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Old 11-17-2010, 09:46 AM   #2236
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I'm really looking forward to reading a head-to-head comparison with the F800GS.
It's gotta be around the corner!
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Old 11-17-2010, 09:49 AM   #2237
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At around 2.22 on the video the bike sounds like a DT125. WTF
The sound was background noise from where the guy was doing the background commentary to the video - it wasn't the Tigger.
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Old 11-17-2010, 09:50 AM   #2238
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Its a scooter (or DT125) going by you nitwit.
No shit....best we nip that one in the bud before we go off on a total tangent on how the bike sounds like a smoker.
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Old 11-17-2010, 11:21 AM   #2239
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A new french video-review, with a bit of inboard camera:

http://www.moto-station.com/article9...mbarquee-.html

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Old 11-17-2010, 11:48 AM   #2240
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A new french video-review, with a bit of inboard camera:

http://www.moto-station.com/article9...mbarquee-.html

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Thanks. Nice shots of the Tiger on dirt.

Don't suppose you could provide a translation of the commentary on the XC?

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Old 11-17-2010, 03:51 PM   #2241
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Thanks. Nice shots of the Tiger on dirt.

Don't suppose you could provide a translation of the commentary on the XC?

--mark
I will try:

- New engine from street triple 675
- 94 HP at 9300 RPM, 7,9 dNM torque at 7850 RPM
- Engine more Linear with progressive power
- Very Easy, without a notable peak of power at high RPM, and without the wildness of the street triple
- Triumph France hope to sell this bike to a very large audience, in order to use it every day of the year or have fun on the backroads. City or big trips, solo or with a pillion. In fact this bike is very versatile.
- You can see the two heights of the saddle, with the gap in the fuel tank when the saddle is in low position.
- Very confortable, good suspensions, good gearbox.
- Future version with switchable ABS, good for every day use.
- This tiger will be very soon at the dealers (start of december), without ABS for 8990 Euros. Then in January with ABS for 9590 Euros. This will certainly be the most selled version by Triumph in Europe.
- Then question about the passengers footpegs, which are welded to the frame: Triumph says that this part could eventually be bent back in case of fall, or eventually be welded, but Triumph says that this part is very strong, so if it's broken chances are that all the bike should be in pieces !
- Nice sound from the Arrow exhaust, but in option. You can see this XC with a lot of accessories from Triumph.
- The XC is different from the 800: spoked rims (21" an 17"), more dirt-oriented tyres, and suspension with more travel (220/220 mm against 170/180 mm)
- Higher seat, higher and larger bars: the ride position is very different on the XC than the 800. It's a whole new universe on the XC, with a easy stand-up position for the dirt.
- We could test this XC on the dirt, and we are quite impressed, particularly with the smooth engine. Easy on the trails.
- Again, the Tiger 800 and the XC are really different bikes.
- The XC will be sold for 9990 euros without ABS, and 10590 euros with ABS.
- Now, the choice is yours!

Ouf! not an easy task, hope you can understand most of my crappy english

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Old 11-17-2010, 03:54 PM   #2242
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I will try:Ouf! not an easy task, hope you can understand most of my crappy english Olivier.

Thank you Olivier.
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Old 11-17-2010, 04:35 PM   #2243
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I'm really looking forward to reading a head-to-head comparison with the F800GS.

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I'm not. I don't give a stuff what it does in comparison to that thing.

Thanks Oliver for providing the translation. If thats an honest appraisal, thats pretty much what a lot of us were asking for from Triumph. "...smooth engine. Easy on the trails."
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Old 11-17-2010, 05:15 PM   #2244
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Because I actually will very likely get one, unless I find a much better deal on an F650GS.

Originally Posted by John Ashman
Nope. Too tall and/or too heavy for my use.
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Old 11-17-2010, 05:17 PM   #2245
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Thank you Olivier.
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Old 11-17-2010, 05:35 PM   #2246
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Nope. Too tall and/or too heavy for my use.
The 800 Street is not too tall and/or too heavy, in case you're confused. And would be used more like 75/25. The XC and 800GS are both too tall for their weight, for me anyway.
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Old 11-17-2010, 05:43 PM   #2247
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It needs a decent microphone to reproduce exhaust tone...."I think"

The head to head by an independent tester would be a nice test.
Yes, a typical microphone is going to filter out much of the lower frequencies, exaggerating the valve train noise, this aside from the fact that you computer can't reproduce what it captures anyway.

Not only that, but a bike with a good stock exhaust is largely going to have you hearing more engine noise, less exhaust note. At worst, it's an excuse to get a new, lighter can and you won't hear the mechanical noise any more.
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Old 11-17-2010, 06:25 PM   #2248
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I know that the weight of few different bikes has been stated some where here, but just for a giggle...

MFG's "wet" weight.
KLR 650 -196kg (432lbs)
Tenere 660 -206kg (452lbs)
F800GS -207kg (455lbs)
800XC -215kg (473lbs)

I have beat my KLR through swamps, some single track and lots of ATV trails. It is capable, I can only imagine how well all the others do. The dealers tend to discourage the kind of "road" testing that I'd like to do
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Old 11-17-2010, 07:41 PM   #2249
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Ouf! not an easy task, hope you can understand most of my crappy english
Thanks, Olivier. Well done!

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Old 11-18-2010, 12:14 AM   #2250
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MFG's "wet" weight.
KLR 650 -196kg (432lbs)
Tenere 660 -206kg (452lbs)
F800GS -207kg (455lbs)
800XC -215kg (473lbs)l
I'd take the Tenere 660........IF they sold the bloody thing in the US.

This should be broken down further into "ownership cost and parts replacement"! I think it would be something like;

KLR 650/Tenere 660
800XC
F800GS


Just say'in!
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