Originally Posted by blacktiger
The 800XC is surprisingly nimble when you ride it in all situations. You only feel the weight when you have to pick it up. Apart from that down side, the way it handles give me, at least, the confidence to go and explore those back tracks.
Other current unknowns are :-
Power output. If it's 120+bhp how is the 150/70 rear tyre going to cope?
Wet weight. I think it'll be similar to the Tiger955i which will mean limited dirt road use.
Price. Gotta come in under £10K to beat the BMW.
This is good to know. Confidence is very important ... good to see so many T800XC guys getting out there doing off road. Excellent! You guys are my heroes ... as I'm not buying a Tiger until I'm sure the thing can stand up to a hammering and survive!
If you use all 120 HP obviously it will be hard on the tire ... any tire. But weight is just as much of a factor. But if Triumph go bigger than 150 section, what would they offer for an off road tire? I think a 150 is fine. Plenty tough. The 12GS probably still has more torque and they do OK.