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Old 11-08-2010, 02:54 PM   #1756
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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, 03:04 PM   #1757
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Old 11-08-2010, 03:06 PM   #1758
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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, 03:09 PM   #1759
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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, 03:17 PM   #1760
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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, 03:26 PM   #1761
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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, 03:30 PM   #1762
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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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Old 11-08-2010, 03:32 PM   #1763
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Wow!

Another GS800.
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Old 11-08-2010, 03:42 PM   #1764
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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, 04:05 PM   #1765
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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, 05:26 PM   #1766
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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, 05:50 PM   #1767
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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, 05:56 PM   #1768
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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, 05:59 PM   #1769
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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, 06:01 PM   #1770
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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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