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Old 03-04-2012, 09:39 AM   #11
Sock Monkey
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Originally Posted by Ze_zaskar View Post
Doesn't this invalidates the hipotetical Explorer "Adventure"? Because with the Tiger Sport, the Explorer is the XC version, I think
I don't think so. There's room for:
- Tiger "Sport" (pick the engine size...."old" 1050 or new 1215 w/ chain drive - i.e. what's in the spy shot above)
- Tiger Explorer w/ cast wheels, etc (1215 motor, shaft drive....this is the model already announced)
- Tiger Explorer "Trophy" (as I've heard it called) with wire wheels, crash bars, perhaps more fuel capacity, etc as stock from the factory (also 1215 motor, shaft drive, etc.)

This would trump BMW's line-up (Triumph's admitted target) because the "sporting" (or tarmac-focused) version of the R12GS is the same tall, hefty GS just with cast wheels. A smaller, more nimble Tiger Sport could be a nice addition to the "GS-equivalent" Explorer and Trophy offerings.

-SM
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