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Old 11-08-2010, 11:18 AM   #1726
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So how do you think this bike will compare to the 990 Adventure in the Power and off-road department?
Differential similarities would be my guess.
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:21 AM   #1727
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You forgot to mention a very important side benefit. A quality 3 into 1 aftermarket header combined with full exhaust ought to make this one barking mad engine.
Ya i bet engine mods like cams etc.. will be a poplular things as well since this engine is in a low state of tune.

mmm... I think the life expectancy of a set of TKC's with 95hp will be low enough!!
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:08 PM   #1728
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I can't believe welded on foot pegs will stop anybody buying this bike. I can't understand why everyone is getting their knickers in a twist over it to be honest. The're welded on - so what? Don't like it, cut them off, simple. You can bet someone, right now, is figuring out a kit for bolt on passenger pegs.
Exactly. Easy enough to build a kit that would use a slip over "sleeve" of the cut off standard tube to attach a removable pass. peg. Drill through and use a bolt to attach new piece where it slips over. Would tear away in a crash doing no damage to main frame or rear sub-frame. Two minutes to remove when not needed. (remove through bolt) Simple, elegant and cheap fix. Could work.

Early ride reports look promising .... and I can already see the wheels turning for guys who will pull off the CAT and Three into One standard system and replace with a full system. Probably good for 10 HP right there.
That puts it in Tiger 1050 territory ... but less weight. Win Win.

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Old 11-08-2010, 12:15 PM   #1729
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The VisorDown review posted by Paul says the alternator is 645w and the rider pegs can have the rubber removed for 20mm extra legroom. I hadn't seen either of these details in print before.
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:25 PM   #1730
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Followed shortly by the first knackered one...

http://www.visordown.com/the-grapevi...ash/15492.html
For those who didn't click, the 800 crashed; pillion pegs were merely scuffed, and the tank shrouds prevented any damage to the tank.
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:26 PM   #1731
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The VisorDown review posted by Paul says the alternator is 645w and the rider pegs can have the rubber removed for 20mm extra legroom. I hadn't seen either of these details in print before.
Saw the inserts earlier....never thought anything of it.....How much do they weigh do you think?

645W is a beastly amount! I can have a vibrating seat and everything!
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Old 11-08-2010, 01:10 PM   #1732
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Saw the inserts earlier....never thought anything of it.....How much do they weigh do you think?

645W is a beastly amount! I can have a vibrating seat and everything!
That will be great for running the kettle on a chilly day..

I know some of their lines have had R/R issues, hopefully they got that resolved so they don't end up frying anything.
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Old 11-08-2010, 01:49 PM   #1733
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I can't believe welded on foot pegs will stop anybody buying this bike. I can't understand why everyone is getting their knickers in a twist over it to be honest. The're welded on - so what? Don't like it, cut them off, simple. You can bet someone, right now, is figuring out a kit for bolt on passenger pegs.
Yet their road bike range including the 1050 Tiger has removable sub-frame and footpegs. It's ludicrous in a bike that's geared to potential off-road (in the XC version) not to have a removable sub-frame at a minimum.

Doing maintenance such as replacing the shock and probably air-box mods is going to be complicated. And if I was planning a big adv through South America or Africa those fixed pegs could be a pain in the leg if you need to dab or support the bike off-road.

It's not a show stopper for me, but it is a disappointment in the XC version.
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Old 11-08-2010, 01:54 PM   #1734
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I can't believe welded on foot pegs will stop anybody buying this bike. I can't understand why everyone is getting their knickers in a twist over it to be honest. The're welded on - so what? Don't like it, cut them off, simple. You can bet someone, right now, is figuring out a kit for bolt on passenger pegs.
You ride offroad ? I dont mean that in a demeaning way either Merc.
Try dabbing your foot, which you will a lot offroad with the bike.
With those outriggers, your "knickers will be in a twist" l
literally.
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Old 11-08-2010, 02:04 PM   #1735
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Old 11-08-2010, 02:06 PM   #1736
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For those who didn't click, the 800 crashed; pillion pegs were merely scuffed, and the tank shrouds prevented any damage to the tank.
Merely scuffed? Ridiculous. They must have been entirely destroyed based on all the fears here.

Well, the review had me at "comfortable seat". And I like bikes with low end torque and that don't need to be revved to accelerate with some snap, so the fact that it's not a crotch rocket engine doesn't bother me at all. It also looks to be a nice mix between a fully faired bike and a naked bike (since sometimes I wish I had a bit of fairing at higher speeds).
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Old 11-08-2010, 02:09 PM   #1737
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Exactly. Easy enough to build a kit that would use a slip over "sleeve" of the cut off standard tube to attach a removable pass. peg. Drill through and use a bolt to attach new piece where it slips over. Would tear away in a crash doing no damage to main frame or rear sub-frame. Two minutes to remove when not needed. (remove through bolt) Simple, elegant and cheap fix. Could work.

Early ride reports look promising .... and I can already see the wheels turning for guys who will pull off the CAT and Three into One standard system and replace with a full system. Probably good for 10 HP right there.
That puts it in Tiger 1050 territory ... but less weight. Win Win.

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Looking good alright.

You'll probably get more than 10bhp with a proper full system. The 1050 TOR exhaust with tune alone was supposed to give you 10bhp. Do the air box mods - opening rhs / removing snorkel, free flowing exhaust and arrow race tune and that 10 is probably a true 10 minimum, but also a much smoother running engine.
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Old 11-08-2010, 02:17 PM   #1738
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The VisorDown review posted by Paul says the alternator is 645w and the rider pegs can have the rubber removed for 20mm extra legroom. I hadn't seen either of these details in print before.
The Triumph web site says 550W alternator and I tend to believe that rather than a journalist.

Some non factory shots from the EICMA show.

Interesting tank shape





Built in pannier supports?



Removable rubber inserts on the foot rests



Cleaning hell I suspect but check out the gear lever linkage



Adventure model. Factory panniers, top box, tank bag, crash bars, bash plate and driving lights.



I still think the indicators are vulnerable



Asymmetric panniers



Crash bars, bash plate, cable clutch and is that an open clutch cover? Surely not!



V-Strom seat release?



Changing the oil filter without having to remove the bash plate will be a different for Strom owners.

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Old 11-08-2010, 02:26 PM   #1739
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Best part I see is a sight glass for oil level. The only thing I dislike about Jodie's Street Triple, is the stupid little, hard to reach, must be fully screwed in dipstick to check her oil. Well done Triumph.

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cable clutch and is that an open clutch cover? Surely not!
Nope, not an open clutch cover, it's just a guard for the clutch, but not seeing the point of it. If the chain was on that side, maybe to protect the clutch cover from being ripped open by the chain but I just don't see much damage happening to the clutch cover in that area.
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Old 11-08-2010, 02:30 PM   #1740
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Best part I see is a sight glass for oil level. The only thing I dislike about Jodie's Street Triple, is the stupid little, hard to reach, must be fully screwed in dipstick to check her oil. Well done Triumph.

And there's a circlip to hold it in place, a little something BMW could learn.
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