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Old 11-04-2010, 12:53 AM   #1561
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Ah, I knew I was missing somthing. Man I need an extra one of those.

Looks like Triumph are catering to the baby boomers with money who want to look bad ass with an "ADV" bike.
A fall on this thing would buy a KLR.

I love the looks of the bike though, just not for me unless I come accross a nice used one to replace my strom, my road bike. No way would I take that monster off road and risk blowing a grand if it fell over.
Everything you said also applies the BMW's. (Except for maybe the looks part) Plenty of those get to go off road and get beaten up.
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Old 11-04-2010, 04:07 AM   #1562
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This new XC really has my attention...I have been lusting after the GS800 as a replacement for my KLR. I think the XC will be even better.

I like the 2 piece seat, is the pillon removable for cargo?

adjustable seat and bars...nice touch

Fuel capacity is decent...is it under seat?

Power is nice...would like more torque but it will do. That motor should have lots of soul as well

alt output seems more than adequate for solo duty.

I think Triumph has built the bike I have been looking for. Solo touring/adventure bike.
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Old 11-04-2010, 04:21 AM   #1563
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I like the 2 piece seat, is the pillon removable for cargo?
Yes, it's been designed that way I believe.

On this 'spy' pic the rear seat has been removed so more gear can be bungeed on the back.

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Old 11-04-2010, 04:26 AM   #1564
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front fork adjustability?
I only care for the XC really.
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Old 11-04-2010, 04:36 AM   #1565
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Yes, it's been designed that way I believe.

On this 'spy' pic the rear seat has been removed so more gear can be bungeed on the back.
I thought that was the case...I haven't been following along because of all the BS...now that the bike is here my interest is as well

It looks like just the ticket for me atleast..Solo touring, back road blasting, dirt road riding...the occasional 2 track.

Anybody in the market for a farkled 07 KLR
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Old 11-04-2010, 05:26 AM   #1566
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Old 11-04-2010, 05:43 AM   #1567
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Latest Specs from the Triumph UK site:



Changes from the first specifications at TriumphAdventure are:

Length - INCREASED: +10 mm / +0.4 inch (from 2215 mm to 2225 mm)

Width - DECREASED: -5 mm / -0.2 inch (from 865 mm to 860 mm)

Height - DECREASED: -19 mm / -0.8 inch (from 1390 mm to 1371 mm)

Seat Height - INCREASED: +15 mm / +0.6 inch (from min. 845 mm to 860 mm)

Wheelbase - DECREASED: -30 mm / -1.2 inch (from 1568 mm to 1538 mm)

Fuel Tank Capacity - INCREASED: +0.7 liter / +0.2 US Gallon (from 19 liters to 19.7 liters)


Source: Triumph UK Tiger 800XC Specifications

Still no official price yet....


But hey... REMEMBER!
This is all spec-sheet stuff - I'm just VERY eager now to hear/read the ride reports!
As someone has rightly said:

You don't ride a Spec-Sheet!
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Old 11-04-2010, 05:44 AM   #1568
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Tube or tubeless rims on the XC??
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:30 AM   #1569
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Tube or tubeless rims on the XC??
At this price point if they are spoked wheels they will have tubes.
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:35 AM   #1570
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I can understand the appeal of the XC, but on paper I'm not impressed by how the Tiger 800 compares to the Tiger 1050. According to Triumph numbers, the 1050 weighs 40 pounds more, but puts out 72 ft-lb of torque vs. 58 for the 800. If you do the math, the 1050 has a 14% weight/torque advantage. In addition, the 1050 has what looks like better wind protection, and a better seat. I know everyone looks for different things, but I'm underwhelmed, considering the two bikes have similar missions. Maybe cost will be enough of an advantage for the 800.
Suspension travel?

Wheel size/type?

The current big tiger is really a lot more street-oriented than this new Tiger XC.

If you never plan to get off pavement, then maybe the big Tiger is what you need...
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Old 11-04-2010, 07:24 AM   #1571
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Suspension travel?

Wheel size/type?

The current big tiger is really a lot more street-oriented than this new Tiger XC.

If you never plan to get off pavement, then maybe the big Tiger is what you need...
He was talking about the 800 not the 800XC
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Old 11-04-2010, 07:36 AM   #1572
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Changes from the first specifications at TriumphAdventure are:

Length - INCREASED: +10 mm / +0.4 inch (from 2215 mm to 2225 mm)

Width - DECREASED: -5 mm / -0.2 inch (from 865 mm to 860 mm)

Height - DECREASED: -19 mm / -0.8 inch (from 1390 mm to 1371 mm)

Seat Height - INCREASED: +15 mm / +0.6 inch (from min. 845 mm to 860 mm)

Wheelbase - DECREASED: -30 mm / -1.2 inch (from 1568 mm to 1538 mm)

Fuel Tank Capacity - INCREASED: +0.7 liter / +0.2 US Gallon (from 19 liters to 19.7 liters)

You don't ride a Spec-Sheet!
The U.S. specs are not that good, sigh.

fuel tank = 19L
wheelbase = 1568mm

Can't imagine why the tank size would be different and for that matter how the wheelbase is different, maybe different tires, but 1.2"??? I would love it to be a typo tho and have the shorter wheelbase.
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:05 AM   #1573
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Yeah, US specs page is finally up and is reporting the same specs as the TriumphAdventure.com website.
http://www.triumph.co.uk/usa/13594_13597.aspx

UK specs page reports the 19.7 liter fuel tank, etc.

It would be nice to know which specs are correct.

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Old 11-04-2010, 08:27 AM   #1574
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This new XC really has my attention...I have been lusting after the GS800 as a replacement for my KLR. I think the XC will be even better.

I like the 2 piece seat, is the pillon removable for cargo?

adjustable seat and bars...nice touch

Fuel capacity is decent...is it under seat?

Power is nice...would like more torque but it will do. That motor should have lots of soul as well

alt output seems more than adequate for solo duty.

I think Triumph has built the bike I have been looking for. Solo touring/adventure bike.
And you got to hear a triple on full song this past weekend.....there is soul in that motor
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:30 AM   #1575
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IMO extra weight will NOT improve any bikes handling on gravel . Handling on gravel depends upon steering geometry, tire choice, and handlebar position.
Note I have been riding on gravel since 1966.
I'd disagree but you've been riding since 1966 so there is no point.
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