I am currently riding a 2019 Triumph Tiger 800 XRx Low (low seat height). I really like my new motorcycle because it’s lighter in weight, it has cruise control, heated hand grips, and a great motor. And, if I need to stretch out my legs, I can stand up on the foot pegs. My husband is currently riding a BMW R1200RS.
Last fall my husband and I, with our friend Bill, rode our motorcycles to the the BMW MOA Weekend Getaway in Cedar City, Utah. For us, our trip was much more than a weekend. We were on the road for 17 days, traveled through 8 states, rode a variety of scenic byways (including the Extraterrestrial Highway in Nevada), and visited many National and State Parks (including Zion, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Moab, Shoshone Falls, and Natural Bridges National Monument). Our trip included rain, sun, frost, snow, and winds. Even with all the variety of weather, we still had a great trip.
I have been riding for over 20 years, and I really enjoy all of our rides. I have had 2 previous motorcycles, a 1987 Honda Shadow 700 and a 2008 Honda Shadow 750. I put on over 50,000 miles on the 1987 Honda Shadow in the 19 years I owned it, traveling through 8 states, 2 Canadian provinces, a variety of scenic byways, and many National Parks (including Yellowstone, The Tetons, and Glacier). I even rode it to Sturgis, South Dakota for the big Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in 2016, where along that trip my odometer reached 50,000 miles. That motorcycle had some issues that we could no longer fix because we were unable to get parts, so I sold it.
In 2017 I purchased a 2008 Honda Shadow 750 that only had 1100 miles on it. In the 2 years I owned it, I rode over 10,000 miles riding through 5 states, British Columbia, Canada, and many National Parks (including Yellowstone and Glacier). I liked it’s low seat height, but it was a bit heavy for me (535 pounds) and the foot pegs were a bit too far forward for me, so I couldn’t stand up on it to stretch out my legs. I didn’t feel like it really fit me well. So I traded it in for my current motorcycle, the 2019 Triumph Tiger 800 XRx low.
After purchasing my Triumph Tiger, I started a new YouTube channel, BAKING BIKER, where I share videos of our motorcycle adventures. I have uploaded all of our 2019 Utah Motorcycle Trip videos, and other motorcycle ride videos.