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Old 12-12-2012, 09:46 PM   #6226
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:07 AM   #6227
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Brand new '13 Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200!

Sales guy had to run out and take a pic before I left the showroom
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:58 AM   #6228
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I want to love those Explorers so much, but they feel so much heavier than my 1050 Tiger was. Granted I haven't ridden one yet, but just sitting on a couple made me rethink things. I'm curious as to your impressions after a few miles on it.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:28 AM   #6229
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:44 AM   #6230
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I want to love those Explorers so much, but they feel so much heavier than my 1050 Tiger was. Granted I haven't ridden one yet, but just sitting on a couple made me rethink things. I'm curious as to your impressions after a few miles on it.
15000 miles on mine and going strong... Never ridden 1050 though... It feels heavier to lift than a Vee - don't ask me how I know...


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Old 12-13-2012, 12:49 PM   #6231
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I havent ridden either of them. But IVe got 4k miles on my explorer and I love it. Get better and better with each ride. Wanted a rugged, do it all kinda bike. And this fits my needs perfectly. Not to mention love the styling, power, cruise control, etc. Ridden it from, 5 hours though twisty back roads, 10 hrs highway in the hurricane, or down the unmaintained forest road up to the look out views.

I didnt buy this to ride it around the world. Dont plan on trying to ride single track or put knobbies on it. Sure, its possible. GS guys do it all the time. Id rather have a flickable enduro offroad than something like this. Im even gonna sell my DR650 come spring now that I have a road bike because thats not exactly a trail bike. You can put lipstick on a pig, but its still a pig. It does seem bulky, and top heavy LOOKING. (but, to me, it never seemed very top heavy just sitting on it at the bike shows, bike shops, etc) But, that disappears when you ride. This is by far the biggest bike Ive had and was a little indimidating the first time I rode one. Wide bars, wide tank right in front of you, etc. But it is very agile and easy to ride. And on a few occasions Ive forgotten that this is a little bigger/heavier than my DR650. That, its not supposed to be airborn. I shouldnt jump that curb with it. Shouldnt have given it that much gas going up that steep ramp to that old rickety bridge, etc


If your a small guy, then yeah, might seem that way to you. Im 6", 190 lbs. med build. Seats in the upper position, and to me, picture looks like the bike fits me well.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:06 AM   #6232
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:38 PM   #6233
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:50 PM   #6234
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Interesting choice of bikes there!

I'd figure the Tiger has more "play" in it then the ER6n, I'd probably just
use the Tiger. Is there anything better on the ER6n then on the tiger?

Suspension isn't.. brakes aren't it either.. torque is probably similar,
the ER probably vibrates more, has less power. Weight is about the same
too, right?

Looks can't be it either.
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:06 PM   #6235
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:41 PM   #6236
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:48 PM   #6237
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Interesting choice of bikes there!

I'd figure the Tiger has more "play" in it then the ER6n, I'd probably just
use the Tiger. Is there anything better on the ER6n then on the tiger?

Suspension isn't.. brakes aren't it either.. torque is probably similar,
the ER probably vibrates more, has less power. Weight is about the same
too, right?

Looks can't be it either.
The Tiger is my "ride mostly, tour mostly, commute mostly" bike. I got the ER to just have a different bike, different style. A smaller fun bike. Probably 80% of my commuting is on the Tiger versus the occassional run on the ER6. In cooler weather the Tiger and my ST1100 get ridden due to their wind protection. It's just fun to have a naked small bike. If I could have only one bike yeah, it'd be the Tiger. But given that I can afford to ahve three bikes, it's fun to have them. Odds are, however, that Spring 2013 I will sell the ST1100 and just have the Tiger and ER6 in the stable.
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:37 PM   #6238
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The extras finally turned up. I feel better now that the crash bars, sump bash plate and the handguards are on there. The heated grips will come in handy and the beak is just because it looks cool.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:04 PM   #6239
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:03 PM   #6240
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The new toy shortly after I purchased it in September...



I rode it up to the Oquirrh Overlook at the top of the Oquirrh Mountains between the Salt Lake and Tooele Valleys.

That's the Bingham Canyon Mine owned and operated by Rio Tinto / Kennecott - still in operation after 105+ years, with the latest projections putting the mine life out for at least another 20 years.

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