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Old 11-02-2010, 06:45 PM   #1486
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:51 PM   #1487
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:52 PM   #1488
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well, I must say - I don't much care for the styling, and the left bag is having to share space with the muffler and since I am more interested in the road version, I'm not real happy about the 19" front wheel either...
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:56 PM   #1489
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So far this bike has come out pretty much exactly like i would have liked it to.(realistically).
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:58 PM   #1490
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:03 PM   #1491
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well, I must say - I don't much care for the styling, and the left bag is having to share space with the muffler and since I am more interested in the road version, I'm not real happy about the 19" front wheel either...
So you want a street bike not an adventure bike then. They make lots of those.
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:07 PM   #1492
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So you want a street bike not an adventure bike then. They make lots of those.
How bout a consolation prize...a shirt....

if I can't afford a Tiger at least maybe I can get one of those snazzy Tiger shirts

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Old 11-02-2010, 07:28 PM   #1493
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Sure, it could be done as a race bike ... Aprilia have already done it with the SVX 5.5. But even that bike claims 275 lbs. Dry. Which probably means over 300 lbs.
Having ridden that bike ... and looked at it closely .... it will never make an Adventure Travel bike. But Kudos to Aprilia (they designed and built the motor ... no, its not a Rotax) for creating possibly the lightest twin in production today.
But the chassis is a delicate noodle, has no sub frame and requires a rebuild about every 40 hours or so.
Ahem, having owned (and still own) a 2007 RXV550 for 8000 miles and well over 200hrs, the rebuild every 40hrs is old rumors that refuse to die and BS. Also the RXV has a very sturdy frame/subframe that runs steel tubes all the way to the tailight, capable of carrying luggage and I have done that with it. Mine has looped and crashed and cartwheeled more times than I remember and except for scuffed plastics, still fine, well OK blinkers break off. I also weighed it recently, wet, full 20liter tank, 304 lbs. SXV is a Supermoto bike.

Having said that, the Aprilia is no Adventure touring bike like the old Tigers or my current KTM990S (199.0 kg/438.7 pounds dry). As for what one poster a bit ago wondered where I was coming from whining about the weight.. I'm coming from having owned 3 Tigers over 10 years, and all that time wishing it was 100 lbs lighter so I could enjoy the dirt and gravel roads more. I know for a fact there were many on the original Tiger list who felt that way, and probably still do. I had lots of fun on the old Tigers, but the weight was always an issue for where I like to ride. To see the 675 pork out into an 800 that is possibly 40lbs lighter than my original '95 Tiger is far short of the mark. Maybe I'm just dreaming and will keep dreaming of a light triple.

I already have a heavy Adventure bike that is extremely capable onroad and offroad, so I guess I'll stick with that and read what the reviewers have to say about the real weight, performance, serviceability of the XC.

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Old 11-02-2010, 08:05 PM   #1494
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OK, so, there you have it. A Starbucks runner, along with the Tenere and the GS's.

Now, can someone tell me, what makes this bike better than a V/wee strom? Please don't tell me it's better off road.

Nice bike for sure but, not for me.
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:11 PM   #1495
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OK, so, there you have it. A Starbucks runner, along with the Tenere and the GS's.

Now, can someone tell me, what makes this bike better than a V/wee strom? Please don't tell me it's better off road.

Nice bike for sure but, not for me.
It's got an extra cylinder that the Stroms don't have.
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:18 PM   #1496
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OK, so, there you have it. A Starbucks runner, along with the Tenere and the GS's.

Now, can someone tell me, what makes this bike better than a V/wee strom? Please don't tell me it's better off road.

Nice bike for sure but, not for me.
Makes Vee hp at < Wee weight.
Looks way better.
Probably better suspension
21" spoked wheels available(advantage to somepeople, some not)

Not a giant difference, but for those of us who have had our Stroms for long enough we would like something different this bike should make for a nice change.
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:20 PM   #1497
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Let's see, compared to a VStrom the absence of acres of bodywork,
should ensure it isn't blown around like a kite in a windstorm...

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Old 11-02-2010, 08:21 PM   #1498
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It's got an extra cylinder that the Stroms don't have.
And it says Triumph...not Suzuki

I'm a Triumph mark so I'm going with a Tiger800xc
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:24 PM   #1499
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Looks way better.
Toss up. They are both ugly but you cant see it when you are on it.

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Probably better suspension
That's not saying much

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21" spoked wheels available(advantage to somepeople, some not)

Not a giant difference, but for those of us who have had our Stroms for long enough we would like something different this bike should make for a nice change.
Lotsa people said that was THE problem with the Stroms when they first came out, and they still went everywhere. I am looking forward to riding one of these Tigers
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:27 PM   #1500
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For everyone that is upset over this bike not meeting your expectations:
I just can't see any bike ever being in Beasts that will meet your expectations.
We all want lighter, but without spending lots of money on light materials the expense of less weight is less long distance riding comfort. Its all a trade off. This bike is just what it was aimed at. It has a triple and remove the extra gallon of gas its weight is the same as the GS800. Thats not to bad if you ask me.

Just for comparison purposes some other bike Curb weights off the mfg websites.

DR650 366lbs(not water cooled)
KLR 650 curb weight 432lbs
GS800 455lbs(only holds 4.2 gallons of gas)
GS1200 504 lbs
V strom 650 478 (485ABS)lbs
V-strom 1000 525lbs
Tenere 660 454lbs
XR650L 346lbs
DRZ400S 317lbs
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