So it’s been over a year since I’ve bought a motorcycle. And I’m not using the KTM fully by riding offroad. And I really like Triumphs, and Triumph has come out with the new Tiger 1050.
I’m hoping mine will be here in a week.
Scorched Yellow with ABS, it’ll look pretty much like this:
Which gave me the problem of naming it.
I’ve always named my bikes, and given them vanity plates with their names,.
My MuZ Baghira is “Thalia“. The KTM is “Metternich“.
So what to name the Tiger?
My first thought was Montecore, the tiger that attacked Roy. It’s a cool name, and ironic, and a good reminder that the bike is dangerous. But it felt like bad karma. A friend suggested Chompawat, after the famous man-eater, but again – bad karma.
Hobbes? great – a twofer – Calvin and political theory. But no way to get it – and kind of cutesy.
Think, think, think. Think about great cartoon tigers – and hey!!
Thomas Nast and Walt Kelley!!
Meet Tammany Tiger.