Thanks for your thoughts..One of my buddy's had a Tiger 800 but sold it last year. I wouldn't put the AT and the Tiger in the same class. The Tiger is a great bike, but it's much smaller and more road-focused IMO but I think the AT is a better highway bike and more range. The AT has more low-end torque as well. Both are a bit too top-heavy but very comfy with great egros, the AT does have very wide handlebars (AS version, not sure about the base model). Used to have an older Tiger and I loved that bike, rode it to Canada and throughout Mexico. I'd compare the Tiger to the BMW F850. Haven't ridden a Tenere so not comment there. Triumph is making great bikes these days and I won't hesitate to buy another if my needs are suited to one of their models.