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Old 02-20-2013, 06:19 AM   #181
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I did remember a comment from the head of development saying they had just signed off on another engine. This was about the middle of last year.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:34 AM   #182
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As was just said (and pure conjecture), I can't see the 1215cc engine being used. I just had an Explorer for a week and that engine is muy alto!
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:06 PM   #183
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That's why i just bought a 2011 Sprint GT ( still "new")

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The luggage is breathtakingly expensive. £900 for side cases and £350 for a top box. No way jose..
I know it's a different animal but if you like that liter triple and want a nice sport/touring rig with solid hard luggage as part of the deal there are some leftover 2011 Triumph Sprint GT's out there for 10k...

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Old 02-20-2013, 08:31 PM   #184
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I know it's a different animal but if you like that liter triple and want a nice sport/touring rig with solid hard luggage as part of the deal there are some leftover 2011 Triumph Sprint GT's out there for 10k...

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You know of some? If so, speak up. I'll buy a GT for 10k. I wouldn't last year for 13, but I will for 10.
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:02 AM   #185
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Vid review.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...v=Y_jp7RwDTWM#!
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:12 AM   #186
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You know of some? If so, speak up. I'll buy a GT for 10k. I wouldn't last year for 13, but I will for 10.
http://www.cycletrader.com/Triumph-S...:asc&newsort=1

Just find one in your area, regardless of asking price- just go in there and offer 10K. They will accept it.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:08 AM   #187
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Thanks for posting the review! The riding clips were a little slow (you never see a wheelie, or him cutting it loose), but his review was pretty good. Hopefully American riders see this and create enough demand to bring this bike over to the US! A "tall Speed Triple" with a small fairing is exactly what I am looking for.
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:09 PM   #188
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Just find one in your area, regardless of asking price- just go in there and offer 10K. They MIGHT accept it.
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:28 PM   #189
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Sprint / Tiger Hybrid = Tiger Sport?

I was just thinking about this today... Triumph discontinues both the 1050 Tiger and the 1050 Sprint, only to come out with a more "street oriented" Tiger. Is Triumph just shooting for the middle, and trying to clear old inventory only to come out with a bike acceptable to both Tiger 1050 and Sprint fans. Let's hope I'm right, and that there is enough demand to bring it stateside?
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:52 PM   #190
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I love the looks of the bike, and bet it is a real hoot to ride. I must admit that the MPG in some of the reviews is disappointing. I average in the mid to high 40's fully loaded and at a brisk clip from my Legend, which has carbs for heaven's sake! Why can't a fuel injected bike do at least as well? (I know, I'm comparing a 1050 to an 885, but still, 30s?)
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:35 AM   #191
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I've never understood these mileage figures. My 2004 Speed Triple got low to mid 40's around town, the same for my 2007 Tiger, and my 2010 Speed Triple as well. On tour, I got right at 50 on them. And believe me, I don't pussyfoot 'em.

I'd bet it would do a bit better than the figures posted.
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:10 AM   #192
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I was just thinking about this today... Triumph discontinues both the 1050 Tiger and the 1050 Sprint, only to come out with a more "street oriented" Tiger. Is Triumph just shooting for the middle, and trying to clear old inventory only to come out with a bike acceptable to both Tiger 1050 and Sprint fans. Let's hope I'm right, and that there is enough demand to bring it stateside?

I think Triumph might be following Ducati's example. Ducati realized most adv riders were really using adventure bikes as sport tourers. They dropped their ST line and retooled the multi to make it a high performing, comfortable ST bike that looks more like an adv bike and can perform adequately on less serious off-road applications.

I think it's a smart and efficient move on Triumph's part as it appears to have been for Ducati
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:04 PM   #193
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I love the looks of the bike, and bet it is a real hoot to ride. I must admit that the MPG in some of the reviews is disappointing. I average in the mid to high 40's fully loaded and at a brisk clip from my Legend, which has carbs for heaven's sake! Why can't a fuel injected bike do at least as well? (I know, I'm comparing a 1050 to an 885, but still, 30s?)
Did you read the whole thing?

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However in 6th on the motorway at 60mph constant, the Tiger Sport returned 64mpg while at 85mph it returned 40mpg. Those figures would take its 20-litre tank range over the 200-mile mark and that's handy for a bike clearly intended for distance.

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-...#ixzz2MQhQsy53
Just to put that in perspective, my 955 Sprint with a richer TOR tune can easily empty its 19.5L tank in under 150 miles if I'm really giving it the tits in the mountain twisties, or I can go as far as 250 miles if I'm nursing it (while praying the next rural Utah gas station isn't out of business like the last two were. ).

Basically, it looks like it's getting "normal" mileage, right in line with all the other Triumphs built on 885-based motors over the years, with the terrain and your "enthusiasm" having a significant impact on range.
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:28 PM   #194
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I missed that part. In 5th gear (all I've got) at 75 MPH I get the 45 MPG, so I guess the extra gear will help with the bigger output. Thanks for clarifying.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:32 AM   #195
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With all these SE Speed Triples and the fact that the Tiger Sport doesn't appear to be heading stateside, i reckon there is a new motor due in the next 12 months and the 1050's are run out models.
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