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Old 11-17-2010, 01:19 AM   #2236
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I see that MCN are already hailing it the best adventure bike ever.
Make your own mind up about that comment! :)
That translates to "Triumph gave us first go, so now we are their puppets"
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Old 11-17-2010, 01:26 AM   #2237
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That translates to "Triumph gave us first go, so now we are their puppets"
I'm surprised they took their liplock of off Triumph's jock long enough to write that.
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Old 11-17-2010, 01:54 AM   #2238
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Here's a bit of amusement since I remember the SuperTenere comments earlier in the thread. Just imagine how much better you can do offroad on the Tiger XC800, 100lbs lighter than this 575lb monster.
Its more about how a bike carries its weight than how much it weighs.
From what I've seen on the Super Tenere it carries its weight very low, so its easy to pick up an throw around.
To me everything on the Tiger suggests it carries its weight high.
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Old 11-17-2010, 01:56 AM   #2239
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Its more about how a bike carries its weight than how much it weighs.
From what I've seen on the Super Tenere it carries its weight very low, so its easy to pick up an throw around.
To me everything on the Tiger suggests it carries its weight high.
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Old 11-17-2010, 02:02 AM   #2240
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Well I'm skeptical regards how the weight is carried, but I was skeptical with the S10 as well.

There was no need with the S10, I will wait and see regards the new Tigger but there does not appear much to suggest otherwise, so far but its total weight is also less so it may work out in the end.

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Old 11-17-2010, 02:09 AM   #2241
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Its more about how a bike carries its weight than how much it weighs.
From what I've seen on the Super Tenere it carries its weight very low, so its easy to pick up an throw around.
To me everything on the Tiger suggests it carries its weight high.
I like the new Craigrevo! Welcome back
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Old 11-17-2010, 03:46 AM   #2242
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I like the new Craigrevo! Welcome back
Theirs no "new" craigrevo, I'm still raising issues. Its just that you agree with me this time. I'm sure someone will be along soon who doesn't agree with me, and will say I'm Trolling. But hey then I can come back as Charlie Boreman.
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Old 11-17-2010, 03:56 AM   #2243
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If they like it that much it's officially OFF my shortlist.

A serious question if I may.

Does that mosquito living in the Triples eventually die or is it there for the life of the motor. That whine is F$%^&n annoying to me, may be music to some but do I need to put a large hole in the muffler or does it slowly disappear with age. The motor is great (well the previous Tigers 1050) but the whine?

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No it stays there and gets louder and higher in pitch the faster you go. Any dogs in the area will go nuts. You can get an aftermarket modulator to make it play show tunes, but to remove it kills the bike. Its a bit like the "argument juice" injected into the Rocket III. If thats removed the bike won't change direction.
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Old 11-17-2010, 04:18 AM   #2244
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And ... the F800GS is just "a little" better off road than the R1200GS ... which is just "a little bit" heavier than the 800GS!

And yes, I've ridden them both. The 800GS ridden in anything beyond a rough fire road is a handful. The Tiger will probably be about the same.
Sure, they're all handfuls compared to a dirt bike. Weight is obviously an issue and Triumph made a valiant effort, but couldn't get a triple to weigh less than a twin.
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Stick with your Ascot ... 27" seat height is about right, no?
Actually, the Ascot had the same seat height as the new Tiger 800.
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Then why are you still posting here?
Because I actually will very likely get one, unless I find a much better deal on an F650GS.
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Old 11-17-2010, 04:22 AM   #2245
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If they like it that much it's officially OFF my shortlist.

A serious question if I may.

Does that mosquito living in the Triples eventually die or is it there for the life of the motor. That whine is F$%^&n annoying to me, may be music to some but do I need to put a large hole in the muffler or does it slowly disappear with age. The motor is great (well the previous Tigers 1050) but the whine?

Cheers
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Yes, the whining does get old. Wait, you're talking about the actual bike? Oh.
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Old 11-17-2010, 04:23 AM   #2246
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Theirs no "new" craigrevo, I'm still raising issues. Its just that you agree with me this time. I'm sure someone will be along soon who doesn't agree with me, and will say I'm Trolling. But hey then I can come back as Charlie Boreman.
"I disagree with you" = "you must be trolling"
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Old 11-17-2010, 04:53 AM   #2247
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MCN have the video up, but I can't get it to play
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Old 11-17-2010, 05:12 AM   #2248
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Here you go....

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Old 11-17-2010, 05:20 AM   #2249
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Looks pretty good from the vid, better than I expected somehow (don't ask me to quantify that comment!)

Thanks for posting the film
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Old 11-17-2010, 06:25 AM   #2250
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Aww bollocks......Head says no......Heart says yes......
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