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Old 05-23-2012, 04:26 AM   #12826
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Coming back to this thread after a while. Since I was last here, the Indian GM Ashish Joshi left his post before Triumph India even opened its doors. Anyway, I happened to notice that the configurator on the Triumph website shows an 800XC with knobbies. Is this artistic license on the part of Triumph, or can one now get the XC with off-road tires from the factory, and if so, what tires are they?
I believe you can specify Metzeller Karoo tyres as an option but they're fitted during PDI and they're also limited to 60mph according to the handbook. IMO you're better off getting the bike and fitting your own choice of tyre, yourself.
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:32 AM   #12827
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Coming back to this thread after a while. Since I was last here, the Indian GM Ashish Joshi left his post before Triumph India even opened its doors. Anyway, I happened to notice that the configurator on the Triumph website shows an 800XC with knobbies. Is this artistic license on the part of Triumph, or can one now get the XC with off-road tires from the factory, and if so, what tires are they?

BTW the price here is still ridiculous. They're still offering it at the equivalent of $23,000 here, despite the fact that it qualifies to be built in-country. Triumph said they're not sure how well it will sell, so they don't want to go through the process of licensing it in-country (as if the outrageous price won't drive people away from the bike; the Speed Triple is available for just about the same cost as it is elsewhere).
You can get whatever tires you want. The dealer should be able to hook it up.
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:12 AM   #12828
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Coming back to this thread after a while. Since I was last here, the Indian GM Ashish Joshi left his post before Triumph India even opened its doors. Anyway, I happened to notice that the configurator on the Triumph website shows an 800XC with knobbies. Is this artistic license on the part of Triumph, or can one now get the XC with off-road tires from the factory, and if so, what tires are they?

BTW the price here is still ridiculous. They're still offering it at the equivalent of $23,000 here, despite the fact that it qualifies to be built in-country. Triumph said they're not sure how well it will sell, so they don't want to go through the process of licensing it in-country (as if the outrageous price won't drive people away from the bike; the Speed Triple is available for just about the same cost as it is elsewhere).
If you go back and look at a few of the launch videos done by various Magazines (like MCN) you can see that on day two all the press bikes wheels were swapped out with knobbies. Not sure which ones. Maybe TKC 80's, maybe Karoo's. Not sure. There is that low speed disclaimer, but that's just the lawyers talking. Put on whatever tires you can get. Plenty of choices now: Conti TKC 80, Karoo, T63, MT21, Kenda Big Block and a few others.
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:08 AM   #12829
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New Tiger 800 arrived at the dealers today to replace the non-fireproof one. Its Sapphire Blue and I can pick it up when I get home from my next work tour. Yippee
Also the sun came out today as well...surely not a coincidence?
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:18 AM   #12830
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:55 PM   #12831
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For those Tiger owners, who gets "oh, but it is not KTM" from orange guys - radiator on Tiger made by KTM
Yes, radiators is KTM side business..some aprilias got those too.
It is stamped on radiator
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Old 05-23-2012, 01:05 PM   #12832
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For those Tiger owners, who gets "oh, but it is not KTM" from orange guys - radiator on Tiger made by KTM
Yes, radiators is KTM side business..some aprilias got those too.
It is stamped on radiator
As long as the water pumps aren't KTM then we're OK.
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Old 05-23-2012, 01:30 PM   #12833
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Watch for radiator leaks!
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:30 PM   #12834
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Got these in today, can't wait to try them out!

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Old 05-23-2012, 04:37 PM   #12835
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Got these in today, can't wait to try them out!

+1. Mine are going on next week.
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:34 PM   #12836
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That looks familiar...

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Old 05-23-2012, 07:04 PM   #12837
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Anyone with the Pivot Pegz MK-III?

How do you like 'em?

Just got a set today, still getting used to them. Haven't yet had a chance to try them on the trails.

I am having the hardest time getting comfortable shifting with them. They are so wide it has really narrow the gap between the peg and the shift lever. Had to adjust the shift lever up, then down, still shifting like a clutz. Keep finding neutral up shifting from first, instead of second gear. I couldn't imagine trying to operate the shifter while standing on the pegs.

I hope it gets better. :

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Old 05-23-2012, 07:30 PM   #12838
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I am loving the K60's on my Tiger, 4200 miles on them so far and the rear is good for that much more.
The front appears to be able to last forever. I have a second set just waiting to go to Alaska...only 30 days to departure.
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:09 PM   #12839
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I am loving the K60's on my Tiger, 4200 miles on them so far and the rear is good for that much more.
The front appears to be able to last forever. I have a second set just waiting to go to Alaska...only 30 days to departure.
+1 got them on the rear, have put about the same mileage on them,.and chunks left. Handle pretty well too!

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Old 05-23-2012, 08:10 PM   #12840
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Wow. I like that blue. I would have gotten that I think over the orange had it been available.




For the US folks, where are you finding the best pricing on the K60's??
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