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    Re: All new Tiger Sport 1200 in the works?
    Reply #30 on: 30 May, 2021, 08:20:29 am
    30 May, 2021, 08:20:29 am
    *Originally Posted by Paullie [+]

    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 ... ?

     :745: The ST955i was the love of my life. The TS comes a close second. The missus knows her place, she's not the jealous type.
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    Re: All new Tiger Sport 1200 in the works?
    Reply #31 on: 30 May, 2021, 05:58:02 pm
    30 May, 2021, 05:58:02 pm
    *Originally Posted by Paul2bikes [+]
    :745: The ST955i was the love of my life. The TS comes a close second. The missus knows her place, she's not the jealous type.
    :062:  And I notice you don't even mention the T800 .....

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    Re: All new Tiger Sport 1200 in the works?
    Reply #32 on: 30 May, 2021, 06:45:42 pm
    30 May, 2021, 06:45:42 pm
    *Originally Posted by Paullie [+]
    :062:  And I notice you don't even mention the T800 .....

    Why would you  :180:  :008:

    Altho a number of years ago couple of mates took a 1200 EXP and an 800 out, I was on my 1050, we had a short stop to discuss and they both said if it was their money they would have the 800 I must reiterate
    this was a gen 1 1200, I took a quick spin and couldn't wait to get back on my 1050 

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    Re: All new Tiger Sport 1200 in the works?
    Reply #33 on: 30 May, 2021, 07:18:34 pm
    30 May, 2021, 07:18:34 pm
    *Originally Posted by Paullie [+]
    :062:  And I notice you don't even mention the T800 .....

    The T800 has its good points, just not enough to love it. The motor is super smooth, it'll trickle thro' villages at 30mph in 6th gear then accelerate out. It'll average 60+mpg bimbling out the Peaks. It'd be my choice for riding the passes in the Alps. Bad points are, it drinks fuel at M'way speed eg 44mpg loaded, has poor brakes & the build quality is not to TS standard. The new 900 looks much better build quality but people say it vibes a lot, not gonna try one 'cos I'd likely buy it.
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    Re: All new Tiger Sport 1200 in the works?
    Reply #34 on: 30 May, 2021, 07:54:12 pm
    30 May, 2021, 07:54:12 pm
    Call me Mr Picky, but I want 17" sports rubber on my bikes, not oversized off-road stuff.... It just looks better! Had a GS once, 19" front. Handled fine. But just don't want them! So I hope there will be a replacement for the TS.. with sports tyres and a chain drive..

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    Re: All new Tiger Sport 1200 in the works?
    Reply #35 on: 30 May, 2021, 08:43:45 pm
    30 May, 2021, 08:43:45 pm
    All the old Brit 650's had 19" wheels back & front for an awful long time. Small learner bikes, eg BSA 250's had 17" wheels.

    Makes ya think eh, why was 19" the norm on big bikes for so long, now 17" is the norm? The old bikes had all the spindles in line, eg wheel, swing-arm, gear shaft, crank, so the C of G was down at foot peg level. Now engines are so high in the frames with wet sumps & dustbin size exhausts underneath, the C of G is so high that people are toppling over on them at standstill.

    If that wasn't bad enough, they make the bikes so wide that the foot pegs will ground on bends, so they raise the pegs 3" then we're doubled up like grand national jockeys, so they raise the seat 3" to suit the pegs. Then ya need 36" legs to clamber on, but 27" legs so yer comfy on the pegs. All this makes it so much easier to topple over before we even set off.

    These boys did ok on them 19" 'ers eh.
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    Last Edit: 30 May, 2021, 09:12:07 pm by Paul2bikes
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    Re: All new Tiger Sport 1200 in the works?
    Reply #36 on: 30 May, 2021, 10:15:48 pm
    30 May, 2021, 10:15:48 pm
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    Actual size is irrelevant its the overall package. Been on a 19 front all week and not even thought about it or noticed. Not cornering any slower (probably the opposite). On a couple of gnarly single tracks I was quite pleased not to be on the Tiger but probably more to do with lower COG than tyre sizes. The good news is tyre manufacturers follow the trend and you can already get a good range of 19" road tyres - the marketing guys just substitute the word trail for road, but the tyres are the same (except for size). Think Michelin trail 5, Conti trail attack ...
    Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.

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    Re: All new Tiger Sport 1200 in the works?
    Reply #37 on: 31 May, 2021, 05:21:46 pm
    31 May, 2021, 05:21:46 pm
    Way off topic but the talk digressed to 600-800cc bikes...

     Tried a lot of bikes to scratch my itch (including a 1050 ABS) and arrived at this. 75hp, 320 pounds wet, switchable ABS and traction control, street/dirt rider modes, 0-60 in 3.5 seconds, factory quick shifter, WP suspension, cruised at 80 easily & pulls like a tractor from idle.

     I'm 63 now & this is is what I needed.

     Not cheap but buy once cry once  :007:



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    Re: All new Tiger Sport 1200 in the works?
    Reply #38 on: 31 May, 2021, 05:26:36 pm
    31 May, 2021, 05:26:36 pm
    Worrisit ^^^
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    Re: All new Tiger Sport 1200 in the works?
    Reply #39 on: 31 May, 2021, 05:44:21 pm
    31 May, 2021, 05:44:21 pm
    *Originally Posted by Paul2bikes [+]
    Worrisit ^^^

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