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October 05, 2010, 10:12:12 PM on

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Only 17hours and 49 minutes before Triumph unveils the bike we've all already seen everything on through "leaked" photos.

I want one.  (XC)

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October 05, 2010, 11:35:41 PMReply #1 on

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gonna wait and see ...for new england I still like my 450 honda best for a woods bike

October 06, 2010, 12:25:21 AMReply #2 on

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If it's anything close to the BMW 800GS at a reasonable price point without all the electronic doohickies, I may be in.  I can't wait to ride one! :twisted:  

Oh, hell, I think I may have just turned into a corporate whore for Triumph. :oops:  :oops:  :oops:
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October 06, 2010, 02:45:56 AMReply #3 on

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If it's anything close to the BMW 800GS at a reasonable price point without all the electronic doohickies, I may be in.  I can't wait to ride one! :twisted:  

Oh, hell, I think I may have just turned into a corporate whore for Triumph. :oops:  :oops:  :oops:


That's what I'm thinking. It'll never replace a real dirt bike (I have a KTM 250XCF for that). But I could see replacing my steamer (sacrilege...) with it. Something with more umph than my 640adv, but lower weight than the steamer.

Though In truth, it'll probably be a year or two before cash reserves are at a level to afford it.  I'm guessing $12-13k.

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After doing nearly 1800 miles in Scotland recently I would suggest the new bike would have to be something pretty smucking fart to get me to part with my cash. Saying that a light weight Tiger does sound very appealing so I will have a good look well they are out, a test ride maybe then make my mind up.  :wink:  cheers Spud

October 06, 2010, 08:41:47 AMReply #5 on

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I use my Blackbird for two-up touring; it's hard on my wrists these days but the wife prefers it to the Tiger.  And it's nice knowing if I go for an overtake with a pillion and three cases full of hairdryers I've got more than enough horses on tap.

Tiger is for me only, although SHMBO grudgingly will ride short distances on it hence it being the tool of choice for trailing behind the motorhome.

Before the Tiger I had a 650GS which was great fun for hooning around on, but was just slightly short of power for long distance work or two-up. If this new Tiger is comfy enough to keep her happy, cheap enough compared with the 800GS, has enough power to be competent two-up then the big bonus will be its weight compared with the Girly when loading and unloading the trailer.  Anyone that's tried to load a Girly on a trailer single-handed will know it's not up there with any notion of fun ...

I guess what I'm really saying is if it's light and has a halfway decent pillion, I'm sold  :oops:
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October 06, 2010, 09:35:01 AMReply #6 on

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Only 17hours and 49 minutes before Triumph unveils the bike we've all already seen everything on through "leaked" photos.


Wrong! Another 27 days... looks like EICMA gets the debut.
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Quote from: "abruzzi"
Only 17hours and 49 minutes before Triumph unveils the bike we've all already seen everything on through "leaked" photos.


Wrong! Another 27 days... looks like EICMA gets the debut.
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October 06, 2010, 07:10:34 PMReply #8 on

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damn, the countdown doohickey on the website is totally bogus...

October 07, 2010, 12:26:05 AMReply #9 on

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damn, the countdown doohickey on the website is totally bogus...


it's past the point of bein interestin, now it just pi$$in me off !!  :evil:

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Oh, hell, I think I may have just turned into a corporate whore for Triumph. :oops:  :oops:  :oops:


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Oh, hell, I think I may have just turned into a corporate whore for Triumph. :oops:  :oops:  :oops:

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October 09, 2010, 06:37:00 AMReply #12 on

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October 10, 2010, 08:55:58 PMReply #13 on

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I might be interested if it is relatively bullshit-free, though the hype so far doesn't give one a lot of hope.  The main attraction for me would be less weight than my Girly, and less oragami-Flash Gordon-aimed at the fifteen-year-old market design.  Beaks, needlessly goofy-looking headlights that look like Bill the Cat or an insect don't impress me.  Neither does folded plastic with zig-zag decals.  And Roadies look like they are grabbing their ankles while waiting for something to happen to them.  I wish that the general motorcycle market was directed in a less juvenile way.
Sorry to sound so cynical, and I do like my Tiger.

October 23, 2010, 09:33:38 PMReply #14 on

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Looks fantastic, but I don't know if it will tour as well as a Girly, which if I'm honest is my main use.

But Damn, it might be worth it to pick up that off road ability, so it would have to be the XC for me when I can scrape the sheckels together and convince the boss to let me keep the Daytona as well.
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