), Pazzo levers, hand guards, Triumph side cases, a top case, "more sporty" Triumph exhaust and touring windscreen. Also liked that it had a full service history. (Why more people do not do this baffles me.)
I flew down and the seller picked me up at airport. He could not have been nicer to deal with. I arranged to take care of the outstanding recalls at the Triumph dealer in Eugene before riding it back, just to reduce the risk of any potential issues at the border.
Decided to take a few days to ride it back so I checked out the area SE of the Dalles (Shaniko, Fossil, etc.), largely based on a ride report I read on here. Seeing that replica Texaco station was cool but it's a lot of riding to get there for only a short stretch of interesting road to ride.
More upright riding position, more room on seat and wind protection were bid differences from the Speed Triple. Also noticed the extra weight and higher CG. Will get use to it in time, I'm sure.
Definitely will be adding heated grips and removing the extra bar risers in very near future. (Want a bit more forward lean.) Also need to get the suspension properly set up for spirited cornering rather than the plush ride it's currently set up for.
Looking forward to racking up more miles with it this season.
Attached are some photos of the bike at the Criterion Summit in OR. (Yes, I know the rear tire needs replacement. I just got a new PR3 spooned on it this past weekend while it was getting its 40,000 km service done.)