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Forum: Beasts 09-26-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,534
Posted By Tiggersteve
According to MCN actually talking to a Yamaha...

According to MCN actually talking to a Yamaha technical guy they are committed to the 4 cyl for their sports bikes, specifically the R1,
the new Triple is for general mid range "run of the mill"...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-12-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Posted By Tiggersteve
That is a bit of a dilemma??? good price for a...

That is a bit of a dilemma???
good price for a 990,
I own a Tiger 1050 which I bought after riding a 990, twice,
(I don't do offroad before anyone chimes in) It was great fun but as a road tool it...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-12-2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 6,777
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Posted By Tiggersteve
I would agree pebbles, I actually turned the...

I would agree pebbles, I actually turned the traction off as I felt that it may be constantly monitoring even tho you can't feel it and KTM Pilot it doesn't literally rip your arms off but if you...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-11-2013, 07:21 AM
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Posted By Tiggersteve
If you own a GSA go ride a new GS it will...

If you own a GSA go ride a new GS it will surprise you how good it is, a proper modern motorcycle, punchy motor (until you ride a KTM tho) light and I imagine easy to live with,
back to the KTM,...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-30-2013, 10:58 AM
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Posted By Tiggersteve
fair point BUT the new 1190 isn't exactly cheap...

fair point BUT the new 1190 isn't exactly cheap and the sort of client it is trying to attract don't want to walk into a dirt bike shop, they want the sort of environment that reflects the cost of...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-30-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,566,194
Posted By Tiggersteve
i would generally agree with what has been said, ...

i would generally agree with what has been said,
I would like to know how many of you have ridden a new GS,
my mate had an early one in '07 which i briefly rode and wondered "what on earth have you...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-30-2013, 04:45 AM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,566,194
Posted By Tiggersteve
had a quick look at the "test" err did they...

had a quick look at the "test" err did they actually test them or compare notes,
numbers are just that, numbers,
Forum: Orange Crush 03-28-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6,777
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Posted By Tiggersteve
Its all about the image and perception, Look at...

Its all about the image and perception,
Look at the Charlie Ewan round the world thing, all about image. Very few will see mire than a grassy campsite :-)

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Forum: Orange Crush 03-28-2013, 01:59 PM
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Posted By Tiggersteve
May I respectfully disagree also :-D Have you...

May I respectfully disagree also :-D
Have you seen their own Ad for the forthcoming 1290 duke if that doesn't promote hooliganism ;-)




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Forum: Orange Crush 03-28-2013, 12:59 PM
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Posted By Tiggersteve
KTM would have a big smile on their face if they...

KTM would have a big smile on their face if they saw it,
You wouldn't see a Gay S being ridden like that,
While I agree his road craft leaves something to be desired it looks q right hoot to ride,...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-13-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6,777
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Posted By Tiggersteve
not complete protection but the grey/white...

not complete protection but the grey/white triangular panels below either side of the bodywork below the tank are actually aluminium "skid plates"

and those sound clips, it does'nt sound like a...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-13-2013, 12:29 PM
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Views: 1,566,194
Posted By Tiggersteve
not complete protection but the grey/white...

not complete protection but the grey/white triangular panels below either side of the bodywork below the tank are actually aluminium "skid plates" :1drink
Forum: Orange Crush 02-20-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,566,194
Posted By Tiggersteve
(UK) local dealer is looking to register 1st...

(UK) local dealer is looking to register 1st March

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Forum: Orange Crush 02-19-2013, 03:00 AM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,566,194
Posted By Tiggersteve
I have a 29" inseam and the adjustable seat on...

I have a 29" inseam and the adjustable seat on the adv is fine,
The R was too tall for me, dropping the R seems a bit of a contradiction,
The adv with some duel sport tyres will be easily capable...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-16-2013, 10:03 AM
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Posted By Tiggersteve
Laugh Local dealer said first bikes/demo due for...

Local dealer said first bikes/demo due for registering 1st March,
got a long list of people waiting to ride and reckons it will sell itself (after a test ride)
apparently you can set the info...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-15-2013, 07:08 AM
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Posted By Tiggersteve
Believe it or not it's only paintwork and a short...

Believe it or not it's only paintwork and a short smoked screen

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Forum: Orange Crush 02-14-2013, 02:46 PM
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Posted By Tiggersteve
here in the UK the stock 1190 is a 1100 more...

here in the UK the stock 1190 is a 1100 more than a stock GS and specking one up to a similar GS is more expensive,
AT those prices they will struggle to infiltrate the GS clan,
BMW seemed to hang...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-11-2013, 02:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,048
Posted By Tiggersteve
As the 1190R has not even been tested yet I don't...

As the 1190R has not even been tested yet I don't see how you can come up with that conclusion,

If you want a good deal on a 990 then this will be the year to get one,
If you want better...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-02-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By Tiggersteve
Definately agree with the above Sent from my...

Definately agree with the above

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Forum: Orange Crush 01-29-2013, 01:54 PM
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Posted By Tiggersteve
Yes I agree, prices are as you say but they are...

Yes I agree, prices are as you say but they are only supplying 'dynamic' bikes at 13095, the standard bike with 'normal' suspension will be to special order,
this was highlighted by my local dealer...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-29-2013, 09:15 AM
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Posted By Tiggersteve
fair enough, with a one piece seat and taller...

fair enough,
with a one piece seat and taller suspenders the R is way too high for me anyway,
Forum: Orange Crush 01-29-2013, 09:14 AM
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Posted By Tiggersteve
Ah yes i stand corrected but upper level Ducs use...

Ah yes i stand corrected but upper level Ducs use Ohlins and Ohlins make a complete system retro fit for the GS,
Forum: Orange Crush 01-29-2013, 05:44 AM
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Posted By Tiggersteve
If you don't plan on doing serious off-road why...

If you don't plan on doing serious off-road why would you buy the R unless you like the look,
The dynamic suspension is standard here in the UK, if you don't want it you have to order a bike without...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-28-2013, 05:40 AM
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Posted By Tiggersteve
The R is their "offroader" and probably feel it's...

The R is their "offroader" and probably feel it's a little fragile or too much electronics for the dirt,

BM and Ducati have links with Ohlins, KTM own white power so maybe they are working on...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-25-2013, 06:50 AM
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Posted By Tiggersteve
Be surprised if it's not nudging 140+, 1190cc and...

Be surprised if it's not nudging 140+, 1190cc and 150horses, it's multi territory,
anyway, bit of luck only a couple of weeks to find out :evil
Forum: Orange Crush 01-24-2013, 10:51 AM
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Posted By Tiggersteve
yes it's a lot of cash for a KTM, no disrespect...

yes it's a lot of cash for a KTM, no disrespect intended,
I think it will be a great bike and can't wait to ride one but finding that sort of cash ???
a little dissapointing considering the high...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-21-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,651
Posted By Tiggersteve
looking at those bashed up Touratechs it's hard...

looking at those bashed up Touratechs it's hard to justify ally boxes but i guess the idea is they are bendable and weldable if you are a long way from home,
no one has mentioned or shown the...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-19-2013, 09:13 AM
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Views: 1,566,194
Posted By Tiggersteve
how two bikes the same can look so different, eh,...

how two bikes the same can look so different, eh,
wheels. seat, paint and a small screen, that's it,
to be honest a new one is at the mo way outta my pocket,
my mate is looking at one but has also...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-19-2013, 02:59 AM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,566,194
Posted By Tiggersteve
Here in the UK I think the need for an R is...

Here in the UK I think the need for an R is limited also it IS too tall for me and i'm not keen on the 19" front, I would be looking at fitting road based rubber,
coming from a Tiger 1050 so...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-13-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,614
Posted By Tiggersteve
i see where your coming from but the 1190 motor...

i see where your coming from but the 1190 motor shouldn't have any issues as it's been tested in the RC8,
only problem area I can see is gremlins with the electronic suspension pack,
standard in...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-12-2013, 02:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,614
Posted By Tiggersteve
Michael Guy (WSB reporter, not a road tester) for...

Michael Guy (WSB reporter, not a road tester) for MCN ran a 990 for 18 mths has ridden an 1190R for a couple of hours and was amazed at how much better it was, the non R is available UK without the...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-04-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,566,194
Posted By Tiggersteve
the first bikes in the UK are due beginning of...

the first bikes in the UK are due beginning of Feb :D would have thought they would certainly be in the US before the end of the year as it appears to be a good market over there,
Pricing wise...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2012, 02:35 AM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,062,496
Posted By Tiggersteve
Mate has placed an order and demo / first...

Mate has placed an order and demo / first delivery is expected for 2nd March (UK)

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Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,387
Posted By Tiggersteve
Running PR3's on my Tiger 1050, It's the most...

Running PR3's on my Tiger 1050,
It's the most popular on the Tiger 1050 site,
They have a very neutral feel, stable and warm up quickly,
They certainly aren't lacking grip, beauty of duel...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-22-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,897
Posted By Tiggersteve
I understand all you die hard 990 fans and yes...

I understand all you die hard 990 fans and yes they have a "look" and appeal of their own,
I rode the standard 990 twice and it was a riot but unfortunately it wasn't "road" enough and i bought a...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-21-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,897
Posted By Tiggersteve
My tuppence as a non owner, The 990 is well...

My tuppence as a non owner,
The 990 is well known as the best off roader in the big adventure market and I really can't see KTM compromising with the 1190 or R
But the 1190 will be a better road...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-15-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,301
Posted By Tiggersteve
Weight, yep, Heat, yep, Cost? Maybe, Also...

Weight, yep,
Heat, yep,
Cost? Maybe,
Also consider the 1190 motor in the RC8 runs a 2 into1 so the system has already been developed,


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Forum: Orange Crush 12-11-2012, 04:42 AM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,566,194
Posted By Tiggersteve
Bearing in mind the final bike "Bike" rode was a...

Bearing in mind the final bike "Bike" rode was a pre production (but near as dammit ready bike)
their comments were very favourable and (good in my book) the only bike out there in class to...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-10-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,566,194
Posted By Tiggersteve
how do you post pics on here (sorry sort of off...

how do you post pics on here (sorry sort of off topic)
got some in photobucket will post some tomorrow (need a password reminder)
Forum: Orange Crush 12-10-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,566,194
Posted By Tiggersteve
You guys across the pond will be getting a good...

You guys across the pond will be getting a good deal if the new bike is only $1000 more,
here in Blighty it's over 2000 more which is over $3000 a considerable jump in price, potentially enough to...
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