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Offline SPOAT

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Re: 1200 Tiger - my .02 cents
« Reply #10 on: 04 November, 2011, 05:26:40 PM »
*Originally Posted by EncoreJOE [+]
What will the 1050 really be giving up to the Explorer regarding ability to traverse fire roads and maintained gravel roads?


It will depend on a bunch of stuff including where they placed the weight on the new big Tiger and the steering geomentry.  I'm assuming that it will handle better off road period.  The assumption is that they are copying the big Yamaha Super T and BMW GS series, so decent off road manners is expected.

At a minimum the 19" front wheel should "roll over" obstacles better because it's larger than the 1050 Tiger's 17".

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Re: 1200 Tiger - my .02 cents
« Reply #11 on: 06 November, 2011, 11:59:25 PM »
Let the one's who jump ship buy and give all the nasty back to Mr. T so the following years model is better improved!  And yes, alot of 1050's on the market unlike before so you know guys are postering to buy one!
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Re: 1200 Tiger - my .02 cents
« Reply #12 on: 08 November, 2011, 01:06:09 PM »
 :029: I see that the official Triumph web site now has a section for the explorer with all the details apart from the price. Like the bike, but why limit the tyre choice by putting on a 19 inch front wheel. Like Range rovers, most will go nowhere near off roads so why fit the thing with Metzler Tourance type tyres UGGHH.
My 1050 does unclassified roads and narrow tracks and thats its limit. I cannot afford to throw the thing all over the countryside trying to be an off road God.
 If I wanted that I would get a small light thing I could pick up when I dropped it. :087: :012:

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Re: 1200 Tiger - my .02 cents
« Reply #13 on: 08 November, 2011, 01:39:32 PM »
*Originally Posted by nehpetsthegrey [+]
so why fit the thing with Metzler Tourance type tyres UGGHH.
Easy: marketing rules.
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Re: 1200 Tiger - my .02 cents
« Reply #14 on: 08 November, 2011, 04:52:20 PM »
http://www.triumphadventure.com/en/gallery/ some new pictures and a film now launched

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Re: 1200 Tiger - my .02 cents
« Reply #15 on: 08 November, 2011, 06:22:24 PM »
I have a connection with Triumph in the USA.

This guy told me that the price on the new big Tiger will be surprisingly low.  They hope to "blow the doors off"  the GS, as far a price goes.

Time will tell the tale.

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Re: 1200 Tiger - my .02 cents
« Reply #16 on: 08 November, 2011, 10:03:34 PM »
They may want to price it round $15k OTD with panniers and the TPMS then!  If not I really don't think once you get within $2k of a BMW you will sway one from going Beemer. 
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Re: 1200 Tiger - my .02 cents
« Reply #17 on: 22 November, 2011, 10:39:39 PM »
I kinda dig it, despite it looking a little bit like a potential cast member from TRANSFORMERS.  The cast wheels, with the spindley spokes, worry me. Can they actually take the punishment that wire spoke rims could take, without cracking or breaking? I dont think I would take it through a shallow river crossing, like in the video.
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