Originally Posted by Sock Monkey
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.
This bike exists already, it's called the R1200R. Nothing more than a short GS with sport tires.