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Re: All new Tiger Sport 1200 in the works?
Reply #20 on: 28 May, 2021, 12:50:17 PM
*Originally Posted by Tigermike [+]
Agree with you on the 1200 tiger but why would they bring out a 660 sport when there iz already the stupid (IMHO) 850 sport which could have competed with the 900 xr if triumph had of put some serious thought and effort into it, instead of detuning the tiger 900 and giving it a different paint scheme  :138:
I think P2B has it right..660 motor in an adventure bike to compete with the v-strom and versys 650, if mr T got it right it could take a lot of sales..  :084:

I think there are enough people out there that have the same opinion    "stupid (IMHO) 850 sport"

"I think P2B has it right..660 motor in an adventure bike to compete with the v-strom and versys 650, if mr T got it right it could take a lot of sales..  :084:"

They may well build a competitive adv bike out of the 660 but that doesn't interest me in the slightest and not really what this thread is about, just saying  :002:

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Re: All new Tiger Sport 1200 in the works?
Reply #21 on: 28 May, 2021, 02:23:35 PM
*Originally Posted by tiggersteve [+]
They may well build a competitive adv bike out of the 660 but that doesn't interest me in the slightest and not really what this thread is about, just saying  :002:

*Originally Posted by tiggersteve [+]
but BMW have the S1000xr and the R1250GS arguably in the same sector,
Ducati the Multi 1260 and Enduro, Multi owners are already complaining that the new V4 hasn't got a 17" wheel (altho spy pics of a pikes peak with 17" front are circulating)

I went off at a tangent mentioning the possibility of a Tiger660, my bad  :192:   :745:  :745: :745:
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Re: All new Tiger Sport 1200 in the works?
Reply #22 on: 28 May, 2021, 03:01:03 PM
"we" were heading :455: as yer do  :164:
so thought I would bring it back  :008:

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Re: All new Tiger Sport 1200 in the works?
Reply #23 on: 28 May, 2021, 05:02:54 PM
*Originally Posted by tiggersteve [+]
See now I never looked at the Tiger 1050/Sport as an 'adv' bike, which I guess is what your referring to Sport and Tiger 1200,

but BMW have the S1000xr and the R1250GS arguably in the same sector,
Ducati the Multi 1260 and Enduro, Multi owners are already complaining that the new V4 hasn't got a 17" wheel (altho spy pics of a pikes peak with 17" front are circulating)
Triumph had to go with a shaft to have any chance of competing with the GS,
The basics for a new Sport replacement are there in the new Speed Trip,
IMO the Sport badge on the 900 is completely wrong it has devalued the whole ethos of Sport, it's a budget 900 how they can call it a Sport is a joke it's just sales and marketing

Probably for the Aussie market, Sport, G'day :001:
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Re: All new Tiger Sport 1200 in the works?
Reply #24 on: 28 May, 2021, 05:32:40 PM
*Originally Posted by tiggersteve [+]
See now I never looked at the Tiger 1050/Sport as an 'adv' bike, which I guess is what your referring to Sport and Tiger 1200,
Talking about the market rather than the capabilities of the bike. I'd be willing to bet my Sport has seen far more adventure action than 90% of the GSs on the road. For the 90% the GS is just a status symbol.
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Re: All new Tiger Sport 1200 in the works?
Reply #25 on: 28 May, 2021, 05:34:00 PM
*Originally Posted by seangee [+]
Talking about the market rather than the capabilities of the bike. I'd be willing to bet my Sport has seen far more adventure action than 90% of the GSs on the road. For the 90% the GS is just a status symbol.

Have you ridden a 1250 GS?

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Re: All new Tiger Sport 1200 in the works?
Reply #26 on: 28 May, 2021, 08:34:31 PM
The GS is NOT for show, it's extremely competent! My mate has one and he and I (on my my KTM 1190 Adv) did similar rides and he did fine. What he got that I did not was great service, a better resale and no fuss with chain lube every 100 miles. It is a massive step up from the 1150 GS I owned and going on the numbers of them in Tennessee and Kentucky, they are a popular bike. I'd buy one in a heartbeat if I needed another bike right now, although it would be the Adventure for me as I need the size.

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Re: All new Tiger Sport 1200 in the works?
Reply #27 on: 28 May, 2021, 11:58:06 PM
*Originally Posted by tiggersteve [+]
Have you ridden a 1250 GS?
No - but I have ridden several 1200s.
*Originally Posted by ZuluTiger [+]
The GS is NOT for show, it's extremely competent! My mate has one and he and I (on my my KTM 1190 Adv) did similar rides and he did fine. What he got that I did not was great service, a better resale and no fuss with chain lube every 100 miles. It is a massive step up from the 1150 GS I owned and going on the numbers of them in Tennessee and Kentucky, they are a popular bike. I'd buy one in a heartbeat if I needed another bike right now, although it would be the Adventure for me as I need the size.
Agreed. In so many ways it would be the sensible choice but I just can't gel with them (I don't like marmite either :002:). My point was that 90% of people who buy them will never leave the tarmac.
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Re: All new Tiger Sport 1200 in the works?
Reply #28 on: 29 May, 2021, 08:12:20 AM
By 'eck, gone off track agin, nowt to do wi me.

A boy I meet up with had Kawa GTR1400, out for a change, had to be shaftie. He tested Tiger 1200 said it was too revvy? Tested a GS1250 & threw a proper tantrum about it, he said it "must be a cult thing, worst bike I've ever ridden, horrible vibrating heap of S**t, can't understand why anybody would buy one". He kept us entertained for an hour. Anyway, he finished up buying a Honda Crosstourer. Each to their own eh. I wouldn't buy a GS, be like sha**ing a fat ugly bird, ya wudna want kiss it goodnight before locking it int garage.
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Re: All new Tiger Sport 1200 in the works?
Reply #29 on: 29 May, 2021, 11:04:27 PM
*Originally Posted by Paul2bikes [+]
I wouldn't buy a GS, be like sha**ing a fat ugly bird, ya wudna want kiss it goodnight before locking it int garage.

So which one do you kiss first when locking them away for the night Paul? TS or T800?  :001:  Or does the missus get a look in ... ?