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Old 11-03-2010, 04:32 PM   #1561
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Go buy a Speed Triple, 17" front wheel, equidistant mufflers both sides, syling that might suit. Then again, why not a Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade or or... a Yamaha TDM or even maybe the new Honda 800 "CrossDresser"!

Goodnight Irene, we are so spoiled for choice in this age that if you can't find something to suit that you cannot then modify and tweak to suit your precise requirements then you gotta problem!
no speed triples for me! that's pretty ugly too. Sorry I am fresh out of Kool Aid. I like the Crossdres - er, Crossrunner, and if it came stateside I might just have to make it mine. I like the CB1000R also, which is coming...

I think Honda stole the show yesterday. Crossrunner, CBF600R, CBR250, and the Crosstourer concept bike. Honda was large and in charge yesterday. I like Triumph, and I think this new 800 will be a great bike, it's just not ticking all the boxes on my list. Get yours and be happy. I am eager to see what else Triumph has in the pipe. I hope the next time they do not do the long tease before showing the bike. Once you get your hopes up, reality is often a bit of a let down.
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Old 11-03-2010, 05:22 PM   #1562
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I think Honda stole the show yesterday. Crossrunner, CBF600R, CBR250, and the Crosstourer concept bike.
Not only that, I think they out Triumphed Triumph with the long lead times.

I wonder when the HondaAdventure.com countdown site will be up?

Bzzzzzzztt, flash flash, grime, grrrrrr, Bssssst rumble.

02:06:24:12:56:02:98

and counting....

I think they should do it as a spoof

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Old 11-03-2010, 06:34 PM   #1563
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Not only that, I think they out Triumphed Triumph with the long lead times.

I wonder when the HondaAdventure.com countdown site will be up?

Bzzzzzzztt, flash flash, grime, grrrrrr, Bssssst rumble.

02:06:24:12:56:02:98

and counting....

I think they should do it as a spoof

Cheers
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Aye!

Coming to show rooms for summer..... 2050.

Something NEW!

Subscribe now - for updates that won't arrive containing information that doesn't inform.

Anyway, back to the Strom comparo.

Its a triple not a twin.
Not slabs of plastic.
If the weight is lower, making it less top heavy than the Strom its a winner straight away.
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Old 11-03-2010, 06:39 PM   #1564
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Well I don't want to sell either. But someone keeps trying to tell me I don't need three bikes. I still cannot understand what she means by that???
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Old 11-03-2010, 06:48 PM   #1565
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thread here:
New Husqvarna 800 Twin coming
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=628996
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:19 PM   #1566
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Go buy a Speed Triple, 17" front wheel, equidistant mufflers both sides, syling that might suit. Then again, why not a Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade or or... a Yamaha TDM or even maybe the new Honda 800 "CrossDresser"!

Goodnight Irene, we are so spoiled for choice in this age that if you can't find something to suit that you cannot then modify and tweak to suit your precise requirements then you gotta problem!
Well, I personally find it easier to randomly pick the bike I want, based on industry hype, a coin flip or a oujii board, then demand that they change it to my exacting specifications. Isn't that how everyone does it?
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:24 PM   #1567
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It looks like a portion of the budget deficit too!

It's a strange thing how VAT works!

It started as a "luxury" tax......A luxury nowadays is heating electricity etc

If I sell to the US it's a 17.5% discount straight away...
We've got the same thing - "IVA" en español, plus importation tax, so I'd be paying more than England.

Well, England needs the money to supply Torchwood with cool toys.
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:31 PM   #1568
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Aye!

Coming to show rooms for summer..... 2050.
Right after the Honda New American Sport!
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:45 PM   #1569
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Right after the Honda New American Sport!
Morning or afternoon?

I don't want either of these events to clash with anything in my diary.
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:01 PM   #1570
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how about we talk about the....Tiger 800?

Cycleworld posted some good photos.
http://www.cycleworld.com/motorcycle...t_look/gallery



The black bike is well farkled with Triumph bolt-ons (bash guard, centerstand, engine guards, aux lights, headlight protector, 3 piece hard luggage, tank bag).

I would have liked to have seen more pics of close-ups of either roadie or XC version without all the farkles in the way (oil filter location --looks like there might a oil cooler/heat exchanger on the block, drain plug location, switch gear (is the display info accessible via a handlebar button?), a good close-up to really see if the tank is indeed under the seat/tail (sure looks like it...but i would like a better shot), the fork bottoms....oh well there will be time for once they are in the showrooms i guess.

Looks like the black bike (which does not have the XC on the tank but otherwise sure looks like one) has its seat in the highest position. the yellow and orange ones later in the gallery have their seats in the lower position. Since only the black bike has a centerstand, I suppose that is not a standard item...bummer.

I like the big analog tach and digital speedo. A gear indicator would be useful (does the street triple have one?).
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:10 PM   #1571
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Is that a tank bag or a block of apartments???

Never understood the point of a gear indicator outside racing.

Looking forward to getting one of these dirty.
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:19 PM   #1572
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Originally Posted by SpaceManSpiff
how about we talk about the....Tiger 800?

Cycleworld posted some good photos.
http://www.cycleworld.com/motorcycle...t_look/gallery



The black bike is well farkled with Triumph bolt-ons (bash guard, centerstand, engine guards, aux lights, headlight protector, 3 piece hard luggage, tank bag).

I would have liked to have seen more pics of close-ups of either roadie or XC version without all the farkles in the way (oil filter location --looks like there might a oil cooler/heat exchanger on the block, drain plug location, switch gear (is the display info accessible via a handlebar button?), a good close-up to really see if the tank is indeed under the seat/tail (sure looks like it...but i would like a better shot), the fork bottoms....oh well there will be time for once they are in the showrooms i guess.

Looks like the black bike (which does not have the XC on the tank but otherwise sure looks like one) has its seat in the highest position. the yellow and orange ones later in the gallery have their seats in the lower position. Since only the black bike has a centerstand, I suppose that is not a standard item...bummer.

I like the big analog tach and digital speedo. A gear indicator would be useful (does the street triple have one?).
Some nice close up shots in that link!
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:21 PM   #1573
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It's got an extra cylinder that the Stroms don't have.
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.
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:25 PM   #1574
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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.
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:35 PM   #1575
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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.
I'm not worried, I don't ride motorcycle spec sheets...


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