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Old 03-02-2012, 03:28 PM   #1
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The 2013 Triumph Tiger Sport 1050 moves closer to reality!!



Story here

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne...rt-1050-spied/
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:20 PM   #2
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Guess my Tiger 1050 is going the way of the dinosaur. That's alright she ain't going nowhere.
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:53 PM   #3
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The Duct Tape does it for me I want one.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:49 PM   #4
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So other than the single sided swing, what are the differences vs the normal 1050

(does it have the Speed R engine?)
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:37 AM   #5
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It's probably a comfy speed triple, awesome...
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:59 AM   #6
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:18 AM   #7
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Doesn't this invalidates the hipotetical Explorer "Adventure"? Because with the Tiger Sport, the Explorer is the XC version, I think
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:56 AM   #8
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I reckon this'll be aimed at bikes like the Kwak Z1000SX and KTM's SMT.
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Old 03-03-2012, 01:40 PM   #9
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Makes sense.. now that Triumph has a true big-cc dual sport bike (1200 Adventure), they can stop trying to sell the 1050 Tiger as an on/off road bike.

The spy shot shows a single side swingarm, and a different front fairing, presumably to help with the dismal lighting the stock 1050s come with.

Turning the 1050 Tiger into a true 'upright sport touring bike' makes
perfect sense to me.. they already have the platform, they already have the motor, and they already have a single-side swingarm (Speed Triple).

Why not..
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Old 03-04-2012, 03:08 AM   #10
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Mmm, looks like my sort of bike. I hope they move the exhaust from up high to improve pannier capacity on the rhs.
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:39 AM   #11
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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.

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Old 03-04-2012, 09:57 AM   #12
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Doesn't this invalidates the hipotetical Explorer "Adventure"? Because with the Tiger Sport, the Explorer is the XC version, I think
It replaces the Sprint, moving - as Paul says - against the SMT and the like. Sports-tourers like the VFR800 are becoming obselete.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:00 AM   #13
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Makes sense.. now that Triumph has a true big-cc dual sport bike (1200 Adventure), they can stop trying to sell the 1050 Tiger as an on/off road bike.

The spy shot shows a single side swingarm, and a different front fairing, presumably to help with the dismal lighting the stock 1050s come with.

Turning the 1050 Tiger into a true 'upright sport touring bike' makes
perfect sense to me.. they already have the platform, they already have the motor, and they already have a single-side swingarm (Speed Triple).

Why not..
New swingarm, rear seat (luggage?), rear tyre size, fairing, headlights, and handle-bars. I think.
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:31 PM   #14
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Sports-tourers like the VFR800 are becoming obselete.
The VFR became obsolete when Honda added V-Tec and took away the gear driven cams. They claimed customers didn't like the noise of the gear drive - yea right - we all complained about that!!!
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Old 03-04-2012, 02:55 PM   #15
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The VFR became obsolete when Honda added V-Tec and took away the gear driven cams. They claimed customers didn't like the noise of the gear drive - yea right - we all complained about that!!!
Yup.

Let's count 'em: VFR, Falco, Sprint, Futura, GSX-F, and many more..gone.

Buh-bye.

It's amazing how slow the market reacted to BMW when you think about it.
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