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Old 11-08-2010, 02:32 PM   #1741
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Wow!

Another GS800.
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Old 11-08-2010, 02:42 PM   #1742
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yes a sight glass on a triumph. wonder of wonders .
i wonder how much better this will be over the gs 800 and 1200?
better off road then the gs 800 and better on road then the 1200
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Old 11-08-2010, 03:05 PM   #1743
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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.
As you can see from the list of bikes I own, I do indeed ride plenty of dirt. Now, I don't have any footpegs on the Husky (I took them off) but I have dabbed plenty of times on my XR which still has the footpegs fitted and never had a problem.

As I say, if someone doesn't like the rear footpegs, then just saw them off.

I actually do wonder how many people bitching about the footpegs will fit hard bags which are a known leg breaker in get offs....
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Old 11-08-2010, 04:26 PM   #1744
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Another GS800.
With more power and a better engine.

Can there be too many bikes similar to the GS800? Is that somehow a bad thing?

As an aside, the new CrossRunner is interesting, but I just can't see who would buy it over either Tiger, even as a pure street bike. It's over 60lbs heavier than the 800, probably $1000-$2000 more, has no ground clearance and even a higher seat height despite their going on and on about having a low seat height for beginners. It's like a scooter for people who want a big expensive scooter. Bummer there, but then, makes any decision making easier. I love Honda's V4 engines, but c'mon. It's not even nearly as good looking.

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Old 11-08-2010, 04:50 PM   #1745
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Another GS800.
Honestly, this shit is getting old fast.

A GSXR is a Fireblade is an R1 is a Ninja... blah blah f***ing blah

Take it to one of those supervised places where your type is tolerated.
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Old 11-08-2010, 04:56 PM   #1746
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I can see that crashbar getting in the way of my size 13/48 boot when using the rear brake off road. Good thing I have a friend who is a fabricator.
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Old 11-08-2010, 04:59 PM   #1747
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A GSXR is a Fireblade is an R1 is a Ninja is a BMW S1000RR... blah blah f***ing blah
Fixed to include the Bavarian copycat superbike.
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Old 11-08-2010, 05:01 PM   #1748
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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).
The rear footpegs won't stop me buying the XC, however I wonder how the insurance companies will deal with it? If the footpeg or bracket is damaged enough to need replacing, can a new one be welded on?

The news about the tune of the motor is another thing we were hoping for. Nice and torquey right off the bottom! As others have mentioned, it will be very easy to liberate some horses from it.

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Old 11-08-2010, 05:05 PM   #1749
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Fixed to include the Bavarian copycat superbike.
Thanks mate I forgot about that one. Oh the humanity! The big Bavarian copied the Japanese! How can we look at them the same way again??? I feel so dirty and violated - I think I need a hot bath and a herbal tea...
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Old 11-08-2010, 06:35 PM   #1750
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If the footpeg or bracket is damaged enough to need replacing, can a new one be welded on?
That will be new frame which will mean write off I suspect. Bikes get written off every day for lesser reasons.
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Old 11-08-2010, 06:55 PM   #1751
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That will be new frame which will mean write off I suspect. Bikes get written off every day for lesser reasons.
Yep, I checked that here. If I get the XC, will be second year, when they get to change them silly footpegs, plus all the kinks are worked out. Yes, I can cut them, but no, I don't want to have to do that. For those who compare them with the GS800, on that bike they're much more tucked in...

However, the bike does look good, I am warming up more and more to it. I am also happy to hear about fuel range, I didn't think that the road 800 would reach 250 miles... Is this number an estimate similar to the car industry, or a real world test?



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Old 11-08-2010, 06:58 PM   #1752
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Looks like some decent sarreted footpegs pegs under the rubber inserts.
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Old 11-08-2010, 07:04 PM   #1753
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and the foot brake too...



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Old 11-08-2010, 07:14 PM   #1754
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I can see that crashbar getting in the way of my size 13/48 boot when using the rear brake off road. Good thing I have a friend who is a fabricator.
As a fellow size 13 boot guy myself i noticed that earlier but dismissed it as just the way the pic was taken. I figured that bar was further in than the brake lever. ?? There will be plenty of crash bar versions available soon i'd guess to if its not an illusion.
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:17 PM   #1755
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also happy to hear about fuel range, I didn't think that the road 800 would reach 250 miles... Is this number an estimate similar to the car industry, or a real world test?
My Tiger 1050 gets 50 mpg in touring cruise mode (70 to 80 mph average). Should be no problem for the Tiger 800 to better that figure unless you run at redline all day. I was very pleasantly surprised to see just how frugal my Tiger is. Early reports say F.I. is very smooth, not jerky like so many. Production bikes may not be so perfect as "Ringer" press bikes however.
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